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Skyward

The new creator-owned series from creator/artist Jeremy Dale
follows the thrilling tale of Quinn, left orphaned by an invasion of his
homeland.  Quinn and the other lost
villagers of his homeland will now run headfirst into a conflict and world that
is much bigger and fantastic than they could possibly ever imagine.  Prepare for a world of fantasy, danger,
adventure and excitement.
With everything I’ve already checked out from Action Lab, it’s
no wonder my next adventure would truly be just that – an adventure.  I’ve always had a soft spot for fantasy
settings that hark back to my early Final Fantasy days.  The story we join within the world of Skyward
is yet another hash mark in that collection.
Although at first it might seem like you’ve found yourself in
another run of ...
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Legends of Oz : The Scarecrow

The first in the collection of planned character studies and
standalone vignettes, The Legends of Oz: The Scarecrow is a two issue
miniseries devoted to everyone’s favorite mysterious sidekick. Join Big Dog Ink
and writer Pat Shand as we delve deeper into the origins of the quirky
Scarecrow who’s out to prove that just because she’s a mysterious puppet
created by evil magic, it doesn’t mean she can’t be pure good!
It’s not Kansas anymore, although it certainly feels more like
it than the classic Oz did.  Regardless
of where it really takes place, this Legend of Oz: Scarecrow mini still has the
same wonderful mystique of the story we all know so well.  If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading
any of BDI’s twist on Oz, this is a great place to start.
With writer Pa...
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Heart

Heart is a children’s story about fitting in.  It is about learning the values of love and
acceptance, not just from others but within yourself.
Pay no attention to the fact that Heart is a children’s
story.  Maybe it was originally created
with the younger crowd in mind, that can’t be denied.  Even so, whether you’re 5 or 45, this is an
endearing little book for everyone.
This cute book touches on many points that we all deal
with.  Friendship, being different, love
and standing up for yourself are all found inside.  Needless to say, it’s a rollercoaster of
emotion, but it’s a fun ride.  I’ll spoil
it a little and say that it has a happy ending, but would you really expect
less from a book primarily for kids?
The artwork you’ll find within is simply adorable and ...
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Screwed #1

Screwed follows a young woman who awakens in a hospital covered
in scars as if she had been taken apart and put back together again; her mind
as fragmented as her body. As she tries to piece together what’s happened to
her, she will find many enemies are after her but she’ll also find a valuable
ally in FBI Agent Erin Scott.
The entourage of monsters in Zenescope’s arsenal is already
impressive enough, but lucky for us, it’s still growing.  This time we get to see the classic nuts and
bolts tale of Frankenstein’s monster get a totally new incarnation in
Screwed.  Thanks to the creative minds of
Tyler Kirkham and Keith Thomas, this feature creature is nothing like you’ve seen before.
Over the years we’ve seen plenty retellings of our favorite
Hollywood monsters, but t...
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Nightmare World Vol 1.

Psychological horror in the vein of The Twilight Zone and Tales
from the Crypt! In this first “Definitive” Collection of stories from
the acclaimed online comic series, we delve into a world of ghostly lovers,
demonic abductors, vengeful victims, and sexy Cthulhu priestesses as these
loosely connected stories weave an epic tale of a world not unlike our own where
nothing is what it seems. Welcome to Nightmare World!
Welcome indeed.  This
fantastic collection of horror stories easily has Nightmare World sitting high
up on my list of recent reads.  My one
regret is that it took so long to know about this webcomic, but I shall soon
remedy the late start.  Probably right
after this review actually, I am that anxious to continue.
The writing we get from Manning squeezed into 8 pages p...
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