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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…

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…

Creature Tech

Michael Ong once planned to become a pastor like his father, but then went into the hard sciences instead. Having earned a doctorate and a Nobel prize (“for science”!) before age twenty, Michael is sinning it up in L.A. when…

Fractured Fables

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This whimsical book rewrites fairy tales and rhymes with quirky, new endings or interesting twists. See Cinderella as a fashion magazine junkie who wants to copy Anne Hathway’s Oscar look for the ball and a Miss Muffet who likes the…

Skullkickers, vol 1

Jim Zubkavich writes stories I shouldn’t like. I’m nowhere near to being his target audience. As a rule, I don’t play video games or laugh at jokes involving slapstick or bodily functions. I’m middle-aged. I’m female. I’m couth. And yet…

G-Man: Learning to Fly

Learning to fly turns out to be the least of Mikey’s problems. As G-Man he must cope with a host of unpleasant surprises, such as the bratty son of a superhero, the crazy activities at the Sunnyside Superhero Summercamp, the…

The Amazing Joy Buzzards, vol. 1

Biff Ashby, Stevo Vargas, Gabe Carlyle, and El Campeon are The Amazing Joy Buzzards, an internationally renowned band. But secretly, they also fight evil–zombies, robots, giant gorillas, and even evil film studio executives. Will Gabe get the girl he wants…

Powers, vol. 1: Who Killed Retro Girl?

What, Brian Michael Bendis again? I’ll admit, I’m a wee bit biased, but he’s also one of the few authors who consistently works in this genre. This time around, with Oeming’s artwork a wonderful vision of traditionally bright animation cast…

Powers, vol. 2: Roleplay

Powers continues to be one of the strongest and distinctive titles on the market, despite drawing on the familiar tropes of the superhero story and the gritty cop drama. Bendis, with all the usual wit, and slick artist Oeming make…

Powers, vol. 3: Little Deaths

Slyly commenting on our own media obsessed culture, this third volume of Powers features the fall of another hero, the Superman-like Olympia. Getting under the skin, so to speak, of such a towering figure is not only what every citizen…

Powers, vol. 4: Supergroup

Never has there been a more fitting synergy between writer and artists than in Powers, and this volume is like the best song you’ve ever heard, the kind that rips out your heart and makes you close your eyes to…

Slop: Analecta

“He’s no match from my chinchilla of doom!” Oh yes, dear reader, chinchillas of doom and much much more await you in Slop: Analecta. It’s funny, sometimes crass, sometimes dark, but always interesting. Slop: Analecta is a small collection of…