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Kill Them All

The new gonzo graphic novel love letter to 90s action movies by Eisner-nominated cartoonist Kyle Starks (Sexcastle, Rick and Morty). A betrayed murderess wants revenge. A hard drinking former cop wants his job back. For either to get what they want, they’re going to have to fight their way through fifteen flights of criminals, assassins, drug lords, murderers, yup, even accountants, and… KILL. THEM. ALL.

As you read above, this is basically a wild, balls to the wall, violent action movie done in homage to movies like Die Hard, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Face/Off, Hard Boiled and True Lies.

The art is very minimal, loose and cartoony but it works well with the frenetic crazy action.  Also the art fits well with the tongue in cheek mood for the comic as well...

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Made Men #1

Writer: Paul Tobin
Artist: Arjuna Susini
Colors: Gonzalo Duarte
Publisher: Oni Press

An ambush set for a police unit takes them all out. The scent of blood fills the air as viscera from fallen friends rains on the last survivor, Jutte Shelly. The people who set up the ambush gather around, they’ve found their target. A bullet to the head, a fatal wound… or it would be if Jutte Shelly wasn’t actually Jutte Frankenstein.

Her friends all dead in a matter of seconds, herself newly back from the dead, Jutte makes a promise to hunt down the people responsible, even if it means going into the family business.

Made Men is one of the most immediately engrossing comics I’ve ever read. From the first panel, I was hooked...

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Angel City: Town Without Pity

Writer: Janet Harvey
Artist: Megan Levens
Colors: Nick Filardi
Publisher: Oni Press

Dolores Dare isn’t like most of the young starlets who come to Hollywood with dreams of fame on the silver screen. She works for Gino Volante as an enforcer, roughing up shop owners to collect debts. A career criminal hiding in plain sight, but her life is upended when her best friend, Frances Faye, is brutally murdered, found dead in a dumpster. Working with Joe, a reporter with connections throughout the city, Dolores begins to unravel the criminal activities of the biggest movie studios to get justice for her friend.

Angel City: Town Without Pity adheres rigidly to the tropes of conventions of Hollywood noir. The big star actor with a history of violence being covered for by the studio executives...

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Night’s Dominion: Season Two #1

Writer/Artist: Ted Naifeh

After the Night and her comrades saved the City of Umber from the army raised by the Cult of Uhlume, things have returned to normal. “Normal”, being the city on the edge of riot, with political disputes coming to a boiling point while people starve in the streets, barely able to afford bread.

In the aftermath of their adventures, the heroes who saved Umber are in various states of running to their previous lives. The magus Wikan has taken to the streets, hoping to make a living by selling the tales of how he saved Umber to the people, but no one seems to care to listen. Corentine has begun practicing medicine in the temple, much the the ire of another priest who does not see the gods in science...

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Dead of Winter #1

Writer: Kyle Starks
Artist: Gabriel Bautista

It’s the zombie apocalypse. You know the drill.

In all seriousness, Dead of Winter really doesn’t have much going for it. It seems to be going for a comedic tone, but its main joke is that the main character is a superhero dog. Except, the main character is really some guy named Gabriel, and the dog isn’t really a superhero, and the only joke is that the dog really hates zombies. In fact, they say it twice, because everyone knows that a joke is funnier if you repeat it without any alteration, right?

Aside from that one joke, it really is just the most generic zombie apocalypse story imaginable. There’s no preamble, just zombies, a colony of people, and a scavenging mission to a police station...

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