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Muffenman #1

Creator and Writer: Anthony Moore
Artist: Jo Galicia
Cover Design: Gerald J. Jones
Cover Artists: Anthony Moore, Rudy Ao, Brian Payne

It’s one thing to find a comic you like, and you know you can walk into your friendly local comic shop and know when it will be there. When I was new in the hobby, living in a small town, the nearest comic shop was in the city. I was lucky to get there once a month, so opening the mail to find that month’s subscription had arrived was a mostly-unexpected treat. (Shipping to Canada sucked back then too, so I could only afford one, Count Duckula.)

So when I walked out to get my mail one day and found a nice solid cardboard envelope marked “Limitless Comics” I was stoked. It’s a different feeling than having Amazon show up on your doorstep...

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Chuck’s Raw Reviews: Grimwood Crossing

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Schlock Mercenary Book 14

Broken Wind
Written and Illustrated by Howard Tayler
Colors by Travis Walton

Bonus Story: Memorabilia Maximized
Written by Howard Taylor
Illustrated by Ben McSweeney

Last year I had the pleasure of reviewing the Planet Mercenary RPG and what was (when I picked it up) the most current print collection of Schlock Mercenary, Book 13: Random Access Memorabilia. So when the opportunity to grab Books 14 and 15 came up, it was a no brainer.

The most important thing to remember is that Schlock Mercenary is a daily webcomic. While it isn’t limited to the restrictions of a daily strip in a print newspaper, Howard Taylor usually keeps many of those conventions. Schlock Mercenary usually runs a single-tiered strip Monday to Saturday, with a longer strip on Sundays. 

Why does any of that matter...

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Going to the Chapel #1

Written by – David Pepose
Art by – Gavin Guidry
Colors by – Elizabeth Kramer
Lettering by – Ariana Maher with Colin Bell

Sometimes we forget that there is more to comics than Archie and Superheroes. (Yes, I completely believe that “Archie” can stand on its own as a genre and not just a company or character). It remains to see exactly what genre Going to the Chapel will become (although the tagline “love is the ultimate hostage situation” may be telling) but it’s very much not those two.

The issue opens, as you might expect from the title, with a wedding. Panels shift between the bride and a gang of bank robbers watching from a distance, all set to the lyrics of the famous 1964 song that this series takes its name from.

Flashback to earlier in the day...

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Psi-Lords #1

Written by Fred Van Lente
Art by Renato Guedes

Imagine waking up in a cell. You don’t know how you got there, and you’re not even sure you know who you are anymore. On top of that, there’s a voice in your head telling you that you’re a god.

You escape your cell, and discover you have superhuman powers. Maybe the voice in your head is right. You find others like you, and together you find the man behind that voice. Unfortunately, the man is killed leaving you with very few answers beyond the realization that you’re not in Kansas anymore, or even still on earth.

That’s basically the plot of Psi-Lords #1, but it barely scratches the surface. A little wander around the interwebz, and I find hints at something bigger than just the return of one of the most requested teams in Valiant history...

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