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THE UNSOUND #2 June 29, 2017 The Unsound #2 Publisher: BOOM! Studios Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Jack T. Cole Cover Artist: Jack T. Cole

Bunn and Cole’s The Unsound Rushes Through a Sloppy Second Issue

The Unsound #2 Cullen Bunn (Writer), Jack T. Cole (Artist) BOOM! Studios June 29, 2017 In horror, everything depends on restraint. Without the harrowing marital discord of Andrzej Żuławski’s Possession, would the ghoulish bloodbath of the film’s final act pack the same punch? If we hadn’t watched Daenerys’s dragons grow to maturity over seven seasons…

THE UNSOUND #1 Cullen Bunn (script), Jack T. Cole (art) BOOM! Studios June 7 2017

No One’s Running the Asylum in The Unsound’s Lackluster Debut

The Unsound #1 Cullen Bunn (Writer), Jack T. Cole (Artist) BOOM! Studios June 7, 2017 In the maiden voyage of writer Cullen Bunn and illustrator Jack T. Cole’s The Unsound, a young nurse named Ashli weathers her first day at Saint Cascia, a baroque insane asylum tucked away in an obscure corner of what I assume…

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BOOM! Bar: Half-Year Check-In

If you’ve ever been curious about what BOOM! and their imprints KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box and Archaia put out into the world, this overview should give you a snapshot of their range. Ah, BOOM! Bar readers, when last did we speak? January. Forgive me. In apology, I bring you February through June, all at once. We’ll…

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BOOM! Bar: Some Gain, Some Lag

The week of Wednesday the twenty-second of November, BOOM! releases eleven titles, eight of which are licenses. Two of the latter are softcover collections: The Deep and Dark Crystal v.1 (hardback) each collect four issues, though The Deep is one finished story and Dark Crystal an ongoing venture. Of the creator-owned books, Giant Days is…

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BOOM! Bar: A Whole Month in One Swoop

The last of October (the week of Wednesday the 25th) was a heavy week in BOOM! Town! Thirteen, count’em, thirteen releases. One hardcover, two softcover collections, and eight ongoing issues. Nine of that thirteen are licensed books. Sisters of Sorrow (full review) and Victor Lavelle’s Destroyer (a hurried finish, but emotionally satisfying and packing a…

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BOOM! Bar: Watercolours! Anime Heirs! Girl Stuff!

Future-news: David F. Walker and Christopher Mooneyham have been paired on a new Planet of the Apes mini starting in January next year; all about that one mean guy with the big hat. Says Mooneyham, “[General] Ursus, to me, is just an old soldier, with no more wars to fight. He’s lost a lot, and…

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BOOM! BAR: Hit Me With Nostalgia Sticks

This week, Misfit City (BOOM! Box) starts to get good. Reading the previous issues was frustrating—the characters don’t quite manage to blossom beyond their gimmicks (the research one, the one who smiles fiercely while she disparages you, the Kristy, the one who… lives in an old derelict tower? Is she a ghost? I don’t think so?…

The Problem of Susan, from the Problem of Susan and Other Stores, P. Crag Russel and Neil Gaiman, Dark Horse, 2019

I Went to Narnia and All I Got was this Lousy Complex: Lewis, Gaiman, Grossman, Fearscape

In October 1950, C.S. Lewis’s novel The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was published, and this was the birth of Susan. In this novel four kids are evacuated to the large country house of an old professor, because the war—World War II—is on. In this house they find a gateway to another, more magical…

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