Monthly Archives June 2018

There’s life after death for THE UTOPIAN in new comic collection coming July 17

School’s back in session in ‘The Utopian, Vol. 2: Foundation’

The soap operatic sequel to Pj Perez’s acclaimed teen adventure series will be available in a 102-page trade paperback collection on July 17

 

When writer-artist Pj Perez posted the last page of his serialized webcomic THE UTOPIAN in October 2010, that was supposed to be the end of the story. The protagonist–a high school revolutionary named James Douglas who crusaded for social justice as “The Utopian”–died in the tale’s dramatic climax. The comics were published in four print issues and then a trade paperback, and Perez moved onto other projects.

 

And yet, on July 17, THE UTOPIAN, VOLUME 2: FOUNDATION will prove that not only was Douglas’ death not the true end of the story, but that Perez was far from finishe...

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Medieval Spawn/Witchblade #2 (Of 4)

Medieval Spawn/Witchblade #2 (Of 4)

Writer / Artist: Brian Haberlin, Brian Holguin

Cover: Brian Haberlin

Witchblade is captured and crucified…will she survive? And will Spawn be her savior?

I have never been one for Witchblade or Spawn.  They are both products of the 90s comic excess where style was over substance and even the style wasn’t very good.

So it was no surprise even though this is historical fiction, it is so in the most loosest of terms.  There is no explanations of timeframes or time jumps.  There is never explanation of places or people as well (like say Gaul or France or even Europe).  Apparently this medieval Earth is just a vague time period that is more familiar with a bad D&D session than anything really.

Also, the plot logic doesn’t make too much sense either...

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Kim Reaper’ Returns for a Spooktacular Second Series and MORE!

Press Release - Kim Reaper - Geek-o-Rama
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
PORTLAND, OR. – Your favorite gothic cutie is back for more hilarious adventures! Oni Press is excited to announce that Sarah Graley’s beloved characters are hitting shelves once more in Kim Reaper: Vampire Island, the second installment of the Kim Reaper series. It launches September 5, 2018, with an issue #1 alternate cover by the talented Katy Farina (Steven Universe).

Kim and Becka are back and dealing with the troubles of supernatural dating in Kim Reaper: Vampire Island! College relationships are tough for everyone, but they’re EXTRA hard for Kim...

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A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns

Writer:  Archie Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson

Designed by: Kate Z. Stone

Lettering:  CRANK!

Publisher:  Limerence Press

Synopsis:  While some people identify with the he/she pronoun, not everyone you meet will identify the same way. This educational booklet was created to help begin to answer the question of identifying as cisgender, non-binary, etc, while helping the reader know the proper way to address those who don’t necessarily identify as he/she.

Review: Remember those days in high school when you got to take time off from the daily drudgery of your classes and got to go to the auditorium for an informative assembly. This is the feeling I got from this comic...

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The Flash / Speed Buggy Special #1

Speed Buggy has an interesting place in Hanna-Barbera’s history. Depending on who you talk to the show was amazing and inspirational, or repetitive and derivative. It directly recycles plots from Josie and the Pussy Cats, it’s often compared to the Scooby Doo gang (or at least the Mystery Machine), and not much more than H-B trying to ride on the popularity of Speed Racer with Herbie the Love Bug. It’s just one of the many, many, vehicles to cross the small screen.

So in this version, the Speed Buggy was created by Dr. M. Blanc, one of the original founders of S.T.A.R. Labs, to allow non-metas to access the Speed Force. Flash eventually agrees to help him test the vehicle, not because he wants to help but because he wants the scientist meddling with the Speed Force alone even less...

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