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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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MONOCYTE #4 PREVIEW by Linsay @softlyspokenlas
May 15, 2012, 7:03 pm
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I usually wait until the end of a review to give out my inconsistent and occasionally irrelevant scores but today I’m giving you the score for Monocyte #4 first. Then I’m going to try and back that up by talking about this comic in a way that properly justifies it. I’m almost certainly going to fail. I’m not the most eloquent of reviewers and I’ve never discussed or read a comic like this before. I’m not sure I will, ever again. At least until the next Menton/ Ghanbari series is commissioned.

Monocyte #4 gets a 10/10. Continue reading

May 3, 2012, 6:05 pm
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The DCnew52 has been a mixed bag of comics all of varying quality. Controversies, cancellations and second wave titles aside it is no secret that the books giving DC and their readers their best are titles from the ‘Dark’ stable, Swamp Thing and Animal Man particularly. Jeff Lemire, writer of Animal Man, has taken the mantle of DC golden boy as he moves from his inroad ‘Sweet Tooth’ at Vertigo to multiple books at DC proper. Scott Snyder is currently at the helm of both Swampy and Batman where he is currently penning the ‘Court of Owls’ saga which is being heralded as one of the best modern Bats stories ever.

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30 DAYS OF NIGHT #2 by Linsay @softlyspokenlas
November 12, 2011, 4:51 pm
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I was almost certain after reading 30 Days #1 that Steve Niles had set us up with a strong ongoing series that would only get better as the story developed. After issue #2 I am now dead certain. Continue reading

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