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OceanMachine reviewed Kid Lobotomy #1 Oct 18, 2017

This issue was a pleasant surprise. I think the fun lies in the concept -- it toes the line between establishing some emotional weight for the characters, and still approaching from a place of surreal wackiness. I genuinely had no idea where it was going, and I loved that. The visuals are ok, but it was the narrative in this one that kept me reading.

Kid Lobotomy #1

By: Peter Milligan, Tess Fowler
Released: Oct 18, 2017

Kafka meets King Lear by way of Young Frankenstein in KID LOBOTOMY, a dark, demented, monthly satire that follows a dysfunctional family of hoteliers. Will sibling rivalry, seduction, and shapeshifting eventually lead to sanity or salvation?
Big Daddy is a rich hotelier who, in a cracked echo of King Lear, appoints his youngest descendant to m...

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Everything I was hoping for. A big issue for Dumas and the Dr, and we get some more specifics about the nature of sacrifice and the market. Some further exposition for Caina and others as well. Not a dull moment with The Black Monday Murders! Definitely recommended.

The Black Monday Murders #7

By: Jonathan Hickman, Tomm Coker
Released: Sep 27, 2017

"The Scales"
Accounts are balanced and old grudges are settled. Revenge is the order of the day.

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OceanMachine reviewed Retcon #1 Sep 13, 2017

Retcon #1 easily ratcheted my interest in this series up a few points. Although it's still unclear how exactly how the retconning is playing out here, this comic has a lot to recommend it. Some of the complaints I've seen, that the narrative is hard to follow, are really exaggerated. The core plot is quite focused and clear, leaving some interesting questions to be picked up in future issues. The more

Retcon #1

By: Matt Nixon, Toby Cypress
Released: Sep 13, 2017

NEW ONGOING SERIES! "TPTB," Part One-The reboot of a comic book miniseries that has never existed begins with an all-new, all-different issue #1! Time to travel back and jump in on this comic while it was new!

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