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Wayward Sisters Anthology Review: Surprisingly Touching Monster Tales

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Wayward Sisters is a collection celebrating the stories of female and non-binary monsters through various adventures that range from beauty pageants to violent vengeance. This eclectic mix of creatures run the gauntlet of emotions, resulting in a surprisingly touching gathering of stories. With 38 creators, Wayward Sisters offers up a book that's full […]

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Long Lost #4 Review: Marrying Family and Horror

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] In this preview of Long Lost #4, we continue our journey with sisters Piper and Frances, learning more about family, history, and their home of Hazel Patch. Darkness and mystery abound as the girls continue their journey to discover the truth. The tone of Long Lost #4 is much heavier than the previous […]

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Sideways #1 Review: Livestream for Your Life

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Sideways is the tale of Derek James, a high-schooler who ended up with the ability to leap through dimensions after an ill-fated trip to Gotham. But instead of donning a slick costume and taking to the streets to fight bad guys, Derek is more concerned with his follower count. Derek is definitely a […]

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Bonehead #2 Review: A Story Still Finding Its Place

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Previously, I was far from impressed with Bonehead #1. While I felt that the series had potential, it was weighted down with clumsy dialogue and the tendency to over explain. But the gorgeous artwork and colors — supplied by Rhoald Marcellius and Sakti Yuwono — pushed me into giving it a second chance. With the […]

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Godshaper SC Review: A Tightly Woven, Emotional Journey

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Diving into Godshaper, I already had high hopes. I'd read Eliot's review of the first issue, and it'd seemed right up my alley. Godshaper is set in a universe where the laws of physics began to mutate in the late '50s. Taking their place are gods — one for every person. Now the […]

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Long Lost #3 Review: Growing Some Teeth

[rwp-review id="0"] Another month brings another review of Long Lost. I've talked at length about how much I enjoy this series: so how does issue #3 stack up? Horror is the most prevalent piece of this issue. The way Francis and Piper play off of each other is set on the back burner in favor of […]

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The Limbo Lounge Review: A Delightfully Strange Romp Between Life and Death

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Purgatory is a popular subject in books, movies, and TV. In Limbo Lounge, author and artist Dave Calver brings his take on the topic to comics. Our story follows Lou, a man who wakes up morphed into a giant flower in an unknown world. If that description seems odd to you, then buckle […]

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The Shadow/Batman #4 Review: Snowballing Despair

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] It's not often that a comic book offers up what seems like true, impossible hopelessness — at least, not at the scale that The Shadow/Batman #4 brings to the table. Continuing the reveal of the Silent Seven's reach, #4 is bathed in frustration and stress in a totally fantastic way. Writer Steve Orlando […]

Secret Weapons #0 Review: Not Just for the Birds

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] It's hard to get tired of superheroes, even when most of their powers boil down to the same thing. Flight, healing factors, super strength — all classic and useful abilities. No one can argue that there are certain things you'd want to do — such as mind-reading and, like, accidentally summoning soda — […]

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Pestilence Vol. 1 Review: Someone Call the Plague Doctor

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Often a comic doesn't quite manage to catch your interest in issue #1. That was the problem I originally had with Pestilence. Written by Frank Tieri, the premise is an interesting take on the zombie genre. It poses the question: What if the Black Death was really just the world's first zombie infestation? […]

Bonehead #1 Review: Dialogue-Heavy Sci-Fi

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] In a futuristic city, roaming gangs nicknamed "Boneheads" use specialized gear to circumvent the law and traverse the world all in the name of adrenaline and recognition. As war looms between the respective groups a potential hero rises. Can this mysterious man — known only by a code number — be the change […]

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Jem and the Holograms Dimensions #2 Review: Karaoke Battle

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Issue #2 of the ongoing Jem anthology — Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions — is out and bringing another pair of stories for any eager Jem fan. First off is "Face Off", written by Sarah Kuhn ( Heroine Complex ) with art by Siobhan Keenan. It's a story with a fun, fitting premise. Both the Holograms […]

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Long Lost #2 Review: Tension Abound

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Out December 27th is Long Lost #2, the creepy indie horror comic published by Scout Comics. With spot on pacing and a clean aesthetic, Matthew Erman and Lisa Sterle have yet another fantastic issue in store. As I've mentioned previously, Long Lost's forte is subtle, creeping horror, and #2 is no exception. It […]

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Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions #1 Review: Roll for Initiative

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Out now, Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions is a collection of short stories set in and around the Jem universe. Before each tale are notes to let you know just when it takes place, using the latest comic Jem and the Holograms: Infinite as a reference point. With two stories per issue you won't find the […]

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The Shadow Vol. 3 #4 Review: The More the Merrier

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Issue #4 of The Shadow Vol. 3 finds our mysterious burn victim back on the streets, bedecked in the iconic red and black of The Shadow. It looks as if we've finally got confirmation on his identity — not just with costuming, but classic black speech bubbles as well. Maria is certainly convinced; […]

The Shadow Batman #2 Review: Whiskey And Warfare

The Shadow/Batman #2 Review: Whiskey And Warfare

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Issue #2 of the latest Shadow/Batman crossover is here, and it's only getting better. Picking up from where we last left off, we're treated to a fast-paced battle between Damian and a crowd of Dead Men with the pieces of a Batman lookalike scattered among the battlefield. Our boy wonder is quickly overwhelmed, […]

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Year One Review: Call Your Zord

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] IT'S MORPHIN TIME! Power Rangers fans new and old, rejoice — Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Year One is on its way. This 500 page hardcover feels like a total steal even for the price point of $75. ( Though several retailers are offering it for cheaper when preordered. ) Included are issues 1-12 of […]

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'High Moon: Bullet Holes And Bitemarks' Review: Great-Looking, But Narratively Jarring

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] It's Hiiiiigh Moon. No, that's not some strange Overwatch reference. Today we're talking High Moon: Bullet Holes and Bite Marks — and beware of some spoilers. The first volume in the three-volume series currently being published by Papercutz's Super Genius imprint collects the first three issues of the original High Moon. At first a […]

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Motor Crush #7 Review: Dom Is Back In Town, And Nothing Is The Same

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Motor Crush is back, and we finally get to find out where Domino has been. Motor Crush #6 gave us plenty of backstory and a healthy dose of appreciation for Sully, but now it's time for our girl to get back in the mix — and #7 does not disappoint. Dom has been gone […]

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The Shadow/Batman #1 Review: What Evil Lurks In The Hearts Of Bats

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Batman and the Shadow are back with another fabulous team-up, this time with Steve Orlando in complete control of the script. A semi-sequel to the run we had earlier this year, in this six issue run we see the Dark Knight start on unequal footing. Out of Gotham — and seemingly out of […]