Alphabetical Index of Boom! Studios / Archaia

Abigail and the Snowman #1-3

Abigail and the Snowman is exactly what it says on the tin — a charming all-ages adventure between a girl and her fantastic friend. Abigail and her dad are new in the neighborhood. Dad’s a good-humored electrician who’s just gotten fired from his new job, so while he applies to find work, Abigail works at fitting in to her new environment. Joining a new school is tough, so when no one wants to play with her, she shrugs and pets […]

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Lumberjanes #8

The first storyline (the series will continue past this) of Lumberjanes, written by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis and illustrated by Brooke Allen, concludes with the gal-pal campers saving the world from a remarkably authentic adolescent Artemis. She’s selfish and distractible and manipulated and focused only on getting the better of her brother. Unfortunately, her self-centeredness has resulted in grim consequences for one of the scouts, but the power of friendship will win through once again, as it has since […]

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Memetic #1

The three-issue miniseries Memetic launches strongly. James Tynion IV (The Woods) has come up with a dynamite, of-the-moment concept. We open on the end of the world, deserted streets with various bodies laying around and fires burning in the distance. That’s soon contrasted with two days ago, a normal, everyday scene where everyone’s on the internet in some fashion. Soon, they’re all talking about and passing around the latest meme, a picture of a happy sloth. (Isn’t it neat that […]

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Jim Henson’s The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow

As part of Archaia’s continuing line of Jim Henson-related works — such as their publication of Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand and Fraggle Rock comics — they’ve put out Jim Henson’s The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow, a print version of a never-produced Thanksgiving TV special written by the puppet master and Jerry Juhl. The adapter and illustrator is Roger Langridge, a talent who’s previously demonstrated how well he understands Henson’s creations in his work on The Muppet Show comics, […]

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Sleepy Hollow: The Book, The Comic, The DVD

I’ve been looking forward to the return of Sleepy Hollow. It’s a terrific adventure show with something for everyone. I haven’t wanted to start Season 2, though, until I finished up Season 1. Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) is killed in 1781 during the Revolutionary War by a Hessian mercenary, but since his wife (Katia Winter) is a witch, he rises from the dead in modern-day Sleepy Hollow, New York. Unfortunately, his killer has become the demonic Headless Horseman, so Ichabod […]

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Thomas Alsop #4

I know halfway through a miniseries isn’t a great place to start, but this is a good issue that shows off the various themes of this premise well. Thomas Alsop is “the hand of the island”, the home mage of Manhattan. It’s a family job, handed down over generations, but he’s turned his time in the role into a reality show and blog. This issue, written by Chris Miskiewicz, introduces Emma, a British witch friend, and engages in a substantial […]

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Lumberjanes #5

written by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis; illustrated by Brooke Allen There’s some weirdness going on here, since this issue was delayed twice in print, but the digital copy went out to subscribers on time. Anyway, I’m surprised I’m still having things to say about this fantasy girl camper series, but it’s because of the creativity that goes into every issue. And a new crazy imagination monster in each outing. Here, it’s dinosaurs. The girls’ friendship is so realistic and […]

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Steed And Mrs. Peel: We’re Needed #1

Unfortunately, Steed And Mrs. Peel: We’re Needed #1 (Boom! Studios, $3.99, six-issue miniseries) isn’t a very good adaptation of the original property. Writer Ian Edginton gets the voices right, but the plot, about a village of retired spies, is too reminiscent of The Prisoner, and the art by Marco Cosentino is stiff and choppy, relying on the text to carry the story. Some of the likenesses are good, but sometimes the faces look misshapen or unrecognizable, and the fight scenes […]

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