Image Comics Announces KILL OR BE KILLED From Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

Image Comics Announces KILL OR BE KILLED From Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

    “What if you were a grad student who had to start murdering people? What would you do?” That’s the question that Ed Brubaker asks when describing his new ongoing series, KILL OR BE KILLED, at the Image Expo. The story, which features art from longtime collaborator Sean Phillips, follows a man in his late 20’s that needs to murder people on a certain timeline. Is there an external force guiding him? Is it…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Monster World #1 Lights, Camera, Action!

ADVANCE REVIEW: Monster World #1 Lights, Camera, Action!

Since the creation of motion picture over a century ago, countless filmmakers have used this medium to bring their imaginations to life. While fun to see, film is still ultimately an illusion. But what if there was more to it than just a little bit of movie magic? What if those creatures and monsters on the screen were more than just props and costumes? Monster World by American Gothic Press can help answer those questions for you. Written by…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: “Red City #1″ Why Doesn’t This Work?

ADVANCE REVIEW: “Red City #1″ Why Doesn’t This Work?

The teaser sounds like a dream come true. Noir-drenched mystery tales and a large cast of characters mixed with classic science fiction in the vein of Heinlein or Asimov. The ideas are there, but unfortunately this astral whodunit struggles to live up to its grand ambitions. “Red City #1″ is entertaining at times, with a deep and carefully plotted structure, so it’s a shame that it rarely rises above the genre cliches and annoying characterization. The…

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“Dead Letters #1” Sells out, Boom! Offers Second Printing Soon

“Dead Letters #1” Sells out, Boom! Offers Second Printing Soon

Dead Letters second printing cover Great reviews seemed to lead to great sales for Dead Letters, as the well-praised first issue has now sold out. Boom Studios is quickly printing up a second batch that can be found on May 7, 2014. Being our resident noir fan, it’s about time to find a copy for a write-up! [FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] April 7,  2014 – Los Angeles, CA – BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce that the debut…

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Microwave Review: “Stray Bullets: Killers #1” Stays With You For Days

Microwave Review: “Stray Bullets: Killers #1” Stays With You For Days

It has been seven years since the last issue of Stray Bullets and since David Lapham has released a single new issue. Not counting the ten-page story here and there in a Dark Horse anthology. But this Wednesday marks the return of the cult favorite noir series in the form of two new books. One wraps up what could be the longest dangling thread in the history of comic book story arcs, the other starts a…

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“Snapshot #2” a Masters Class in Tone

“Snapshot #2” a Masters Class in Tone

Snapshot: we’ve heard all the rave reviews already. Diggle and Jock strike again with a wildly innovative story of Jake Dobson, who on finding a cell phone containing evidence of a murder on his way home finds his life immediately overturned and those closest to him in grave danger. The arts cinematic flares in panel layout and motion are deftly housed within a modern noir tale steeped in style and tone. It’s the latter I’d like…

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