• Valiant’s The Year of the Visitor

    Valiant’s The Year of the Visitor0

    This 1994 Valiant-on-Valiant documentary has a number of joys to offer and a lot of information. One such piece is a fairly large nugget: that 1994 was “the year of The Visitor.”

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  • Sleepless Volume 1: Fantasy, Romance, and Courtly Intrigue

    Sleepless Volume 1: Fantasy, Romance, and Courtly Intrigue0

    Sleepless, Volume 1 Deron Bennett (Letterer), Leila del Duca (Artist), Alissa Sallah (Editor, Colorist), Sarah Vaughn (Writer) Image Comics July 17, 2018 Sleepless, Volume 1 collects issues #1-6 into a single, gorgeous fantasy tome of magic, romance, and courtly intrigue. The story follows Poppy, the daughter of the recently deceased king of Harbeny, who wants nothing

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  • The Pouch: There Can Never Be Enough Pouches

    The Pouch: There Can Never Be Enough Pouches0

    Pouches are always in fashion. Or rather, if they are not, they damn well should be. Our own Claire Napier is a big pouch advocate and has been a staunch pouch supporter since the ’90s, when Rob Liefeld and his ilk introduced superhero fashion to practicality: “When you’re wearing a pouch (or more), you can

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  • Riding the Waves: Top Cow’s New Aphrodite V

    Riding the Waves: Top Cow’s New Aphrodite V0

    In July of this year, Top Cow will reintroduce us to Aphrodite V, written by Bryan Hill with art by Jeff Spokes. The Aphrodite series of synthetic humanoids has one purpose: assassination. No matter her version number, she is built to infiltrate and kill, and she does her job extremely well. Since 2000, the various

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  • The Weatherman #1 Is Beautiful Sci-Fi Fun

    The Weatherman #1 Is Beautiful Sci-Fi Fun0

    The Weatherman #1 Jody Leheup (writer), Nathan Fox (artist), Dave Stewart (colorIST) Image Comics June 13th, 2018 The Weatherman #1 is the action-packed first chapter in the story of Nathan Bright, a complex and curious young man whose blatant insecurity manifests in a persistent fake swagger, a nervous habit of eating his feelings, and a heavy

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  • The Many Ages of American Comics

    The Many Ages of American Comics0

    Recently, I saw someone on Twitter talking about classic Golden and Silver Age Iron Man stories. I just about leapt out of my skin. I didn’t want to be that person, but it really bugged me. Why, you ask? Because Iron Man didn’t exist in the Golden Age. In fact, almost all the iconic Marvel

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