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Brutally Frank

Have you ever looked at the cover to something and thought, man, this just isn’t for me without even picking it up and looking inside? Yeah, that was my reaction to this book, at first. Then, I picked it up and looked inside….

“A mysterious race known as The Koans have brought enlightenment, salvation and peace to weary humanity. But somewhere, hidden away beneath the surface of a perfect life, a paraplegic named Frank is being hunted for a secret he doesn’t even know he holds by someone he once trusted the most. His journey will reveal courage he never thought he had and introduce him to allies that will become his truest friends.”

The Good: I know this might sound geeky, but I loved the layout of this book...

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Mark of the Pterren 1

I usually start out my reviews with the publisher’s description of the book. However, I’ll be honest and tell you that I had to turn to my good friend Google to find much of anything for this book. Sadly, I didn’t find a synopsis so you’re stuck with me telling you about the book in my very own words. Don’t worry, I promise it shouldn’t be too painful…fingers crossed…

The Good : This story intrigues me. Why, you ask? The lovely lady on the cover over there is the narrator and through out this first issue, she fills you in on the history of her race, the Pterren. She tells of how the current king came to power and hints that..no she states that she intends to go up against him.

The Bad : As with anything, there is a down side to this book. In this case, it’s a two part issue...

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Monkey in Space

“Monkey In Space is a semi-weekly web comic about a womanizing, drinking monkey named Tip, a worrysome janitorial robot named Socket and the hot alien bounty hunter, Chica. It follows their misadventures on the run from the villainous Tri.”

— Except, Monkey In Space is also a print comic book, collecting up the first 49 web comics!

The Good: I love the artwork in this book. It’s just…fun. It’s not overly complicated but it’s well drawn and the colors just make it come to life. Tip, while a womanizing, banana drinking money is just so much fun for me to read. He has a careless attitude and you can’t help but shake your head at the predicaments that he finds himself in. Yet, you can’t help but love him.

The Bad : Due to Tip’s nature, this is an adult book...

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Fatima 1

Overview
Comics luminary Gilbert Hernandez envisions his strangest, most thrilling future yet! A drug called “spin” offers the wildest trip imaginable, followed by its users’ inevitable, rapid deterioration into undead flesh eaters. Despite the side effect, the drug is so popular that the human population is dying out! With no cure to be found, the beautiful, lovesick Fatima may be the only thing standing between the survivors and the apocalypse. Get ready for four issues of zombies, drug lords, and gorgeous women!

The Good
My 1st thought was a more sarcastic “yay, more zombies” theme. However, I ended up really enjoying the premise to this breed of zombies.  This world is filled with terrible things that people can be addicted to, so, to me, the plot is a natural progression...

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Black Mass 1

“A story told before the Salem Witch Trials that takes you deep into the truth of what really triggered the trials. Magic, Spells, Revenge, Death and Love. Don’t miss this nonstop thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat… wanting more.”

I have to say that I just love when a friend of mine comes to me and says “Hey, we have a new book coming out, would you review it?” It’s even better when he says to me that the release date is my birthday. (September 23rd for those unaware.) How can I say no to that? I couldn’t and so I bring you…*drum roll*…Black Mass!

The Good: I have to say that I love historical fiction and this storyline, written by David Sandoval and Adriana Mendoza, caught my attention from the first panel and carried it all the way to the end...

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