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Comic Spotlight: KISS: The Demon #1
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KISS: The Demon #1
Written by Amy Chu & Erik Burnham
Art by Eman Casallos
Colors by Omi Remalante
Letters by Troy Peteri
Covers by Kyle Strahm & Greg Smallwood, Tom Mandrake & Mohan, Michael Adams, Ken Haeser
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: January 25, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

I think we can all remember our first concert/show, right? If you are an audiophile then I have no doubt you do. Well, KISS: The Demon #1 reminds me of my first show since the headliner was the aforementioned band KISS. Not only were they my first band to see live but, later on, they were the first group I ever went and saw without an adult.

So, to say they hold a special place in my heart is to understate things in an enormous way. The point is, I share that same feeling with the main character of this story, which is a prequel to the ongoing comic.

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Comic Review: KISS #1
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KISS #1
Written by Amy Chu
Art by Kewber Baal
Colors by Schimerys Baal
Letters by Troy Peteri
Covers by Goni Montes, Francesco Francavilla, Kewber Baal & Schimerys Baal, Shouri, Fernando Ruiz
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: October 19, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

Would you look at this, I’m getting to review a Kiss comic. Usually Empress Eve is the one who gets the pleasure of reviewing Kiss items, but as luck would have it, she’s extraordinarily busy right now and I didn’t hesitate to jump on it! So here is Dynamite Entertainment’s KISS #1!

The setup is this: The world reached a point where civilization was in jeopardy and war threatened to exterminate mankind, once and for all. The Great War, as it is now referred to 468 years later, forced a large group of people underground. They pieced together a new society, saving what they could from the surface in an attempt to preserve at least some of their history. For almost five centuries, these survivors have lived in the subterranean city of Blackwell in peace and solitude. But nothing lasts forever.

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Comic Review: Witchblade #185 (Series Finale)
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Witchblade #185
Chapter One:
Written by Ron Marz
Art by Abhishek Malsuni
Inked by Zsolt H. Garisa
Colors by Neeraj Menon, Nanjan Jamberi
Letters by Troy Peteri

Chapter Two:
Written by Matt Hawkins
Art by Michael Turner, Stjepan Sejic, Linda Sejic, Isaac Goodhart, Phillip Sevy, Nelson Blake II, Randy Green
Inked by D-Tron
Colors by J.D. Smith & Bill Farmer
Letters by Troy Peteri

Cover A by Michael Turner & Brian Haberlin
Cover B by Keu Cha, D-Tron, & Steve Firchow
Covers C & D by Stjepan Sejic
Top Cow Productions, Inc.
Release Date: November 25, 2015
Cover Price: $5.99

NOOOOOOOOO!!!! That was my first reaction upon hearing the news that one of my longest-running addictions was coming to an end. And during its twentieth anniversary year, no less. What horrible thing did I do to earn such a cruel punishment?! How can Witchblade #185 be the end?

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Comic Review: Sons of the Devil #3
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Sons Of The Devil #3

Sons of the Devil #3
Written by Brian Buccellato
Art by Toni Infante
Letters by Troy Peteri
Cover art by Tony Infanti, Rod Reis, Bill Sienkiewicz & Steve Buccellato
Image Comics
Release Date: July 22, 2015
Cover Price: $2.99

Sons of the Devil #3 is the third chapter in this unique mystery/thriller from Image Comics. Actually, they don’t really have anything to do with it, all the goodness comes from the minds of the creators!

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Comic Review: Athena IX #1
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Athena IX #1 review

Athena IX #1
Written by Ryan Cady
Art by Phillip Sevy
Colors by Jeremy Colwell
Letters by Troy Peteri
Covers by Phillip Sevy & Jeremy Colwell, Atilio Rojo
Top Cow | Image Comics
Release Date: July 1, 2015
Cover Price: $3.99

The days of Aphrodite IX are a distant memory. Seven centuries have come and gone since the success of the Aphrodite Protocol, the primary goal of which was to save mankind. But that world is gone, replaced by a seemingly more violent and harsh reality. From their deep slumber arose Nine who would rule this planet, each in its own way. This is a story of but one of those fated to be a god amongst men. This tale is known as Athena IX #1.

The time of the Ascension is here; few would recognize that term, however. For the most part, it seems that people living are unaware of anything other than oppression. Of course, Athena herself calls it order. Located in the far north of the Old World, the less than hospitable region has been transformed into an industrial city-state where every citizen is given a task, a purpose. Every single person is a cog in the proverbial wheel that keeps their world contained and self sufficient.

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Comic Review: Justice, Inc.: The Avenger #1
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Justice, Inc.: The Avenger #1
Justice, Inc.: The Avenger #1

Written by Mark Waid
Art by Ronilson Freire
Colored by Marco Lesko
Letters by Troy Peteri
Cover art by Alex Ross, Walter Simonson, Francesco Francavilla, and Marc Laming
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: June 3, 2015
Cover Price: $3.99

Justice, Inc.: The Avenger #1 is the latest in a long string of hits from Dynamite Entertainment adapting classic pulp heroes. These books are some of the most under appreciated books on the stands today. Seriously, you need to be checking these books out, and let me tell you why…

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Exclusive: Top Cow’s ‘The Tithe’ To Become Ongoing Series
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The Tithe exclusive

Last month, I reviewed a comic that really hit home with me personally. You might remember it, it’s called The Tithe from Top Cow. (Here’s my review to refresh your memory.) Well, today I got to check out the second issue a couple of weeks early and it was just as phenomenal as the first.

Which brings me to the point at hand: We’ve been given the exclusive news to let the world know that this miniseries, The Tithe, is a mini no longer. Thanks to overwhelming interest and support, the publisher has given the go-ahead for the title to become an ongoing series. That means we are going to get more than just a single story that explores the hacker group Samaritan (I still think that would be a great title) and hopefully we will see a lot more from FBI Agents Campbell and Howard.

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Comic Review: Cyber Force, Vol. 2: Rebirth
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Cyber Force, Vol. 2: Rebirth
Written by Marc Silvestri
Illustrated by Marco Turini
Colored by Arif Prianto, Andy Troy, and Stjepan Sejic
Lettered by Troy Peteri
Cover by Marc Silvestri and Sunny Gho
Top Cow Productions, Inc.
Release Date: April 15, 2015
Cover Price: $19.99

The future is inevitable. In Cyber Force, Vol. 2: Rebirth written by Marc Silvestri, with illustrations by Marco Turini and colors from Arif Prianto and Andy Troy, the cybernetically enhanced heroes would like to save the world from a horrible rumored future, but they’ll need to save themselves first.

Cyber Force, Vol. 2 picks up right where the first volume left off, as the heroes try to escape CDI (CyberData Industries) after a violent confrontation with CDI’s chairman. Just as one threat is extinguished, a new CDI created menace with a personal vendetta against Ripclaw emerges. As the team tries to elude their new, deadly foe — while doing their best to keep one of their own alive — the new chairwoman of CDI begins her nefarious plans for the creation of a new earth.

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Comic Review: The Tithe #1
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The Tithe #1 review
The Tithe #1
Co-Created and Written by Matt Hawkins
Co-Created and Art by Rahsan Ekedal
Colors by Bill Farmer
Letters by Troy Peteri
Covers by Rahsan Ekedal, Betsy Gonia
Image Comics
Release Date: April 15, 2015
Cover Price: $3.99

It’s interesting the way life seems to create coincidences. Take this comic book, The Tithe #1, for instance. I was just yesterday speaking with friends regarding the way some televangelists seem hellbent on bilking their viewers for every cent they have. Not to say ALL of them are like this, but there have been a notable few that have been caught and (somewhat) prosecuted for their crimes. Well, this comic spins in a slightly different direction.

Prefacing with an ironic quote from Jim Bakker, our story begins in a church on a typical Sunday in California. What seems like just another mega-church singing and giving praise quickly turns into a crime scene, albeit with few people noticing immediately. For you see, a covert group actually perpetrated an almost perfect robbery.

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Comic Review: Postal #2
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Postal #2 review
Postal #2
Written by Bryan Hill and Matt Hawkins
Illustrated by Isaac Goodhart
Colored by Betsy Gonia
Lettered by Troy Peteri
Covers by Linda Sejic, Isaac Goodhart, and Betsy Gonia
Top Cow Productions, Inc.
Release Date: March 11, 2015
Cover Price: $3.99

In Eden, a town populated by former criminals looking for a second chance at life, events tend to unfold quickly and the past seems to literally be coming back to haunt the leaders of the community. Written by Bryan Hill and Matt Hawkins, with art from Isaac Goodhart and colors from Betsy Gonia, Postal #2 amps up the drama and sheds a monumental light on the history of Eden.

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