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Rivers of London – Water Weed (with Giveaway!)

Rivers of London - Water Weed

Written By: Andrew Cartmel

Created By: Ben Aaronovitch

Art By: Lee Sullivan

Colors By: Paulina Vassileva

Letters By: Rob Steen

Synopsis: Spring Breakers meets Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels on the banks of the Thames! When two of the less well-behaved River goddesses, Chelsea and Olympia, decide to earn a few quid on the side, Peter and Bev find themselves drawn into a sordid cannabis-smuggling operation, controlled by London’s new queenpin of crime – the brutal and beautiful Hoodette!

Woo boy! It’s not often that I curl up with a comic (or in this case, a trade) and lose track of time these days, but that’s just what happened with Water Weed...

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Snap Flash Hustle #1

Written by Pat Shand

Art by Emily Pearson

THE DEAL: Haley is a 20-something girl with a mountain of debt and even higher expectations. Marriage, work, and adulthood have lost their shine already, and her addiction to attention has driven her into one of the most cutthroat industries in the modern age: social media modelling. Trouble is, the age of Instagram has made the whole world her competition – but a secret hashtag could be the route to stardom … if she’s willing to go all the way.

THE GOOD: I gotta tell you, I’m not a fan of social media, so I approached this one with more skepticism than usual. I’m happy to say that I was wrong – this is how you tell a modern story about youth in North America...

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Betty & Veronica #1

Written by Jamie Lee Rotante

Art by Sandra Lanz

Colors by Kelly Fitzpatrick

Letters by Jack Morelli

STORY – The story begins at the end of summer just before the main characters start off there senior year in high school. I’m not a huge fan of the Archie Comics line of books, but I know that Betty and Veronica are at times at odds with each other over the heart of Archie. It appears to be heading down that road because there are secrets being kept from each other in this budding friendship. To me, the story is a bit slow and slightly tedious. that being said I think that this book may appeal to teenage girls and may be an important book for that age range but for a 35-year-old male as myself, it doesn’t really appeal to me. I wish there was a little more humor as well.

ART – 

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Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams #2-3

At the end of my review of Issue #1 of this five-issue miniseries I pointed out that readers who are new to The Maxx might find themselves a bit lost. I said, “Just roll with it, and enjoy the ride.” If you are that lost person and found you couldn’t heed my advice, stop now. The story isn’t going to suddenly pop into clarity for you in Issue #2.

Issue #1 closed in Arkham Asylum, with Dr. Disparu connecting Penguin into the system that allows him to tap into the subconscious world of The Outback. Meanwhile in The Outback, The Maxx and Batman found themselves in the tentacles of a giant Deadly Poisonous Air Blowfish. Issue #2 opens just a few moments later, with the duo slicing their way free, turning the Blowfish into a Salvador Dali-esque blob, with Penguin’s face...

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Marassa #1

Marassa #1 Cover

Marassa #1 Cover

In an age of space pirates, dark bounty hunters, and wooden rockets. Some weird jazz will play out.

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