ADVANCE REVIEW: ROSE #5 – Tightly Plotted, Enjoyable Heroic Fantasy

ADVANCE REVIEW: ROSE #5  – Tightly Plotted, Enjoyable Heroic Fantasy

As a genre, Fantasy goes together with comics extremely well. Comics employ mythic archetypes to great effect, and part of what makes Rose #5 such a successful instalment of its larger ongoing storyline is the way in which writer Meredith Finch and artist Ig Guara continue to employ these archetypes to create an adventure that should thrill any fantasy fan. The story of Rose #5 is split between two plot lines. In the minor storyline,…

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REVIEW: Rose #1 – Dive Into a Dark, Captivating New World

REVIEW: Rose #1 – Dive Into a Dark, Captivating New World

In the genre of fantasy, world-building is everything. First off, without a compelling and fully realized setting, fantasy can come off as silly to those who aren’t die-hard fans. Second, so much has been built off a common collection of tropes and traits that those die-hard fans will tune out pretty quickly if things aren’t in some way unique and individual. Luckily, Rose #1, from writer Meredith Finch and artist Ig Guara, benefits from establishing…

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DC Comics Shakeups for July 2014 Solicit

DC Comics Shakeups for July 2014 Solicit

July ushers in the finales of numerous storylines (Batman, Catwoman, Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, Supergirl). Powerful new villains, such as the Doom Patrol and Superman, enter the New 52 and wreak havoc across several titles. Superman?!? Watch what happens when the Man of Steel succumbs to the Doomsday virus. There will be some new faces for DCU heroes, as well. While Oliver Queen’s world is being torn apart, we see a new person take…

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