Monthly Archives: June 2013

Kinds of Blue: An Anthology of Comics about Depression (Comixology)

Rating: 3.5/5 – Thoughtful Anthology of comics about Depression http://www.comixology.com/Kinds-of-Blue/comics-series/10710 I cannot think of a comic book format that splits the crowds quite like the anthology.  I know some feel they set an impossible task by mixing so many different stories and collaborators there is no one reader … Continue reading

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Demeter #1 (Ink&Thunder/Becky Cloonan/Comixology)

Rating:  4/5 – How far are you willing to go for the one you love? http://www.comixology.com/Demeter/digital-comic/38455 Over the last several years Becky Cloonan has done mainstream comics work (Conan the Barbarian, Northlanders, Batman, The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys) … Continue reading

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Sabertooth Swordsman #3 (Dark Horse Originals)

Rating: 4/5 — A Hilarious and Exotic Middle Eastern Dish Served with Many Spices https://digital.darkhorse.com/profile/3589.sabertooth-swordsman-3/ I love that comic books can be so many different things and come in so many different flavors. This digital comic is a mash-up of Kung fu … Continue reading

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Who Needs the Moon #1

Who Needs the Moon #1 Rating: 4/5 – A werewolf story with a lot of humanity https://gumroad.com/tamccullough#KoYM Todd McCullough uses a 1st person narrative style mixed into this issue very effectively to get the reader inside the head of the … Continue reading

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Dead Future King #2 ([sic] monkie)

Rating: 4/5 – An interesting take on a zombie tale Dead Future King tells the tale of King Arthur resurrected in the future after a zombie apocalypse centered in Britain. This issue continues his adventures and struggles with his destiny … Continue reading

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Short Hand #1 (Comixology)

Rating: 4/5 – A compelling character piece, done-in-one, dressed as a detective story http://www.comixology.com/Short-Hand-1/digital-comic/SUB001300  For a guy that complains about digital comics so much, I find myself reading quite a few of them.  At its best, digital comics represent a means to … Continue reading

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Dead Future King #1 ([sic] Monkie)

Rating: 4.5/5 – Excellent Pacing, Great First Issue http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Future-King-1-ebook/dp/B009ECCASU King Arthur awakens after his apparent death in a future overrun by zombies. Based on the premise alone, I expected this to be something of a light hearted book. However, the … Continue reading

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Grove Nymph #1 of 3 (Comixology – Fairie Folkways Comics)

Rating: 4/5 – Strong recommendation for this mythical tale http://www.comixology.com/The-Grove-Nymph/comics-series/10581 There is much in the comic book world that is comforting and familiar but it is so enjoyable when you stumble across something that you cannot easily file away into … Continue reading

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The Beast of Wolfe’s Bay OGN (Evensen Creative)

Rating: 3.5/5 – Simple story with some great characters http://www.wolfesbay.com It was a toss-up on reviewing this as a digital or print comic, it’s available both ways, but it was available digitally first so we went with reviewing it as … Continue reading

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Geek Girl #0 (Actuality Press)

Rating: 3/5 – Indy super hero book with a funny bent http://samjohnsoncomics.wix.com/geek-girl#!location/c2q4 http://www.geekgirlcomics.com Here in the hallowed halls of the ComicSpectrum, we continue the age-old debate about the utility and even the very purpose of the zero issue.  From my … Continue reading

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