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Courtney Crumrin Ongoing #1

Writer/Artist: Ted Naifeh
Publisher: Oni Press

When Holly Hart moves to a new town and a new school, she knows what to expect from the kids there, the usual bullying and being labelled as an outsider, but what she doesn’t expect is to befriend Courtney Crumrin, the local witch. Courtney shows Holly how to learn magic, but she begins to worry that Holly might start to abuse her new-found magical powers.

Ted Naifeh’s dark world of magic and monsters is immediately enticing, and leaves readers hungry to learn more about the type of creatures and people that inhabit it. The writing and art both create an interesting and unique aesthetic that’s a blending of classic gothic horror and modern Halloween-type witches and goblins and werewolves.

The story moves a little too fast however, and ...

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The Mighty Zodiac #1

Writer: J. Torres
Artist: Corin Howell
Colors: Maarta Laiho
Publisher: Oni Press

After the death of the Blue Dragon, six stars fall from the sky, and the evil Moon Rabbit army descends to the land of Gaya. It is up to The Mighty Zodiac to retrieve the stars and defeat the Moon Rabbit Army!

The Mighty Zodiac presents a magical land of anthropomorphic talking animals based on Eastern culture and folklore, with the titular group based off of the Chinese Zodiac signs. The land of Gaya is protected by the Zodiac, but lately they’ve been traveling the land engaging in various misadventures, since no imminent threat was present...

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Bad Machinery Vol. 1: Case of the Team Spirit

Writer/Artist: John Allison
Publisher: Oni Press

Bad Machinery – The Case of the Team Spirit follows six grammar school children throughout their daily lives and as they solve mysterious. Equal parts slice of life comedy and supernatural mystery, though with a much heavier emphasis on the former, Bad Machinery focuses on cutesy characters and humor, and is generally a fun, light-hearted read.

However, and this may be more my fault than the book’s itself, it just never clicked for me.

I never once laughed or chuckled or smiled in amusement while reading it; every single joke fell flat. And for a comedy, that’s a pretty big problem. I never quite clicked with the characters, either...

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Brand New The Damned Ongoing Series Kicks-Off With $1 First Issue

Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced The Damned, a brand new ongoing series from the award-winning creators of The Sixth Gun. Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt, and Bill Crabtree have reunited for The Damned #1, a brand new chapter in their famous demonic noir tale of tommy-guns and hellfire.

This brand new ongoing series debuts with a $1.00 first issue that hits store shelves just in time for Free Comic Book Day 2017. The new #1 is a perfect fit for new and returning fans; it’s a jumping on point for anyone who has never heard of The Damned, and this #1 issue picks up right where the trade left off.

The Damned #1 will be available in comic book shops on May 3, 2017...

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Kim Reaper #1

Like most university students, Kim works a part-time job to make ends meet. UNLIKE most university students, Kim’s job is pretty dang cool: she’s a grim reaper, tasked with guiding souls into the afterlife. Like most university students, Becka has a super intense unrequited crush. UNLIKE most university students, Becka’s crush is on a beautiful gothic angel that frequents the underworld. Of course, she doesn’t know that. Unaware of the ghoulish drama she’s about to step into, Becka finally gathers up the courage to ask Kim on a date! But when she falls into a ghostly portal and interrupts Kim at her job, she sets off a chain of events that will pit the two of them against angry cat-dads, vengeful zombies, and perhaps even the underworld itself...

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