ADVANCE REVIEW: Babyteeth #1 – Slouching Towards Bethlehem

ADVANCE REVIEW: Babyteeth #1 – Slouching Towards Bethlehem

In 1919, the poet WB Yeats wrote perhaps his most famous work, “The Second Coming.” Written in the aftermath of the First World War, Yeats was commenting on that conflict’s revelations about the primal brutality of humanity, and how Europe reeled from that war’s costs in dangerous and demoralized directions. But it also heavily drew upon Christian imagery of the Apocalypse and the Book of Revelations, and in that way, I thought about the poem a…

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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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Cape Watch: The Fantastic Four and Flash Try to Recover, Superman’s Origins are Revealed, and Daredevil is Homesick

Cape Watch: The Fantastic Four and Flash Try to Recover, Superman’s Origins are Revealed, and Daredevil is Homesick

Welcome to Cape Watch, where we explore the most interesting and/or biggest releases of the week from the Big Two publishers. Without further ado, here’s what to look forward to from DC and Marvel for he week of April 23, 2014.   DC Comics ________________________________________ “Aquaman #30” Written by Jeff Parker with art by by Paul Pelletier, “Aquaman #30” features the return of a once-ally of Atlantis, who, after suffering a betrayal, is back for…

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