Tag Archive for Image

Hinges: Clockwork City

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Although the webcomic Hinges started in 2011, Image has only recently published its first collection in print form, subtitled Clockwork City. The first book is nearly wordless and the main character, Orio, is silent until its last pages. Orio lives in Clockwork City, a steampunk-inspired village…

Reed Gunther: the complete series

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Chris & Shane Houghton’s Reed Gunther stories follow the adventures of the titular hapless cowboy, his best friend, Sterling, and his love interest, Starla. Set in an imaginary version of the Wild West that is equal parts dangerous and absurd,…

Marksmen, volume 1

Marksmen, written by Dave Elliott and David Baxter, is a rather unimpressive comic. The general post-apocalyptic setting is somewhat interesting, but if you think about it for even a second it immediately defies belief. While it is nice they have…

Ratfist

I’ve been meaning to check out Doug TenNapel’s work for years. I’ve seen his name many times, generally connected to art full of very appealing energy and humor. Now that I’ve read Ratfist (once through at the breakneck speed the…

Impaler

Impaler starts with an interesting premise: What if vampires weren’t evil, inhuman monsters? What if they were just a disease that fed on humanity? Deadly, but not evil; more like the Ebola virus than like hunting predators. It would have…

Cowboy Ninja Viking, vol. 1

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Five years ago, the secret government program that turned mental-patient Duncan into a triple-threat weapon in the War on Terror was shut down following a mysterious incident ominously referred to as “San Cristobal.” Like the other “triplets” in the defunct…

Blue Estate, vol. 1-2

Billed as a gritty, fast-paced crime-thriller, Blue Estate is a story that’s brave enough to not take itself too seriously. The plot mainly centers around aging B-movie action star Bruce Maddox and his starlet-turned-alcoholic wife Rachel. Whether it’s that Bruce…

Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer

These characters have a history. And I have no idea what it is. Good news: the comic doesn’t care, either. I don’t want to dismiss the back story entirely. I know that Cyberforce and Hunter-Killer were separate comics. Cyberforce hails…

Liquid City, vol. 2

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Liquid City, vol. 2 is not a graphic novel in the traditional sense, but rather an anthology of short comics by artists and illustrators living in Southeast Asia that offers a glimpse of life culturally different from our own. Many…

Fell: Feral City

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Welcome to Snowtown, a dirty, rotting festering hole filled with all sorts of crime, from the mundane to the terribly perverse. The police department has no real authority and everyone in town is either struggling to survive or already dead.…

Echoes

Most comics that delve into the worlds of horror and thriller fill their pages with graphic images of violence and gore. But after a time readers can become numb to it all because it’s simply shock for shock’s shake and…