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Sword Daughter #1

Writer:  Brian Wood

Artwork:  Mack Chater

Colour: Jose’ Villarrubra

Lettering: Nate Piekos of Blambot

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Synopsis:  Setting: Norway, 991 AD. A young girl named Elizabeth finally sees her father awaken for the first time in 10 years after losing the rest of her family and village. Now, they are on mission of vengeance against The Forty Swords, as they set off to seek revenge and begin to rebuild the time they missed out on in developing their relationship.

Review: Right from the first frame Sword Daughter caught my interest. 12 year old Elizabeth’s narration of events past and present has a haunting quality to it...

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The Black Hood Vol. 2: The Lonely Crusade

The Lonely Crusade represents the second story arc of the gritty reimagining of The Black Hood, collecting issues #7-11. It picks up with recovering drug addict Greg Hettinger returning to Philadelphia, from a rehab program (and a murder) in California. The pitch to editor Alex Segura began with “It starts with this gang called The Crusaders…”

People have been going missing in the slums of Philly, including some patients of Hettinger’s girlfriend, Jessie. As he returns to duty as a cop, he spends he days investigating the disappearances with his partner. However, they aren’t able to uncover very much information beyond rumors of a mysterious gang and a white van...

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Lawless: Welcome to Badrock

BRINGING LAW TO THE LAWLESS!

A FRONTIER TOWN IN THE ASS-END OF NOWHERE ON A FRONTIER PLANET IN THE ASS-END OF THE GALAXY

Welcome to Badrock, where the synthol flows freely, fights break out daily and scavengers bicker over pieces of scrap found in the war-scarred badlands. Good thing they have a new Colonial Marshall, no-nonsense Metta Lawless, to keep the peace!

Tensions between Meks, Muties, Uplifts and Humans are rife and only she can bring the change that Badrock needs. But for the local branch of ruthless inter-galactic hypercorp, Munce Inc. change is bad for business… How far will they go to protect their investments?

DAN ABNETT

Writer

PHIL WINSLADE

Artist

PHIL WINSLADE

Cover Artist

“Though I’ve written a few short Dredd stories, my first major foray into his universe was the se...

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Ruin of Thieves: A Brigand’s Story #1


Writer: Ram V

Artist: Sumit Kumar, ROSH

Letterer: Aditya Bidikar

Publisher: Action Lab Comics

Synopsis: Released from Death Row into the service of the Temarian Inquisition, the Brigands, led by Stilian “Blackheart” Desault, are expected to steal The Myros Pendulum. On the night of the Myros Comet, the heroes find themselves trying to keep their heads low and hope they can continue on their quest without getting caught.

Review: If  Ruin of Thieves: A Brigands Story was a movie, it would begin with a Star Wars  type of introduction. This one page introduction to the graphic novel sets the stage for the adventure that is to follow. With the feeling and look of a fantasy sword and dagger type of movie, the story will be a thrill to those who love reading fantasy novels...

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Portal Bound #0-2

One of my more recent comic discoveries is Aspen Comics. (Which is fairly embarrassing, since we often review them here at Geek-o-Rama.) This year marks their 15th anniversary and they show no sign of slowing down. So when the opportunity to review their newest title, Portal Bound, I was quite excited.

Portal Bound takes us into a new world, or more accurately two new worlds. One, is the earth as we know it, as seen through the eyes of a young teenage boy, Eli. Eli is hardly hero material, he’s quiet, nerdy, and as unassuming as a teen can get. The second is Havos. In theory, Havos and Earth are the same, like two sides of a coin. The colours are wrong, the technology is wrong, and the people are wrong, but they remain inexorably bound together...

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