Webcomic Wednesdays: Agents of the Realm

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Agents of the Realm

Ever had one of those days where nothing seems to go right and to top it off, you run into a weird bear with horns that seems determined to kill you?  That was Norah’s first day on the job as an Agent of the Realm.  Finding a strange amulet, she becomes endowed with the power of the Void, the leader of the Agents who the gateway hidden within Silvermount, the local mountain that connects the…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Aquapunk

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Aquapunk

Coron is a Nosda Faithful, a living stone built to fight and serve at another’s will.  Along with his friends, Eieron and Aogaur, Coron follows the orders of his Esan masters, merely a drudge with little worth… until a trickster god takes an interest in him.  When Aogaur is possessed by a murderous spirit and kills two officers, Coron breaks the three of them out of jail, taking two unwilling Esan with them.  When all…

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BACK ISSUES: Marvel’s Secret Empire

BACK ISSUES: Marvel’s Secret Empire

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Last week, Marvel announced that its summer event for 2017 will be called “Secret Empire”, releasing a logo featuring Steve Rogers’ current Captain America shield and a tagline, lifted from a famous Abraham Lincoln quotation, “A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand.” This initial teaser was followed by a…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Headless Bliss

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Headless Bliss

Have you ever wondered what happens to stories?  Perhaps you thought they disappeared.  Well, not quite. One day, Annùn is kicked out of class for doodling, discovers a portal, and goes on an adventure where she meets Sinaj, an abandoned story.  Annùn invites Sinaj to stay with her, which allows Sinaj to explore Annùn’s collection of books.  However Lady Diov, Queen of Demons and mother of Annùn, isn’t too pleased to have her daughter socializing…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Paranatural

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Paranatural

So you’re a kid with a goofy dad and smart-mouth sister, and all three of you have just moved to a boring, tiny town.  And on your first day of school, you run into a group of kids who can see ghosts.  Most kids would leap at the chance for adventure.  But Max would rather ride his scooter.  Sadly, he becomes possessed by a spirit, which gives him powers, but means he can’t leave the…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Call of the Sentinel

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Call of the Sentinel

Reggie prefers living alone, enjoying his solitude in his house under a hill.  Being a gumpawump, he can shapeshift at will, so he is never in need of help.  But one day, a young leolop bursts in on his quiet life.  Emily, a budding cartographer, is exploring the area when she happens upon Reggie’s hill.  Although the gumpawump isn’t too thrilled about company, as the young visitor continually shows up, Reggie begins feeling a change,…

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BACK ISSUES: Have Yourself A Bonkers Comics Christmas

BACK ISSUES: Have Yourself A Bonkers Comics Christmas

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Before I introduce this edition’s topic, I just wanted to let you all know that Back Issues is moving to a twice-monthly format for the foreseeable future. These columns involve a lot of research, and doing it weekly has just become untenable, so I hope you’ll all continue…

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BACK ISSUES: Pymworld – Marvel’s Artificially Intelligent Family

BACK ISSUES: Pymworld – Marvel’s Artificially Intelligent Family

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the weekly column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Earlier this week, HBO’s latest culturally omnipresent TV hit “Westworld” wrapped up its inaugural season. For the myriad of fans out there missing its trippy and unsettling exploration of sentience, free will and exploitation of the other, not to worry, comic books have got you covered! This…

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Webcomic Wednesdays: Ava’s Demon

Webcomic Wednesdays:  Ava’s Demon

Ava is a lonely girl living on one of Titan’s reeducation planets.  Although she technically has one “friend”:  a ghostly demon who has followed her since birth, causing trouble at every step.  Up until now, Ava has managed to ignore her demon.  But then the scavengers come and destroy the planet, leaving Ava near death.  Just when all seems lost, the demon, Wrathia, reveals she is connected to Ava for life, unless they make a…

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BACK ISSUES: Thanksgiving Edition: Comics I’m Thankful For

BACK ISSUES: Thanksgiving Edition: Comics I’m Thankful For

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the weekly column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Today is Thanksgiving for all our readers living in the United States, and so for this week’s edition I’m going to be looking at five different comic book stories that I’m thankful for. These may not be the most historic comics of all time, but they each…

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