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Location: Detroit , MI Joined: Oct 19, 2018 About Me: I'm a Black Nerd, Introvert and conservative. I created my blog because I wanted to be an honest voice. A lot of the reviews I've been seeing have been inflated scores to get the attention of comic pros even though they are pretty rough. Many good books get left behind or canceled because more

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Archangel 8 #2 Oct 21, 2020

Back in the '90s, someone had the bright idea to kill off the Punisher. Someone then had an even better idea to bring Frank Castle back as an avenging angel with supernatural abilities.

It was an utterly bizarre idea that was quickly retconned by Garth Ennis. Today the Punisher Angel storyline serves as a nice piece of trivia rather than one that anyone takes as a definitive storyline. more

Archangel 8 #2

By: Michael Moreci, C. P. Smith
Released: Jun 10, 2020

In a world beyond the sight of mortals, Heaven and Hell wage war for the souls of mankind. Principal among God's legion are seven archangels written about in religious texts for millennia. But there is an eighth archangel, known only from passing allusions in Apocrypha, who operates under a different code. Fighting without God's sanction, he faces ...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Flash #65 Oct 16, 2020

I fast-tracked "The Price" on my review schedule after reading the first installment and thoroughly enjoying it. I also picked up a new favorite writer along the way in Joshua Williamson. I'd only reviewed one issue of Flash prior to this arc so I don't have any deep knowledge of anything happening in that title.

This time around we get a decent issue and closeout chapter. The Price of more

Flash #65

By: Joshua Williamson, Rafael Sandoval
Released: Feb 27, 2019

"THE PRICE" finale! The two greatest detectives in the DC Universe take on the one cold case that will tear them apart!
As chief architect of the Sanctuary program that cost so much for so many, especially Wally West, Batman will be held the Flash!
A cold case from the Justice League's past has mysteriously re-opened, and ...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Green Hornet #1 Oct 12, 2020

I don't believe I've ever read a Green Hornet comic or watched an episode of the TV series. I know I've never seen the Seth Rogan movie that came out a few years back. I recognize the character of Green Hornet and Kato when I see them but that's the extent of my knowledge base.

This comic serves as an excellent introduction to the characters in and out of costume. The closest character more

Green Hornet #1

By: Scott Lobdell, Anthony Marques
Released: Jul 22, 2020

From writer Scott Lobdell (Flash, Uncanny X-Men) and artist Anthony Marques (Vampirella, Red Sonja) comes the return of the Green Hornet! The Green Hornet and Kato have met their fair share of villains over the years, but when an alien infant crashes to Earth, the two heroes must keep him safe from a whole new type of nemesis. Are they prepared to ...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed DCeased #4 Oct 7, 2020

DC Comics DCeased is messed up and I love it.

DCeased isn't the deepest or complex story but it does a great job of putting existing characters in rough spots and staying true to what makes them tick. Tom also does a great job of establishing tension and raising the stakes in each issue.

This issue we see things continue to go from bad to worse for our heroes. In a shocking more

DCeased #4

By: Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine
Released: Aug 7, 2019

The Daily Planet has become a beacon of hope for the living as the Anti-Life Equation sweeps the planet. What's left of the Justice League have begun to gather there, bringing survivors and family alike. But the city is being overrun with infected humans...and superhumans! The war for Metropolis begins!

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Ghostbusters Year One is a nice companion piece to the 1984 film. It's not must-read material but Erik Burnham does a great job in filling in gaps if you're a fan of the franchise in any capacity. Erik has a great voice for these characters and while I'm always critical of the IDW character models, the script for this issue is bulletproof.

The issue picks up with our interviewer as she more

Ghostbusters: Year One #2

By: Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening
Released: Mar 4, 2020

In anticipation of the new Ghostbusters feature film coming to theaters Summer 2020, we look back at the Boys in Grey's first year on the job, showcasing never before seen adventures! Being interviewed for a book on the Ghostbusters, RAY STANTZ will relate some of his earlier days working with Venkman and Spengler, as well as tell the tale of their...

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I read both installments of the Batman/TMNT crossovers. Both volumes had been better than they had any right too when presented on paper. Both series managed to stay true to the characters while adding depth to the overall mythos. It's a shame that both series are probably outside of continuity because It would be pretty awesome to see the Turtles and Batman regularly interact with each other's ro more

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III #1

By: James Tynion IV, Freddie Williams II
Released: May 1, 2019

The 80th anniversary of Batman collides with the 35th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in this stunning concluding miniseries to the BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES trilogy. Our heroes have battled the evil of the Foot Clan in Gotham City and Bane in New York, but now Krang has gotten his hands on the most dangerous technologies ...

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I don't have much experience with Mike Pondsmith's Cyberpunk franchise aside what has been released about the upcoming game from CD Projekt Red. Based on this initial offering it doesn't appear that the story here ties so closely to the game that you can't follow the narrative. I imagine you see these Trauma Units in Cyberpunk and that this story covers a slice of life for one of the characters in more

Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team #1

By: Cullen Bunn, Miguel Valderrama
Released: Sep 9, 2020

Nadia, an assistant EMT for a privately-owned business known as Trauma Team International, is the sole survivor of a failed rescue mission turned shootout. After she agrees to continue work for an upcoming extraction mission, Nadia and her new team find themselves in an even more dangerous and life-threatening situation.

o Featuring the in...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Wacky Raceland #2 Sep 30, 2020

The comic opens in Post-Apocalyptic San Francisco. The race is on and the streets are swarming with flesh-eating mutants.

Dick Dastardly pauses and approaches an opera house. The location has special relevance for him as it is revealed that prior to the events of the series he was an accomplished musician. It's also revealed that this was the place where Dastardly's wife and child wer more

Wacky Raceland #2

By: Ken Pontac, Leonardo Manco
Released: Jul 13, 2016

As the Racers roar through the ruins of San Francisco, Dick Dastardly takes a detour that uncovers a shameful secret from his pre-apocalypse days. Dick has a difficult decision: repeat the mistake that shattered his past, or man up and do the right thing? But does Dick even know what the "right thing" means? Meanwhile, Peter, Penelope and the other...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed New Mutants #4 Sep 25, 2020

After my last review of New Mutants, I dropped all of the Dawn of X titles from my pull list. The problem I now have is that I'm hopelessly behind in my reviews so you will see more reviews here and there. At some point, I'll be caught up and there probably won't be any more Marvel titles being reviewed on my blog unless it's something retro or a title highly recommended by someone in my community more

New Mutants #4

By: Ed Brisson, Marco Failla
Released: Dec 18, 2019

When Armor and her team set off to bring their friends home to Krakoa, they thought it'd be an easy sell and a quick trip. Then everything went sideways, and now they're in serious trouble-looks like it's time to call in the cavalry. But will that be enough to turn the tide?

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Batman #65 Sep 25, 2020

In addition to Batman/Flash: The Price I'm also reviewing Peter Tomasi's run on Detective comics. Both Bat-books have been amazing so it's hard not to see Tom King as the obvious weak link dragging the character down.

I have about 20 more issues of the Tom King run to review and I'm hoping against hope that It gets better but based on the reviews I've seen floating around I doubt it. I more

Batman #65

By: Joshua Williamson, Guillem March
Released: Feb 20, 2019

"THE PRICE" part three! The two greatest detectives in the DC Universe take on the one cold case that will tear them apart!
As chief architect of the Sanctuary program that cost so much for so many, especially Wally West, Batman will be held the Flash!
A cold case from the Justice League's past has mysteriously re-opened, ...

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The Slithering story arc kinda stumbled out of the gate but TMNT #107 is a bit more interesting. The issue benefits from the Turtles actually doing some adventuring which hasn't happened since issue #100 of the series.

The comic focuses on the Turtles and their investigation into the disappearance of Lita and the other missing children of Mutanttown. We learn of the creature's potentia more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #107

By: Sophie Campbell, Nelson Daniel
Released: Jul 29, 2020

The Turtles take to the sewers to confront the deadly new creature that has been stalking mutants. When their home court advantage is turned against them, no one is safe! Meanwhile, a falling out between Baxter and April could have dire consequences for Mutant Town!

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Sideways #13 Sep 21, 2020

Sideways started out as a totally forgettable character in a totally forgettable series. By the end of the run, it turned into my favorite "New Age of Heroes" title based on the overall progression of the series lead, his villains, and the development of his supporting cast.

We learn the truth behind the murder of Derek's mother. Derek also meets his biological mother for the first tim more

Sideways #13

By: Dan DiDio, Kenneth Rocafort
Released: Feb 27, 2019

Secrets are revealed and new mysteries emerge as Derek uncovers his mother's killer and the origins of his powers in this, the final chapter of his story, for now.

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Batman's Grave #2 Sep 20, 2020

I don't remember much about The Batman's Grave #1 aside from it being weird. There was a cool scene of Alfred chastising Bruce for not taking a more productive approach to crimefighting but aside from that, the issue was pretty meh. I wanted to like the comic considering the amazing creative team of Ellis and Hitch but just couldn't connect to the material.

This issue has no recap. It more

Batman's Grave #2

By: Warren Ellis, Bryan Hitch
Released: Nov 13, 2019

A man was murdered, and the Batman is in his head-and he knows how it happened. All he has to do now is survive his own deduction. Don't miss the second chapter of this new thriller from writer Warren Ellis and artist Bryan Hitch!

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Second Coming #5 Sep 17, 2020

Second Coming is a series I probably would have dropped had I not been hopelessly behind in my pull list. I paid for the comic and while it hasn't been a great reading experience Second Coming has had some high points, including this issue.

This issue is great and honestly one of the best comics I've read this year. Most of the off-color jokes have been dialed back and we're left more

Second Coming #5

By: Mark Russell, Richard Pace
Released: Nov 27, 2019

God and Satan get coffee. Sunstar receives a tempting offer from a brutal dictator. Jesus shares some sad, secret memories with his flock. EXTRA! A selection of short prose fiction, beautifully illustrated.

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Year Zero #1 Sep 16, 2020

I recently reviewed Decorum #2 and praised it for pushing the medium forward. After reading Year Zero #1 I also have to levy similar praise to AWA Studios. This comic also pushes the art-form forward in regards to what can be done using comics as a visual medium of storytelling.

Like all other AWA titles that I've purchased and reviewed, I didn't have much insight going into this. I re more

Year Zero #1

By: Ben Percy, Ramon Rosanas
Released: May 20, 2020

Ben Percy (Wolverine) and Ramon Rosanas (Star Wars: Age of Resistance) team up to present an epic tale that offers a global look at the Zombie Apocalypse. A Japanese hitman, a Mexican street urchin, an Afghan military aide, a Polar research scientist, a midwestern American survivalist - five survivors of a horrific global epidemic who must draw upo...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed SFSX (Safe Sex) #3 Sep 16, 2020

Normally I have a pet peeve about comics ending in the same spot as the previous issue but Tina Horn won me over. The issue details the events that brought Sylvia and Casey to Avory's doorstep at the conclusion of the previous chapter.

When I grabbed SFSX #3 I was immediately thrown off by the cover and art style from Alejandra Gutierrez. After reading several pages of the comic more

SFSX (Safe Sex) #3

By: Tina Horn, Alajandra Gutierrez
Released: Nov 20, 2019

    "HORIZONTAL"-Wonder what it would be like to go behind the scenes at the Dirty Mind? Take a tour of this decadent underworld just as its denizens realize they need to take a stand for everything they believe in. This issue features the talents of guest artist Alejandra Gutiérrez!  

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Transformers/Ghostbusters isn't a bad series. I think I would be safe recommending it to anyone that grew up on either franchise. Although I can only give the series a tepid recommendation, the book also highlights some of the biggest problems of the comic book industry, padded stories with bad pacing, poor editing, decompression, and writing a series for the trade paperback.

A g more

Transformers/Ghostbusters #4

By: Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening
Released: Sep 4, 2019

"GHOSTS OF CYBERTRON", PART 4! The Ghostbusters and their Autobot allies search the greater New York City area for the missing ghost of Starscream-and discover something much worse has been drawn to Earth. Can our heroes overcome this evil ectoplasmic entity before it utterly annihilates everything in order to achieve its ends? Find out in the penu...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Detective Comics #998 Sep 14, 2020

I own a Facebook Nerd Group that has over 260,000 members. The group touches on DC comics from time to time and we often see "Versus" posts. One of the verses matches that comes up often is who would win Batman in the Hellbat armor vs. Iron Man?

Batman #998 is the first time I've seen the Hellbat armor in action. After reading the issue I wasn't all that impressed and honestly think Iro more

Detective Comics #998

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Feb 13, 2019

Batman's tried everything on Earth to stop the menace hunting his friends and it's time to turn to things not of this Earth! In the past, whenever Batman's encountered the supernatural, he's turned to Jason Blood for guidance-and to Etrigan, the demonic entity living inside him! But securing their help is never simple, and what Blood h...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Big Girls #1 Sep 13, 2020

I saw Big Girls #1 on the shelf of my local comic shop. I flipped through the comic and put it back down. It looked interesting but wasn't enough to push me over the edge to purchase. A couple of days later I saw a "Comics Matter" video covering the book and I decided to give it a shot.

In this setting, we're not giving the reason for why things are bad, we're dropped into the middle o more

Big Girls #1

By: Jason Howard
Released: Aug 12, 2020

When men become giant monsters hellbent on destroying the world, only girls can stop them-BIG GIRLS. Meet Ember-she writes poetry, loves to read, and she's a 300-foot-tall full-time monster killer! She and the other big girls are all that stand in the way of our world's complete annihilation! Critically acclaimed artist JASON HOWARD (TREES) takes f...

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With TMNT #106 we're firmly into the new status quo for the series. We're in a post-war setting and focusing on the lives and tribulations of our heroes and their allies. I'm not sure if I'm totally on board with this direction and feel like a lot of this material could be shifted to a second title but I'll give it a chance and see what develops.

This comic picks up with the turtles ad more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #106

By: Sophie Campbell, Nelson Daniel
Released: Jul 15, 2020

The mutagen bomb's fallout continues to affect NYC in increasingly disturbing ways. As the government struggles to come to grips with a growing humanitarian crisis, mutants start to go missing. The TMNT trace the clues to the waterfront and find something terrifying that is now living in the depths!

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Way back in the conclusion of "The Trial of Krang" story arc (TMNT #75) Leatherhead made the unfortunate decision to kill Krang in the most brutal way possible by eating him. The storyline with Leatherhead then picked up in TMNT #85. In that follow-up, we touched base with Leatherhead who had started hearing Krang's voice in his head and seeing his visage as it taunted him.

TMNT more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual #2020

By: Tom Waltz, Adam Gorham
Released: Jul 29, 2020

The war is over. The Dragon is destroyed. The city is saved. But at what cost? Splinter is gone, the Turtles are in disarray, and the Shredder has returned. But all is not as it seems as the Turtles' most-feared enemy struggles with this new opportunity to regain his honor. Meanwhile, a nearly decimated Foot Clan belongs to Karai, but can she truly...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Old Haunts #1 Sep 9, 2020

I feel like AWA books should be published with a banner that says the world's best comics line because all of these titles have been money.

I'm about 6 series deep into AWA's line of titles and each series has covered either horror or crime. The closest I've seen to traditional super-heroics has been "Resistance" and even that series has a different level of intensity than a regular Ma more

Old Haunts #1

By: Ollie Masters, Laurence Campbell
Released: May 20, 2020

Three Made Men, standing at the brink of retirement, find their unbreakable bond put to the ultimate test when they are suddenly assaulted by the ghosts of their past. Confronted by decades of buried secrets - resentments, affairs, doublecrosses, and murders - the three friends have no choice but to unearth the deepest, darkest sin from their past ...

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It's been almost a decade since I watched an episode of Batman: The Animated Series in any capacity. It was one of my favorite cartoons growing up and I often debate the better series between Batman and X-Men. I saw this series on the Comichub app and figured I'd check it out.

The book opens with Batman taking on Bane. Bane is quickly defeated but shortly after, a giant robot lan more

Batman: The Adventures Continue #1

By: Alan Burnett, Ty Templeton
Released: Apr 1, 2020

From the visionary producers of Batman: The Animated Series comes all-new stories in this seminal animated world. In this opening chapter, S.T.A.R. Labs in Gotham City is attacked by a giant robot that steals an entire room from the laboratory. Who’s controlling the robot? How will Batman stop the mechanized menace? And what does it all have to d...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Flash #64 Sep 7, 2020

Although "The Price" crossover is billed as a "Heroes in Crisis" tie-in, it works entirely on its own. It references the events of that story and weaves them into the mystery here but is simply executed better than the main series. In fact, after reading the first two parts of "The Price" I wished that Joshua Middleton had handled the entire Heroes in Crisis storyline.

This issue conti more

Flash #64

By: Joshua Williamson, Rafael Sandoval
Released: Feb 13, 2019

"THE PRICE" part two! The two greatest detectives in the DC Universe take on the one cold case that will tear them apart!
As chief architect of the Sanctuary program that cost so much for so many, especially Wally West, Batman will be held the Flash!
A cold case from the Justice League's past has mysteriously re-opened, an...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Decorum #2 Sep 5, 2020

I often feel kinda dumb after reading a Jonathan Hickman comic. It has nothing to do with the writing or art direction of his work. I just have a hard time wrapping my head around some of his ideas and concepts.

I read Decorum #1 and while I wasn't the biggest fan of the material, I believe series like Decorum and Excellence go a long way in pushing the medium forward from a design and more

Decorum #2

By: Jonathan Hickman, Mike Huddleston
Released: Jun 10, 2020

There are many assassins in the known universe. This is the story of the most well-mannered one.

"Manner is personality-the outward manifestation of one's innate character and attitude toward death."

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Kick-Ass #12 Sep 4, 2020

This may be the fastest turnaround for a Kick-Ass review since I started the blog and covering the series. The quick follow-up was mainly due to the ending of the last issue was so good that I didn't want to wait around too long to see how the arc ended.

The issue picks right after the last issue's cliffhanger. Kick-ass's men have been killed and she's surrounded by Santos, Wallace, an more

Kick-Ass #12

By: Steve Niles, Marcelo Frusin
Released: Feb 13, 2019

END OF STORY ARC! It's time. This arc's bloody climax sees Kick-Ass face off against Violencia-the monster who's trained for months to destroy her. Patience takes a ferocious last stand against Santos and his gangs.

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Superman Smashes the Klan has been a surprisingly good Young Adult reading experience. I'm clearly older than the target audience but I found the story to be poignant and primed to be adapted into a streaming series.

This issue wraps up the mini-series and opens with a flashback to Pre-Superman Clark at a circus with Lana Lang. The circus tent is struck by lightning which causes an upr more

Superman Smashes The Klan #3

By: Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru
Released: Feb 19, 2020

The Daily Planet is under attack! When the Klan invades the newspaper's office, they kidnap Lois Lane, Perry White, and Inspector Henderson. The Klan's attacks have separated our heroes, forcing Roberta and Jimmy Olsen to step up and help save the Daily Planet staff.  
But the Klan has one more surprise to reveal. In order to save his...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Justice League #13 Sep 2, 2020

It feels like I'm reviewing a lot of Joker content lately. The character is extremely hot right now and it's not hard to see why so many talented creators have lined up to write him. All of the takes on the character I've reviewed are different. That extends across comics and into other forms of media. This isn't the traditional Joker I'm used to that gleefully beats kids too death with crowbars. more

Justice League #13

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Dec 5, 2018

It's on-the Totality will totally total the Multiverse! What could possibly go wrong when the Legion of Doom gets their hands on it? Plus, what is the connection between JUSTICE LEAGUE and the new BATMAN WHO LAUGHS miniseries from Scott Snyder and Jock?

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Damage #14 Sep 1, 2020

I knew Damage was done when I had to get this and the final issue special ordered because my Comic shop didn't bother to stock it on the shelves. Issue #13 was pretty rough, totally undermined Damage as a character with Batman getting the best of him and dumping him on an island populated by monsters.

This issue is a bit better but suffers from the hindsight of my knowing that there ar more

Damage #14

By: Robert Venditti, Aaron Lopresti
Released: Feb 20, 2019

Stranded on an island of monsters! Following his run-in with the Justice League, Damage was dropped in a remote location in the middle of the ocean, a lost land of some of the most dangerous creatures to ever roam the Earth. And now Damage is one of them- but only for an hour a day. The rest of the time, Ethan Avery is an ordinary man, and he is go...

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I've had the entire Hill House line of comics on my pull list prior to the first issue launching. Due to the random and scattershot nature of my reviews, I haven't got nearly as far into this initial wave of stories as I would like but I will...eventually. Of the three titles, Basketful of Heads seems to be the most mainstream and accessible. The Dollhouse Family is a lot more interesting in scope more

The Dollhouse Family #2

By: Mike Carey, Peter Gross
Released: Dec 11, 2019

One time, just one time, Alice did what the Dollhouse asked of her...and it turned her life upside down forever. But that wasn't enough for the House. There's another piece of the bargain that she's reneging on and until she gives it what it wants, the House can make matters even worse...for Alice, or anyone unlucky enough to come near her!

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