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HAPPY #1 by G-Man

I’ve tried my best to stay away from reading anything about Grant Morrison’s latest title ‘Happy’ – so I was picking this up with an open mind and no preconceived ideas of what it could be.  Of course, with Morrison involved there was always a high level of expectation and excitement.

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HOAX HUNTERS #0-3 by G-Man
September 27, 2012, 11:32 am
Filed under: Comic Reviews, Image Comics | Tags: , , ,

Image have grown to become a favourite for the Comics Anonymous group and it’s no wonder when you consider the quality of the titles they seem to produce and with such a wide range of topics, covering superheroes, horror, thrillers and every other genre you could list.

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THINK TANK #1 by G-Man
August 7, 2012, 9:54 am
Filed under: Image Comics, Top Cow | Tags: , , , ,

Image comics has been a top source for the type of comics the Comics Anonymous group love to read and love to tell others to read….and we’d probably love to read them to others as well.  With that in mind it was just a matter of time before partner studio Top Cow would be picked up as another source of our top picks.

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SUPERPATRIOT #1-4 (1993) by G-Man

20-years ago a group of 8 comic book creators brought their collective heads together and formed Image Comics.  Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, Rob Liefield, Marc Silvestri, Erik Larsen, Jim Valentino, Whilce Portacio & Chris Claremont brought a new approach to the corporate take on who owned the rights to the characters being created.  One of the earliest creations from those early days was Superpatriot – an Erik Larsen creation from the pages of Savage Dragon which spun-off into his own mini-series.

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REVIVAL #1 by Craig
July 16, 2012, 11:52 am
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Done correctly, Free Comic Book Day is the perfect chance for publishers to gain readers by giving them some of their story for free and get them hooked. This year there were a few titles that caught my eye, including Boom Studio’s Hypernaturals and the gorgeous Archaia hardback, however Image had the right idea by producing a book which featured several mini strips to introduce you some of their new books – and the one that caught my eye most was Revival. However now that issue #1 is here, this isn’t quite the book I was expecting.

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PLANETOID #1 by Craig
June 18, 2012, 8:30 am
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Each week at your local comic book store you can be almost certain of two things: DC will have at least one comic with Batman in it (Thank you DC) and Image will probably have a new number #1 comic out. I’m neither shocked nor disappointed by this though, because it means that originality can breed, never succumbing to publishing the same characters month in, month out (well with the exception of maybe The Walking Dead) and ideas getting stale. So Image, what have you got for me this week? A hard-ass guy with a giant muscle-bound robot in the background – oh ok, I’ll try it.

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It’s pretty clear that when we look back at this time in comics we’ll probably refer to it as the creator-owned-age, just like we’ve had our gold, silver and bronze ages previously. It’s not a new phenomenon, but it’s certainly an idea that’s got a lot of people thinking, which as a result has made for more interesting and ground-breaking comics for us the reader. At the epicentre of it all stands Image – a publisher who’ll gladly welcome anyone who has a good idea with open arms and allow them to do what they want with it. So it’s no surprise that this new title, Creator-Owned Heroes comes with the Image stamp of approval and a bag full of creators behind it.

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SKULLKICKERS #14 by Linsay @softlyspokenlas
May 11, 2012, 5:31 pm
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The previous issue of this fine comic book ended on a sweet cliffhanger, with Baldy about to get into a tussle with a recently hatched Thool. For those who don’t own an up to date copy of the ‘Fieldspotter’s Guide to Thools’, they are are horrid stinking purplish creatures which hatch from eggs. Issue #13’s cliffhanger was so great in fact that Team Skullkickers have decided to keep it hanging there and make us wait a while longer for resolution. Opting instead to lead us by the hand deep into the mythos of Skullkickers, by beginning to explore the origin of ‘Baldy’ and of course, his gun. Continue reading

SKULLKICKERS #13 ADVANCE REVIEW by Linsay @softlyspokenlas
March 27, 2012, 8:33 pm
Filed under: Image Comics | Tags: , , , ,


Does Absence makes the heart grow fonder? In the case of Image’s ever excellent Skullkickers it most certainly does. My poor wee Scottish heart has been positively yearning for this quick witted axe bashing floppy. After an extended break for the creative team it’s back with a bang and even better than I remember. Continue reading


Although last week’s releases offered us a few fresh new reads, Queen Crab is something quite different from the likes of  Saga and Saucer County. In fact it’s pretty bonkers, but in a good way. It’s got one of the most surreal and disturbing covers we’ve seen in a while, and the tone continues inside, but is it worth reading? Dive in and find out. (*Note – the rest of the review will refrain from using fish/ocean puns*)

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