ADVANCE REVIEW: Archie #19 – A Guy, A Girl, and a Jughead

ADVANCE REVIEW: Archie #19 – A Guy, A Girl, and a Jughead

Archie #19 is in many ways, your typical Archie story, but it’s typical in both the way it follows a pattern of the franchise since it began long ago and typical in the way the publisher’s revised approach to Archie and his pals has created some of the most satisfying YA comics around. In this way, Archie #19 is the best of both worlds, both funny and light-hearted even as it manages to be insightful…

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Review: Cryptocracy #1 – Illuminati or Bust

Review: Cryptocracy #1 – Illuminati or Bust

Cryptocracy isn’t your typical series. Instead of following a hero or even someone on the Lawful or Good end of the alignment spectrum, we follow a family who is running the world from behind the scenes. The first issue deals with the sabotage of a dark matter machine, keeping this technology out of the hands of the public. Nine families run the world from underground in sprawling facilities filled with Greys (atypical aliens), and in gigantic floating fortresses….

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Dark Horse Goes Full Conspiracy Theory With #CRYPTOCRACY

Dark Horse Goes Full Conspiracy Theory With #CRYPTOCRACY

What is the Cryptocracy? The mining of conspiracy theories for stories is nothing new in comic books. Whether it’s Jonathan Hickman invoking the name of the Illuminati or Mark Millar showing Nazis receiving help from shape-shifting aliens in The Ultimates, comic books have long looked to the esoteric for inspiration. Now it’s Dark Horse’s turn, as a cryptic teaser image released yesterday showcases elements of some of the tinfoil-hat-wearing crowd’s favorite plot threads. The pair…

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DC News Wrap-Up 11/7/12

DC News Wrap-Up 11/7/12

Big announcements coming from the DC publishing office this week. DC released the title for another Before Watchmen tie in book, Before Watchmen: Dollar Bill. The one shot will feature a story about Dollar Bill, one of the heroes from the Minutemen. Dollar Bill did appear in the original Watchmen series when mentioned in Hollis Mason’s book, Under the Red Hood. Dollar Bill was a corporate sponsored heroes who died a tragic death best suited…

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