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August 6, 2020

Horror

British Ice (review)

Writer and artist: Owen D. Pomery Top Shelf Productions, 2020 In this age of republics, the absolutism of “Empire” seems like an archaic concept. Empires involve conquest of territory and subjugation of peoples. The political order following World War Two has generally meant sovereign boundaries are respected. Overt colonial disregard for indigenous people fell away

House of Sweets (review)

Writer: Fraser Campbell Art: Iain Laurie Cabal Comics, September 2019 This is a nasty, disturbing horror story published under the independent imprint, Cabal Comics. Written by Fraser Campbell and with art by Iain Laurie, House of Sweets deals with a brother and sister named Hans and Retha. Hans is a writer who has holed up

Manifest Destiny Volume 6 (review): Fortis and Invisibilia

Image Comics, September 2019 Writer: Chris Dingless Artist: Matthew Roberts Unless the memory of it is shoved in our faces, we tend to forget the salve with civilisation offers. Civilisation, opportunity, health, and social mobility are part of a journey, and in the context of colonialism, invariably had a nasty beginning. This comic looks at

Scratcher #4 (review)

Arbutus Films, October 2019 Writer: John Ward Artist: Juan Romera Writer John Ward was kind enough to send us an advance copy of Scratcher #4, and again we were very pleased to read it. We have previously reviewed the first three issues, and favourably – a click on this link will give you a rundown

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