Author: Jazmine Joyner

01: First Second Fall 2018 Cover Reveal!

This month the exciting and innovative publisher First Second revealed their Fall 2018 covers. 01:First Second is the publisher that brought you great books like Pashmina, The Cute Girl Network and Tillie Walden’s ice skater graphic Novel Spinning, and this fall they are release some amazing title s that we know will become some of future favorites. Kitten Construction Company: Meet the House Kittens John Patrick Green (9/04/2018) The first book starting off the fall is John Patrick Green’s book about cute construction kitties. I mean the cover says it all for me. Kittens working with heavy machinery and wearing hard hats,...

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Yes, Roya: Feminist Sex Positive Comics to the Rescue

Yes, Roya Emilee Denich (art), Kinomatika (cover), C. Spike Trotman (writing) Iron Circus Comics April 18, 2017 Yes, Roya is a book I couldn’t put down. Published by Iron Circus Comics, a comics publisher known for their adult titles and amazing anthologies (Smut Peddler), and written by their founder and fearless leader C. Spike Trotman, Yes, Roya affected me when I read it. I was taken aback at how the subject matter of a polyamorous BDSM relationship was portrayed. Trotman made not just a loving and beautiful book full of hot sex scenes (and they are hot) but also a story of...

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Wolfenstein: Who Knew Killing Nazis Could Be This Boring?

Wolfenstein, Vol. 1 Dan Watters (Writer), Piotr Kowalski & Ronilson Freire (Artists), Brad Simpson, Greg Menzie & Thiago Ribeiro (Colorists), Jonathan Stevenson (Letterer) Titan Comics December 19, 2017 Comics that tie into video games have been a part of the comics landscape for years. One of the biggest games of the year, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, has made waves in the gaming industry this fall, and it finally got its prequel in this new graphic novel from Titan Comics. Written Dan Watters, with art by Piotr Kowalski and Ronilson Freire, Wolfenstein, Vol. 1 has its ups and downs. The...

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Paradiso is a Post-Apocalyptic Breath of Fresh Air

Paradiso Aditya Bidikar (letterer), Dearbhla Kelly (colorist), Devmalya Pramanik (writer), Alex Sollazzo (colorist), Ram V (writer) Image Comics December 6, 2017 Inspired by a road trip, writer Ram V and his architect friend Rajiv Bhakat set off to see historic cities across India. The result is Paradiso, a comic unlike any other. Set in a post-apocalyptic landscape, the book focuses on Runaway Jack, an outcast and a loner whose main goal is to get into the city of Paradiso. I had the opportunity to interview both the writer, Ram V, and artist, Devmalya Pramanik, on their work on the...

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Zojaqan is a Fantasy Beyond Life and Death

Zojaqan #1-2 Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing (Writers), Nathan Gooden (Artist), Vittorio  Astone (Colorist) Vault Comics July 26, 2017 Content warning: suicide Zojaqan is a book that I had to read twice, its surreal nature getting lost on me multiple times. Written by New York Times bestselling authors Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing and published by newcomer Vault Comics, Zojaqan is about a woman named Shannon falling into an alternate world. The catalyst to her descent is the death of her son and her resulting suicide. She plunges into an uninhabited planet where she must fight to survive and carve out...

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