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Eugenic #1

From the GLAAD Award-nominated team James Tynion IV (Dark Nights: The Casting, Detective Comics) and Eryk Donovan (Constantine: The Hellblazer) comes a new vision of humanity’s future in the vein of Black Mirror. When a plague ravages the world, one scientist discovers the cure and becomes the savior of mankind. Hope is restored, and the world rebuilds. But then people who took the cure begin having children who are… unnatural, and the definition of “normal” is forever altered.

There are times when I finish the first issue of a book and am in such awe that I don’t even know where to begin. Although I hesitate to get overly excited at the start of a new title, sometimes you just have to go with it...

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Grumpy Cat/Garfield #1+2

Writer: Mark Evanier
Art: Steve Uy

It’s the inevitable meeting of the sourpusses! Garfield, the reigning cynical cat of newspapers and TV crosses paths with Grumpy Cat, the internet sensation whose scowl endeared herself to the world. Who’s the most sarcastic? Well, he likes lasagna and not much else…and she doesn’t even like lasagna. Can these two inhabit the same comic book mini-series, let alone the same planet? You’ll find out in a trio of issues written by Mark Evanier and illustrated by Steve Uy. We’d say it’s the cat’s meow but neither of these cats meows.

I’m sorry but it was hard to get into these books.  I am suffering a bit from fatigue of licensed properties moving into comics...

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Over the Garden Wall 2017 Special #1

Wirt and Greg try to take a shortcut in the Unknown with some unexpected consequences.

Wait, isn’t that basically what happens all the time in these books? This is one of those titles that while I haven’t read a whole lot of, has been generally so so for me. Now, that’s not to say that there isn’t an audience out there for it, especially given that they’re still releasing content. Once again, I went into this wacky title hoping for something good in the Over the Garden Wall 2017 Special.

I’ve probably overused the term nonsensical when relating to this series by now, but I feel like it’s the best way to describe it. All three stories for this new special are based in the same world and the silly travels of the brothers Wirt and Greg...

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Lazaretto #1

Writer: Clay McLeod Chapman
Artist: Jey Levang
Publisher: Boom! Studios

Starting college for the first time is tough for Charlie and Tamara, two shy kids who don’t know what to do with their newfound freedom and all the strange people around them. Things are made worse when they find their school has been infected by a horrific virus and they’re now trapped in the quarantine zone.

If that synopsis feels like it has a very sudden tonal shift, that’s because Lazaretto has a very sudden tonal shift, and how you feel about that will probably be central to what you think of the comic. About half of it is a charming, light-hearted story about two kids trying to find their place in a new environment, and then it takes a very sudden and very dark dive into grotesque horror.

To the credit ...

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Clueless: Senior Year

Written: Amber Benson & Sarah Kuhn
Illustrated: Siobhan Keenan
Colored: Shan Murphy
Lettered: Jim Campbell
Cover: Natacha Bustos
Publisher: BOOM! Studios

We are introduced back into the high school years of Cher, Dionne, and Tai. Ms. Geist has tasked their class with deciding who or what they want to be by the end of their senior year, what do they plan on doing with their lives once high school is over. Cher struggles with who she is and what she wants to be; she tries to be what she feels her boyfriend Josh would want. With her identity crisis in full swing, she ends up alienating Josh and her best friends...

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