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Comic Review: The Mummy: Volume 1: Palimpsest TPB
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The Mummy: Volume 1: Palimpsest TPB
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Ronilson Freire
Colors by Ming Sen & Dijjo Lima
Letters by Simon Bowland
Titan Comics
Release Date: June 28, 2017
Cover Price: $19.99

Cycles. Everything in existence seems to be cyclical. Take this comic for instance. The Mummy: Volume 1: Palimpsest is a rebirth of the mummy movie franchise that Hammer Films brought to the silver screen in 1959. These were, to some extent, a rebirth themselves from the old black and white films decades earlier. But what Hammer Films did was modernize the characters and connect to a whole new generation of fans.

So, in the spirit of it all, Titan Comics has partnered with Hammer to create this all new adventure. Originally a five issue mini-series, this trade paperback combines all of Ronilson Freire‘s sequential art with a whole lot more in the way of galleries, history, and commentary. With each resurrection of our iconic main character, we see some subtle (and not so subtle) differences that reflect the times in which we live. This concept is explored by Peter Milligan in the comic script in such a way as to make as obvious point of different life is today than what it once was.

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Comic Spotlight: Anno Dracula: 1895: Seven Days In Mayhem #1
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Anno Dracula: 1895: Seven Days In Mayhem #1
Written by Kim Newman
Art by Paul McCaffrey
Colors by Kevin Enhart
Letters by Simon Bowland
Cover A: Paul McCaffrey
Cover B: Tom Mandrake
Cover C: Brian Williamson
Cover D: Jeff Zornow
Cover E: Mike Collins
Cover F: Ben Oliver (Forbidden Planet/Jetpack Comics Variant)
Cover G: Ben Oliver (“Phoenix Event Exclusive” Variant)
Titan Comics
Release Date: March 22, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

I loved the original 1992 Anno Dracula novel by British writer Kim Newman. Let’s just get that out of the way, okay? So it stands to reason that I would jump at the chance to review the new comic book Anno Dracula: 1895: Seven Days In Mayhem #1, right? Well, you would correct. And for a fan like me, the comic was pretty much what I would want and expect. But for the first-time reader, not so much.

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Comic Spotlight: Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #1
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Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #1
Written by Anthony Del Col
Art by Werther Dell’Edera
Colors by Stefano Simeon
Letters by Simon Bowland
Covers by Fay Dalton, Emma Vieceli, Robert Hack
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: March 8, 2017
Paperback | Digital

Is it just me or is everything taking a turn for the darker side lately? Well, I can tell you that Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #1 is certainly following that trend. This is nothing at all like the books I grew up reading in the seventies. As a matter of fact, it feels like it would make a rather successful television show on the CW.

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Comic Spotlight: Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007: Black Box #1
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Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007: Black Box #1
Written by Benjamin Percy
Art by Rapha Lobosco
Colors by Chris O’Halloran
Letters by Simon Bowland
Covers by John Cassaday, Dominic Reardon, John Masters, Goni Montes, Moritat
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: March 1, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

Bond. James Bond. Iconic and straightforward, just like the man himself. As a matter of fact, this might be both his greatest strength and most crippling weakness. In the newest tale from Dynamite Entertainment, Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007: Black Box #1, this is explored and exploited in equal amounts.

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Comic Spotlight: Penny Dreadful Volume 1 TPB
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Penny Dreadful Volume 1 TPB
Written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns & Chris King
Art by Louie De Martinis
Letters by Simon Bowland
Titan Comics
Release Date: March 1, 2017
Cover Price: $14.99 (Digital)

Last year, I reviewed a new comic that was the beginning of a prequel story to the Penny Dreadful Showtime series. I also mentioned that I had yet to see any of the series, but that initial issue piqued my interest. Well, here we are several months later and I have binge-watched the entire TV series. Suffice to say, I loved it and was extremely happy to see Penny Dreadful Volume 1 TPB in my inbox last week.

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Comic Review: Kingsway West #1
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Kingsway West #1
Written by Greg Pak
Art by Mirko Colak
Colors by Wil Quintana
Letters by Simon Bowland
Cover by Mirko Colak and Wil Quintana
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: August 24, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

I’m a long time fan of westerns. I grew up watching The Lone Ranger, Rawhide, Gunsmoke, and the like. The concept of man living so close to nature and constantly at odds with both his environment and other humans appealed to me for some reason. Later, my attention turned to fantasy novels and role-playing games but the love of a good story set in the Old West was always there. So when someone comes along and mixes the two, I’m always down for a good a read. Kingsway West #1 is most definitely trying its best to find a place in my heart.

Read on and I’ll tell you why!

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Comic Review: Penny Dreadful #1
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Penny Dreadful #1
Story by Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Andrew Hinderaker, and Chris King
Written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Art by Louie De Martinis
Letters by Simon Bowland
Cover A: Guillem March
Cover B: Ben Templesmith
Cover C: Louie De Martinis
Cover D: ​Photo cover by ​Martin Stiff
Cover E: ​Photo cover ​by Cat Connery
Titan Comics
Release Date: May 11, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

I’ve never seen the Showtime series of the same name, but if it’s anything like Penny Dreadful #1 then I’m going to have to track the first episodes down and subscribe to it immediately. Truth be told, I never knew it had anything to do with the gothic novels of yesteryear; that alone is enough to get me interested. Additionally, after having read this wicked little piece of sequential art, I am fully prepared to indulge myself with this franchise. Why, you ask? Keep reading and I’ll tell you.

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Dynamite Comic Releases For December 30, 2015
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Below you’ll find the solicitations information and cover artwork for all of Dynamite comic book titles that were released on December 30, 2015. I’m really enjoying the Vampirella storyline with Aliens, or is it the Aliens storyline with Vampirella. Whichever, it’s been fun. I also got my first taste of Warren Ellis writing James Bond. Well done, sir. Well done, indeed.

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Comic Review: Alice Cooper, Volume 1: Welcome To My Nightmare
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Alice Cooper, Volume 1: Welcome To My Nightmare

Alice Cooper, Volume 1: Welcome To My Nightmare
Written by Joe Harris and Brandon Jerwa (issue 6)
Art by Eman Casallos and Nacho Tenorio (issue 6)
Colors by Aikau Oliva
Inks by Sergio Mora (issue 6)
Letters by Simon Bowland
Covers by David Mack
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: August 19, 2015
Cover Price: $24.99

Metal heads rejoice! Alice Cooper Volume 1: Welcome To My Nightmare is now available as a graphic novel! Collecting the first six issues of the series, this comic is everything you would expect from Alice Cooper. From the over-the-top ideas to the humorous and the horrific, you won’t be disappointed. It looks like the stage presentation was adapted for sequential art, and then embellished a tad.

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Comic Review: Red Sonja / Conan #1
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Red Sonja/Conan #1

Red Sonja/Conan #1
Written by Victor Gischler
Art by Roberto Castro
Colors by Alex Guimaraes
Letters by Simon Bowland
Covers by Alex Ross, Ed Benes and Dinei Ribeiro, Roberto Castro and Dinei Ribeiro
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: August 5, 2015
Cover Price: $3.99

I love all things Conan. This is an indisputable fact, my friends will testify to it. That is, until this particular comic was delivered to me. I thoroughly enjoyed the Dark Horse led Conan/Red Sonja miniseries that preceded this Dynamite attempt. But Red Sonja/Conan #1 seemed…unnatural, for lack of a better word. Or maybe I’m critiquing it overmuch.

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