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Antares: Episode 5

By • Sep 20th, 2014 • Category: 2014, 4 stars, 4 stars, 4 stars, Antares, Cinebook, LEO, LEO, Review, Science fiction, Worlds of Aldebaran, The

Kim continues her journey to find her daughter, landing on the planet the explorers believe is emitting a mysterious ray.



Absence, The

By • Sep 14th, 2014 • Category: 2014, 4 stars, 4 stars, 4 stars, Literary, Review, Stiff, Martin, Stiff, Martin, Titan Comics

A suspenseful, mysterious graphic novel that isn’t quite as scary as it looks



Seconds

By • Sep 10th, 2014 • Category: 2014, 4 stars, 5 stars, 5 stars, Literary, O'Malley, Bryan Lee, O'Malley, Bryan Lee, Review, SelfMadeHero

Comics superstar Bryan Lee O’Malley’s new book takes his hip twenty-somethings on a Groundhog Day-like journey through time and regret



Extinction Parade, The – Volume 1

By • Aug 27th, 2014 • Category: 2014, 3 stars, 3 stars, 3 stars, Avatar, Brooks, Max, Caceres, Raulo, Horror, Review

The writer of World War Z returns to the zombie genre with another new twist: vampires



Death Sentence

By • Aug 14th, 2014 • Category: 2 stars, 2014, 3 stars, 4 stars, Dowling, Mike, Horror, Montynero, Review, Science fiction, Superhero, Titan Comics

What would you do if you contracted a virus that turns you into a super-human but only gives you 6 months to live?



Oculus

By • Jul 21st, 2014 • Category: Review

Concerned about Google Glass? Wait until you read about Oculus



Sugar Skull

By • Jul 4th, 2014 • Category: 2014, 5 stars, 5 stars, 5 stars, Burns, Charles, Burns, Charles, Jonathan Cape, Literary, Pantheon Books, Review, Science fiction, X'ed Out

The final part of Charles Burns’ trilogy ties off all its loose ends, leaving this reviewer little short of gob-smacked



Love Bunglers, The

By • Jun 28th, 2014 • Category: 2014, 5 stars, 5 stars, 5 stars, Fantagraphics, Hernandez, Jaime, Hernandez, Jaime, Literary, Love & Rockets, Love and Rockets - Jaime Hernandez, Review, Romance

Jaime Hernandez catches up with Maggie and Ray, now in their forties, and still failing to decide whether they’re in love or not



ABC Warriors: The Mek Files 01

By • Jun 15th, 2014 • Category: 2000AD, 3 stars, 3 stars, 3 stars, ABC Warriors, Bisley, Simon, Ewins, Brett, Ezquerra, Carlos, Gibbons, Dave, McCarthy, Brendan, McMahon, Mike, Mills, Pat, O'Neill, Kevin, Rebellion, Review, Science fiction, SMS

Reread the origins of Pat Mills’ ABC Warriors in this reprint of the first two series from 2000AD



Barracuda 1: Slaves

By • May 27th, 2014 • Category: 2013, 4 stars, 4 stars, 5 stars, Action, Cinebook, Dufaux, Jean, Historical, Jérémy, Review

A pirate story that removes the swashbuckling glamour and focuses on the grizzly horror of 17th Century pirates