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Hacktivist 1

Ed Hiccox and Nate Graft are young,
brilliant, and the co-founders of YourLife, a social networking company that
has changed the way the world stays connected. In secret, these best friends
are also “sve_Urs3lf,” the largest, white-hat hacking group on the
planet, exposing information and sparking revolutions across the globe.
Writers:
Collin Kelly
Jack Lanzing
Alyssa Milano
Artists:
Ian Herring
Marcus To
Published by:

Archaia

Hacktivist has an interesting setup and poses a great question. What if people had the power to change the world, in a way only master hackers can in films, yet were operating in the real world?
When you think of world events in the past few years and how the internet is slowly reshaping entire countries and cultures under its idea of a place f...
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D4VE #2

The second issue of Ferrier and Ramon’s
robotic comedy finds D4ve’s life take an unexpected turn for the better, just
as everything else gets worse…
Writer:
Ryan Ferrier
Artist:
Valentin Ramon
Colours:
Valentin Ramon
Lettering:
Ryan Ferrier
Publisher:
Monkeybrain Comics
Continuing the trend established in the
prior issue, D4ve’s mix of humour, tragedy and dream sequences underpin
a looming threat on the horizon.
Now let’s start with the good: D4ve has been
chosen to be a key part of a new initiative to seek out new energy resources
for robot kind (beyond that I have no idea, as our protagonists rather humorous
take on the meeting is just a few words interspersed with *waffle waffle
waffle*). Now the bad: his wife is leaving him, he’s been left with a son that
was deliv...
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47 Ronin

Writer:
Mike Richardson
Artist:
Stan Sakai
Cover Artist:
Stan Sakai
Genre:
Action/Adventure
Publisher:
Dark Horse
To make a confession, upon viewing the cover
for this comic, I hadn’t high hopes for it. Despite it being based on a famous
Japanese legend with art provided by a modern legend of comics, Stan Sakai, 47
Ronin looked amateurish and just a little bit like a rush job.
I’m glad to say that I didn’t judge the
comic by its cover (that and I fear the bosses’ wrath for not reading it :p).
It was just a poor cover, for inside Sakai’s usual high standard of work comes
to the fore, producing simple but elegant pages that bely just how hard it is
to maintain such a steady standard through a long career.
The story of a samurai who is disgraced and
tricked into seppuku (...
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D4VE

Quirky, smart and rather charming,
D4VE explores what would lead a robot to find himself trapped in a dead end
office job…
 Writer:
Ryan Ferrier
Artist:
Valentin Ramon
Colours:
Valentin Ramon
Lettering:
Ryan Ferrier
Publisher:
D4ve is an ordinary guy. Ex-army, he sits in a
boring desk job day dreaming of his more adventurous past, all the while trying
to avoid attention from the grumpy boss. His wife doesn’t understand him and
he’s got a kid on the way. Oh, and he’s a robot. Did I mention that part yet?
Of all the things that really made me smile in D4VE (and trust me, there were a lot),
it’s the small details like that that really got me, along with the use of
brilliant comic timing. Mining humour out of the odd situation of a robot going
through an...
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Emily and the Strangers #1

Writer:
Rob Reger
Mariah Heuhner
Artist:
Emily Ivie
Cover Artist:
Emily Ivie
Buzz Parker
Publisher:
Dark Horse
Price:
US$3.99/£2.43
A counter culture icon that nevertheless has
her own media and merchandising empire behind her, Emily Strange started as a
goth girl on skateboards, but has in time become a character in her own right.
Being very much the anti Disney Princess, she likes rock and roll, maths,
engineering and lots of other traditionally ‘boys only’ stuff.
This short mini series was thought up close
to the time that Reger, the creator of Emily, ran a successful Kickstarter
campaign to make a single and music video for Emily and her band, the
Strangers. In part the comic is successful, but it still seems to me that the
character isn’t able to fully break the b...
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