Anime I’ve Watched Recently #4

We are back, my friends. Another month of anime, another post of recommendations. If you wanna check out my profile on My Anime List, click here.

I’d like to add that I’ve been continuing on my Naruto journey during all of this, but I haven’t gotten far enough yet to merit more commentary. I also rewatched Death Parade, which you can read about in my first Anime I’ve Watched Recently post. Aside from those and the below, I’ve started a handful of shows for article research. But we’ll get to those next week when I’ve gotten through more episodes.

Now, let’s get started:

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Mooby’s Pop Up in St Louis!

The Mooby’s franchise has been brought to life from the world of Kevin Smith’s films, and it’s been touring around the US. Luckily for me, it came to St. Louis, and I was able to continue my journey of following Kevin Smith to the end of the world. (In case you missed them: Meeting Kevin Smith and my experience with The Secret Stash/Comic Book Men.)

You can watch a short video of my Mooby’s experience here.

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Review: The Department of Truth #8

Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Martin Simmonds
Letters by Aditya Bidikar
Designed by Dylan Todd
Edited by Steve Foxe


Cole Turner thought he joined the right side of the war for the Truth. But now that he’s learning more about Lee Harvey Oswald’s tenure leading the Department, he’s not so sure. The answers Cole seeks are hidden behind a pair of unsolvable riddles: WHO is the Fictional Woman, and WHAT does she want from him? The second arc of the smash-hit THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH begins here!”

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Review: Witchblood #2

Writer: Matthew Erman
Artist: Lisa Sterle 
Colorist: Gab Contreras
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Designer: Tim Daniel
Cover A: Lisa Sterle 
Cover B: Lisa Sterle 
Cover C: Yoshi Yoshitani 
On Sale: 4/28/2021

Chapter Two: Burnin’ For You!

With Carlos burning, the injured witch Yonna has taken off into the wild deserts of West Texas. Meanwhile, Paxton LaBelle and The Hounds of Love ride to New Madrid in victory, following divination magic to their next target.

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Review: Once & Future #18

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Dan Mora
Colors: Tamra Bonvillain
Letters: Ed Dukeshire

The truth shall be revealed…and our world is hardly ready for the consequences to come.

But don’t worry, Duncan and Bridgette are here to save Britain from being pulled into the Otherworld.

Unless, of course, they fail.

ONCE & FUTURE #18 marks the End of Current Story Arc! The critically acclaimed Must-Read Series will be back in August 2021 after a brief hiatus.

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Review: Shadow Service #7

Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist: Corin Howell
Colorist: Triona Farrell
Letterer: Andworld 
Designer: Tim Daniel
Cover A: Corin Howell 
Cover B: Rebekah Isaacs 
On Sale: 4/28/2021

First she was a witch. Then she was a spy. Now she’s a traitor. Gina Meyer enters the lioness’s den as she prepares to defect to the Queen of the Underworld. Plus, the truth about Gina’s relationships with Quill and Edwin is revealed…with devastating consequences.

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Review: Frank at Home on the Farm #4

Story by Jordan Thomas
Art by Clark Bint
Letters by LetterSquid
Graphics by Daniel Gruiit

This is the end. With the animal civil war reaching a gruesome conclusion and law enforcement closing in, the time for Frank to act has arrived. Will Frank find the answers he seeks? Can the horrors be stopped? One thing is for sure, the animals won’t be going down without a fight in the exciting finale!

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Review: Miranda In The Maelstrom #5

Writer: Riley Biehl 
Artist/Cover Artist: Tintin Pantoja
Colorist: Tintin Pantoja
Letterer: Taylor Esposito 
Script Editor: Brittany Matter 
Editor: Nicole D’Andria 
Publisher: Action Lab Entertainment

In a foolish attempt to get promoted at IDEA, Miranda fell through a dimensional portal and finds herself alone in a seemingly abandoned city. But when she feels eyes on her, Miranda discovers that this hostile world is populated by inanimate objects bent on killing off all organic life. Will a group of resistance fighters help her get back to IDEA and Noodles, or will they use her for their own nefarious schemes?

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Review: Dr. Love Wave and the Experiments #2

Creator biographies:

• GREG GUSTIN (writer) is a writer living and working in the New York City area. When not reading or writing comics, he spends his time eating the amazing treats his crazy-talented chef/baker wife Jenna creates, attempting to snuggle with their less-than-affectionate-towards-him cat, and trying to keep up with their growing-way-too-fast infant son.

• KAYLEE ROWENA (series artist) is a NYC-based comic artist and illustrator. She likes ghost stories and the color pink. Find her at or @kayleerowena on Twitter!

• JOAMETTE GIL (letterer) is an award-winning editor, cartoonist, and letterer extraordinaire. Her letters grace the pages of such titles as ARCHIVAL QUALITY (Oni Press) by Ivy Noelle Weir and Steenz, and MOONCAKES (Lion Forge) by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu. She’s best known for her groundbreaking publications as P&M Press, home to POWER & MAGIC: THE QUEER WITCH COMICS ANTHOLOGY and HEARTWOOD: NON-BINARY TALES OF SYLVAN FANTASY.

• KELSEY RAMSAY (issue 2’s backup story artist) is a comic artist and illustrator from London, UK. Traditional inking is one of her favourite ways to bring energy into her art and pages. As an avid reader she has always been passionate about seeing stories come to life, which inspired her start in comics!

“DR. LOVE WAVE AND THE EXPERIMENTS tells the story of Milt Summers and his titular sci-fi surf rock band. On the one-year anniversary of his mother’s death, all Milt wants to do is play his way through the pain, but when an invasion force of water-stealing aliens arrives in his hometown of Madre Bay, a Musically Inclined Killer Android (MIKA) makes other plans for him. Soon, Milt will have to decide between continuing to move idly through his life, or finding it within himself to literally fight through his grief!”

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