• Batman: Rebirth #74: It’s Family Feud!

    Batman: Rebirth #74: It’s Family Feud!0

    Batman: Rebirth #74 Jordie Bellaire (colorist), Clayton Cowles (letterer), Mikel Janin (artist), Tom King (writer) DC Comics July 10th 2019 The lead-up to Batman #74 has been a roller coaster of realizations, from Dick Grayson’s brain injury at the hands of KGBeast, to the wedding that never was, to Bane’s slow-burn takeover of Gotham. Possibly

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  • BOOM! Pubwatch: July 2019

    BOOM! Pubwatch: July 20190

    I don’t know about you but I have really been enjoying the summer so far. We’ve been pretty lucky weather-wise where I am, a few thunderstorms here and there but mostly warm and sunny. I’ve been trying to spend as much time as possible sitting outdoors, soaking up the sun and working my way through

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  • 2019 Hugo Award Reviews: Novellas Part One

    2019 Hugo Award Reviews: Novellas Part One0

    Welcome back to this series reviewing the prose contenders for the 2019 Hugo Awards. Previous instalments have covered Best Short Story and Best Novelette. Now it is time to begin looking at the contenders for the title of Best Novella…

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  • Sunshine Barbito’s Mafiosa Is an Offer You Don’t Want to Refuse

    Sunshine Barbito’s Mafiosa Is an Offer You Don’t Want to Refuse0

    With The Kitchen heading to theatres next month, the timing is perfect for more stories featuring women rising to the top in Mafia families. But unlike the 2015 Vertigo-published comic featuring three wives who hesitantly take over from their imprisoned husbands, Mafiosa is about a woman who has always known that she has what it

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  • Test #1 Shows Life in the Fringes of the Technology Boom

    Test #1 Shows Life in the Fringes of the Technology Boom0

    Test #1 Jen Hickman (artist), Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (letterer), Harry Saxton (colorist), Christopher Sebela (writer) Vault Comics July 3, 2019 The first issue of Test throws you right into the story, asking you to keep pace with protagonist Aleph Null as the story hurtles ahead in a world that feels familiar, but becomes something uncertain and

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  • Tammy & Jinty Special 2019: The Girls are Back in Town

    Tammy & Jinty Special 2019: The Girls are Back in Town0

    In the past, generations of British girls were entertained by comics with names like Sally, Judy, Diana, Debbie, Emma, June, Penny, Sandie, and Tina. The respective title character would serve as a mascot, while each issue contained a collection of stories about the exploits of various young heroines. D.C. Thomson’s Bunty, which ran from 1958 to

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