Review: Grit #1

When a routine troll hunting gig takes a gruesome turn, Old Man Barrow finds himself in the company of a wannabe doomsday cult. Just how’s he going to get out of this backwoods nightmare? Well, that axe ain’t just for show. Grit is Southern-fried sword and sorcery and pulp fantasy adventure at it’s ax-iest. So grab yourself a whiskey and settle in for some fun. 

Writer: Brian Wickman

Artist: Kevin Castaniero

Colorist: Simon Gough

Letterer: Micah Myers

Scout Comics – July 29th, 2020

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Review: Engineward

Earth is an ancient myth, long forgotten. Now, the word of the god-like Celestials is absolute, and they rule with brutal efficiency. When Joss, an Engineward, discovers and reactivates the head of an ancient ghoulem, she finds all is not as intended. Her destiny-and that of her world-lies somewhere far beyond the borders of her shantytown.

Writer: George Mann

Artist: Joe Eisma
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Publisher: Vault Comics
Release Date: July 15, 2020

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Review: Bleed Them Dry

“The year is 3333. Earth is in a state of recovery. Vampires are real, and though far less populous, they thrive alongside humans in the Japanese engineered mega city known as Asylum. People have come to understand that some Immortals are good, some are bad, and most navigate the world without incident. There is peace. That is, until now. Someone is brutally murdering vampires. And Detective Harper Halloway has been assigned to the case. To solve it, she’ll have to unearth a much deeper truth: the future of humanity has been edited.”

Created by Hiroshi Koizumi

Written by Eliot Rahal

Drawn by Dike Ruan

Colors by Miquel Muerto

Designed by Tim Daniel

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Final Fantasy VII Remake

I absolutely love Final Fantasy VII – the original, Dirge of Cerberus, Advent Children. But by no means am I an expert on all of the Final Fantasy games, nor do I consider myself a hardcore gamer. So going into this, know that this review is based on my passion for this game and these characters, and not a big fancy gamer review.

Now that we have that out of the way –

The Final Fantasy VII Remake released Friday, which was a much needed mental break for me during all the stress of the coronavirus and quarantine. I began Friday evening and finished up Wednesday morning with the main storyline.

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NTYCBD: What I Read 4/8/20

What is NTYCBD? Well, since New Comic Book Day is on hold until who knows when, the tag NTYCBD (New To You Comic Book Day) has been floating around online. And I figured that this was the perfect opportunity to catch up on some of the last issues I picked up in stores before working on my To Be Read pile.

If any of these sound interesting, contact your local shops and see if they have them in stock! If so, and if they’re offering it, use the mail or curbside pick up options, and help support shops during all of this. If your shop doesn’t have them, closed temporarily, etc: some of these publishers are offering their books through their websites.

So, let’s do some mini reviews of what I read, today.

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Review: Money Shot Vol. 1

Writers: Tim Seeley & Sarah Beattie
Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Colorist: Kurt Michael Russell 
Letterer: Crank!
Designer: Tim Daniel
On Sale: 3/18/2020

In the near future, space travel is ludicrously expensive and largely ignored. Enter Christine Ocampo, inventor of the Star Shot teleportation device with a big idea: She’ll travel to new worlds, engage-intimately-with local aliens, and film her exploits for a jaded earth populace trying to find something new on the internet. Now, Chris and her merry band of scientist-cum-pornstars explore the universe, each other, and the complexities of sex in MONEY SHOT!

A story about scientists having sex with aliens for the glory of mankind-and money.

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Quinn-tessential Reads for Harley Quinn Fans

Love the Harley you see in movies, shows, etc, and want to get to know the character better? You’re in luck, because there are loads of comics!

Wait? Getting into Harley comics intimidates you? Look no further, friends! I’m starting a series for you!

These are some of my highest recommendations for new to comics fans wanting to get into reading. I’ll leave my Amazon Affiliate links for the ones I can, but of course highly recommend local comic shops to get your reads!

If a video is more your style, I do have this list up in video form, complete with me rambling excitedly on YouTube.

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Review: Project I.M.P.A.C.T.

Issue one:

Alan Russette (writer/editor/publisher)

Stephan Petersen (artist, pencils, inks, cover)

Gary Scott Beatty (colors and letters)

Issue two:

Alan Russette (writer/editor/publisher)

Stephan Petersen (artist, pencils, inks, cover)

Linda Scott Campbell (colours)

Richard Lumsden (letters)

Project I.M.P.A.C.T., a government-sponsored superhero team, operating to safeguard Canada from superhuman (parahuman) threats.

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