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Dream Daddy #1

Writer: Wendy Xu

Artist:  Ryan Maniulit

Letterer: Hasan Otsmane-Elhaou

Publisher: Onipress

Synopsis: It’s time for the 15 year college reunion. Time for old college roommates Kegstand Craig and the new dad on the block to go out for a night of memories old and new.  Will it be weird seeing people they haven’t seen in years? Will they be able to avoid old flames? Get set for a promising bro-venture. 

Review: The cover gave me pause at first.  “A Dad Dating Simulator”. Ugh! Is this a kissing book? Was my first thought. Instead I began an immediately interesting story about two former college roommates and their night out. You can immediately feel the bond between the two men. A short search showed there are Youtube videos this comic line is based on...

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House Amok #1

Writer: Christopher Sebela

Artist: Shawn McManus

Letterer: Aditya Bidikar

Publisher: Idea and Designs Works

Synopsis: 10 year old Dylan Sandifer is a fraternal twin with a close knit family. They enjoy spending time together, playing games, and going on road trips. Christopher Sebela sums it up by stating, “The Sandifers are experiencing a mental condition known as folie a deux, a shared madness that will drive them to kidnap and torture strangers, burn down secret safe houses, and do whatever it takes to stay alive.”

Only Dylan has snapped out of the delusion. She reflects on the horror of what her family has become. Now, she needs to make a decision.

Review: The artwork in House Amuck is blocky, somewhat two dimensional, and has an old school style...

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Archie Meets Batman ’66

Writer:  Jeff Parker and Michael Moreci

Artist: Dan Parent, J. Bone, and  Kelly Fitzpaterick

Letterer: Jack Morelli

Publisher: Jon Goldwater

Synopsis: In the continuing crossover series that combines Gotham with Riverdale, Bruce Wayne has decided it’s time to find out the truth behind the strange happenings that have been happening around the little town of Riverdale. To make this happen, Dick Gracy and Barbara Gordon are assigned to go undercover as Riverdale High students to win the trust of Riverdale’s most observant citizens — its teens.

Meanwhile, the adults are starting to act out of the ordinary. It began with reports from Veronica Lodge about her father’s strange behavior and continues to spread...

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The Bawdy Tales of Lazlo Cale #1

Writer: Andrew Maxwell

Illustrator: Goran Gligovic

Letterer: Bernardo Brice

Synopsis: Lazio Cale is a former high class gigolo who has made an attempt to turn his life around by becoming a high end art dealer. In a futuristic Paris, he has learned to take advantage of the portals of interdimensional time travel that have become a part of every day life. This becomes an issue only when it becomes his mission to find out who stole a painting from a local gangster.

Review: In a futuristic world, Lazio Cale is everyone’s man. He keeps himself safe from toxins he may encounter with the aid of an electronic device he must keep on his arm.  With his past and the time portals running throughout Paris, he never knows when he may run into a possibility for mishap...

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Rat Queens Special: Neon Static

Writer: Kurtis J. Weibe

Artist: William Kirkby

Letterer:Ryan Ferrier

Publisher: Image Comics, Inc.

Synopsis: The Rat Queens comic take a futuristic spin into a Cyberpunk world. The case?  Why are people being scammed out of their hard earned goldyen? The Rat Queens go down the line and behind the scenes.

Review: This had a great beginning. I loved the initial set up of the story. It felt like a vaudeville performance and I was interested in what was going on. The transition to the rest of the story was slightly confusing in how it related to the beginning, so I had to read this through twice to put the pieces together. Although created by the same artist, the style of art between the first panels and the rest have a different style, which proves this artist has a definite flair.

If you...

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