Review: Something is Killing the Children #16

Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Werther Dell’Edera
Colors: Miquel Muerto
Letters: Andworld Design
Publisher: BOOM! Studios

The story you demanded begins here: the origin of Erica Slaughter! What shocking events brought Erica to the House of Slaughter… and what did she have to do to join the Order of St. George? The secrets are revealed here for the first time in this perfect jumping-on point for new readers.”

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Review: Seven Secrets #9

Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Daniele Di Nicuolo
Colored by Walter Baiamonte
With color assistance by Katia Ranalli
Lettered by Ed Dukeshire

With the first secret revealed and the world now watching, how much longer will the Order’s members be able to remain hidden? Caspar and the surviving Keepers and Holders retreat once more to a remote safehouse, even as Amon and the Seekers close in on them. Can the Order survive with a mole in their midst?”

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Review: Eve #2

Writer: Victor LaValle
Artist: Jo Mi-Gyeong
Colorist: Brittany Peer
Letterer: Andworld Design

“Will Eve escape the remnants of New York City in order to save her father and restore life to a dying planet? Accompanied by robot teddy bear Wexler, Eve must stay one step ahead of the mutants stalking them who want to consume them. But when they are separated, she will discover that there are things even more terrifying in this new wasteland.”

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Review: Proctor Valley Road #4

Written by Alex Child and Grant Morrison
Illustrated by Naomi Franquiz
Color by Tamra Bonvillain
Lettered by Jim Campbell

Plagued by day terrors and visions of a drenched woman, the girls search for answers about Proctor Valley Road at another haunted spot, the abandoned Haven Bakery.
Their inquiries into the spirit world will lead them to the local tribal reservation, but not before Rylee and August’s feelings for the same boy threaten to tear the group apart…”

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Review: Karmen #4

Story and Art by Guillem March

In the fourth issue, we get a glimpse of Karmen’s pitiless working conditions at Karma Corp., where she is seen as a troublemaker. Meanwhile, alone, Cata wanders hostile streets and overhears a conversation that brings a crucial realization about what she truly means to Xisco. Overwhelmed with insights about herself and her past, she races to his flat in the hopes of seeing him. GUILLEM MARCH’s art and deft storytelling reach a gorgeous peak in this second-to-last issue.”

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Sweet Tooth: A Discussion of Show and Comic

The comic (throughout the series):

Story & Art: Jeff Lemire
Colorist: Jose Villarrubia
Letterer: Pat Brosseau
Additional art: Nate Powell, Emi Lenox, Matt Kindt

After being raised in total isolation, Gus – a boy born with deer-like antlers – is left to survive in an American landscape devastated a decade earlier by an inexplicable pandemic. Even more remarkable is that Gus is part of a rare new breed of human/animal hybrid children who have emerged in its wake, all apparently immune to the infection.Enter Jepperd, a violent, hulking drifter who soon takes in Gus and promises to lead him to “The Preserve,” a fabled safe-haven for hybrid children. Along the way they’ll have to contend with science militias, deadly scavengers, rival bounty hunters, and hybrid worshipping cultists as they fight to make it to safety and solve the mysteries of this deadly new frontier.”

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Review: Thistlebone

Writer: T.C. Eglington
Artist: Simon Davis
Letterer: Annie Parkhouse

The secluded rural village of Harrowvale holds a dark past — years earlier, on a farm bordering the vast tracts of woodland, it hosted a cult that was seeking to escape civilisation and find purity in the old ways, namely worshipping an ancient deity called THISTLEBONE. Led by the charismatic Jasper Hillman, their pagan beliefs grew ever more radical to the point where they held the young Avril Eason captive with the intention of sacrificing her. But Avril escaped…”

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Review: Hollow Heart #4

Writer: Paul Allor
Artist: Paul Tucker
Colorist: Paul Tucker
Letterer: Paul Allor
Designer: Tim Daniel 
Cover A: Paul Tucker 
Cover B: Jen Hickman
On Sale: 6/2/2021

Mateo and EL have carved out a good life for themselves. They’re alone. They’re free. They’re in love. They’re happy. But EL begins to suspect that Mateo is keeping terrible secrets from him. Meanwhile, Mateo works to provide EL with the life he needs, desperate to keep EL from discovering the truth and destroying his own happiness.”

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