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November 18, 2017

Posts by: Paul Murphy

Grass Kings #1-7 (review)

Grass Kings #1-7 BOOM! Studios, September 2017 Writer: Matt Kindt In 2016, American radio network NPR ran a story on the rise of survivalist real estate in the Northern United States, homes that can allow owners to exist “off-the-grid” and beyond the conventional reach of society. The story cites many of these impulses as conspiratorial,

Generation Gone #1-2 (Review)

Generation Gone #1-2 Writer: Aleš Kot Image Comics August 2017 Generation Gone is a new series from American publisher Image comics. Like many contemporary works from both Image and the larger American comics industry, the series’s pitch draws attention to its cinematic influences. The first issue’s solicitation promises a mix between the grounded superheroics of director

Beautiful Canvas #1 (Review)

Beautiful Canvas #1 Black Mask Studios, July 2017 Writer: Ryan K Lindsay Beautiful Canvas from American publisher Black Mask Studios opens with a dead body looking directly at the protagonist. “You’re overthinking it,” the corpse says, blood still exiting the bullet wound in his head. His words are as prophetic for the reader as they

Note by Note: Jazz Maynard #1

Jazz Maynard #1 Written by Raule Publisher: Dargaud, 2015 (Original Publisher) Lion Forge Comics, June 2017 Like the character it’s named after, creators Raule and Roger’s Jazz Maynard has been around the block. First published in 2015 under the French publisher Dargaud, the series was then translated into English under Europe Comics, an alliance of

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