• Wicked Things #2: Wicked Little Crimes

    Wicked Things #2: Wicked Little Crimes

    Sleuths, snobbery, and suspense sustain this second segment of Wicked Things. The ongoing series from the creative team behind Giant Days strings us into the soul of the scintillating mystery. Our star, suspect, and sleuth was signed on to solve her own crime.

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  • Cook Your Comics: Battle Cookies Pack Some Punch for Ash & Thorn #2

    Cook Your Comics: Battle Cookies Pack Some Punch for Ash & Thorn #2

    Fighting the pending apocalypse isn’t just about skewering demons. In Ash & Thorn #2, it’s also about addressing a far greater evil: the corporate mogul constructing a community centre that doesn’t seem to care much for the actual community. In the last issue, Lottie Thorn discovered that she was the champion chosen to save the

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  • The Valiant Virtual Portfolio Review Want You

    The Valiant Virtual Portfolio Review Want You

    With convention season on hiatus for 2020, publishers are seeking alternatives to their usual in-person plans. When it comes to portfolio reviews for potential new talent, Valiant Entertainment is going online with the Valiant Virtual Portfolio Review. Submissions are open now for aspiring interior artists, cover artists, colorists, and letterers. Selected applicants will participate in

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  • IDW Pubwatch July 2020

    IDW Pubwatch July 2020

    Welcome to the IDW Pubwatch. The world is still mostly on lockdown but here’s something to distract you—a few exciting comics that will occupy your mind, at least for a little while. I’ve also got the latest news coming out of IDW, along with comic book reviews, and a selection of my favourite covers from

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  • 2020 Hugo Awards Reviews: Novelettes – Part 1

    2020 Hugo Awards Reviews: Novelettes – Part 1

    Welcome back to this series of reviews covering the prose stories on the 2020 Hugo Awards ballot. The previous posts in the series looked over the Best Short Story category; now, let us move on to the category for stories of 7,500 to 17,500 words: Best Novelette…

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  • Remembering Charlee Jacob: Vestal

    Remembering Charlee Jacob: Vestal

    Charlee Jacob’s vampire novel Vestal was published in 2005, the same year that Stephenie Meyer gave vampires a newfound popularity with Twilight. Jacob had tackled vampires before, of course: her debut novel This Symbiotic Fascination was in part a vampire tale, and she also wrote enough vampire short stories to fill an entire anthology, The

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  • A Gorgeous Take on Fairytales: Trungles’ Star Spinner Tarot

    A Gorgeous Take on Fairytales: Trungles’ Star Spinner Tarot

    It’s always exciting for the tarot community when a new indie deck by a popular artist comes out, and particularly so when it’s a project I’ve been excited about for so long! I’ve been following the progress of Trungles’ Star Spinner Tarot since about 2015, when I first saw the gorgeous four Lovers cards. (Yes,

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  • Previously on Comics: Mostly Sort of Not All Bad News

    Previously on Comics: Mostly Sort of Not All Bad News

    I’d love to pretend that comics is a sunshiney place where everyone is welcome, but we’re not there yet, folks. There is still lots of work to do. But fear not! I’m not all bad news about crappy people for today’s news report. Read on to find out what’s been going on this past week.

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