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By Night #1 cover by Christine Larsen

By Night #1 Review: Another Charming and Funny John Allison Book

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Jane Langstaff is a chemist at a commercial lab in Spectrum, South Dakota. Her job is dead-end, but she is devoted to it — for better or worse. Her day gets weird when an old friend from high school, Heather, convinces Jane to come out to get drinks. They haven't talked since each […]

Lumberjanes #50 cover by Kat Leyh

Lumberjanes #50 Review: Tabletop Games and Underground Adventures

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] It's activity time for the Lumberjanes. While many play a tabletop game of building kingdoms and expanding fortunes, April, Mal, and Ripley explore below in dark caverns. While things seem to be looking up when they discover a beautiful glowing fungus, they discover that they're not the only living thing exploring these dark […]

Fence #6 cover by Johanna the Mad

Fence #6 Review: Plays too Close to the Shonen and Sports Anime Playbook

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Seiji tries to cope with losing a fencing match. Nicholas begins his next match, and he discovers that his opponent is a very tall fencer named Jay. Nicholas' friends assume that this is going to be a quick loss for him, but Nicholas may just have an advantage they hadn't considered. Fence #6 […]

Goldie Vance

A Darn Good Detective! Goldie Vance Vol. 1, 2, and 3 Review

St. Pascal, Florida, mid 1960s. Goldie Vance is a plucky 16-year-old who doubles as a car valet and a junior detective at the Crossed Palms Resort, which her father manages. With the help of her friends, she can crack any case. Her insatiable curiosity sometimes leads her to trouble, which isn't good business for her […]

Dodge City #1 cover by Cara McGee

Dodge City #1 Review: Goodbye Purple Cobras, Hello Jazz Pandas

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] An awkward teenage boy named Tomas joins a dodgeball game between his team, the Jazz Pandas, and the Kettle Balls. The Jazz Pandas have a long streak of losing, and Tomas's ineptitude isn't helping their nerves. Drew, their beleaguered leader, doesn't know what to do with him on their team. As it is […]

Lumberjanes #47 cover by Kat Leyh

Lumberjanes #47 Review: A Cute and Endearing Adventure Comic

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] The Lumberjanes learn what happened to Emmy from Rocky. A tornado manifested from nowhere and took Emmy away. Jen and the others leave to find her. This leads the Lumberjanes into a confrontation with a seemingly sentient tornado for the fate of Emmy. This is my first experience with Lumberjanes, and — I […]

Hugging It Out With Kiwi Smith And Kurt Lustgarten In Their Misfit City

Both were at Wondercon to promote their new book, Misfit City, from Boom Studios imprint Boom Box, which has its first issue due out next week So we had this really good interview, and both Kiwi and Kurt were very nice and wonderful to talk to Within two seconds of meeting I found out that[...]

Nostalgia Has Never Been So Fun – Giant Days Vol. 4 Review

[caption id="attachment_622173" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Cover by Lissa Treiman[/caption]Giant Days, the university comedy drama by John Allison, and in this volume featuring art by Max Sarin, Liz Fleming and Whitney Cogar, is quite simply a wonderful series coming out from Boom Box!Here's why it works: it is wonderfully accessible, and at any time to any one.[caption[...]

Exclusive-No-More: Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy Final Issue Preview

Thanks to a carefully cultivated, cozy relationship between publishers BOOM! and DC Comics and news outlet Entertainment Weekly, EW has obtained EXCLUSIVE preview pages for next week's final issue of the Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy crossover. Thanks to "right-click -> save image as," Bleeding Cool has obtained those exact same preview pages, effectively ending their EXCLUSIVITY. Don't say we didn't […]

When Dreams Come True: Advance Review Of Jonesy #6

…and the Jonesy issues just keep getting better and better. It seems like only yesterday that I was falling under her spell with the first issue. This bright and colorful comic has a way of bringing a smile to my face no matter what mood I'm in. This week brings the release of Jonesy #6, from BOOM! Box written by Sam […]

Three Reasons Why You Should Read Lumberjanes To The Max Edition Vol. 2 HC

Lumberjanes…the most important comic to be released within the past few years. Well, it's definitely one of the most important to me and a lot of other people. From BOOM! Studios imprint BOOM! Box, written by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, and Faith Erin Hicks, with art by Carolyn Nowak, Brooke Allen, and other various talents, […]

"Drama Club Starts Today" Three Reasons Why You Should Read The Backstagers

This week brings the first issue of BOOM! Box latest series entitled The Backstagers. Three cheers for BOOM! Studios as they release what I'm sure will be another successful series. If you're looking for a reason to grab the first issue, here are three… One: The Backstagers has being described as an all-male Lumberjanes, with the same diverse […]

A New Arc For Lumberjanes This Week With Issue #29

Lumberjanes is one of those comics that has changed the comic book world forever. The positive spirit that flows throughout each issue is something that I will forever support. This Wednesday, the girls are entering a new story ARC, one that might stir the drama up at Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady […]

Why Are Lumberjanes And Gotham Academy Such A Good Fit?

The internet nearly exploded when Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy was announced, and I was one of those people jumping up and down eager to see how the two worlds collided. The dark twisted world of Gotham Academy is much different from the setting in Lumberjanes, though Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types has its moments. […]

Money, Love, Friendship & More: Giant Days #16 Review

The girls are keeping busy in issue #16 of Giant Days which hit shelves today brightening up my Wednesday morning. Written by John Allison, with art by Max Sarin, Giant Days continues to be one of the most entertaining comics I look forward to every month. Esther is out of money, Daisy is looking to inspire, and Susan is on a […]

A Binge-Worthy TP: Power Up!

We're so inundated with new comics coming out each week that sometimes it's easy to skip over some of the new books coming out. Summer is the perfect time for binge-reading and I'm here to tell you about a book that's worth your time. This week I'm talking about Power UP! from BOOM! Box, written by […]

The Hype Is Real: Three Reasons Why You Should Read Goldie Vance

This week brings the release of Goldie Vance #3 from BOOM! Box, written by Hope Larson, with art by Brittney Williams. In case you haven't heard, the series has officially gone from limited to ongoing status! Guess what? The hype is real. Goldie Vance is a joy to read, and if you're looking for a reason to join in on the fun, here's […]