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Anathema Vol 1

How far will one woman go for the salvation of her beloved? Mercy Barlowe’s love for Sarah brings down Hell when her puritanical father discovers them together – and has his own daughter burnt at the stake.

But death is not the end. A monstrous cult of shapeshifters steal Sarah’s soul as part of its twisted plans to resurrect an ancient evil.

To defeat them, Mercy must take on a new form that will give her the power and fury needed to defeat the cult. She must become a werewolf!

First of all, I have to start this review off by admitting that I am incredibly biased when it comes to this subject matter.  Werewolves or shifters as they are becoming more popularly known, they bore me.  I apologize if that offends anyone...

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Scarlett Couture 1

Using her cover as Head of Security for her mother’s internationally renowned fashion house, she gathers intelligence for the CIA. In this explosive first issue, Scarlett follows her instincts right into the middle of the action and finds she needs to use all her wits to get herself out of hot water!

This book comes with glowing praise from Mark Millar.  It has eye popping art that literally explodes off the page.  The colors are vivid bringing true to life to the already vibrant characters.  Des Taylor’s story is a roller coaster ride of tongue in cheek super spy fun.

Scarlett, the main character of the story is your typical super spy who braves dangers that would leave the average mortal quaking in their shoes or with a hundred bullet holes...

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Resident Alien: The Sam Hain Mystery 0

A stranded alien scientist hides out in the sleepy town of Patience, Washington, while federal agents begin to close in on him.  Secrets about his home planet—as well as his first months on Earth—are revealed!  This special #0 issue collects Resident Alien: The Sam Hain Mystery chapters 1 to 3, originally serialized in Dark Horse Presents Volume 3, #1 through #3, published in 2014

Resident Alien has been around for awhile and this is a great opportunity for readers to get a refresh on the characters before moving on to newer stories about our distinguished interloper and part time country doctor.  He may even solve a mystery or two with the help of his plucky native american nurse.

Issue 0 takes you through Harry setting up shop in the town of Patience after obtaining a nest egg of l...

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Harrow County 1

Emmy always knew that the deep, dark woods surrounding her home crawled with ghosts, goblins, and zombies. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she learns that she is connected to these creatures—and to the land itself—in a way she never imagined.

Harrow County is the kind that of story that makes your skin crawl, because in some of the panels, there is literally skin that crawls.  The first issue is a story that could be right out of the imagination of a Edgar Allan Poe.  The writing is chilling with lush narration and a healthy dose of local color to bring the rustic setting of the story to rich, vibrant life.  The art is a little on the plain side for my tastes but it seems to complement the dark tones of the narration...

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The Order of the Forge 1

“I cannot tell a lie. I f**king hate zombies.”—G. Washington

Before he fathered a nation, young George Washington forged his legend in blood! Imbued with the mystical powers of America’s original inhabitants, George—along with his friends Ben Franklin and Paul Revere—must stop an evil governor who wishes to rule an empire!

So, “Order of the Forge” is not your father’s tale of the American revolution but it is a good one nonetheless.   Our story begins with a disagreement between a young George Washington and his father that results in the historic tree chopping albeit not as we’ve come to know it from the history books.  George also ends up enchanting the oft times left out ax with a mystic totem pole.

Flash forward half a year to find George sharing rooms with an equa...

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