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The Night Owls

I feel like I’ve been totally slacking. I still have a good sized pile of reviews to bring to y’all but I’ve needed a bit of a break to focus on some other things happening in my life. I’ll have to fill y’all in but not right now. Right now, I need to tell you about this really cute book that was given to me at C2E2.

According to Amazon, this lovely gem’s description reads:
In 1920s New York City, Professor Ernest Baxter, an expert in all things arcane, Mindy Markus, a scrappy flapper and Roscoe, a gargoyle from the Bronx, are The Night Owls. Together they solve crimes no one else can, specializing in the supernatural, in this first volume collecting the short stories that make up their webcomic adventures.

I think y’all already know how I feel about this book, but here’s the rundown:

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Dusk Vol. 1

Ahh Dusk…one of my favorite times of day and the title of a new to me comic book series. Just check out that cover. Doesn’t it just ooze dark mystery and maybe just a bit of sex appeal? Maybe?

This is Dusk vol. 1, another interesting tidbit that was sent home with me from C2E2. It is also the next in our list of comic book reviews.

According to the publisher’s website, the summary to Dusk goes something like this: As a battered wife, Eve’s only concern was to keep her marriage together. But when she is kidnapped into the sordid supernatural world of vampires and foul magic, Eve finds she doesn’t want to leave. Her mysterious benefactor, the Vampire Lord Ash, wishes her to have a normal life; but Eve chooses to stay in the service of Ash. Dusk is the story of Eve’s challenges living in t...

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Against the Grain

Hi all! I’m back with another comic book review from the amazing stack that I brought back from C2E2. Before I get into that though, I want to give a tip to all of those folks out there who bring their wares to sell/show/pimp at conventions. Make your booth stand out somehow. I will never forget the booth that I picked up this book at? Why? First of all, there were two lovely women working at it. Secondly? They had brought their own carpeting to cover their space. Not only did it cover it, but it hung out in front of their table and had the most amazing padding under it. It felt amazing to my exhausted feet and I stood there chatting longer than I might have, just to enjoy that...

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Quantum Conditioning

Image blatantly borrowed from Ross’ etsy shop

For quite a while now, I have had this little book sitting on the suitcases next to my bed (yes, I have suitcases stacked by my bed as a nightstand.) and I kept saying I was going to review it. Then, I went away this past weekend and brought back gazillions of pounds (just ask my shoulder) of new review material. In good conscience, I couldn’t move on to review any of that (and you know I’m twitching to) without telling you about this humdinger of a book.

Now, most of you probably know that I have a degree in Psychology (aka the expensive piece of paper). Imagine my total delight when I found out that Ross (creator of Asbestos who I totally adore) had written a book where one of the main characters is none other than Pavlov’s dog...

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C2E2 Day 3 : The End Has Come (and a really long drive!)

Sunday, bloody Sunday…See? Inner dj is still on! There was no blood, I swear! Ok, there might have been but it wasn’t real blood! It was makeup blood and it wasn’t on me! There were tons of cosplayers with tons of fake blood on them. I don’t have any pictures, so you’ll just have to trust me that it happened.

I woke up waaaay too early this morning. It was probably close to 2am before I went to sleep and I woke up probably six times overnight and finally gave up and got up at 8:30. This meant that I was packed up and checked out of the hotel by 9am. After a quick stop at the gift shop for a couple of shirts for the boys, I dragged a luggage cart upstairs to the room, packed everything on it and then dragged it alllll the way out to the van and loaded it up...

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