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April 27, 2017

Franco-Belgian/Ligne Claire

Valérian and Laureline: From French Comic Book to Hollywood Motion Picture

Valérian and Laureline Daugard, 1967-2010 Writer: Pierre Christin French director Luc Besson is soon to release a motion picture called “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets“, starring actors Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan. The source material for the film is a very famous French comic book series, “Valérian and Laureline” which has been

Fantasy

Highlander: The American Dream #1-3 (review)

Highlander: The American Dream #1-3 IDW Publishing, February 2017 – ongoing Writer: Brian Ruckley “Highlander: The American Dream” is a new comic book series from American comic book publisher IDW Publishing. The series is based on the third party property “Highlander,” which originally started in 1986 as a cult-hit action fantasy film starring French actor

Fantasy

Godshaper #1 (Review)

Godshaper #1 Boom! Studios, April 2017 Writer: Simon Spurrier “Godshaper” is a new fantasy comic book series from American comic book publisher Boom! Studios and British writer Simon Spurrier, set in a fictional version of our reality in which the laws of physics have unexplainably gone awry in 1958, resulting in electricity and, as a

Independent/Self-Published

Aldous Spark: Meddler in History and Other Unsavoury Affairs #1 (review)

Aldous Spark: Meddler in History and Other Unsavoury Affairs #1 Grenade Fight Inc., 2017 Writers: Andrew Maxwell and Peter Miriani This steampunk comic book aims for a particular target. Aldous Spark is a member of a Victorian era society of do-gooders. In order to achieve his purposes, Aldous deploys an array of steampunk devices including

Superheroes

Deadpool Versus The Punisher #1 (Review)

Deadpool Versus The Punisher #1 Marvel Comics, April 2017 Writer: Fred Van Lente Some comic book readers may be tempted to avoid the new crossover miniseries “Deadpool Versus The Punisher” purely on principle. The blatant commercial opportunism in the concept does not suggest any quality. On its track record, American comic book publisher Marvel Comics’

Fantasy

Rock Candy Mountain #1 (Review)

Rock Candy Mountain #1 Image Comics, April 2017 Writer: Kyle Starks Many people have the impression that “hobo” and “tramp” are interchangeable terms for someone constantly traveling, usually impoverished, and generally homeless. To be fair, the terms have perhaps changed over time to be synonymous. But there is, at least technically, a dictionary distinction. A