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Princeless Vol. 2 Issue #1

The princess who ran away is back along with her new friend, Bedelia the girl blacksmith and her loyal guardian dragon Sparky. Now that Adrienne has escaped, she has her eyes set on freeing her sisters. First up is the most beautiful girl in all the kingdom, Angelica.

However, things will not be easy for our heroines as the King believes Adrienne is dead and has put a bounty on her killer: Adrienne.

The Good
Everything that got me to love Princeless in the first collection is just as prevalent in the first issue of volume 2.  We even get some additional characters to start things off with even more bang. The adventures of our main characters are really starting to kick in, and we continue to get great writing and art to take us along on the journey.

The Bad
The change in artwork caught m...

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Sanctuary #3

One of the island’s human researchers gets into trouble with his bosses as the tigers press their own investigation of the death of the panda.

Plus, talking gorillas and, well, a big shock at the end.

The Good
Entering the third installment of Sanctuary, you never know what you’re bound to see, but that’s half the fun.  The story continues to be solid straight to the end, dropping the reader right off the big cliffhanger.  The art is still very well done and I’m actually quite ok with it being B&W at this point.

The Bad
To be honest, I really couldn’t pick out anything in this issue to speak negatively about.

The Summary
The dark just keeps getting darker, and my interest in the series just keeps getting greater...

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Princeless Vol. 1

Collecting the first volume of the sprawling fantasy adventure series by Jeremy Whitley and M. Goodwin. Join Princess Adrienne, her guardian dragon Sparky and a rough and tough sidekick named Bedelia, as they begin their own quest for adventure designed specifically for those who are tired of waiting to be rescued, and who are ready to save themselves.>

The Good
It’s always such a pleasure to read books that are as well done as Princeless, and I’m glad I had this chance. The writing is excellent throughout every issue, strongly backed by the equally good artwork.  I really appreciated the humor prevalent throughout the story.  All this combined with wonderful characters that you connect with instantly equal a fantastic book.

The Bad
Really, the only bad thing is that I didn’t read t...

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Sanctuary #2

The second issue of Stephen Coughlin’s new digital comic book series Sanctuary drives us deeper into mysteries and questions. The death of one of the research stations inhabitants opens up an investigation from both the human and animal inhabitants of the island.

The Good
It’s always great to see a follow up issue explode off the page, and Sanctuary 2 does just that. The story definitely took a turn I was not at all ready for, but that drastic twist is quite interesting. Character development was strong as well, giving us a lot more interaction with the animals.

The Bad
The one little thing I didn’t care for so much was the small romantic piece with some of the human characters, mostly as I thought it detracted from the main focus on the animals.

The Summary
The book opened up exactly...

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Fairy Tale Knights #1

The world we know only in fairy tales may not be as fictional as we thought.  This world is now in peril, as a mysterious force threatens to destroy all they know.  A warrior is called to find out why inhabitants there are dying, and who is behind it all.

The Good
The prelude really caught my interest, and the first full issue did not disappoint either.  The initial story within Fairy Tale Knights 1 starts off strong, and has a lot of potential for those that follow. I’m still enjoying the style of art that was introduced in the teaser and continue to think it works quite well.

The Bad
I did find myself having some trouble in a certain section absent of words, feeling a little lost as to what exactly was going on...

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