Exorsisters a Cute Take on Supernatural Danger

Do you like blending Archie-style comics with horror elements (but don’t need to see the characters trying to kill and eat each other, as is going on in the Archie Horror line)? You may want to check out the upcoming Exorsisters from Image Comics. Debuting in October (how appropriate!), this new series is written by Ian Boothby (The Simpsons) and illustrated by Gisèle Lagacé, who has actually drawn for Archie (when she’s not putting out her sexy webcomic Ménage à […]

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Interview: Jeremy Whitley Brings Rainbow Brite to Comics

We live in a time where nothing is forgotten. Your favorite TV show, with enough fans, gets a remake or a reunion. The movie charts are topped with sequels and decades-long-running franchises. And just about anything can be a comic. Coming soon from Dynamite is a property relaunch I never could have envisioned. Rainbow Brite #1 will be in comic shops the first week in October. It’s written by Jeremy Whitley (Unstoppable Wasp, Princeless) and illustrated by Brittney Williams (Patsy […]

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Moonstruck Ends Serialization, Moves to Book Releases

This is a trend I support, since reading a good chunk of story all at once, perhaps even with a conclusion, is a much better experience for the busy adult who can’t keep straight what’s happening in serialized comics month to month. And with a fantasy story, it’s a lot easier to sink into an alternate world with a longer read. Newsarama reports that Moonstruck, the Image Comics series by Grace Ellis and Shae Beagle about a lovestruck werewolf who […]

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Dark Horse Loses Buffy the Vampire Slayer License

With all the media consolidations going on, it’s been a tough year for Dark Horse. A significant portion of their line is licensed publications, and those have been ending. Star Wars went back to Marvel several years ago, followed by Conan the Barbarian earlier this year. With the acquisition of Fox by Disney, their licenses are moving as well. Boom! has announced new Serenity comics after Dark Horse published them from 2005-2017; Boom!’s Firefly #1 is due in November. (Boom! […]

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Gerard Jones Going to Jail for Child Porn

Gerard Jones was a well-known comic book writer for DC in the 90s, with substantial runs on Green Lantern and Justice League Europe, among others. He also created and wrote Prime for Malibu Comics and did the English adaptation for several prominent Viz manga titles, including Dragon Ball and Ranma ½. Then he moved into writing pop culture analyses, with The Comic Book Heroes (a gossipy, at times oddly personal history of superheroes and their creators), Honey, I’m Home!: Sitcoms: […]

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Dreadful Company

Dr. Greta Helsing, monster doctor, and her friends are back in Dreadful Company, the followup to Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw, and this book is better than the first. (You can read it without the first, as well, since only the characters continue, and you’re given what you need to know about them.) Greta is in Paris for a medical conference about treating the supernatural. Her vampire friend Ruthven is taking her to the opera, but that’s the last bit […]

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Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Volume 8

Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju volume 8 handles two major stories of very different moods. First, there’s the aftermath of events of the previous book, where Yakumo collapsed on stage. He’s convinced his age means he’s done performing. Many others try to talk him out of retiring, but I’m not convinced he’s wrong. As a rakugo storyteller, he’s a vocal performer, and the state of his body does affect his voice. Perhaps he owes something to continuing the art, […]

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My Lady’s Choosing

As the kids raised on Choose Your Own Adventure books grow up, they turn the form into more adult entertainments of the same type. That’s what My Lady’s Choosing is — a pick-your-options story set in the vague milieu of historical romance by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris. You might fight spies with a dashing rogue in Scotland. Or flirt with minor lords in ballrooms while defeating a con artist trying to claim the estate. Or even have a sapphic […]

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