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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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Vampblade Season 2 #6+7

With the new space vampire hybrid threat, Katie must seek help from her sworn enemy… Zombie Tramp! But they also need the help of another unlikely ally… DollFace!!

Ah ha! I knew that the last issue had to be leading up to these next two. I mean, that’s not a big revelation or anything, but it’s good that they made the connection clear enough to catch it. That being said, we start on the “Road to Danger Doll Squad” with issues six and seven of Vampblade.

Try to keep up, as even I’m not sure I completely followed along with what happened here. Directly following the last issue, Janey aka Zombie Tramp is still searching for Katie aka Vampblade and ends up being the reason she makes it back to Earth...

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The Power of the Dark Crystal #7

After being separated by the Chamberlin who is in pursuit of the shard, Kensho and Thurma reunite under a common goal.

I may have said this in the past, whether it be this series or other related ones, but it bears repeating. Growing up with the Dark Crystal movie and other creations from the masterful mind of Jim Henson, it’s wonderful to still get content stemming from that work. The Power of the Dark Crystal is without a doubt a key example of that and we now move onto the second half of the series.

Jen continues his search for the “crystal thieves”, although he doesn’t feel that their intentions were necessarily of bad intent. I don’t normally point out individual lines, but one part here regarding the fact that Jen now sits upon a Garthim was so powerful...

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Dollface #8+9

Lila’s battle comes to an emotional end in this horrific tale of Dollface.

Oh, but that’s not all folks, tell them what else they’ve won! Catching up in between these two arcs may not have been the best idea, especially with how gut wrenching the end was for issue eight. Issue nine of Dollface may not have had that emotional punch to the face, but it wasn’t exactly a ray of sunshine either.

With Emily being taken away from the fight, much to her frustration, Ivan returns to assist Lila who is clearly struggling against the rotund witch. She comes up with a great plan to bring Orla down from the inside, and her and Ivan successfully pull it off. You’d think this is where they celebrate another victory, right? Nope, here’s where your feels get walked all over and it’s really rough...

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Zombie Tramp Vol 12 Issue #38+39

The battle begins as Xula and Janey go head to head in an epic showdown for survival and power.

What is it that they say, keep your friends close and your enemies closer? Well in this case, it appears that they are one in the same after all this time, much to the surprise of our undead lead role. I know that Janey is used to dealing with some crappy situations, but the one we see continue in issues 38 and 39 of Zombie Tramp is about the worse one yet.

If anyone was a little underwhelmed with the action in the last issue, then it’s more than made up for in these two. I have to say though, as much as I looked forward to this fight, it’s also a little sad to see Janey having to fight someone who’s the closest thing she’s had to a friend...

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