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“Earthdivers” Explores a World Without Christopher Columbus’ Infamous Journey

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“Earthdivers” Explores a World Without Christopher Columbus’ Infamous Journey

Written by Angela Rairden With November being National Native American Heritage Month, it feels like the perfect time to talk about Earthdivers. Written by Stephen Graham Jones (author of horror novels The Only Good Indians and My Heart is a Chainsaw), with detailed and remarkable art by Davide Gianfelice, the comic take place in the year 2112. Humans (Americans specifically, it seems) have nearly destroyed the Earth. Those who could left via spaceship, and among those who are left behind is a group of Native activists who have a plan to return the Earth its pre-apocalypse state. The key to...

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Read or Pass?: Horror Comic Edition

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Read or Pass?: Horror Comic Edition

Written by Angela Rairden Despite the fact that it’s November, I’m not ready for Halloween to be over. As such, I thought that I’d review a few horror comics that I started reading recently in case you, too, are in still in the mood for spooky season to let you know if I feel that they are worth your time. NIGHT OF THE GHOUL by Scott Snyder and Francisco Francavilla As soon as I saw that Snyder was the writer on this series, I knew I had to pick it up because, aside from notably writing multiple Batman comics, he...

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“Bunnicula” Graphic Novel is Timeless, Whimsical Classic Perfect for Halloween

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“Bunnicula” Graphic Novel is Timeless, Whimsical Classic Perfect for Halloween

Written by Angela Rairden First published as a children’s book in 1978, Bunnicula, written by Deborah and James Howe, has caught the imagination of children for decades. With the tagline “A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery”, the short book, which became the beginning of a series, followed the adventures of Howard the dog and Chester the cat when their family brings home a new pet – a rabbit named Bunnicula. Bunnicula book cover I had fond memories of reading this book as kid. It was probably one of the first “horror” books that I read. As an adult, I was aware of...

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The Deadliest Bouquet Proves that Flowers Are Tougher Than They Seem

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The Deadliest Bouquet Proves that Flowers Are Tougher Than They Seem

Written by Angela Rairden Every time I visit my local comic bookstore, I watch out for new comic series that catch my eye. In this case, it was the cover art (by Carola Borelli) for The Deadliest Bouquet #1 that first really caught my attention. This is often the case for me when I’m browsing the new release section at my LCS. The thing that really drew my eye to this particular cover, however, was the juxtaposition of the blood splattered, broken family portrait nestled amongst a bouquet of perfect roses, poppies, and violets. The artwork alone hinted that there...

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Four New Comics Worth Checking Out Right Now!

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Four New Comics Worth Checking Out Right Now!

Written by Angela Rairden I recently picked up four new comic series and found all of them to be unique, interesting, and intriguing. Dealing with subject matters ranging from magic to religion to PTSD, these are four not-to-be-missed comics that you should run, not walk, to your local comic book store to gobble up the first issues of before they sell out! EIGHT BILLION GENIES (Image) – Written by Charles Soule, Art by Ryan Browne In issue one of Eight Billion Genies, every person on Earth is unexpectedly gifted a genie of their own and told that their genie will...

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