• Insta Made Me Read It: Lore Olympus and Blood-Ink

    Insta Made Me Read It: Lore Olympus and Blood-Ink0

    Last time, we talked about the comics I’ve seen thanks to promoted Instagram ads: Cursed Princess Club and True Beauty. This time, we begin with another I’ve been seeing regularly through the same paid advertising, Lore Olympus, but I’m also branching out: I’m enjoying CPC and TB so much I’ve followed the webtoons Instagram account,

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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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  • Tenuously Building to Something Satisfying: Swing #1

    Tenuously Building to Something Satisfying: Swing #10

    Swing #1 Matt Hawkins & Jenni Cheung (writers), Linda Sejic (artist) Top Cow Productions, Inc. On the header menu of the Top Cow website, the second choice seen is “FREE COMICS.” Down at the bottom of the page, with the rest of the Sejic output, is Swing #1, co-written by Top Cow COO Matt Hawkins.

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  • Coming Out of My Cage: Twisted Romance #4

    Coming Out of My Cage: Twisted Romance #40

    Twisted Romance #4 Alex de Campi, Sarah Winifred Searle, Naomi Salman (writers), Sarah Winifred Searle, Trungles (artists) Image Comics February 28, 2018 The final issue of Twisted Romance features an incredible cover from Trungles, promising you a lush fairytale with a princess, a dragon, and beautiful swirls and curls in the art. Alex de Campi,

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  • Twisted Romance #3: A Space Age Love Song

    Twisted Romance #3: A Space Age Love Song0

    Twisted Romance #3 Alex de Campi, Jess Bradley, and Margaret Trauth (Writers), Carla Speed McNeil and Margaret Trauth (Artists) Image Comics February 21, 2018 As you would hope with any book featuring the word “twisted” in the title, Twisted Romance does not play it safe. Alex de Campi’s ambitious romance anthology stars diverse creators who

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  • I Shouldn’t Mention Thunderbirds: Pop Culture References in Dialogue

    I Shouldn’t Mention Thunderbirds: Pop Culture References in Dialogue1

    It’s easy to be cynical about pop culture references in dialogue. It’s easy, and often enough, it’s fair. I don’t much need to explain why. What I do want to consider is an example of the opposite, when a pop culture reference in a piece of written dialogue becomes intensely concentrated communication, contextually useful and

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