Magdalena #1-2

After the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene, reputed to be his wife, gave birth to a daughter, Sarah.  From this child is descended the holy lineage of the Magdalena, a royal bloodline that passes great power and great honor from mother to daughter.  For over 2000 years, the Knights of Malta have trained one special woman in each generation to be the Magdalena — the official warrior protector of the Catholic Church.  Across the millennia, the Magdalenas have battled in secret, protecting humanity from the supernatural threats and evil that would tear our world apart.

I’m not a big fan of the whole Dan Brown/History Channel mythos (ancient Catholic secrets, Jesus’ kids, Knights of Whatever, etc.); I was pretty reluctant to give Magdalena a try...

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Kickstarter/Indiegogo Spotlight: CLONSTERS – an all-ages adventure comic

As a proud parent to my own growing geek, I love being able to share new things of all geeky sorts with her. As an all-ages comic, Clonsters wants to bring us a fun new world with lovable monsters for everyone to enjoy. Whether you have a little one of your own or just want to read a great new book, check out the Kickstarter to help make this happen.

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One-Eyed Jack

As Judge Dredd prepares to celebrate his 40th birthday, his publishers are preparing to fire his ultra-violent origins from the 1970s and back into readers’ hands for the first time.

The root of Britain’s biggest comics export, future policeman Judge Dredd, One-Eyed Jack was a Dirty Harry-style cop, created by writer John Wagner and artist John Cooper, who patrolled an increasingly broken society of crime, racial unrest, and economic hardship, where even the cops struggle to keep order.

“Retro” doesn’t always mean “good”.

Don’t get me wrong, One-Eyed Jack isn’t a terrible comic; it’s just sort of forgettable. It’s a Dirty Harry knockoff. Jack’s rebooting as Judge Dredd was actually a good thing.

The art is fairly competent; there’s a lot of nice angles to break thi...

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Powerpuff Girls: Power Up My Mojo

Written: Haley Mancini & Jake Goldman
Art: Derek Charm, Nicoletta Baldari & Phil Murphy
Letters: Andworld Productions
Series Edits: Sarah Gaydos
Series Assistant Edits: Chris Cerasi

The Powerpuff Girls comic includes three stories with villains The Fashionistas, Him, and my personal favorite, Mojo Jojo. The first story takes place right before a bike race, Tour de Townsville. The mayor asks the girls to lead the race, with only one problem, Blossom Bubbles and Buttercup do not know how to ride bikes. Then appears Penny Farthing, who offers the girls to help them learn to ride bikes in exchange to grant her the power to fly. But, Penny is Him in disguise, he made up this plan so the girls cannot save Townsville whilst Him goes on a rampage.

The second story is the day of the Townsville Soa...

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Zombie Tramp Vol 11 Issue #34

Xula continues her tests and obstacles to prove her worthiness to Kaiju Queen. But will she accept her final challenge?

Power is sometimes a terrible thing to seek out, especially as it is rarely ever shared. Some would go to any length to have it, even if it meant betraying those closest to them. In the thirty-fourth issue of Zombie Tramp, we continue Xula’s journey towards power and what it may cost.

Breezing past the first two challenges, Xula faces the third in a powerful demon, eventually taking him out after a brief struggle. She makes her way to the dagger, but also runs into another demon who has her questioning her worth to the Kaiju Queen. Upon returning with the blade, it is then that Xula learns the reason she recovered it was to kill Janey in order to take her power.

Janey i...

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