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Aquicorn Cove

Written & Illustrated: Katie O’Neil
Designed: Hillary Thompson
Lettered: Crank!
Published: Oni Press Publication

Aquicorn Cove by Katie O'Neill

Lana is a young girl on a visit with her father to see her Aunt Mae. Mae lives on a cove by the sea, Mae is also the sister of Lana’s late mother. Lana and her father are there to help may clean up the cove after a storm hit the waterside town. While cleaning a part of the cove, she finds a strange creature in the water pool which she puts it in a jar to take care of it. Lana doesn’t realize that this creature belongs to the mythic Aquicorn Reef. Lana finds out where this creature comes from and how this creature and its civilization is tied to Mae’s cove town...

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Helm vol.1

Helm is an Eisner-nominated comic series that takes place in a post-industrial revolution fantasy world, from Action Lab Entertainment. Volume #1 collects the first five issues of the series.

I’m not sure what I think of this book. It’s objectively good, don’t get me wrong. Just bits of it felt off to me, and I just can’t tell if it’s only me. The first two chapters take place on a train full of students going back to school, complete with agents of the government searching the train for magical bad guys. My years of reading and watching Harry Potter tells me this is an entirely normal thing to have happen, if not actually a common occurrence. (Actually, the train part may well be in some places...

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Ruin of Thieves: A Brigand’s Story #4

Writer: Ram V

Artist: Sumit Kumar

Letterer: Aditya Bidikar

Publisher: Action Comics

Synopsis: The Brigands wrap up their 4 book saga in this action packed finale that finds our heroes continuing on their mission to find The Myros Pendelum. Can everything be salvaged by a rescue? 

Review:  As the finale to the series, this one isn’t good as a stand-alone. When I say this, I’m not saying the story isn’t good. It is. It’s filled with great action and Loads of adventure. But, like all great series, it needs to be with its bookmates, otherwise it gets confusing. The artwork is beautiful and the story is an adventure.  The shocking ending is definitely worth the read.

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Where to find more information: You can find Ruin of Thieves: A Brigand’s Story #4 at Comixology.

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Black Max Volume 1

Writer:          Frank Pepper & Ken Mennell

Artist:            Eric Bradbury & Alfonso Font

Publisher:     Rebellion Publishing

Black Max, the villainous German Ace prowling the skies over the western front is unleashing his greatest secret to bring terror to the British pilots as he seeks his revenge. When Lieutenant Tom Wilson encounters Black Max’s massive, monster bat, he barely survives. Black Max learns that the British Lieutenant survived his crash, and now the Black Baron must silence the courageous pilot before he shares the secret with anyone else.

Black Max is a collection of the serialized story from Thunder (later Lion & Thunder) Magazine from 1970 to 1974.

The pulp fiction tale of aerial combat, gunfights, and monsters is a fun throwback adventure...

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Your First Look at I MOVED TO LOS ANGELES TO WORK IN ANIMATION

Discover The True Story of How To Succeed in December 2018

LOS ANGELES, CA  – BOOM! Studios today unveiled a first look at I MOVED TO LOS ANGELES TO WORK IN ANIMATION, an original graphic novel in December 2018, based on the true story of cartoonist Natalie Nourigat’s quest to move to Los Angeles and get a job in animation…and how you can too.

An entertaining, informative, and inspiring journey through one of America’s most iconic cities,  I MOVED TO LOS ANGELES TO WORK IN ANIMATION is a unique guide perfect for anyone looking to break into animation or make their dreams come true.

When she left her life in Portland to move to Los Angeles and pursue a job in animation, Natalie Nourigat realized that despite her research, nothing truly prepared her for the wild world that awaited...

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