• Alice at Naptime: Peace Within the Chaos of Baby

    Alice at Naptime: Peace Within the Chaos of Baby0

    Nine years ago, Shea Proulx discovered the same thing many parents discover: having a baby often means setting aside your work and creative goals. She also discovered that the tiny, fragile piece of her soul that she’d just produced could shape her creativity into something new. One of many pieces of advice tossed at new

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  • Underwhelmed with Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale

    Underwhelmed with Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale0

    Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale Deron Bennett (letterer), Isaac Goodhart (artist), Jeremy Lawson (colourist) and Lauren Myracle (writer) DC Ink (a DC Comics imprint) May 1, 2019 Content Warning for mention and depiction of child abuse. In March 2015, I hosted a Gotham Academy roundtable featuring five book bloggers. We discussed their limited experience with comics,

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  • Dark Phoenix Lights a Candle for the End of an Era

    Dark Phoenix Lights a Candle for the End of an Era0

    Dark Phoenix Simon Kinberg (writer & director), Mauro Fiore (cinematographer) James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Jessica Chastain (cast) June 7, 2019 Some plot spoilers follow. The X-Men films have spent years apologizing for their despised third installment, X-Men: The Last Stand, which among its sins turned The Dark Phoenix Saga—the

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  • Dead Kings #5 Finally Rests

    Dead Kings #5 Finally Rests0

    Dead Kings #5 Lauren Affe, Thomas Mauer, Steve Orlando, Matthew Dow Smith Aftershock Comics May 29, 2019 For its full five-issue run, Aftershock Comics’ Dead Kings has told a story that’s equally about war and about redemption, and the book’s final issue completes that story with a practically pitch-perfect ending. Set in the fictional Thrice-Nine, the

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  • Titan Comics PUBWATCH: June 2019

    Titan Comics PUBWATCH: June 20190

    June is often the month of celebration of dads, grads, and weddings, and there’s much to celebrate from our friends at Titan Comics.

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  • Unnatural: Can’t Judge a Pig by Her Covers

    Unnatural: Can’t Judge a Pig by Her Covers0

    Unnatural Volume One: Awakening Unnatural Volume Two: The Hunt Fabio Amelia (letterer), Mirka Andolfo (writer, artist, colourist), Gianluca Papi (assistant colours) Image Comics November 21 2018, April 10, 2019 Sexy anthropomorphized animals isn’t my jam—or at least, I didn’t think it was until I spotted the cover to Unnatural Volume One: Awakening. Mirka Andolfo’s soft,

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