• Tenuously Building to Something Satisfying: Swing #1

    Tenuously Building to Something Satisfying: Swing #10

    Swing #1 Matt Hawkins & Jenni Cheung (writers), Linda Sejic (artist) Top Cow Productions, Inc. On the header menu of the Top Cow website, the second choice seen is “FREE COMICS.” Down at the bottom of the page, with the rest of the Sejic output, is Swing #1, co-written by Top Cow COO Matt Hawkins.

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  • Coming Out of My Cage: Twisted Romance #4

    Coming Out of My Cage: Twisted Romance #40

    Twisted Romance #4 Alex de Campi, Sarah Winifred Searle, Naomi Salman (writers), Sarah Winifred Searle, Trungles (artists) Image Comics February 28, 2018 The final issue of Twisted Romance features an incredible cover from Trungles, promising you a lush fairytale with a princess, a dragon, and beautiful swirls and curls in the art. Alex de Campi,

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  • Twisted Romance #3: A Space Age Love Song

    Twisted Romance #3: A Space Age Love Song0

    Twisted Romance #3 Alex de Campi, Jess Bradley, and Margaret Trauth (Writers), Carla Speed McNeil and Margaret Trauth (Artists) Image Comics February 21, 2018 As you would hope with any book featuring the word “twisted” in the title, Twisted Romance does not play it safe. Alex de Campi’s ambitious romance anthology stars diverse creators who

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  • I Shouldn’t Mention Thunderbirds: Pop Culture References in Dialogue

    I Shouldn’t Mention Thunderbirds: Pop Culture References in Dialogue1

    It’s easy to be cynical about pop culture references in dialogue. It’s easy, and often enough, it’s fair. I don’t much need to explain why. What I do want to consider is an example of the opposite, when a pop culture reference in a piece of written dialogue becomes intensely concentrated communication, contextually useful and

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  • Journey Across the Seven Seas: Manga in the Hold

    Journey Across the Seven Seas: Manga in the Hold0

    What is Seven Seas? No, it’s not the company releasing Sinbad’s Adventure (at least, not yet). Founded in 2004, Seven Seas releases about 20 new volumes a month. If the name flew under your radar like it did mine, you may not even realize how many titles they get out until you start checking your

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  • Twisted Romance #2: A Promising Second Date

    Twisted Romance #2: A Promising Second Date0

    Twisted Romance #2 Alejandra Gutierrez (artist, “Twinkle & The Star”), Alex de Campi (writer, “Twinkle & The Star), Vita Ayala (“Back at Your Door”), Meredith McLaren (writer/artist, “Would You Even Know It?”) Image Comics February 14, 2018 Reports of romance comics’ death have always been greatly exaggerated. Crying white women pining over hunks in four-color

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