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Lazarus Vol 1: Family

Lazarus by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark combines family dynasties, with all its intrigue and plot twists, and high tech action adventure to create a rewarding page turner. Collecting the first four issues of the Eisner-winning team of Rucka and…

Saga Volume 1

A compelling and empathetic tale of two people from different cultures trying to make it work, Saga Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples render a “human” tale. From New York Times bestselling writer BRIAN K.VAUGHAN (Y: THE…

Thief Of Thieves Vol 1: I Quit

In the tradition of Ocean’s Eleven and The Thomas Crown Affair, Robert Kirkman and crew’s Thief Of Thieves Vol 1: I Quit provides a heist caper full of twists and surprises. Conrad Paulson lives a secret double life as master…

The Activity Vol 1

Lots of buzz about a new series from Image led me to pick up The Activity Volume 1 trade paperback by Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads. The evolution of global conflict necessitates the evolution of warfare to rise and meet…

Fatale Book One: Death Chases Me

This is one of the few comics I had trouble waiting on the collected edition: a new book from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips is reason enough to pick it up, and having just consumed Fatale Book One: Death Chases…

The Strange Talent Of Luther Strode

Another Image book that garnered a lot of buzz is The Strange Talent Of Luther Strode. Luther Strode is just your average geek until he sends for an exercise course from the back of an old comic book. What he…

Near Death Vol 1

Lots of internet chatter over Near Death, so I pre-ordered the trade paperback and tore my way through it when it arrived. The critically acclaimed crime series is collected for the first time, featuring exclusive bonus material. Meet Markham, a professional…

The Last Battle

Originally printed in 2005 as L’Ultima Battaglia by The Walt Disney Company Italia, The Last Battle by Tito Faraci and Dan Brereton is an English translation published by Image Comics. In 52 BCE, General Caius Rodius, retired hero of Caesar’s Legions, is called back…

Who Is Jake Ellis?

I kept hearing things about a new mini series; snippets of praise for Who Is Jake Ellis? from Image Comics.  The trade paperback was released last week and I breezed through it. Jon Moore is the most sought after spy-for-hire in Europe’s…

Turf

Turf from Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards looked interesting; 1929 New York with a vampire problem and aliens. After reading it I think they should have done 1929 New York with vampires and a second book with 1929 New York and aliens, because historical horror science fiction is a genre we don’t need. The critically acclaimed hardboiled noir crime thriller with guns, fangs and aliens is collected in its full glory! New York, 1925: the height of prohibition.