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Usagi Yojimbo Book 32: Mysteries

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again now, and I’ll very likely say it again: I love Usagi Yojimbo. When they started putting out the Usagi Yojimbo Saga omnibus editions I was crushed. I’d been collecting the previous collections since Book 2. The Saga editions are not only longer but also a different page size, which would look terrible on my bookshelf. Happily, they’ve continued to release the older sized collections alongside the Saga editions, so here we are at Book 32: Mysteries. This volume collects issues #159 through #165, which had a lengthy break between issue #160 and issue #161.

The first two stories are self-contained and the third is a two-part story, all seemingly unconnected other than by the location, and the presence of Inspector Ishida, who was last seen a few month...

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Konungar: War of Crowns #1

Konungar: War of Crowns #1

Writer:  Sylvain Runberg

Artist:  Juzhen

Game of Thrones meets Warcraft in a gorgeously rendered epic fantasy from the writer of Titan’s Millennium saga – Sylvain Runberg!

In the Viking kingdom of Alstavik, civil war rages! Royal brothers Rildrig and Sigvald each claim succession to the throne, but with their people divided, the land is ripe for a Centaur invasion…

Will the warring sons join forces to face the ancient foe of the Vikings, or does Alstavik face certain doom?

Sorry but before we get into these book, this feels like another missed opportunity for better trade dress or marketing on this book.

First off this is an imprint of Titan Comics, called Statix Press.  What that mean I don’t know...

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The Trials and Tribulations of Miss Tilney

Writer: Duke David Doub

Artist: Marchioness Sarah Elkins/Countess Danielle Alex St. Pierre

Letterer: Vizcondessa Joamette Gil

Publisher: Dusk Comics

Synopsis: Miss Tilney has gotten her first big assignment as a reporter. All she has to do is interview accused mass murderer, Lord Beowulf Harwood. She has a strong hunch that he is innocent of the accusations and is set on finding out the truth.

Review: Fans of period dramas, Steampunk style, and mysteries will instantly fall in love with this comic. The artwork is beautiful to look at. Its detail makes each panel pop, while the grainy colouring brings to mind the look of a Victorian era newspaper. The story immediately caught my interest...

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There’s life after death for THE UTOPIAN in new comic collection coming July 17

School’s back in session in ‘The Utopian, Vol. 2: Foundation’

The soap operatic sequel to Pj Perez’s acclaimed teen adventure series will be available in a 102-page trade paperback collection on July 17

 

When writer-artist Pj Perez posted the last page of his serialized webcomic THE UTOPIAN in October 2010, that was supposed to be the end of the story. The protagonist–a high school revolutionary named James Douglas who crusaded for social justice as “The Utopian”–died in the tale’s dramatic climax. The comics were published in four print issues and then a trade paperback, and Perez moved onto other projects.

 

And yet, on July 17, THE UTOPIAN, VOLUME 2: FOUNDATION will prove that not only was Douglas’ death not the true end of the story, but that Perez was far from finishe...

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Medieval Spawn/Witchblade #2 (Of 4)

Medieval Spawn/Witchblade #2 (Of 4)

Writer / Artist: Brian Haberlin, Brian Holguin

Cover: Brian Haberlin

Witchblade is captured and crucified…will she survive? And will Spawn be her savior?

I have never been one for Witchblade or Spawn.  They are both products of the 90s comic excess where style was over substance and even the style wasn’t very good.

So it was no surprise even though this is historical fiction, it is so in the most loosest of terms.  There is no explanations of timeframes or time jumps.  There is never explanation of places or people as well (like say Gaul or France or even Europe).  Apparently this medieval Earth is just a vague time period that is more familiar with a bad D&D session than anything really.

Also, the plot logic doesn’t make too much sense either...

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