REVIEW: Curse Words #4 – False Beards and French Cops

REVIEW: Curse Words #4 – False Beards and French Cops

Curse Words #4 continues to prove that writer Charles Soule and artist Ryan Browne have one of the most consistently funny and irreverent titles on the stands right now, but this latest issue doesn’t just rest on its laurels. Soule and Browne use the issue to offer up some pretty fascinating developments in both plot and character, making this one of the most enjoyable and well-constructed issues since the stellar debut. As Wizord finds himself…

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REVIEW: The Black Monday Murders Moves Slowly, But Steadily Ahead

REVIEW: The Black Monday Murders Moves Slowly, But Steadily Ahead

The first issue of The Black Monday Murders was the opening shot of writer Jonathan Hickman‘s latest crusade against “the powers that be”, specifically the world of high finance. While the high-concept nature of the book may make it seem impenetrable at first, Hickman’s ability to couch biting commentary in a solidly interesting detective-noir narrative makes it a darkly compelling read. The first issue of the series was classic noir. It ably bounced back and forth…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: THE DYING AND THE DEAD May be Hickman’s Strongest Debut Yet

ADVANCE REVIEW: THE DYING AND THE DEAD May be Hickman’s Strongest Debut Yet

The premise of The Dying and the Dead is deceptively simple: an aging hero embarks on a quest to find a cure for the cancer which is ravaging his wife, and is tasked to save the world in order to receive it. Sound easy enough, right? Jonathan Hickman’s latest series debut from independent publisher Image Comics takes this simple premise, wraps it in a tense narrative, gritty artwork, and beautiful color palette and delivers what…

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