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Comic Review: Bone Parish: Volume 1
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Bone Parish: Volume 1
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Jonas Scharf
Colors by Alex Guimarães
Letters by Ed Dukeshire
Cover by Lee Garbett
Boom! Studios
Release Date: May 1, 2019
Cover Price: $14.99

We all know that drugs can kill. But what if they were made from the dead? Because that is straight up what Bone Parish: Volume 1 is about from the get go.

Suppose you could live as a celebrity, experiencing the feelings they felt, all for the low, low price of your moral compass. But there are far worse things than simply robbing the dead of their bones to make drugs. In fact, those far worse things have just started to take notice.

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Comic Review: Buffy The Vampire Slayer #1
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Buffy The Vampire Slayer #1
Written by Jordie Bellaire
Art by Dan Mora
Colors by Raúl Angulo
Letters by Ed Dukeshire
Covers by Matthew Taylor, Kevin Wada, Royal Dunlap, Becca Carey, Jen Bartel, Miguel Mercado, Kaiti Infante
Boom! Studios
Release Date: January 23, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

It seems only fitting that I should make this comic my first review of 2019. I have been absent due to a new job that was far more than I could have anticipated but I wanted to make my comeback this week and start writing again. To that point, Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 is the perfect vehicle for this as it is also a reboot of epic proportions!

I haven’t written anything about Buffy Summers since 2011, so I would definitely say it is about time. So without any further jabbering on my part, let me get to it!

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Comic Review: Judas
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Judas
Paperback | Kindle
Created and written by Jeff Loveness
Art and cover by Jakub Rebelka
Letters by Colin Bell
BOOM! Studios
Release Date: September 4, 2018

I recently had the pleasure of reading the new graphic novel Judas. I was curious what sort of spin this comic would take, but was astounded when I actually did get to read it in its entirety. Thought-provoking, emotional, complicated. Those are probably the most apt words I could use to describe this release. Curious? Well then, read on, friends!

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Comic Spotlight: Charlie Brown Hardcover
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Charlie Brown Hardcover
Written by Charles M. Schulz, Jason Cooper, Jeff Dyer, Bob Scott, Justin Thompson, Vicki Scott, Shane Houghton
Art by Charles M. Schulz, Vicki Scott, Paige Braddock, Scott Jeralds, Justin Thompson, Mona Koth, Andy Hirsh, Matt Whitlock
Colors by Nina Taylor Kester, Lisa Moore, Art Roche, Donna Almendrala
Letters by Steve Wands, Alexis E. Fajardo, Donna Almendrala
Cover by Charles M. Schulz, with design by Kara Leopard
KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Release Date: April 4, 2018
Cover Price: $14.99

I can never resist anything Peanuts related, so when KaBOOM! sent out a list that included Charlie Brown Hardcover it was fated that I at least bring it to your attention.

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Comic Spotlight: Sisters Of Sorrow #1
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Sisters of Sorrow #1
Written by Kurt Sutter and Courtney Alameda
Art by Hyeonjin Kim
Colors by Jean-Paul Csuka
Letters by Jim Campbell
Cover by Jae Lee, June Chung, Andre De Freitas
BOOM! Studios
Release Date: July 19, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

Sisters of Sorrow #1 is possibly one of the most violent comics I have read in months. So obviously I loved it from start to finish, of course. You know that saying that starts with “Hell hath no fury…” and has been around longer than we can remember? Yeah, it’s not wrong and this comic is a perfect reflection of that same righteous anger.

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Comic Spotlight: Misfit City #2
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Misfit City #2
Written by Kirsten Kiwi Smith and Kurt Lustgarten
Art by Naomi Franquiz
Colors by Brittany Peer
Letters by Jim Campbell
Cover by Naomi Franquiz and Brittany Peer
Boom! Studios
Release Date: June 14, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

Remember last month when I wrote about Misfit City #1? I certainly hope you checked it out as I am back to talk to you about Misfit City #2! Whereas the first issue was all about setting the stage, this one really gets the adventure underway!

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Comic Spotlight: Victor LaValle’s Destroyer #2 (Of 6)
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Victor LaValle’s Destroyer #2 (of 6)
Written by Victor LaValle
Art by Dietrich Smith
Colors by Joana Lafuente
Letters by Jim Campbell
Cover by Micaela Dawn
BOOM! Studios
Release Date: June 21, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

I seldom like modern twists on what I would consider a classical piece of literature, even when I’m not a huge fan of the original work. There is something almost perverse about modifying something that old. However, I will be the first to admit that sometimes what I think is going to be a modification or a reboot is instead an invigorating chapter or work unto itself. Case in point, Victor LaValle’s Destroyer #2 is a spectacular sequence of events that do not in any way tarnish Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Never would I have thought this would entrance me so.

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Comic Spotlight: The Unsound #1
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The Unsound #1
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Jack T. Cole
Letters by Jom Campbell
Covers by Jack T. Cole, David Lafuente, Michael Dialynas
BOOM! Studios
Release Date: June 7, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

I’m pretty much game for anything written by Cullen Bunn, therefore it should come as no shock that The Unsound #1 would make its way onto my desk. Always creepy and a little twisted, his horror stories tend to be dependable sources of entertainment and each comic series unique.

This one finds a nurse making her way to her first day at work at a mental institution. But as she makes her way there, we see the world outside is just as dark, twisted, and suffering as anything that could be inside the hospital. That is, until we see what is inside.

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Comic Spotlight: Misfit City #1
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Misfit City #1
Written by Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Kurt Lustgarten
Art by Naomi Franquiz
Colors by Brittany Peer
Letters by Jim Campbell
Covers by Naomi Franquiz and Brittany Peer, Ester Zejn, Paulina Ganucheau, John Allison
Boom! Studios
Release Date: May 10, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

Cannon Cove, Oregon has nothing going for it except that once upon a time, long ago, a movie that was destined to become a kids’ cult classic was filmed there. You might have heard of it: The Gloomies*. You know that Gloomies never say die, right? Too bad the town never lived by that motto.

In Misfit City #1 we watch as local kids find a real adventure in their little hometown.

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Comic Spotlight: Godshaper #1
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Godshaper #1
Written by Simon Spurrier
Art by Jonas Goonface
Letters by Colin Bell
Covers by Jonas Goonface, Sonny Liew
BOOM! Studios
Release Date: April 12, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

Imagine a dimension where in 1958 the whole world goes wonky and suddenly there is no electricity, no technology. But as a trade off, mankind is presented with divinity. Not for themselves, per se, but suddenly every human has a god that helps them in a variety of ways with a variety of abilities. Everyone gains a powerful companion. Well, almost everyone, as we see in Godshaper #1.

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