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Book Retort: Mycroft Holmes #5

Written by John Wayne Enfield   Many have called Sherlock Holmes, including his creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, one of the most brilliant minds ever introduced in fiction.  In powers of deduction and reasoning, he is only exceeded by his brother, Mycroft Holmes.  While Sherlock is frequently given new cases or is ‘reimagined’ in all forms of media, Myroft rarely …

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Book Retort: Aspen Universe: Revelations #5

Written by Laird Bruce Boughner The Aspen Universe follows in DC and Marvel’s wake as they put an ending on their crossover event with Fathom, Killian, Malikai and other cast members from Aspen, Fathom and Soulfire;  rebooting the entire Aspen Universe in the process.  Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov (I, Vampire, Doctor Who & Ultimate Fantastic Four,) J. T. Krul …

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Book Retort: The Assignment #1

Written by Bill Coffin Frank is a suave contract killer who flies from city to city accepting high-end assassination gigs in what appears to be a life with no attachments, no real goals, and no real plan, apart from killing for money. It all goes wrong when his latest job turns out to be a trap and Frank wakes up …

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Book Retort: VESSELS #1

“In the world of Vessels dreams take on a far more sinister meaning; they are a gateway to something unexplained, something dangerous, something…potentially world-ending. I can’t wait to share our hero Wake’s journey to understand what lies beyond the veil of dreams” writes VESSELS creator Dave Cook. When readers first meet Wake in Cairnthala, she is hungry, filthy, losing control …

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Book Retort: FAITH #8

Written by Eric Bloat Look, up in the sky.  It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No wait, it’s Faith!  Orphaned as a child, Faith grew up obsessed with comic books and science fiction movies only to later find out that she, herself, is a Psiot.  Imbued with psionic powers, telekinesis and the ability to fly, Faith lives out her childhood …

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Book Retort: Hang Low Aim High #1

Written by Nick Young Forget the capes and costumes. Instead of huge emblems adorning the chests of superheroes, pick up the original symbol of justice: a sheriff’s badge. Classic western tropes return in Kelly Bender’s Hang Low, Aim High #1, with art by Adrian Crismaru. In this enjoyable comic, the Old West is alive and shooting. The story begins in …

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Sneak Peek: SECRET WEAPONS #1

ARRIVAL’s Eric Heisserer Leads Valiant’s SECRET WEAPONS #1 with Visionary Artist Raul Allen – Coming in June! 2017 Oscar® Nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay Makes Valiant Debut with Prestige Format Limited Series Valiant is proud to announce that Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer, writer of the internationally acclaimed, smash-hit motion picture ARRIVAL, as well as the upcoming HARBINGER and BLOODSHOT feature …

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Book Retort: POSTAL #17

Written by Robert Smith Postal 17 (Or how I embraced my teenage power fantasy of replacing my father.) Postal is an ongoing comic series published by Top Cow. The creators of the comic are Matt Hawkins and Bryan Hill. This is now Bryan Hill’s sixth consecutive issue of Postal as the sole writer. Matt Hawkins was an original member of …

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Book Retort: The Eleventh Doctor #3.1

Written by John W. Enfield  The team of Rob Williams, I.N.J. Culbard and Triona Farrell usher in the third year of everyone’s favorite time and space travelling hero, now known as ‘The Eleventh Doctor’ with ‘Remembrance’, an original story based on the BBC show ‘Doctor Who’. ‘Remembrance’ is aptly named as it brings to mind the sublime blend of the …

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Book Retort: Death Rattler #1

Death-Rattler #1 by Kelly Bender and Ryan Downing is a new comic from Insane Comics.  Reminiscent of old Image Comics (back when that company first began,) here we have the overly-buxom women wearing little-to-nothing (though conveniently barely-covered in the right places to avoid outright nudity), the villains that look decidedly villainous, and a story built around action with lots of …