• BOOM! Bar: Licenses, Lettering, and Letting Go

    BOOM! Bar: Licenses, Lettering, and Letting Go0

    BOOM! Bar! Where we talk about the month’s BOOM!, KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and Archaia releases, try to spot trends, and think about what BOOM! “is,” as a publisher. Remember last month, when I wondered about how letterers get attached to projects at BOOM! and their substudios? Well, I got some answers. So let’s start with

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

    Bunn and Cole’s The Unsound Rushes Through a Sloppy Second Issue0

    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

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  • Regression’s First Volume Fails to Metamorphose

    Regression’s First Volume Fails to Metamorphose0

    Regression Vol 1: Way Down Deep Cullen Bunn (Writer), Danny Luckert (Artist), Marie Enger (Colors/Letters), and Joel Enos (Editor) Image Comics November 15, 2017 Insects have always been fertile soil for horror. Our minds recoil instinctively from their alien physiology and menacing stingers. Their touch poisons our thoughts with fantasies of infestation and disease. Their

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  • Halloween Mini-Reviews Bonanza: Haunted Chunks to Chew On

    Halloween Mini-Reviews Bonanza: Haunted Chunks to Chew On1

    It’s Halloween on Tuesday! Woah, scary! Want some comics with that? Yes you do! Try these. Coady and the Creepies Liz Prince (writer) and Amanda Kirk (artist) BOOM! Box October 11, 2017 Coady and the Creepies stars horror pop punk band The Creepies made up of triplet siblings Coady, Cory, and Criss. The band and

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

    No One’s Running the Asylum in The Unsound’s Lackluster Debut0

    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: Hit Me With Nostalgia Sticks

    BOOM! BAR: Hit Me With Nostalgia Sticks0

    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?

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