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Newbury & Hobbes: The Undying

Writer:          George Mann

Artist:            Dan Boultwood

Lettering:      Rob Steen

Publisher:     Titan Comics

 

Sir Maurice Newbury, the Gentleman Investigator for the Crown, and his assistant, Veronica Hobbes, are on the trail of a kidnapping ring, or so they think. When they confront a group of kidnappers they find there is something altogether more mysterious afoot. Add to it a summons by the Queen, an unusual corpse found by a friend, and a habit of leaping into danger and the duo finds themselves embroiled in a mystery that may prove too challenging for even them.

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Dream Daddy #1

Writer: Wendy Xu

Artist:  Ryan Maniulit

Letterer: Hasan Otsmane-Elhaou

Publisher: Onipress

Synopsis: It’s time for the 15 year college reunion. Time for old college roommates Kegstand Craig and the new dad on the block to go out for a night of memories old and new.  Will it be weird seeing people they haven’t seen in years? Will they be able to avoid old flames? Get set for a promising bro-venture. 

Review: The cover gave me pause at first.  “A Dad Dating Simulator”. Ugh! Is this a kissing book? Was my first thought. Instead I began an immediately interesting story about two former college roommates and their night out. You can immediately feel the bond between the two men. A short search showed there are Youtube videos this comic line is based on...

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House Amok #1

Writer: Christopher Sebela

Artist: Shawn McManus

Letterer: Aditya Bidikar

Publisher: Idea and Designs Works

Synopsis: 10 year old Dylan Sandifer is a fraternal twin with a close knit family. They enjoy spending time together, playing games, and going on road trips. Christopher Sebela sums it up by stating, “The Sandifers are experiencing a mental condition known as folie a deux, a shared madness that will drive them to kidnap and torture strangers, burn down secret safe houses, and do whatever it takes to stay alive.”

Only Dylan has snapped out of the delusion. She reflects on the horror of what her family has become. Now, she needs to make a decision.

Review: The artwork in House Amuck is blocky, somewhat two dimensional, and has an old school style...

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Peanuts Volume Ten

Peanuts Volume Ten

 

Writer:          Charles M. Schulz, Jason Cooper, Donna Almendrala

Artist:            Charles M. Schulz, Donna Almendrala, Vicki Scott, Scott Jerralds

Colors:           Justin Thompson, Katherine Efird, Nina Taylor Kester, Dennis St. John

Letters:          Charles M. Schulz, Katherine Efird, Dennis St. John, Donna Almendrala

Publisher:     Boom! Studios

 

If you do not know who the Charles M. Schulz and the Peanuts Gang are, well I feel a little bad for you. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the characters in the Peanuts were a mainstay of children’s entertainment long before the coming of Sesame Street, Sponge Bob Square Pants, Barney, or Dora the Explorer were even a thought in their creators’ unconscious minds...

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Revenge of Wonderland #2

Revenge of Wonderland #2

Writer: Raven Gregory
Artist: Allan Otero
Colors: Grostieta
Letters: Taylor Esposito
Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment

Alice. The Alice. The one who slipped down the rabbit hole and discovered an amazing and dangerous world called Wonderland? Yeah, she had a daughter who made the same trip and barely escaped from that twisted world. Callie is her name, and she is happy leaving that place far behind her. Her daughter, Violet, on the other hand, is sure that Wonderland exists even if her mom tells her otherwise. When she starts to investigate strange reports in the news she finds it: proof that Wonderland is real and that it is stealing children once more.

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