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THIS LOVE SO BRIEF

Written and Illustrated by FRED CHAO

SYNOPSIS: Comics creator Fred Chao put together a small collection of humorous short stories from his love life. Starting off as comical reflections of elementary school crushes, house party hook-ups, and first relationships, these stories delve into themes of the responsibilities that come with age, inevitable life changes, nostalgia, and home. – COMIXOLOGY

This book is a collection of 5 short stories dealing with the authors various bloopers and blunders in his love life. There are a plethora of emotions weaving in and out of these stories, from humor to cringe-worthy awkwardness to deep sadness. I personally relate to some of these stories quite a bit.

The artwork leaves a bit to be desired. It’s not my favorite art...

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Albert Einstein Time Mason #4

Script: Marcus Perry

Art and Letters: Tony Donley

SYNOPSIS: He’s got the mind, the might, and the mustache! A roguish ALBERT EINSTEIN leads a team of geniuses called THE TIME MASONS in a battle to protect the integrity of our timeline. But when a new threat puts the past, present, and future in peril, it’s up to him and a squad of epic historical figures to save the universe before the clock runs out. Get ready for an Einstein you never imagined in the greatest time-travel adventure series history has never seen.

THE STORY: In this issue, we find Einstein stuck in the wild west time period in which he runs into a few of histories biggest names and of course some hijinks ensue. In past issues, he has battled the likes of Alexander the Great and even went into the far future...

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PRINCELESS VOL. 7

Written by Jeremy Whitley

Pencils by Emily Martin

Inks by Ainhoa Aramayo

Colors and Letters by Brett Grunig

THE DEAL: Humans and elves are at war. Dragons and sphinxes populate the land. Desert kingdoms and forest villages alike are caught up in the political schemes of … wait. Princesses are literally waiting in towers for a prince to rescue them?

Not all of them. A myriad of characters explore a world of fantasy tropes – and smash ’em to bits, one by one.

THE GOOD: I love a good genre-bender! It’s clearly written for a younger audience, but the dialogue is still tight and punchy, and each character has a unique voice that gives the world life...

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ZOMBIE TRAMP VOLUME 15: Come pay your respects to “The Death of Zombie Tramp”!

ZOMBIE TRAMP VOLUME 15: THE DEATH OF ZOMBIE TRAMP
Writer(s): Dan Mendoza

Artist Name(s): Celor, Marco Maccagni
Cover Artist(s): Celor
128 pgs./ M / FC
$14.99
ZOMBIE TRAMP VOLUME 15 collects the epic “Death of Zombie Tramp” event. Janey Belle, the eponymous Zombie Tramp and literal voodoo queen, has lost control of her inner monster. Now, her friends and allies must come together to defeat her! Will they be able to save her soul, or has Janey already been lost to her inner demons? This four year anniversary storyline will leave longtime fans surprised and newcomers intrigued!

The story of ZOMBIE TRAMP is not for the feint of heart as it includes grindhouse horror with heart (and skin)...

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Helm vol.1

Helm is an Eisner-nominated comic series that takes place in a post-industrial revolution fantasy world, from Action Lab Entertainment. Volume #1 collects the first five issues of the series.

I’m not sure what I think of this book. It’s objectively good, don’t get me wrong. Just bits of it felt off to me, and I just can’t tell if it’s only me. The first two chapters take place on a train full of students going back to school, complete with agents of the government searching the train for magical bad guys. My years of reading and watching Harry Potter tells me this is an entirely normal thing to have happen, if not actually a common occurrence. (Actually, the train part may well be in some places...

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