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March 1, 2021

Fantasy

Coddlesworth’s Clockwork Circus #1 (review)

Writer: Danny Oliver Artist: Slobodan Jovanovich Rem Alternis Productions, 2021 Fantasy epics are not known to intersect with steampunk. But that is precisely what the creative team of Coddlesworth’s Clockwork Circus set out to achieve. Here is the pitch from the Kickstarter page https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/clockworkcircus/coddlesworths-clockwork-circus-a-steampunk-adventure: When the Tempest—an impenetrable storm spawned by the Great Cataclysm more

Oathbound #1 (review)

Luke Horsman, 2020 The tagline to this title is “Norse Saga inspired tales”. We seem to be reaching the tail end of a trend towards Scandinavian folklore, perhaps initiated by the success of Marvel Studios’ Thor motion pictures, beginning in 2011, and perpetuated by Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel American Gods being adapted for television in

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

An update on the Netflix adaption of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman

In 2019, writer Neil Gaiman announced that he had written an eleven episode series for content streamer Netflix, based on his classic comic book The Sandman. (We have not checked, but no doubt social media in 2019 was beside itself with casting speculation for all of the main characters.) Few readers of American comic books

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