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Cutter 2

What if that kid you and your friends picked on in your youth came back with a vengeance…to kill you and your friends? That dark guilt-ridden fear is at the core of CUTTER, a cautionary tale about the sins of your past coming back to haunt you.

Writers:
Seamus Fahey
Robert Napton
Artist:
Christian DiBari
Publisher:
Top Cow

After covering issue 1 I had hoped that this schlocky bit of fun would continue to deliver the goods. This issue finds the entire town worried now that the news is out about who could be behind all the killings. In typical horror film fashion, tensions begin to boil, with half the town standing around disbelieving and the other half ready to try and hunt down the person behind the killings...

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X-O ManoWar #0

In the aftermath of ARMOR HUNTERS, start reading here with a bold new beginning for Valiant’s blockbuster hero as Venditti and Mann chronicle the never-before-revealed rise of Aric of Dacia – aka the unstoppable X-O Manowar!

Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artist:
Clay Mann
Publisher:
Valiant

Billed as a way for new readers get into a series that has been running for nearly 30 issues so far, issue 0 of X-0 ManoWar is a digital only comic, that aims to act as a bridge between the current storylines and the new one about to kick off. In that was its partially successful, but still leaves me with more questions than answers.

Kicking off during the sometime in the 5th century, we follow Aric, a Viscoth warrior fighting to defend his lands and tribe against the Romans…that’s if he can stop throwing...

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Cutter 1

Jeremy lives a quiet life with his wife in a rural town. Successful and stable, Jeremy is the guy next door. But he and his high school friends share a dark secret. And when that secret literally comes back to haunt them, Jeremy must confront his past and his own sanity as he comes face to face with a vicious serial killer…”The Cutter.”

Writer:
Seamus Fahey
Robert Napton
Artist:
Christian DiBari
Publisher:
Top Cow

Good horror is really hard to do, or at least it seems that way to me. Whilst the perfectly crafted jump scares that most modern horrors rely on are effective,  to make something with lasting value it needs more than that. It needs an atmosphere, a palpable sense of dread. Cutter #1 has that in spades.

A mini series set to be published over a single month, Cutter is a story of ...

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The Power of Tankgirl

Tank Girl’s back with a bang in this Booga’s-pouched-sized collection of three epically insane, depleted-plutonium adventures: The Gifting, Visions of Booga and The Royal Escape.


Writer:
Alan Martin
Artists:
Ashley Wood
Rufus Dayglo
Publisher:
Titan Comics

I love Tank Girl. I love the art, the stories, and if I am completely honest, I even love the Lori Petty film. She takes no shit and is punk as fuck- what’s not to love? So what if some people may think she could be a bad role model- who would class anyone with a Tank as a role model anyway?

Anyway, out in September, is the latest collection from Titan Books with The Power of Tank Girl which incorporates The Gifting, Visions of Booga, and The Royal Escape...

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The Watcher

Is there more?

The question is in the mind of a slave boy raised in a compound. He escapes his captors and explores a post apocalyptic world. Along the way, he finds that there is indeed more to life.

The Watcher is a bit different to the sort of things I usually review. Whilst it is set in the kind of pseudo fantasy post apocalypse (try saying that after a few drinks) that is all the rage with Young Adult books at the moment, it’s how it chooses to present things to us that is different.

Taking the form of epic poems like Beowulf, The Watcher follows a young boy (though to be honest the protagonists sex is immaterial- I read most of the book believing they were a girl) who escapes from his captors and sets develops the abilities to not only survive free of oppression, but to then retu...

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