Tag Archive for Image Comics

Paper Girls, vol. 1

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I first heard about Paper Girls when social media exploded with praise for it within hours of the first issue’s release. Difficult to describe, my best summary would be that it’s like a cross between E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial and the…

The Beauty, vol. 1

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What if physical perfection was just one sexual encounter away? In Jeremy Haun’s The Beauty, a sexually transmitted disease, known as “The Beauty,” transforms individuals into gorgeous versions of themselves. While viewpoints on this condition polarize society, generally “The Beauty” is…

Starve, vol. 1

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Starve reminds me of a Shakespearean tragedy: the good guys are also the bad guys, and the worst guys have the best lines.The cover features a jowly man with a wide face and deep-set eyes holding the flat end of a…

Bedlam, vol 1.

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Ten years ago, in a city plagued by crime, a costumed lunatic launched a crime spree of terror and mayhem, designed to prove a sick point to the city’s masked defender. When the villain was apparently blown up by one…

Descender, vol 1: Tin Stars

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The new sci-fi series Descender is set in a shiny, Star Trek-like future of technology, aliens, and androids. Dr. Jin Quon, once revered as the universe’s “father of robotics”, has fallen on hard times. Ten years prior, over half a…

Velvet, Vols. 1-2

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If you like your spies tough, angst-ridden, and British, Velvet is the perfect read for you. Imagine a James Bond universe where Moneypenny, the Director’s mild-mannered secretary, was actually an agent with a higher clearance level than Bond, who just…

Oddly Normal, vol. 1

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Oddly Normal is a kid with problems. The daughter of a witch and an average guy named Mr. Normal, Oddly has green hair, pointed ears, a weird old house, and a painful sensitivity to water. She is mercilessly teased at…

Trees

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Ten years ago, aliens landed on Earth, with no warning and no attempt at any communication. Humans called them “Trees” because they appeared as enormous columns, hundreds of feet in diameter and thousands of feet tall. Since then, humans have adjusted, but still, no one knows…

Saga, vol. 4

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If you haven’t read Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga so far, the fourth volume might be a jarring entry point; the opening pulls no punches. The first image is of a naked woman, legs spread, giving birth. You…

Alex + Ada, vol. 2

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The second volume of Alex + Ada picks up right where the first volume left off with no summation to remind the reader of what had transpired (a pet peeve of mine). So, readers, read volume 1 first. Ada is…

The Fade Out

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      Hollywood, California, 1948. Fade in on professional screenwriter and semi-professional drunkard Charlie Parrish as he slowly wakes up after a wild night on the town. Charlie finds himself in a hotel bathtub, unable to remember anything about…

Jupiter’s Legacy, vol. 1

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Tales of superheroes and their impact on fictional worlds have become common in the comics landscape since the revelation of Watchmen and the works derived from the familiar pairing of great powers and the “real” world. While the universes of…

Multiple Warheads

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Set in a chaotic, post-war, highly technological Russian landscape, Multiple Warheads follows Sexica, an organ smuggler, and her boyfriend, Nikoli, as they search for a better life in a city far from Sexica’s organ-smuggling ring. At the same time, Nik…