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January 22, 2020

Independent/Self-Published

Nate Powell’s About Face (review): Law enforcement and The Punisher’s symbol

This critique is to do with Nate Powell’s About Face. But we start with this scene, written by Matthew Rosenberg, appeared inThe Punisher #13 published by American comic book giant Marvel Comics. It caused a sensation back in July 2019.  Some police officers in the United States have adopted The Punisher’s logo as a form of

Disconnect (review)

Writer: Dan Hill Artist: Gav Heryng Mallet Productions Ltd, 2019 Post-traumatic stress disorder for military veterans is not confined to those with boots on the ground. The New York Times published on 13 June 2018 a harrowing story of a 29 year old drone operator’s struggle with PTSD: At night, he dreamed that he could

Duplicant #1-2 (review)

Writer: Karla Nappi Artist: Mariana Strychowska This is an independent science fiction comic published in October 2018, and set in 2060. It is written by Karla Nappi, with art by Mariana Strychowska.  Ms Nappi refers to the genre of the title as “biopunk”. “Biopunk” is a new term to us, and we were compelled to

Savage Bastards #1 (review)

Writer: David Galiano  Artist: Carlos Angeli  Mad Cave Comics, January 2020 The appeal of the Western genre is sometimes lost upon people who live outside of the United States. Traditional Westerns tend to romanticise the colonial creep of lawless Europeans across the North American continent. In 1878, when this story, Savage Bastards, is set, in

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