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Mystery Society

After enjoying the preview images for Saga I started a hunt to read some Fiona Staples material, and came across Mystery Society during my Boxing Day sale shopping. [quote]Nick Hammond and Anastasia Collins are the Mystery Society and bring new…

The Last Battle

Originally printed in 2005 as L’Ultima Battaglia by The Walt Disney Company Italia, The Last Battle by Tito Faraci and Dan Brereton is an English translation published by Image Comics. [quote]In 52 BCE, General Caius Rodius, retired hero of Caesar’s…

Zatanna TPB Vol 1 & 2

I just added two new trade paperbacks to my collection and they were very enjoyable to read.  These books are Zatanna: Mistress of Magic and Zatanna: Shades of the Past.  These two books collect all 16 issues of Zatanna from…

Who Is Jake Ellis?

I kept hearing things about a new mini series; snippets of praise for Who Is Jake Ellis? from Image Comics. The trade paperback was released last week and I breezed through it.

Night Fisher

R. Kikuo Johnson set the comic world on fire with his 2005 debut Night Fisher.  Unfortunately I wasn’t reading non superhero comics then and never heard of it.  Big mistake. [quote]First-rate prep school, S.U.V., and a dream house in the…

Trades & Hardcovers

Freshly returned from Montreal Comiccon 2011 my head is still full of crowds, books and art.  My focus here is the collected edition market at the show: hardcovers, trade paperbacks, graphic novels. First off this was a comic centric show…

Revelations

I’m a fan of Humberto Ramos and his very unique art style.  It’s not for everyone but if you’re a fan then you probably pick up all his work.  Which I thought I had until I read somewhere on the…

I Spend What On Comics?

Comic buying and reading is an expensive hobby.  I’m not talking about buying high-grade silver age keys and socking them away in the bank; that’s comic collecting or comic investing.  Right here and now I’m talking about spending your money…

The Authority: Relentless

Making my way through my local comic shop’s discount shelf I came across The Authority: Relentless, the first volume of the award winning series.  I hadn’t read this since the individual issues came out and it deserved a second look.…

Catwoman: Relentless

Another lost (to me) treasure discovered on the used shelf of my local comic shop, Catwoman: Relentless.  Always a fan of Brubaker at the time I didn’t care for Stewart or Pulido’s clean lines and simplified styles; now I can’t…

The Hounds Of Hell

With a title that exciting The Hounds Of Hell was a must read for me this week after a visit to my local comic book shop.  Here’s the publisher’s blurb: Philippe Thirault (Writer) Christian Højgaard (Line art) Drazen Kovacevic (Line…

Elias The Cursed

Our last review of Humanoids week on Comic Book Daily: Elias The Cursed by Corrado Mastantuono and Sylviane Corgiat.  Here’s the publisher’s blurb: [quote]Fallen king Elias is on a quest to reclaim the face that was stolen from him by…

Day Of The Magicians

It’s Humanoids week on Comic Book Daily: today we’re looking at Day Of the Magicians by Michelangelo La Neve and Marco Nizzoli.  Here’s the publisher’s blurb: [quote]Drazen has completed his training as a Magician and is determined to fulfill the…

Review | Winterworld

Another book I had never heard of that was on my local comic shop’s shelf of new releases; the cover grabbed my attention and I gave Winterworld a quick thumbing.  I quickly added it to my buy pile and headed…

Review | Taskmaster: Unthinkable

This one came out of left field.  I was at my local comic book shop and spotted Taskmaster: Unthinkable on the rack.  I remember reading good things about the series but hadn’t given it any thought; being a light week…

Review | The Spirit: Angel Smerti

I wholeheartedly enjoy the Spirit: it’s a classic character in a crime-ridden city with a colourful supporting cast, mixing action, drama and comedy in equal measure.  DC Comics has recently launched their second iteration of a Spirit ongoing series and…

Bound Together | Mechanics

This is the story of an accidental purchase of a signed and numbered book from the 1980s.  I was rummaging among the discount trade paperback section of my local comic shop when I came across Mechanics: A Love & Rockets…

Review | Daytripper

Nothing about this book from the outside interested me in the least.  When this collection was published site after comics site sang it’s praises so I decided to pick up Daytripper from Vertigo.  Here’s the publisher’s blurb: What are the…