Daily Archives September 12, 2017

Alexander Hamilton

A graphic novel biography of the American legend who inspired the hit Broadway musical Hamilton.

Alexander Hamilton was one of the most influential figures in United States history–he fought in the Revolutionary War, helped develop the Constitution, and as the first Secretary of the Treasury established landmark economic policy that we still use today. Cut down by a bullet from political rival Aaron Burr, Hamilton has since been immortalized alongside other Founding Fathers such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson–his likeness even appears on the ten-dollar bill...

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The Magdalena: Reformation TPB

Writer: Tini Howard & Ryan Cady
Artist: Christian DiBari
Colorist: Mike Spicer
Publisher: Top Cow/Image

For centuries, the Spear of Destiny that pierced Christ’s side on the cross has been passed down to the women who possess the blood of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. Recognized by the church as the Magdelena, these women protect the secular world from demons, but in recent years, fading faith in the church has given the armies of Hell an advantage. After being wounded in battle, Patience, the current and longest serving Magdalena finds herself unable to wield the Spear of Destiny and must seek out a successor.

That successor is Maya Dos Santos in Anaheim, California, where it just so happens a sorcerer by the name of Weyer Blackwood is summing Princes of Hell to wreak havoc on the c...

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Faith and the Future Force #2

Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Barry Kitson,  Diego Bernard & Juan Castro
Colors: Ulises Arreola
Publisher: Valiant Comics

Neela Sethi and her dinosaur woman companion Ank have recruited the superhero Faith and her allies the Renegades to stop a robot that is destroying time and the very fabric of reality after Faith failed to stop it by herself in a previous timeline.

I thought the first issue had potential but was marred by a strange structure that repeated scenes twice and seemed to take time away from introducing the other members of the titular “future force”. As it turns out, the second issue doesn’t bother to introduce the rest of the future force either. Not even something as simple as their names or what powers they have...

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