Review: Black Stars Above – Volume 1

A young fur trapper flees her overhearing family only to get lost ina  dreamlike winter wilderness that harbours a cosmic threat. The year is 1887 and a storm brews. Eulalie Dubois has spent her entire life tending to her family’s trapline, isolated from the world. A chance at freedom comes in the form of a parcel that needs delivering to a nameless town north of the wilderness. Little does Eulalie know, something sinister hides in these woods and it years for what she carries.

Writer: Lonnie Nadley
Artist: Jenna Cha
Colorist: Michael Garland
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Designer: Tim Daniel
MSRP: $17.99
On Sale: 7/29/2020

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Review: Hotell 2 & 3

You won’t find it on any map, but if you happen to be driving down Route 66 late at night and you’re truly desperate for shelter, sanctuary or secrecy, you might see a battered sign on the side of the road: The Pierrot Courts Hotel. – where many check in but few check out.

Written by: John Lees
Art by: Dalibor Talajic
Colored by: Lee Loughridge
Published by: AWA Studios – Upshot

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Review: Everglade Angels #1

A wrong turn down a dead end road. A car that won’t start. An unspeakable evil emerges from the darkness. No phones. No weapons. No escape. Think you’ve seen this all before? Think again. When a girls softball team takes a shortcut through the Florida Everglades, they veer off the path towards a night they’ll never forget – drinking, dancing – one last hurrah before college starts and they go their separate ways. When they stumble into a trap set by a murderous cult, the stage is set for a night of blood-soaked carnage, but the cult has never dealt with victims who are ready to fight back.

Written by Blake Northcott and Scott Lobdell
Artist: John Upchurch

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Review: The Crude Knight

Welcome to Avalon Oil, a family run oil company founded in the Geyser Age. Every 30 years, unknown to the larger world, something happens to the well beneath this oil field. Something wakes up.

First the sword Excalibur appears.The oil, imbued with the magic of Avalon possesses anyone it touches –Turning them into Knight of Avalon, hellbent on razing the Earth to lay the foundation for their empire’s return.

The duty then falls on the current Oil Baron, heir to Avalon Oil, to draw Excalibur and plunge its molten remains back into the oil well.

The Crude Knight is a 5 issue limited series that follows Jonathan’s struggle against the workers of his family’s oil field turned warriors of Avalon.

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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: 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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Review: Burning Fields

“A geopolitical drama with monster mythos, Burning Field explores the evil that lurks when greed drives one to drill too deep into the unknown.

Dana Atkinson, a dishonorably discharged army investigator, is pulled back to the Middle East when a group of American oil technicians disappear under bizarre circumstances. With the help of an Iraqi investigator, what Dana discovers is unimaginable: a series of unusual incidents at the drill site lead her and her unlikely ally to discover a mythic evil that has been released, one that threatens both the lives of the entire region and the fragile peace that exists.”

Publisher: Boom! Studios
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Review: The Red Mother

Written by Jeremy Haun

Art by Danny Luckert

Lettering by Ed Dukeshire

BOOM! Studios

After losing her eye and the man she loves in a brutal mugging, Daisy McDonough is left trying to put the pieces of her life back together. Just when she begins to think she can heal- move on, she begins to see strange things through her new prosthetic eye. And The Red Mother sees her in return.

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Review: Eskimo Kisses

Originally, the word Eskimo came from an Agonquin term for “eater of flesh,” but that definition has been lost to the ages, until now. Present day, an isolated town in Northern Canada discovers the true origins when a stranger arrives and they are overrun by cannibalistic creatures. Along with the help of some locals, the town’s police officer and his pregnant wife must do anything they can to get out alive.

Written by Christopher Sebela and Randy Stone

Art by Henry Ponciano

Letters by Lucas Gattoni

Scout Comics

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