Book Reviews

“As ever, the way news spread through town caught Merrit off guard, as if it traveled through the breezes that brushed over drystone walls and wended their way toward Lisfenora, gathering strength to blow the latest gossip into everyone’s minds at the same time.” What could be better reading in...
With The New Voices of Fantasy, Jacob Weisman and Peter S. Beagle have composed one of the strongest fantasy anthologies I have read in a long time, brimming with extraordinary tales that range from thought-provoking to spine-tingling.
What I desperately craved reading this novel was grit. I wanted to be lost completely in this world and feel for these characters, but their lack of complexity and individual voice prevented a stronger connection.
nce again Stephen Graham Jones takes the heart-ache and loss within a broken family, places the telling in the context of the supernatural, and reveals truth.
The writing is crisp and the stories move, mostly at a city pace, but what stood out most for me was the various array of intriguing protagonists. Like the vegetables in his title story, Ferris’s characters are all “bright and doomed”.
Here we have a sax playing Bluesman trapped by forces outside of his control. He is most likely doomed by his destiny to a sad end. The suspense and complexity of his situation is clear and we are able to feel his fear and confusion to a great degree.
Focusing on the classic lineup of Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Taylor and Eddie Clarke and reading the transcripts of beer-laden late night conversations with your best mates, it’s like having a seat at the bar and hearing Lemmy and the others tell and retell all the old stories.
Within these pages lies the sacred space where Taoism and The Big Lebowski intersect to create something both funny and profound. By not taking life too seriously, wisdom emerges.
This TPB should not be missed. Where Volume One was clever and innovative, this continuation is astounding. This is a work to be savored. Every panel, every page, and every line is crafted with precision.
Abandon Me by Melissa Febos Bloomsbury Publishing February 28, 2017 (320 pages) I had been under the impression that good memoirs could only be written by those people who have had lived extraordinary lives. Whip Smart, the story of a college age dominatrix certainly fit into that preconceived notion. This new memoir, however,...

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Title: Shirtless Bear-Fighter! #5 Publisher: Image Words: Jody Leheup & Sebastian Girner Art: Nil Vendrell Colors: Mike Spicer Letters: Dave Lanphear Publication Date: October 18, 2017 Publisher’s Summary: MINI-SERIES FINALE...

Fall Season Scorecard (So Far)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but we all look forward to the Fall Television releases; what's new, what's coming back, what we can't believe was renewed for a fifth season...television, come Fall, is in its prime. Here's Dave's Fall Season Scorecard that ranks the shows we're watching from best to worst. Agree, or disagree? Let us know. Enjoy!

Comic Book Review: Batman #33

Title: Batman (2016-) #33 Publisher: DC Words: Tom King Art: Joelle Jones Colors: Jordie Bellaire Letters: Clayton Cowles Publication Date: October 18, 2017 Publisher’s Summary: Following his marriage proposal to Catwoman,...
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Comic Book Review: Maestros #1

Title: Maestros #1 Publisher: Image Words: Steve Skroce Art: Steve Skroce Colors: Dan Stewart Letters: Fonografiks Publication Date: October 18, 2017 Publisher’s Summary: “The Maestro and his entire royal family have...
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Comic Book Review: Batman: The Drowned (2017-) #1

Title: Batman: The Drowned (2017-) #1 Publisher: DC Words: Dan Abnett Art: Philip Tan & Tyler Kirkham Colors: Dean White & Arif Prianto Letters:...