ADVANCE REVIEW: X-O Manowar #1 – A Soldier Reluctantly Reenlists

ADVANCE REVIEW: X-O Manowar #1 – A Soldier Reluctantly Reenlists

When the most recent and critically acclaimed run of “X-O Manowar” concluded last year (created by writer Robert Venditti over a remarkable 50 issue run), the closing pages of its finale served as a prologue for a new direction for series protagonist Aric. It showed the time-tossed Visigoth solider sitting atop a throne on an alien world, grizzled and scarred and surrounded by corpses and blood. Now, a new volume of Aric’s adventures by writer…

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“Ballistic #1” Hearkens Back to Underground Comics

“Ballistic #1” Hearkens Back to Underground Comics

A fascinating and somewhat horrifying concept in science fiction for me is the melding of animate and inanimate materials. This melding is beyond a simple hybridization or mutation as seen in say¬†X-Men, no, this is about the actual symbiosis between materials. For example, imagine using the now considered classic sci-fi premise that the only way to get onto the internet was to physically plug yourself in with a wire, having ports on any spaces in…

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