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Hannibal Tabu is a writer, journalist, DJ, poet and designer living in south Los Angeles with his wife and children. He's a winner of the 2012 Top Cow Talent Hunt, winner of the 2018-2019 Cultural Trailblazer award from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, his weekly comic book review column THE BUY PILE can be found on iHeartRadio's Nerd-O-Rama podcast, his reviews can be found on BleedingCool.com, his mix show can be found on Los Angeles' KQBH-LP 101.5 FM or lpfm.la in your browser Sunday nights at 11PM PST, and more information can be found at his website, www.hannibaltabu.com.
A mysterious gangland murder brings out the worst in many people in power, and Newburn #7 is here to throw the plot twists at you fast and furious. When a
In Batman - One Bad Day #1: The Riddler, a world-class creative team takes the Riddler from being a punchline to looking like the monster terrifying you
Actor Ahmed Best has joined as a stretch goal for the Kickstarter TTRPG, The Sundering: The Nation Beneath Our Feet.
The word on the island of Krakoa is "messy," as the children of the atom struggle with the cost of making choices in Immortal X-Men #2. An unexpected one
As with the previous mini-series, The Kill Lock: The Artisan Wraith #3 escalates another truly mean, delicious storyline into something really fun. The
With developments rising from personal stakes to pulse-pounding action, Superman: Son of Kal-El #11 does a fantastic job balancing all the elements of the
Every once in a while, a project comes along with such an intriguing high concept that it jams itself between some of your neurons and refuses to be
Have you ever imagined that the largest, most insurmountable problems in your life would be just kind of sort themselves out while you lay down for a
With a healthy balance of humor and character development, Quests Aside #1 does a great job of showing the contrast between the realities of capitalism
Everything you love to see about the penultimate Dark Lord of the Sith is displayed in Star Wars: Darth Vader #22. The artist, formerly known as Anakin
In the initial Kill Lock miniseries, a ruthless mind spawned a lengthy and elaborate plan to pull the wool over an entire society. In Kill Lock: The
With a terrifying fidelity to the Tim Burton cinematic vision, this issue elevates the Two-Face we all really deserved to epic heights in Batman ’89 #5.
In a freaky twisting of reality television tropes, The Nice House On The Lake #8 shuffles the cards and plays a very different game. At the end of the
The balance of power is changing in the galaxy as the Green Lanterns accept a new means of bringing order to lawless space, and every thread from this
With both a relentless focus and a kind of camaraderie that is engaging to see, Captain America #0 sets up a new balance of power between shield slingers.
Possibly more than Squirrel Girl or the denizens of Equestria, Nightwing #91 shows that Dick Grayson’s most effective weapon might be the power of
As we have allowed it to develop, the world itself may be the actual greatest villain in One-Star Squadron #5, a masterful showcase of emotion,
With the kind of bombast that really came of age during the tail end of the halcyon cold war era, G.I. Joe: Saturday Morning Adventures #2 throws you into
A shadowy struggle takes on an unexpected twist in Star Wars: Darth Vader #21, an issue that has some success dancing between the raindrops of The Empire
You'll find a clever done-in-one crime story in Newburn #5, which takes the former cop turned mob peacemaker into a place where he's in the most danger:
You might think you see shades of Nightmask or Dream Thief or Sleepwalker in Slumber #1, a debut issue that mixes a murder mystery with an otherworldly
With an admirable modern spirit straining against unfortunate similarities with the past, Superman: Son of Kal-El #8 tries to chart a new path for the
In Joe Hill's Rain #3, an adaptation of a Joe Hill short story, bad things only get worse as a Colorado community struggles with the aftermath of learning
Imagine, if you will, an avalanche. As it blunders down a hill, virtually anything in its path is in enormous danger and will likely be wholly destroyed.
One of the great things about rollercoaster design is the false sense of things being essentially settled when more madness appears apropos of nothing,
One of the hallmarks of truly effective horror storytelling is stretching out the tension around an inevitable sense of something truly horrible that's
By framing the story in relatable, genuine character moments, Nightwing #89 does a rock-solid job of creating room for a friendship between Dick Grayson
One of the most pervasive emotional components of our current zeitgeist is a creeping dread, a feeling of anxiety and horror that something terrible is
With a very unique take on the kind of uber-colonialist state you might have seen in District 9, New Masters #1 scrabbles together a host of science
In a kind of "Days of Future John" approach, Green Lantern #10 has the quest leader Lantern choose his final form and sees what kind of trouble is going