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The Shadow #2 (2017)

When I wrote my review of The Shadow #1, I mentioned what a big fan I was of old time radio (OTR) shows in general, and The Shadow specifically. Dynamite’s newest series of The Shadow has so far only shown us the titular character in flashbacks and news reports. Issue #2 continues that, as we see The Shadow launch an assault on a mansion in upstate New York that ends in the entire building burning to the ground killing everyone inside.

The scene then perfectly transitions to a newscast covering the fallout of the fire, and then to the hospital room of an amnesiac burn patient and Mary, the medical student who has been working with him (off the record) to recover his memory...

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Kickstarter/Indiegogo Spotlight: Modern Dread – A Horror Anthology of Modern Anxieties

I’m always down for a good old anthology of spooky stories and there’s better time than now for one. Focusing on very real, very now sources of unease, Modern Dread wants to stir up a handful of things that currently fill our minds with fear. Don’t be afraid to head over to the Kickstarter to learn more, but be ready to get scared once you read it.

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Time Songs #1

Writer, Artist, Colorist: Andrew Pawley

Welcome to a galaxy created by music. Here we meet our hero Captain Yeah! who patrols the galaxies to make sure everything is copacetic. He happens upon a hole, which is one of many he has seen lately. As he goes to investigate, we are introduced to one of the residents that keep the music pumping. Her name is Crystal Rock and she rocks out on planet Bass-Head. As she is in her dressing room after her set, she is kidnapped. Captain Yeah! visits the inhabitants of various galaxies but cannot come up with a reason these holes are appearing. When the captain goes to see The Singers, the cosmic creators, they are in distressed because of the kidnapping of Crystal Rock...

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Night’s Dominion: Season Two #1+2

The Cult of Uhlume is no more, and the city of Umber nurses its wounds, as do the reluctant heroes who saved it. Trauma and tragedy have left their mark on Emerane, the lowly barmaid. But when Asps target the city’s Alderman, as well as its champion, the Furie, she finds herself donning the mantle of the Night once again, and coming to their defense – whether she’s ready or not.

After rescuing the city Alderman from assassination, Emerane takes him to her tenement for refuge, only to find the Furie near death from a poisoned arrow. It seems the House of Asps intend to eliminate Umber’s only defenders of justice. But to what end, and at whose command, Emerane must find out. What she doesn’t yet realize is that, as the Night, she is their final target...

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Eugenic #1

From the GLAAD Award-nominated team James Tynion IV (Dark Nights: The Casting, Detective Comics) and Eryk Donovan (Constantine: The Hellblazer) comes a new vision of humanity’s future in the vein of Black Mirror. When a plague ravages the world, one scientist discovers the cure and becomes the savior of mankind. Hope is restored, and the world rebuilds. But then people who took the cure begin having children who are… unnatural, and the definition of “normal” is forever altered.

There are times when I finish the first issue of a book and am in such awe that I don’t even know where to begin. Although I hesitate to get overly excited at the start of a new title, sometimes you just have to go with it...

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