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Material #1

A man comes home from Guantanamo Bay, irrevocably changed. An actress receives an offer that can revive her career. A boy survives a riot and becomes embedded within a revolutionary movement. A philosopher is contacted by a being that dismantles his beliefs.  Look around you. Everything is material.

Material is the kind of a comic that you need to read a half dozen times to get the true gist of the story.  This is a story with a very wide, disparate plot that comes to a very slow boil, in fact, by the end of issue one, it feels like burner hasn’t even been turned on.  Material, is a comic for hard-core science fiction junkies that are in it for the long haul.  The subject matter is the human condition, and all its myriad wonder...

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Sons Of The Devil #1

From New York Times Bestselling writer Brian Buccellato and artist Toni Infante comes a psychological horror story about Travis, an average guy trying to get by, who discovers that he has familial ties to a deadly cult. Told across three decades, Sons of the Devil is an exploration of cults, family, and the dark side of human nature. It’s True Detective and Orphan Black meets Helter Skelter.

This story opens with the main character, Travis being kidnapped as a baby, ostensibly by members of a cult.  Flash forward to present day, Travis is a young man with a lazy dog that prefers to be carried around.  The young man stops to help a lost boy find his parents, and gets suspended by his boss...

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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.

Goody twosh...

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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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