Being part of Anderson’s journey through a series of related one-shots was enchanting. Space adventures, the Devil himself, and a mutant gorilla are just some of the things that Shamballa has to offer. And none of them disappoint.
Review: Sentient by Jeff Lemire and Gabriel Walta
Summary: From Eisner Award-winners Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer) and Gabriel Walta (The Vision)…WELCOME TO THE U.S.S. MONTGOMERY. When a separatist attack kills every adult on board a colony ship in deep space, it is up to VALARIE, the on-board A.I., to help the ship’s children survive. But as they are pursued by dangerous forces, can […]
Review: Shadow Service Vol. 1 & 2 by Cavan Scott
Shadow Service Vol. 1 & 2 is by Cavan Scott, Corin Howell (Illustrator), Trionna Farrell (Color Artist).
Shadow Service completely surprised me, I knew I was going to enjoy it but I went in mostly blind and was very surprised by where this series went! It starts out following a witch who is a PI and very quickly terrifying creatures start to appear.
Review: Campaigns & Companions: The Complete Role-Playing Guide for Pets by Andi Ewington and Rhianna Pratchett
I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’ve been a big supporter of this book since the start of the year. Something about it drew my attention and I’ve been awaiting my copy ever since. I actually read this the moment it appeared through my letterbox, and then it got passed around the family to much laughter.
Review: Uzumaki by Junji Ito
Uzumaki is deserving of its accolades… With incredible artwork, genuinely frightening moments and scenes and events that will stick with me forever (and I know for a fact it will inspire my own writing), I urge all fans of horror or dark manga to give this a go.
Review: Blacksad: The Collected Stories by Juan Díaz Canales
I love me a good detective story, and I love me some good comics, so my excitement was off the charts when I discovered Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guardino’s Blacksad comic series. Now, a quick disclaimer: I was a big fan of anthropomorphism—the personification of animals. Past childhood franchises (Winnie the Pooh, Hamtaro, Micky Mouse, Looney Tunes and the like) were great, but Brian Jacques’ Redwall book series was my jam. Seriously, I loved them and read all twenty-two(!!!) books. In adulthood though, I’ve never actively sought out the stuff. But, Blacksad has convinced me that when done well—instead of being an easily overplayed gimmick—it can be a powerful allegory for the real world, past and present. It can also be aimed at and work well for adults.