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Book of Death: The Fall of Ninjak

So let it be written, so let it be done… 

In the ruins of his mansion, Colin King hunkers down as the last living member of Unity after the Third Armor Hunt – or so he thinks. A visit from an old friend and a peace offering present the chance for Ninjak to break the cycle of death and escape the horrible fate foretold in the Book of the Geomancer. Will he betray his dead friends or will THE FALL OF NINJAK come to pass and give rise to a very familiar future…

Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artist:
Trevor Hairsine
Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment

As the Book of Death series powers onwards ensnaring all in its wake this one shot, focusing on the final days of Valiant’s premier ninja character, shows what happens when the perfectly prepared man meets a challenge that may be beyond even him.

It’s a...

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Doctor Who: Four Doctors #1

What shocking past event brings three Doctors together – to combat an unknown foe with three incarnations in its sights?

Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artist:
Neil Edwards
Colours:
Ivan Nunes
Lettering:
Comicraft
Publisher:
Titan Comics

And so it came to pass, the collective Doctor Who fanbase unleashed a squeee loud enough to reverb through space and time…

…not that I’m exactly the odd one out! The idea of the current incarnation of the the Doctor (he of the grumpy eyebrows) meeting his two prior incarnations and the War Doctor is something that has certain parts of my brain doing dances of joy. For a first issue, the crossover delivers exactly what is expected of it and not much more. But what is there is still rather entertaining.

Paul Cornell continues to show that he may be one of the forem...

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Young Terrorists #1

What if “The Smoking Man” from X-Files was a real person, and his daughter found out what he did for a living? 

The daughter of an assassinated globalist kingpin breaks out of an internment camp and leads her fellow escaped prisoners in a battle against an elitist conspiracy of shadow governments, megabanks, and military juntas in this edgy and subversive political thriller.

Writer:
Matt Pizzolo
Artist:
Amancay Nahuelpan
Publisher:
Black Mask

I’m right on the fence when it comes to Young Terrorists. Much in the way of the comic’s publisher Black Mask, the issue veers between meaningful polemic and silly schlock. I’m not yet convinced the series will remain entirely coherent by the end, but for now, the surprising depth is enough to keep me hooked.

The first issue of Young Terrorists mean...

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Van Helsing vs Dracula #1

Last year, Liesel Van Helsing was attacked by an evil from her father’s past… but she survived, and has moved on with her life. Besides becoming the name that vampires in the tri-state area fear, she’s also found love – in, admittedly, the strangest places.

 However, when old friends come calling on her for help, she will find herself pulled into a final conflict with the deadliest vampire of all time…

Writer:
Patrick Shand
Artist:
Andrea Meloni
Publisher:
Zenescope

I’ll admit, this cover did discourage me a little bit. I’ll make it clear; I’ve no problem with a bit of cheesecake in comics as long as it is equal opportunity cheesecake...

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Doctor Who: The 10th Doctor #13

A terrifying pyramid has appeared in the skies above New York City, and it’s here to claim an ancient secret – buried in the body of a very-much alive movie star!

As the Doctor attempts to unravel the conflict, Gabby and Cindy’s friendship is stretched to breaking point. Has Gabby changed too much in her short time away – or has she changed just enough to save the day?!

Writer:
Nick Abadzis
Artists:
Elena Casagrande
Colours:
Hi-Fi
Slamet Mujiono
Letterer:
Arianna Florean
Publisher:
Titan Comics

Nick Abadzis has applied his storytelling abilities to this issue that helps wrap up the first year of storylines. But the ‘more is better’ approach means things get more confusing than completed.

Bringing together several storylines from the past few issues, it finds Gabby and Cindy (a fri...

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