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What could be better than Mike Mignola writing a 1930’s pulp tale?……got me…..I can’t think of anything better.  I’m a Mignola fan and I love old school characters like The Shadow, The Rocketeer and The Phantom – surely I was onto a winner?

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THE STRAIN #1 by G-Man

Following his work on the AMAZING Damaged – I just HAD to pick up The Strain to catch some more of David Lapham’s writing powess.

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THE OCCULTIST #1 by Linsay @softlyspokenlas

Being a bit of a sucker for story lines involving a culture clash, especially when one of those cultures involves the supernatural, demons and all manner of things that go ‘bump’ in the night, I pre-ordered The Occultist on solicits alone, never knowingly having come across its creators or its preceding one shot. Young male student with girl trouble, suddenly becomes a force to be reckoned with in the ‘dark arts’. The premise of an older Harry Potter doesn’t immediately grab me and neither does issue 1 of this 3 part series, although I do have a hopeful suspicion that by the end I may be singing a different tune. Continue reading

ABE SAPIEN : The Devil Does Not Jest #1 & #2 by G-Man

Another roll of the comic book dice for the Comics Anon team brought us Abe Sapien : The Devil Does Not Jest.  Now we all know Abe from the Hellboy movies….but the most refreshing things about this tale….is that we get a complete tale within 2–issues and we get to see Abe step out of Hellboy’s shadow and hold his own.

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ORCHID #1 by Linsay @softlyspokenlas
October 13, 2011, 6:01 pm
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It would be impossible for me to discuss Orchid without mentioning Rage Against The Machine, so I’m not going to try. As a bass player who spent her teenage years furiously learning and playing along to the songs of RATM, to then find out Tom Morello was writing a comic was just about the best thing I’d ever heard, that week at least. I then found out that said #1 comic would only cost $1 and my joy was once again rejuvenated. Would my happiness last now that Orchid has been released? Lets find out…

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September 17, 2011, 10:23 am
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Having read both Criminal Macabre by Steve Niles and The Goon by Eric Powell in their individual titles, my excitment was sparked to see a one-shot featuring them both. I figured Dark Horse has struck gold here and I was surely onto a winner.  Continue reading