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July 24, 2017

Crime

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

The Dregs #1-2 (Review)

The Dregs #1-2  Black Mask Studios Writers: Zach Thompson and Lonnie Nadler Many US comic books feature a “Letters to the Editor” section or an “Afterword” by the writer. This comic does not. In place of these communicative conventions that readers have come to expect, the issue instead concludes with a black-and-white photo of a

Savage Things #1 (review)

Savage Things #1 Vertigo Comics, March 2017 Writer: Justin Jordan In the 1963 paper titled “The Threat to Kill,” psychiatrist J.M. Macdonald proposed the concept of a so-called “homicidal triad” – animal cruelty, pyromania, and persistent bedwetting – as directly linked to homicidal or sexual predatory behavior upon reaching a certain age.

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