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Unseen Justice

Welcome to my first serious look at comics in more years than I care to recall.

First off, I quickly realised that I’m not the target audience. Unseen Justice is a look inside the harsh realities of El Malvado, a fictional American corrections facility, through the eyes of former Marine Sniper, now Corrections Officer (CO) Wyatt Stone. It’s definitely aimed at those with a stance somewhat to the right of centre and definitely graphic enough that parents should read through before turning over to their kids. Some geographic details appear to be either accidentally or deliberately wrong or misleading, but that may be explained in future issues.

CO Stone has some issues, let’s be clear about that...

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Pirate Eye

Join ex-pirate and now high-seas detective Smitty as he searches for a beautiful yet elusive lass who has stolen the heart of an influential politician. But can he find her before her deadly secret is discovered? Blimey!

The Good: I don’t know where to start. It’s been a while since I read a book that  I honestly wanted to re-read the second I finished reading it the first time. This is one of those books. The story line is fantastic. The art is gritty and dark and maybe a bit noir. It fits the story in such a way that rarely comes along.

The Bad: This book won’t be available on store shelves until December. That’s right, we got a sneak peek!

The Summary: Run, don’t walk to your local comic book store and pre-order your copy of this book. I mean it. You won’t regret it...

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Happy Halloween – it’s the return of Cabra Cini: Voodoo Junkie Hitwoman!

At a pivotal moment in her life, former crack-whore Cabra Cini found a new addiction–voodoo–and from there she crafted a new vocation–developing her own bastardized version of the dark art to carry out hits!

Introduced in Visionary Comics’ Digital Visions, Cabra is back in H!M Comics’ IF-X: Halloween–in which a friend’s  Halloween fancy dress party is meant to be a night off for Ms. Cini–but events prove to be as eventful and bizarre as any of her assignments!

Written by Sam Johnson (Geek-Girl, Gold Town, The Almighties) and illustrated by Dan Lauer (Myth, Slam Dunk Kings, Zombie Highway), Cabra’s lead feature in the comic reveals a new side to her...

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Klang! QUANTUM & WOODY Are At It Again – Only on comiXology!

The world’s worst superhero team is headed to comiXology! Valiant is proud to announce that the complete run of one of comics’ all-time legendary series, Quantum & Woody, will be re-released this October on comiXology, the revolutionary digital comics platform with over 100 million comic and graphic novel downloads to date. This Wednesday, October 24th, look for the first 12 issues of Christopher Priest and M.D. “Doc” Bright’s award-winning sensation, beginning with Quantum & Woody #1 for FREE on the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, and the Web! The remaining issues of the series will follow the next week on  October 31st.

“With few exceptions, Quantum & Woody are characters that we get asked about in just about every interview, in every piece of fan mail, at every convention...

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Bellanova Redstar: Space Girl 4199 at the Edge of the Universe

“CRASH IMMINENT CRASH IMMINENT”

“SHIT!  Shit! Shit! Shit!”

So begins Issue #379 of Bellanova Redstar: Space Girl 4199 at the Edge of the Universe.  Bellanova Redstar is the Captain of a ship in search of a rogue exploration probe.  She crashes into an alien planet and is caught up in a story that seems to be part Planet of the Apes and part Barbarella, including a scruffy space explorer captured by aliens and a jail sex fantasy come true.  This is an indie comic that claims to have the longest title in comic book history, but it doesn’t take an exceptionally long attention span to appreciate this story.

PROS: It is a nice, simple basic story.  One that any young male going through puberty would appreciate...

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