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Review: X-Files Annual

(IDW 2015)

Writer: Mike Raicht

Art: Kevin VanHook

Colors: Russell Walks

A hauntingly strange and uncanny investigation awaits Scully and Mulder in this year’s X-Files 2015 Annual from IDW. Every year, on the anniversary of his sister’s abduction, Mulder attempts to solve the unexplained disappearance of child in order to bring peace to others. Continue reading

Naruto vol. 72

Review: Naruto Gaiden Chapters 9 and 10

(Jump Comics 2012)

Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring (2015)

Story & Art by Masashi Kishimoto

Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring (2015)

Chapters 9 and 10

Summary: It’s been many years since the finale of Naruto, our hero is the current Hokage and people live in a time of peace. All of the original characters are adults now with kids, kids who are about to become full-fledged ninja of their own. Continue reading

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Review: Strange Fruit #1

(Boom! Studios 2015)

Storytellers – J.G. Jones and Mark Waid

Art –J.G. Jones

Lettering – Deron Bennett

Oy. This one is a hot potato for sure. Where to start with this review? I guess I will mention that I had already read a pretty scathing review that focused heavily on the racial tropes present in the story, and the title that can be construed as insensitive. Continue reading

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Review: Starve #2

(Image Comics 2015)

Created by Brian Wood, Danijel Zezelj, and Dave Stewart

Lettering and Production by Steve Wands

Class discrimination has always been a convenient screen to show the sins of the past in a futuristic setting. Films like Blade Runner and Total Recall highlighted what one man can do to change the dominant paradigm, to reset the classes in a way that is more fair and equitable for everyone. Continue reading

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Review: Broken World #2

(Boom! Studios 2015)

Written by Frank J. Barbiere

Illustrated by Christopher Peterson

Colors by Marissa Louise

Letters by Ed Dukeshire

Frank J. Barbiere has a pretty great record in comics. His Five Ghosts was a successful Kickstarter project that proved so popular that Image Comics picked it up and made it an ongoing series. Continue reading