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The Night Eaters Vol. 1: She Eats the Night

The Night Eaters Vol. 1: She Eats the NightMarjorie Liu, writer; Sana Takeda, illustratorAbrams ComicArts, 2022The first of a trilogy of graphic novels by the creative team behind the Monstress series, The Night Eaters is about Chinese American twins, Milly and Billy, who are struggling to keep their restaurant afloat. They have the help of their parents, Ipo and Keon,…See More
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Joe Hill's Rain

Joe Hill's RainJoe Hill, story; David M. Booher, adaptation; Zoe Thorogood, art; Chris O'Halloran, colorsImage Comics, 2022This five-issue miniseries was adapted from a novella of the same name in the prose collection Strange Weather (2017). Hill describes the concept as climate change with teeth: a rain in the form of sharp crystal splinters that shreds everything it…See More
Jan 19
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Twig (Skottie Young & Kyle Strahm)

TwigSkottie Young, writer; Kyle Strahm, art & designsImage Comics, 2022Twig is a fantasy miniseries that combines a mission to save the world with super-cute graphics. The titular character is an adorable little blue-haired critter who became a "placeling" (a journeyman who takes mysterious magical objects to the Pathsayer, who will send him on a quest to place the…See More
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Lazarus Vol. 7: Fracture II

Lazarus Vol. 7: Fracture IIGreg Rucka, writer; Michael Lark, art; Santi Arcas, colors; Simon Bowland, lettersImage Comics, 2022The previous volume was published in 2020, so apparently, fans will have to be prepared for long gaps between installments. But the good news is that it is easy to reconnect with the story: there is a reasonably detailed "Previously" summary at…See More
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Short Cuts 66

Short Cuts 66Something is Killing the Children Vol. 5; Wynd Book 2 – The Secret of the Wings; and The Autumnal. Horror and fantasy, with no Image or Big Two.See More
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Neil Gaiman's Chivalry

ChivalryNeil Gaiman, story and words; Colleen Doran, adaptation, art, and illuminated manuscript letteringDark Horse Books, 2022Dark Horse has been publishing beautiful interpretations of Neil Gaiman short stories for many years now, adapted by a number of artists. This is the third by Colleen Doran, an artist who has been associated with Gaiman since The Sandman. The…See More
Jan 2
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion Berlin by Jason Lutes
"I was just remembering this conversation, and had completely forgotten that I dropped the ball! This week I finally started reading this, and I have gotten through the first third. It's really remarkable. If anyone else wants to read and…"
Dec 26, 2022
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 241 Merry Christmas 2022!
"Merry Christmas, Commander!"
Dec 25, 2022
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The Closet Vol. 1

The Closet Vol. 1James Tynion IV, writer; Gavin Fullerton, art; Chris O'Halloran, colors; Tom Napolitano, lettersImage Comics, 2022This is the story of a troubled marriage and a cross-country move to what is supposed to be a fresh start. Thom has decided to take a road trip to the new house with his son Jamie so they can bond. Jamie had been terrified of a monster in his…See More
Dec 22, 2022
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod's discussion Anything, Everything, or Nothing At All
"Just saw this post, Tracy. I hope you're feeling better."
Dec 20, 2022
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Mr. Vertigo Reviews 107

Mr. Vertigo Reviews 107Refrigerator Full of Heads & Deadly Class Vol. 12 – A Fond Farewell, Part Two. Deadly Class comes to a satisfying (and surprising) conclusion.See More
Dec 17, 2022
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion Legionnaires assemble! Captain Comics needs help on this book
"Craig's book is available as a Kindle download, so at least it hasn't completely disappeared. But I get your point: if you write a light commercial book it's likely to disappear without a trace pretty quickly. Sounds like you should…"
Dec 17, 2022
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The Autumnal

The AutumnalDaniel Krause, writer; Chris Shehan, artist; Jason Wordie, colorist; Jim Campbell, lettererVault Comics, 2021As the story begins, Kat Somerville and her daughter Sybil are having a hard time in Chicago. But Kat's estranged mother has recently died and left Kat her house in Comfort Notch, New Hampshire. Kat barely remembers growing up in the place--her mother…See More
Dec 15, 2022
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Deadly Class Vol. 12: A Fond Farewell, Part Two

Deadly Class Vol. 12: A Fond Farewell, Part TwoRick Remender, writer; Wes Craig, artist; Lee Loughridge, coloristImage Comics, 2022Deadly Class finally concludes here. SPOILER ALERT: I have avoided some plot details, but had to reveal several important points. The starting year is 2008 (21 years since the series' 1987 beginning), and the central actors are Shabnam and…See More
Dec 11, 2022
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion A Look Back at Vertigo: Shade the Changing Man
"Great re-read choice, Rob. I read these a few years after publication (I think I got the entire run from bargain bins at cons, because there were no TPB collections). I don't think I'm sufficiently motivated to follow along, but who knows.…"
Dec 7, 2022

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Mr. Vertigo Reviews 108

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Mr. Vertigo Reviews 108

The Closet Vol. 1 and Chivalry.

Short Cuts 66

Posted on January 3, 2023 at 9:19pm 0 Comments

Short Cuts 66

Something is Killing the Children Vol. 5; Wynd Book 2 – The Secret of the Wings; and The Autumnal. Horror and fantasy, with no Image or Big Two.

Mr. Vertigo Reviews 107

Posted on December 17, 2022 at 10:34pm 0 Comments

Mr. Vertigo Reviews 107

Refrigerator Full of Heads & Deadly Class Vol. 12 – A Fond Farewell, Part Two

Deadly Class comes to a satisfying (and surprising) conclusion.

Mr. Vertigo Reviews 106

Posted on December 3, 2022 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Mr. Vertigo Reviews 106

Saga Volume Ten and Little Monsters Vol. 1.

Short Cuts 65

Posted on November 18, 2022 at 5:33pm 0 Comments

Short Cuts 65

Step By Bloody Step – A Wordless Fantasy; Something is Killing the Children Vol. 4; and Lucky Devil.

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At 2:35pm on March 25, 2014, steve kortus said…

Mark, I don't know my way around this site - I saved my first my submission titled "Krona-Higgs". Please let me know if it is appropriate. What happens next?         

At 4:30pm on June 1, 2013, Rob Davis said…

Thanks, Mark. Just clearing up a question a friend made of me about the review of Don Quixote (I'm NOT that Rob Davis). This looks like a fun place, though I doubt I'll have much time to visit often.

At 10:05am on May 14, 2010, Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) said…
Happy birthday, Sully.
At 4:32pm on November 24, 2009, The Baron said…
Hope you like cider!
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