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Zombie Tramp Easter Special

Of all the holidays that a lot of people gather on, Easter is one that’s just kind of another day to me. That in no way is an offense to those that it’s important to, to each their own. With the Zombie Tramp Easter Special out now, I can at least celebrate having another holiday issue with Janey.

While out and about, Janey learns of a “Bunnyland” Easter celebration and decides to attend donning a very Playboy bunny-esque costume. These festivities turn out to be some sort of bizarre cult gathering, complete with cannibalism and bunny suit orgy. Ya. After somehow being susceptible to hypnotizing from the leader, Janey’s patience runs out and ends the party with traditional death and destruction.

Generally, the artwork here is another fun collection of the Zombie Tramp visuals we all enjoy ...

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The Greatest Adventure #1

In ancient days, Jason gathered the greatest heroes of his age and set out on the ultimate sea voyage. Now, in Tarzan’s era, Jason Gridley does the same. The greatest heroes of the Edgar Rice Burroughs universe come together as the crew of the good ship Venture, with none other than Tarzan as their captain. It’s a race this time, against a battleship of dark hearted villains, and the fate of many worlds hangs in the balance.

I don’t know if I am the best to review this because my last review was on Dynamite’s book Sovereigns where they were putting together all the old Gold Key characters like Turok and Magnus.  This book is the same but this time it was more with all the Edgar Rice Burroughs characters...

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The Complete Skizz

The ultimate illegal alien! Alan Moore’s out of print classic returns in a brand new complete collection!

When Interpreter Zhcchz of the Tau-Ceti Imperium crashed his ship into the small blue ‘Hellworld’-classed planet, the odds of surviving were stacked against him. Stranded in the polluted, hostile British city of Birmingham, ‘Skizz’ is befriended by Roxy, a plucky young local girl. But danger is ever present – from bad food to Prime Minister Thatcher’s hostile government alien-hunters, this E.T. may soon be R.I.P!

Classic 2000AD has such a distinctive look and feel, you can immediately pick their comics out of a lineup: the neo-pulp art; the giddy schoolboy nature of the stories; the indefinable “Britishness” inflected with a hairy furze of punk anarchy. Skizz embodies all ...

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Black Cloud #1

Zelda was born in a world of dreams, and hers burned bigger than anyone had ever seen. Now she’s on the run in our world, the dreams broken in her hands. But the pieces are for sale, the rich and the powerful are buying, and suddenly her world isn’t the only place Zelda’s running from. From the creators that brought you Spider-Gwen, SOUTHERN BASTARDS, and DRIFTER, and the incredible colorist of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, comes a place where dreams come true–and today, they go to war.

I wasn’t quite sure what to make of Black Cloud. The story fumbles for purchase, and it took a long time to figure out its main point. Ultimately I have to ask myself: are its ideas interesting enough to make up for its annoyances?

The art’s polished, with sketchy, angular linework; the colors are terrific, i...

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The Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign? #1

Who doesn’t like Surf and Turf? Well, what do you do when Surf and Turf doesn’t like YOU?????????

The Eisner Award–losing and winning drawing-room talkfest The Shaolin Cowboy returns and will try to answer those questions as the titular hero of the series finds that his road to hell is paved not with good intentions but old nemeses hell bent on bloody revenge . . . AGAIN!!!!

This is definitely one of those cases where I try to come into a series late and it doesn’t end well. It’s not to say that this book was bad, but I just plain had no clue what was going on. So when issue one asks The Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign?, that was not even a question I had.

Here’s what I was able to figure out from this next part of the series...

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