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Dead Life #1

Writer: Jean-CharlesGaudin
Artist: Joan Urgell
Colors: Folny
Publisher: Titan Comics

Ground Zero. Stephen did not know that getting into his grandfather’s treasures in the attic so he could play Indiana Jones with the neighbor down the trail would lead to an outbreak. He was just having fun. How would he know?

Dead Life is an English reprint of the French comic, Dead Life: Crépuscule.

The story starts with scenes of life. Normal conversations and disagreements between husband and wife, the casual meal with extended family as Curtis and Kate return to his parents’ home to pick up their son, Stephen. When Curtis’s dad returns to the attic to retrieve some books he notices that one of his boxes has been opened and the contents are missing.

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Welcome to the Void, Issue 1: Into the Void

Welcome to the Void, Issue 1: Into the Void

Welcome to the Void Issue 1 is the beginning of an ongoing comic book series that revolves around unassuming dishwasher Manny Johannson. Our protagonist quickly finds himself propelled into a dimension known only as The Void, where anything your mind can imagine is possible. He isn’t the only one who knows about it, though. Can he keep others from abusing this power? Can he keep himself from doing the same?

Chuck Pineau – Writer/Creator

Shaun Barbour – Interiors

Kitty Pierce – Colorist

Michael Waggoner – Letterer

Ben Cook – Editor

I don’t want to be too harsh on this book, but I don’t want to damn them with faint praise either.

This is the sort of indie book I would see, and a lot of times pick up in the artists alley of a comic con...

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The Long Con #1

THE WORLD IS OVER…

BUT THE CON HAS JUST BEGUN.

Five years ago, a cataclysmic event obliterated everything within a fifty mile radius of the Los Spinoza Convention Center — including the attendees of Long Con, the world’s biggest (and longest) comic convention.

But unknown to the outside world, the con-goers not only survived, they kept the convention going.

When proof of their survival surfaces, reporter Victor Lai is sent to investigate. After all, he was covering the con that fateful day, and escaped mere minutes before everything went kablooie… abandoning his nerdy pal Dez in the process.

So clearly he’s the perfect person for the job, and he won’t get trapped inside like some kinda idiot.

Right?

Written by Dylan Meconis and Ben Coleman

Drawn by EA Denich

Colored by Victoria Robado

Le...

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Rat Queens Special: Neon Static

Writer: Kurtis J. Weibe

Artist: William Kirkby

Letterer:Ryan Ferrier

Publisher: Image Comics, Inc.

Synopsis: The Rat Queens comic take a futuristic spin into a Cyberpunk world. The case?  Why are people being scammed out of their hard earned goldyen? The Rat Queens go down the line and behind the scenes.

Review: This had a great beginning. I loved the initial set up of the story. It felt like a vaudeville performance and I was interested in what was going on. The transition to the rest of the story was slightly confusing in how it related to the beginning, so I had to read this through twice to put the pieces together. Although created by the same artist, the style of art between the first panels and the rest have a different style, which proves this artist has a definite flair.

If you...

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A Serial Killer, a Girl, and a Gun (Named Gold-Digger)

Lodger, by David and Maria Lapham, Finds a Home at IDW’s Black Crown Imprint

David and Maria Lapham, the creative legends behind the long-running, Eisner Award-winning comic book series Stray Bullets, bring Lodger, a brutal psychological thriller, to Black Crown, IDW’s creator-owned imprint for fiercely independent voices. Debuting in October, Lodger is a pulse-pounding game of cat-and-mouse through roadside America between a vengeful young woman and the serial killer who ruined her life.

“When it comes to crime fiction in any medium, one name remains unparalleled,” says editor Shelly Bond. “The Laphams bring over twenty years of blood, guts, and glory to Black Crown with this lurid tale of lust, secret identities, and sweet revenge.”

Lodger follows a handsome drifter who murders...

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