REVIEW: The Black Dahlia – A Dark and Compelling Descent Into Obsession

REVIEW: The Black Dahlia – A Dark and Compelling Descent Into Obsession

In 1947, the mutilated body of Elizabeth Short was discovered in a Los Angeles vacant lot. Short was soon dubbed “The Black Dahlia”, and her unsolved murder is one of the most famous in American history. There have been countless works derived from the crime, but probably the most celebrated is James Ellroy‘s 1987 novel, which serves as the basis of this graphic novel written by Matz and David Fincher, with art by Miles Hyman. Ellroy…

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REVIEW: Batman ’66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #1 – Holy Avengers, Batman!!

REVIEW: Batman ’66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #1 – Holy Avengers, Batman!!

Looking at Batman ’66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #1, you can’t help noticing how much times have changed. There was a time when if you said “The Avengers”, people were far more likely to recall a slightly surreal and fashionably mod British television series about spies John Steed and Emma Peel, than they were a super-team. And there was also a time when the culturally definitive version of Batman was the tongue firmly in…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: She Wolf #1 – A Surreal Cartoon Nightmare with Bite

ADVANCE REVIEW: She Wolf #1 – A Surreal Cartoon Nightmare with Bite

For those of you who don’t recognize the name of She Wolf #1 creator, Rich Tommaso, you’ve been missing out. He’s been working in comics for over 20 years, usually self-publishing or releasing work under the umbrella of a bunch of smaller press publishers. His style is definitely more in the cartoonist realm than your straight ahead comics realm, and as such gives off a vibe more influenced by underground/indy artists. Traditionally, he works in…

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Memorial Day, 2016 – Remembering Creators Who Served

Memorial Day, 2016 – Remembering Creators Who Served

Today is Memorial Day, the day when we remember and honor those Americans who have fallen while serving their country in the military. Here at Capeless Crusader, we’d like to show our appreciation for those who have served by taking a look at just a few of the comic creators who have served their country. Though none of these men died while serving, they are all no longer with us, and we thought that it…

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Steve Rogers – Captain America #1 – Why You Should #SayYesto(SPOILERS)Cap

Steve Rogers – Captain America #1 – Why You Should #SayYesto(SPOILERS)Cap

WARNING: This article is going to discuss the fallout from revelations in Marvel’s Steve Rogers – Captain America #1, so please read the issue before continuing any further. Seriously.      So, that was a twist, huh? At the end of Steve Rogers – Captain America #1, writer Nick Spencer and artist Jesus Saiz reveal that Steve Rogers, the Sentinel of Liberty himself, is a HYDRA plant. And not only is Steve working for Hydra…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Joyride #2 is Fun, Smart Space Opera at its Finest

ADVANCE REVIEW: Joyride #2 is Fun, Smart Space Opera at its Finest

Joyride #2 picks up shortly after we left our intrepid group of adventurers at the close of the first issue. In that debut issue fun-loving rebel outcast Uma convinces conforming war hero Dewydd to escape their repressive isolationist Earth society into the stars by stealing a passing alien spacecraft. They don’t count on Catrin Cosanova, a soldier and member of an important ruling family accidentally joining them, but the first issue concludes as the trio head out into…

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Comixology Announces Netflix-styled Digital Unlimited Service

Comixology Announces Netflix-styled Digital Unlimited Service

Earlier today, in a move that stunned the internet and comics community, ComiXology launched “ComiXology Unlimited”, a subscription service that allows customers to “read freely from thousands of titles, including comic books, graphic novels & manga…for $5.99 a month” according to their press release. Similar to Netflix in that the comics are not owned or downloaded but accessed online, the move is one that many believed was inevitable, though no now had quite yet figured…

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REVIEW: Black Road #2 – Thin on Story, Long on Mood

REVIEW: Black Road #2 – Thin on Story, Long on Mood

After an impressive first issue, Black Road #2 felt off to me. The debut issue, written by Brian Wood,  set up a compelling central character in Magnus the Black, a lethal hulk of a Norse warrior living in the times of Christianity’s emergence in Norway. Magnus has been hired to accompany Cardinal Farina up the violent Black Road. That first issue merged interesting themes about the clashes of religions and cultures alongside a compelling narrative…

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Legendary Comic Creator Darwyn Cooke Battles Cancer

Legendary Comic Creator Darwyn Cooke Battles Cancer

In some truly sad news, the wife of Darwyn Cooke has revealed that the comic creator is currently under palliative care while he battles cancer. In a post on Cooke’s blog, his wife Marsha wrote, “It is with tremendous sadness that we announce Darwyn is now receiving palliative care following a bout with aggressive cancer.” She asks that fans respect their privacy as they go through this difficult time. Originally from Canada, Cooke began his…

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REVIEW: The Fix #1 – Irreverent, Irredeemable, Hilarious

REVIEW: The Fix #1 – Irreverent, Irredeemable, Hilarious

The Fix #2 continues to build upon the strengths of the series’ debut issue; a killingly funny crime story about two dirty cops, Roy and Mac, and their continuing efforts to get out from under with some very bad people. Those efforts wind up involving Roy deliberately shooting Mac in the hand, Kombucha, ruining a fellow detective’s life, and a dedicated police dog named Pretzels. I could try to sum up the plot of “The…

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