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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 …

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Book Retort: Dark Souls: Winter’s Spite #3

Written by Michael Smith Dark Souls Winter’s Spite Issue 3, by Titan Comics, takes place in the desolate worlds of Namco-Bandai’s critically-lauded videogame series Dark Souls. Written and illustrated by two of the comic industry’s finest, George Mann and Alan Quah, this issue clocks in at 30 pages. The first 25 pages are the meat and bones of the comic, …

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Book Retort: BAYEUX

Written by John Enfield Gazing upon this over 950 year old tapestry hither and thither, people have wondered how anyone would tell the story illustrated here (depicted in plant-dyed wool thread and captioned in Latin) in a way that would be more compelling to modern readers than, perhaps a dry, academic essay might be.  We need wonder no longer, because …

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Sneak Peek: NO WORLD #1

Sneak Peek:  NO WORLD #1 Story by Scott Lobdell . . . . Art by Jordan Gunderson They exist in the all-new ASPEN UNIVERSE…yet belong to NO ONE! Enter a brand-new phase in Aspen’s growing collection of thrilling series, as characters from our most critically-acclaimed titles unite—EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS, Soulfire’s MIYA, the supernatural vigilante DELLEC, along with an exciting new cast …

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Book Retort: KHAAL #1

Written by Bill Coffin Imagine a far future universe decimated by war, and some of the only remaining survivors are a prison colony set adrift in deep space. Inhabited by generations of prisoners and their descendants and separated into three races—humans and near-humans, a race of telepaths, and a race of folks who can pass through solid material—this prison is …

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Sneak Peek: X-O MANOWAR #1

Valiant Unveils First Lettered Look Inside X-O MANOWAR #1 – On Sale March 22nd! Visionary Creators Matt Kindt & Tomas Giorello Begin An Awe-Inspiring Space Epic in 2017’s Biggest New Series Debut Valiant is proud to present the first lettered look inside the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times …

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Book Retort: JACKBOOT & IRONHEEL #1

IDW’s Supernatural WWII Tale Grips You Written by Joe Bingaman David “Max” Millgate, whose work you may have seen in Heavy Metal magazine, has captured the essence of a classic World War Two Nazis-Meet-Supernatural with Jackboot & Ironheel, a new book from IDW. The story grips you from the start. The protagonist, Eddie Neale, briefly reminisces about wanting to be …

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Book Retort: HABITAT

Clocking in at 96 pages, HABITAT is the sci-fi graphic novel that answers the question “What could happen if thousands of people on board a spacecraft were left to their own devices for too long a period of time?” Readers meet the tale’s protagonist right away (Cho;) a new recruit of the Habitat Security force (“HabSec”.) Until recently, Cho was …