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Porcelain: A Gothic Fairy Tale

More like Dickens than Disney, Porcelain is a wonderfully structured, hard to resist fantasy tale. The opener of Porcelain shows a group of children facing a large gate, as the oldest in the gang bera…

Cyborg 009, Chapter 000

The classic Shotaro Ishinomori manga returns revamped for a fast-paced Western audience. A young boy awakens after a hazy dream and finds he’s cuffed to a table with maniacal robots surrounding him. S…

The Dream Merchant #1

Edmondson and Novosadov create a strange, new modern mythology plumbing the depths of our dreams. There once was a boy named Winslow, who dreamed big dreams every night. In fact, he dreamed the same d…

Welcome to Your Awesome Robot

Viviane Schwarz’s Welcome to Your Awesome Robot was the first title to be published under Nobrow Press’s Flying Eye Books imprint for children. Nobrow, of course, already have a proven track record in…

Benjamin Bear in Bright Ideas!

With an Eisner Award nomination for the previous volume, Philippe Coudray’s Benjamin Bear books are a series with an established pedigree. Benjamin Bear in Bright Ideas! contains twenty-seven playfull…

Chin Music #1

Stunning artwork and a script that keeps you guessing anchor Image’s latest high-profile creative coup, in Niles and Harris’ occult investigation of Al Capone’s Chicago. There are very few comic book …

X #1

Fast-paced, straight-ahead action and a new vulnerability herald the return of Dark Horse’s mysterious, ultra-violent vigilante. Formerly the product of Dark Horse’s ill-fated but critically acclaimed…

Dockwood

McNaught has a canny knack for finding something compelling in the humdrum and the monotonous; of imbuing each tiny moment with a flowing, rhythmical splendour of its own. Jon McNaught is a creator wi…

Mind MGMT #10

The sordid history of The Futurist is revealed in this noir-esque episode of Mind MGMT. The Eraser is hot on the trail of Henry Lyme and his band of once Mind Managed misfits, and they need the help o…

Princeless Vol. 2 #1

Whitley’s all-ages, Eisner-nominated series returns for more fantastic hijinks, as Adrienne and Sparky continue their quest to save her royal sisters. If you haven’t already heard, Princeless is a pre…

Ten Grand #1

Joe’s Comics makes a welcome return with the grim tale of a faustian bargain turned on its ear. There are few people in the world who understand the art and business of storytelling better than J. Mic…

Jupiter’s Legacy #1

  Hyped for months, the creator-owned debut of Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s deconstructionist superhero drama fails to break new ground. I’ll always love superheroes. I don’t know that any of us, w…

The Private Eye #1

Even as they challenge our perceptions of identity and information, Vaughan and Martin present a bold new alternative to traditional comics. First things first: regardless of format, The Private Eye #…

Witch Doctor: Mal Practice #6

As another volume of Witch Doctor comes to a ghoulish close, Seifert and Ketner plant the seeds of future arcs in Morrow’s stalwart associates. By now, we all know Dr. Vincent Morrow’s schtick: ascerb…

The Final Plague #1

Just when you thought the zombie apocalypse had just about run its course, Action Lab’s Danger Zone imprint posits a disturbing new twist on the undead. Over the past couple of years reviewing books f…