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Shahrazad: The Review

Shahrazad is an abstract storytelling tarot puzzle tableaux game for one or two players, being published in the United Kingdom this month.  Hats off to the fine folks at Osprey Games for letting us be among the first to see it. Unlike most two-player games, Shahrazad has no versus mode.  Instead, two players compete against the game itself (co-op style,) in …

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Sneak Peek: BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #2 (of 4)

BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #2 (of 4) Written by PETER MILLIGAN Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP Cover A by DAVID MACK (MAR172177) Cover B by JUAN JOSE RYP (MAR172178) Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (MAR172179) Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (MAR172180) Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (MAR172181) God complex! Achillia and Antonius remain hot on the trail …

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Book Retort: Vast Expanse #2

Vast Expanse #2 An Anthology, by Jeremy Scott Nichols and Various Artists Review by Christopher Bishop Vast Expanse is another anthology comic published by Township Comics.  Just like the previous offering it gives us 4 unique stories in the similar five page per story format as the previous issue.  The cover art for this issue felt very pulpy, which is …

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Book Retort: Vast Expanse #1

Vast Expanse #1 An Anthology, by Jeremy Scott Nichols and Various Artists Review by Christopher Bishop Vast Expanse is an anthology comic published by Township Comics.  It is similar in vein to Dark Horse Presents and other anthology comics in that there is not an over all pervasive theme.  Every story is unique, some tapping social issues and others falling …

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Book Retort: ANNO DRACULA 1895: SEVEN DAYS IN MAYHEM

Written by Eric Bloat Anno Dracula 1895:  Seven Days in Mayhem written by Kim Newman, art by Paul McCaffrey, released by Titan Comics is the first Comic Book entry into a long running, alternative history of fictional novels to Bram Stoker’s Dracula where the heroes of the Stoker’s Dracula failed to defeat the titular vampire villian.  In this fictional timeline …

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Book Retort: Doppelganger #1

Written by Tim Myers A four-issue series by Jordan Hart, Doppelganger is about the beginning of one man’s descent into madness. Beginning with a small fender bender one afternoon, Dennis, our protagonist, has his life turned upside down in an unusual encounter with destiny. As we follow along and the situation becomes twisted, he finds that he has no choice …

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Q&A Today: Tom Knauss

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing game designer Tom Knauss chime in on Perilous Vistas and all things gaming, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  What impact does non-fantasy media have on your fantasy writing? TK: My father was an English teacher, so growing up I was greatly influenced by literature. I began reading Shakespeare …

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Q&A Today: Zack Kaplan

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing writer Zack Kaplan chime in on ECLIPSE and all things indie comics, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  What can you share with us about ECLIPSE without giving too much away? ZK: ECLIPSE is a story that takes place in a world where the sun will burn you alive …

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Q&A Today: Jeff Morrow

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing game designer Jeff Morrow chime in on RED DRAGON INN and all things gaming, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  RED DRAGON INN 6: VILLAINS looks like great fun.  What can you tell us about this expansion of the game, without giving too much away? JM: We’ve been mulling …