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Goldfish

Before Brian Michael Bendis was the guy on everyone’s writer list, before he had numerous comics produced at once, and before he helped Ultimate Spider-Man take off in cartoon form on MTV, he wrote some of the best damned crime…

Jinx

In the sequel to Goldfish, again featuring his striking black and white artwork, all of the fallout from when we last saw Goldfish has settled somewhat. Goldfish still has a talent for persuasion and collecting less than stellar associates. That…

Torso

Any film noir fans out there? You know, thuggish gangsters, whipsmart private detectives, dames with attitude? In Torso, an Eisner Award winner, Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Andreyko retell the true story of what happened to Elliot Ness after his…

Kabuki, vol. 1: Circle of Blood

Kyoto, Japan: the calm of a rainy night in the not-too-distant future is punctuated by a brutal murder inside one of the city’s most notorious nightclubs. As the words Target:Confirmed:Terminate play across our vision, a masked figure carrying two sickle-shaped…

Kabuki, vol. 2: Dreams

Part near-death experience, part spiritual awakening, Dreams opens with Kabuki lying mortally wounded on her mother’s grave. Wandering in and out of consciousness, Kabuki travels mentally from her childhood to the present and briefly leaves her body for a rendez-vous…

Kabuki, vol. 4: Skin Deep

Kabuki opens her eyes as a brief blast of radio static from the Noh’s communication devices falls silent. Scarred, weakened, and isolated in stark and unfamiliar surroundings, her knowledge of the passage of time slips away. Kabuki has been taken…

Kabuki, vol. 5: Metamorphosis

Still trapped within the windowless maze of the Control Corps psychiatric facility, Kabuki fights her inner demons and learns to resist the hospital’s insidious attempts to control her. We get to meet some of Kabuki’s fellow inmates as this episode…

Kabuki, vol. 6: Scarab

Bandaged, exhausted, and scarred mentally as well as physically, Keiko is taken from prison by an agent of the Noh and “reassembled” into “Scarab,” a woman with no friends, no lover, no past, and no clear future beyond revenge against…

Bulletproof Monk

I’ll be the first to admit that ever since I picked up Powers, I’ve thought Michael Avon Oeming is a god. I love the man’s style, and I am unashamed. So, in truth, I sought out this title not because…

Tellos Colossal, vol. 1

Tellos, vol. 1: Reluctant Heroes Tellos involves things familiar to all readers of sword and sorcery tales: honorable thieves, loyal companions, threatening adversaries, and a young boy destined to be a hero. The great thing about Tellos is that it…

Tellos, vol. 2: Kindred Spirits

First things first: do not, I repeat, do not peek at the end of this title! The twister at the end of this tale is such a wonderful, wrenching treat that any preview will kill your enjoyment. If you peek,…

Witchblade–Origins, vol. 1: Genesis

As a relative newbie to the comics world, one of the prejudices I’ve had to shake off is the idea the women are consistently presented as eye-candy and little more. You know, skin-tight outfits, provocative poses, few lines. So you…

A Distant Soil, vol. 1-3

Aliens are about to attack! The only ones who can save us are a motley band of humans! I can hear you all saying, “Yeah, yeah, I’ve heard it all before.” Ha! Collen Doran’s great trick is to take a…