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Tomie by Junji Ito

Tomie by Junji Ito, Review

Tomie: A Graphic Novel Review – A Chilling Exploration of Beauty, Obsession and Horror Tomie is a horror manga series written and illustrated by Junji Ito. It follows the story of a mysterious and beautiful girl named Tomie, who has the ability to drive those around her to madness and murder. The series is a collection of short stories, each one delving deeper into the twisted and disturbing psyche of Tomie and those around her. The manga consists of a cycle of 20 stories written and drawn between 1987 and 2000 each featuring a different protagonist who becomes infatuated with … Read more

Ranxerox review

Ranxerox by Tamburini, Liberatore, Chabat, review

Ranxerox is a satire of contemporary society highlighting the violent and sadistic elements inherent in it. Ranx is a cyberpunk comic by Stefano Tamburini, Tanino Liberatore, Andrea Pazienza, and Alain Chabat. The series has been well received internationally by critics and readers, and it has been translated and published in various countries including France, Spain, the United States, and Japan. The work is a powerhouse of violence, drugs, obscenity, graphic erotica, amorality, and provocations of all kinds and is recommended for an adult audience used to graphic erotica. Related article: Pompeo by Andrea Pazienza, review The character was conceived by … Read more

Review of the Metabarons by Jodorowsky Juan Gimenez

Review of the Metabarons by Jodorowsky & Juan Giménez

A must-read cult spin-off of Moebius and Jodorowsky’s “The Incal,” focusing on the fascinating ancestry of the ultimate warrior, has gained a cult following. Related article: Review of The Incal The Metabarons is a science fiction epic written by Alejandro Jodorowsky and illustrated by Juan Giménez. The series follows the journey of the Metabaron, a title passed down from generation to generation, as they seek to unite the universe under their rule. A Metabaron (chronologically the last of the Metabarons) made its debut in the Incal comic book series in May 1981. The character’s origin was then covered in a … Read more

Domu A Childs Dream review

Domu: A Child’s Dream by Katsuhiro Otomo, Review

Review of the graphic novel Domu: A Child’s Dream by Katsuhiro Otomo Domu: A Child’s Dream is a manga series written and illustrated by Katsuhiro Otomo, best known for his masterpiece Akira. The comic, after winning some prestigious awards such as the Japan Cartoonists Association Award in 1981, the Nihon SF Taisho Award in 1984, and the Seiun Award in the same year, was published in French in 1991, in Italian in 1992, and in English in 1995. The graphic novel was serialized between 1980 and 1981. The story centers on an old man and a child possessing extrasensory powers. … Read more

Uzumaki Junji Ito

Uzumaki by Junji Ito, Review

Review of Uzumaki by Junji Ito A surreal and unnerving journey, the work that made Ito one of the most famous and quoted horror mangaka of the contemporary scene. Uzumaki is a Japanese horror manga created by the mangaka Junji Ito between 1998 and 1999 that takes place in the fictitious town of Kurouzu, where a bizarre curse is spreading: the wind creates whirlwinds, the stems of plants twist, the smoke of cremations draws spiral patterns in the sky. Even people undergo sudden changes: their hair curls, their bodies twist on themselves, someone even undergoes abhorrent transformations; and, one after … Read more

Enigma: The Definitive Edition

Enigma: The Definitive Edition

Enigma: The Definitive Edition by Peter Milligan & Duncan Fegredo Enigma is a visceral, post-modern tale of self-discovery and sexual identity told against the backdrop of outrageous superheroes and villains. Michael Smith lives a meaningless life. But when the weird characters from Enigma, his favorite childhood comic seem to come to life, Michael embarks upon an increasingly obsessive crusade to uncover the incredible secret behind their improbable existence . . . and ultimately, his own. Considered a classic and groundbreaking graphic novel for its LGBTQIA+ themes when first released–featuring the first gay superhero in mainstream comics. With a brand-new cover … Read more

Oblivion Song W Robert Kirkman Annalisa Leoni Lorenzo De Felici


Oblivion Song, Book One. (W) Robert Kirkman (A) Annalisa Leoni (A/CA) Lorenzo De Felici A decade ago, 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were suddenly lost in Oblivion. The government made every attempt to recover them, but after many years, they gave up. Nathan Cole…won’t. He makes daily trips, risking his life to try and rescue those still living in the apocalyptic hellscape of Oblivion. But maybe…Nathan is looking for something else? Why can’t he resist the siren call of the Oblivion Song? This hardcover features the first twelve issues of the hit comic book series, along with covers and a sketchbook, … Read more

POST AMERICANA (W) Steve Skroce (A/CA) Steve Skroce, Dave Stewart

Post Americana by Steve Skroce and Dave Stewart

From MAESTROS creator, WE STAND ON GUARD co-creator, and The Matrix storyboard artist STEVE SKROCE, with colors by Eisner Award winner DAVE STEWART. The Cheyenne mountain installation, aka The BUBBLE, is the most sophisticated super bunker in the world. It was built to ensure the survival of the American government’s executive branch, as well as America’s most important citizens, should the unthinkable happen. When the world ended, the executive branch didn’t reach the sanctuary, but the elite citizenry did. Eighty years later, one of them has named himself the new president of the United States. His plan? Subjugate the survivors … Read more

the incal review moebius jodorowsky

Review: The Incal by Jodorowsky & Moebius

The Incal by Jodorowsky & Moebius is a bizarre and visionary Space Opera, Review The Incal is a graphic novel by Moebius and Alejandro Jodorowsky written between 1981 and 1988, an epic that mixes skillfully elements of science fiction, grotesque, esoteric, and social criticism. The Incal is the perfect synthesis of modern science fiction, Moebius’ bewitching stroke, Jodorowsky’s narrative talent, and South American magical realism, anticipating many of the elements developed by later science fiction works from both a graphic and thematic point of view: Blade Runner, Akira, Alien, The Fifth Element, all in some way are indebted to this dreamlike and revolutionary work. The graphic … Read more

The Art of Halo Infinite

The Art of Halo Infinite

The Master Chief is back. The legendary super-soldier returns in Halo Infinite. 343 Industries and Microsoft are building the biggest and most visually spectacular Halo yet. Halo Infinite debuts on the Xbox family of consoles, including Xbox Series X, Microsoft’s latest and most powerful game console. To take full advantage of its prodigious graphical prowess, 343 Industries built an all-new, next-generation game engine, giving their world-class artists the tools and technology to realize the worlds, war, and wonder of the Halo universe in unprecedented style and fidelity. 343 Industries have given Dark Horse access to the art and artists who’ve … Read more