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Elephantmen: Shots #1

Led by Tim Sale’s 9 page When The Night Comes story, this special collects all the Elephantmen strips from Hero Comics, Liberty Comics and The Thought Bubble Anthology. Features the hard to find Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog and Marine Man  crossovers and beautiful covers by J. Scott Campbell and Tim Sale! All proceeds go to the CBLDF!

Elephantmen is parody and satire at its very best.  Even better, it’s for a great cause.  For anyone unfamiliar with the CBLDF, it is a non-profit organization, dedicated to protecting the rights of creators in the field of Comics.  Since its inception, it has paid for the legal defense of countless people who create, publish, or even just read comics.  For that reason alone, you should buy this book because censorship is a terrible thing.

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The Tithe #2

Another mega-church is robbed despite the FBI’s surveillance. Tension ratchets up as a member of Samaritan’s “heist” team is killed and the “Robin Hood” act isn’t quite as fun as they thought.

“God answers prayer with a ‘NO’ all the time, but people don’t want to hear it. People want validation when they should seek guidance.”

I was at one of those big church events once. It was a play of sorts, a celebration. Big set, lots of acting. Animals walking down the aisles. All I can remember anymore is a scene where a man was digging through his collection of old albums. I was really into classic rock at the time, so I thought to myself “God, if you’re real, that album will be a Queen album”. The album he pulled out was A Night At The Opera...

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The Tithe #1

A heist story unlike any before! Mega-churches are being robbed for millions of dollars by a crusader hacker group known as Samaritan who is giving the money to causes they deem more worthy. This modern day “Robin Hood” is being pursued by two FBI agents who actually admire their quarry but want to stop the theft before it escalates.

“And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.” – Matthew 21:12-13

Yes, I started this review with a bible verse...

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Artifacts: Lost Tales #1

WITCHBLADE! HEARTSTONE! BLOODSWORD! Three short stories featuring three artifacts by three Talent Hunt-winning creative teams in this special one-shot!

This is really three reviews in one, as this comic contains three stories by runners up in Image’s 2013 Talent Hunt contest.

The first story, “Rubber Red,” starts off as what appears to be a crime story. It’s violent, and obviously aimed at adults. Both language-wise and storyline-wise, it’s not a story for kids.

The story has a supernatural twist to it before it ends. The end leaves a reader wanting to know what happens next, though. It’s a little bit tropey for me, but overall not a bad read. The art, while maybe not beautiful, is solid. I’d be interested to see the continuation.

The second story, “A Heartfelt Offer,” also ...

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Top 100 Comics of 2014 – #30-26

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