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May 6, 2021

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.357 Magnum Opus (review)

Writer: Ghezal Omar Artist: Mingchen Shen Artillery Network, 2019 The comic draws upon the adult, sexualised themes and tight, compelling characterisation of 100 Bullets, even down to the title, which sounds like one of writer Brian Azzarello’s word plays. The story begins with Rhett, a minor player. Rhett is a broker for bounty hunters like

Black Duchess #1 – Palace Pandemonium (review)

Creator and writer: Robert Getty JP Vilchis – Artist Heist plots are always entertaining, but integrating a heist into the superhero genre with its godlike musclemen is a tricky endeavour. The short pitch to this comic, Black Duchess #1, reads as follows: A new indie comic about a wily thief forced to rely on nothing

Tilt #1 (review)

Created and written by David “Doc Hog” Hogberg Illustrator: Marcos Lima Hog Wild Comics, 2020 Using playing cards as characters in comics is not a new concept. Vertigo Comics’ Lucifer featured the Basanos, a calculating, terrifying manifestation of tarot cards, which, amongst other horrible things, rape a supporting character called Jill Presto. Less confronting is

FREED #1: The Fourth Revenge (review)

Writer: Carl Burcham Artist: Ian J. Miller Independently published, 2020 This is a crime story, independently published, written by Carl Burcham and with art by  Ian J. Miller.  The title has a decidedly blockbuster motion picture feel to it. Here is the promotional copy: FREED #1: The Fourth Revenge is an action-packed, page-turning thriller for comic fans who

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