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Faith (2016 Ongoing) #11+12

Faith no more!One by one, Faith has outsmarted and defeated every member of her brand-new rogues gallery. But when all four of Los Angeles’ most sinister minds attack their sworn enemy at once, their combined power may prove to be too powerful to handle! But will evil finally triumph over the high-flying psiot…or collapse under its own collective weight? The most pivotal moment in Faith’s solo career starts here with a rumble that won’t just seal the fate of Los Angeles, but the entire nation!

For every superhero, no matter how powerful, they’re going to have one challenge they struggle through. It’s often a defining moment, something overwhelming they hopefully come out on top of...

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Uncle Scrooge Vol. 7: Tyrant of the Tides

An eight story collection of the adventures of Uncle Scrooge, co-starring Donald, Huey, Dewey, and Louie. In the cover comic “Tyrant of the Tides”, Professor Von Drake has lost his mind and plans for the underwater search for the Nautilus, the real submarine. Uncle Scrooge wants to capitalize on the first underwater city, but with the loss of the plans and a warning note, Scrooge’s colleagues thinks it is a bad idea to move forward. Not Scrooge McDuck! Ever the planner that is always two steps ahead, he has already have a backup plan and moves forward with the mission. But as he, Donald, Huey, Dewey, Louie and the crazy professor set sail, the warning note may prove to be more than a warning.

My favorite of the set is “The Substitute Santa of Starthbungo”, a story from Scrooge’s pas...

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Grimm Tales of Terror Vol 3 #5

Story: Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Dave Franchini, Pat Shand, & Dan Wickline
Writer: Dan Wickline
Artist: Massimiliano Veltri
Colours: Fran Gamboa with JC Ruiz

As a group of Hollywood hopefuls films what they hope to be deal-maker film, things take a sudden turn for the worse, leading to a gripping tale that shows what can happen when an novice film team attempts to push the envelope and things go terribly wrong.

In the traditional style of many “tales of horror/terror” series, this story draws its inspiration from ubran legend. Initially, I didn’t think I was going to like the book, but after a few pages, it grew on me a little bit. Coming into the series on the fifth issue won’t prove to be a problem to a reader, as the tale works well enough as a standalone story...

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Modern Testament: Anthology of the Ethereal Vol 4

Various religious stories told in a most unique way!

I know that’s not much of a publisher summary, that’s the best I could find on their Comixology. That’s not really what the highlight of this or any review is though, right? At least I hope not, so let’s get to it with Modern Testament: Anthology of the Ethereal with the fourth and final volume.

This last part of the anthology features another three religious themed stories. The first, split into two parts for some reason, focuses on the Devil making a deal with a lowlife wife abuser and how people blame him for their wrongdoings. The second then shifts to God, where a scientist learns a lesson about faith after he plans to explain the secret to everything in the universe...

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Courtney Crumrin Ongoing #1

Writer/Artist: Ted Naifeh
Publisher: Oni Press

When Holly Hart moves to a new town and a new school, she knows what to expect from the kids there, the usual bullying and being labelled as an outsider, but what she doesn’t expect is to befriend Courtney Crumrin, the local witch. Courtney shows Holly how to learn magic, but she begins to worry that Holly might start to abuse her new-found magical powers.

Ted Naifeh’s dark world of magic and monsters is immediately enticing, and leaves readers hungry to learn more about the type of creatures and people that inhabit it. The writing and art both create an interesting and unique aesthetic that’s a blending of classic gothic horror and modern Halloween-type witches and goblins and werewolves.

The story moves a little too fast however, and ...

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