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Beneath the Dark Crystal

Writer: Adam Smith

Artist: Alexandria Huntington

Letterer: Jim Campbell

Publisher: Boom! Studios

Synopsis: This is the first of a 12 book series continuing  the story of the beloved story of The Dark Crystal.  The story of Kensho and Thurma continues following The Power of the Dark Crystal.

Review: If you are a fan of the classic film , you will be ready for this introduction to old friends. Like the first scene in a play, the first book of Beneath the Dark Crystal sets the stage, allowing the reader to become reacquainted with familiar characters on the verge of new adventures and decisions.  Alexandria Huntington’s artwork is extraordinary in its fantasy beauty and detail. These are excerpts that should be framed for their beauty...

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Robyn Hood The Curse #6

Writer: Chuck Dixon

Artist: Julius Abrera

Colors: Robby Beyard

Lettering: Taylor Esposito

Publisher: Zenescope Publishing

Synopsis:  Part 6 of the 6 part The Curse series. Part 6 begins after a daring escape from a super maximum security prison. Now that Robyn is back home in New York City, she hopes she can have some semblance of normality in her life. This hope falls by the wayside, as Robyn needs to help Marian Quin send an evil entity back where it came from. It’s one thing to save your home, but this battle becomes even more personal than anyone could possibly have imagined.

Review: The battles in Part 6 of The Curse are a good read. But, this is one comic that the reader will want to read as part of a series...

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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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A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns

Writer:  Archie Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson

Designed by: Kate Z. Stone

Lettering:  CRANK!

Publisher:  Limerence Press

Synopsis:  While some people identify with the he/she pronoun, not everyone you meet will identify the same way. This educational booklet was created to help begin to answer the question of identifying as cisgender, non-binary, etc, while helping the reader know the proper way to address those who don’t necessarily identify as he/she.

Review: Remember those days in high school when you got to take time off from the daily drudgery of your classes and got to go to the auditorium for an informative assembly. This is the feeling I got from this comic...

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Demi-God #1 and #2

Writer: Ron Marz

Artist: Andy Smith

Lettering: Steve Dutro

Publisher:  IDW Publishing

Synopsis:  What happens when a former wuss suddenly becomes transformed into a hero figure with Herculean kind of strength? Jason McAndros can tell you becoming a demi-god is definitely a boost to the old ego. How did it happen and what happens next as Jason deals with the Tirrus Corporation? These are a few of the answers you will find in Demi-God #1 and #2.

Review:   This comic is what comics should be. Amazing fun! After Jason’s change he doesn’t shy away from letting everyone, including the reader know how special he is, as he reminds you it’s all about him. This story made me laugh, while also having a moment of sadness...

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