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J.A.G. reviewed Blood Stained Teeth #1 Apr 30, 2022
7.5

Vampires have been a high form of entertainment over the last century, BST is another entry to try and leave a bite in a heavily saturated field.

As always, the art is my first step to look at. I wasn't too keen upon the first few pages but as the issue went on, I found the contrast to really start hitting home, very bright colours competing against each other with shadows creating a da more

Blood Stained Teeth #1

By: Christian Ward, Patric Reynolds
Released: Apr 27, 2022

SERIES PREMIERE!

CHRISTIAN WARD, the Eisner Award-winning co-creator of ODY-C, Invisible Kingdom, and Machine Gun Wizards, returns to Image with red-hot artist PATRIC REYNOLDS (The Mask) for an all-new ONGOING SERIES-a fast-paced 100 Bullets-style crime saga with fangs!
Atticus Sloane-misanthrope, criminal, asshole, and vampire-lives ...

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J.A.G. reviewed Slumber #2 Apr 22, 2022
8.0

A solid start continues with this second issue, may not hit home quite like the first but very much expands and fills in a few gaps, showing us the incentive that drives Stetson to exterminate nightmares.

The art is on form yet again, there is something in the simplicity and the vibrant colours that give the book a beautiful look. The story is gritty and dark and the art shows this, but more

Slumber #2

By: Tyler Burton Smith, Vanessa Cardinali
Released: Apr 20, 2022

Officer Finch discovers that his body is being taken over by a nightmare serial killer while he sleeps. Desperate to clear his name, Finch seeks out Stetson to erase the murderous nightmare from his dreams for good.

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J.A.G. reviewed Slumber #1 Apr 22, 2022
8.0

A strong first issue with a lot of potential!!

We're introduced to Stetson, who is basically an exterminator of nightmares, as she blasts through a client's carnival dream. But something else has potentially been tampering with people's dreams, a dream spirit seems to be out for revenger for the one they call "Dream Eater" resulting in the violence to start spilling into the real world. more

Slumber #1

By: Tyler Burton Smith, Vanessa Cardinali
Released: Mar 16, 2022

Stetson is a nightmare hunter. A dream detective. She runs a shoddy back-alley business where she helps clients sleep at night by entering their dreams and killing their nightmares. But Stetson's past comes back to haunt her when she tracks down a literal living nightmare - a serial killer that murders people in their sleep.

SLUMBER is an ...

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J.A.G. reviewed Alice Ever After #1 Apr 17, 2022
6.0

Here we find ourselves with another reimagining of an older Alice still chasing the elusive highs of wonderland.

The art itself is a bit of a rollercoaster, at moments (especially in wonderland) the art really pops and looks well fleshed out. For the most part though it's not pulling up trees and borders on being adequate at best.

As for the story, it's pretty much the same more

Alice Ever After #1

By: Dan Panosian, Giorgio Spalletta
Released: Apr 6, 2022

Return to Wonderland in this twisted sequel by superstar artist and writer Dan Panosian (An Unkindness of Ravens, Canary) perfect for fans of Mirka Andolfo's Mercy and Luna.

Alice first visited Wonderland as a child. Now an adult, it's her only escape from a cold, strange reality she finds herself living in.

But in order to return...

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J.A.G. reviewed A Town Called Terror #1 Apr 14, 2022
7.0

An intriguing introduction to the series if maybe a little lacking at points story wise. The premise is for a bizarre town with mysterious creatures and goings on, however the first issue only ever so slightly touches upon that notion.

The art is really well done with amazing use of colours which sets the dark, gritty atmosphere very well between each panel. The first pages if the book more

A Town Called Terror #1

By: Steve Niles, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Apr 13, 2022

"A MESSAGE FROM HOME," Part One-Henry West is brutally kidnapped in the middle of the night while his wife Julie watches, terrified. Henry awakens to the reality of his whereabouts, but Julie, with no evidence of the phantom crime, is unable to get help to search for him. A new series from the minds of cutting-edge horror creators STEVE NILES (30 D...

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J.A.G. reviewed We Have Demons #1 Mar 24, 2022
7.5

This has now been released physically!

I am a fan of Snyder and Capullo, and this is another solid start for the pair.
The art is always at least good at worse, to knockout at best.

However, the beginning is very slow, there is a lot of information being thrown out and that makes it feel awkward and tedious to get through pages, usually over shadowing the artwork, I di more

We Have Demons #1

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Oct 6, 2021

The conflict between good and evil is about to come to a head when a teenage hero embarks on a journey that unveils a secret society, monsters, and mayhem.

The first creator owned collaboration from the superstar team of writer SCOTT SNYDER and artist GREG CAPULLO! After block-buster work on titles like DC's Batman, this best-selling...

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J.A.G. reviewed Stray Dogs #5 Jun 25, 2021
9.0

This book surprised me drastically. The art style is very Disney-esque, some wonderful drawings that make it seem like it would be a reasonable pick up for younger readers (It isn't!)

However I think that charm is what makes the darker moments seem mortifying. Imagine watching 101 Dalmatians, but instead of the wholesome happy ending, the owners were killed and not all of the dogs make more

Stray Dogs #5

By: Tony Fleecs, Trish Forstner
Released: Jun 23, 2021

MINISERIES FINALE

Time's up. No more sniffing around, no more barking, no more hiding. The dogs have to get out of this house. Now. But standing between them and freedom is their best friend...and their worst nightmare.

They say there's no such thing as a bad dog, just bad owners.

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J.A.G. reviewed The Silver Coin #2 May 14, 2021
3.0

I am more than thoroughly disappointed with this issue!

The first issue was brilliant, intriguing and unusual. Had a slight horror tone to it, with a gripping enough story to make it work.

Then there is this issue, Friday the 13th eat your heart out. Been here before, done it a million times over, boring.

The stories aren't even connected outside of the Coin, so i more

The Silver Coin #2

By: Chip Zdarsky, Kelly Thompson
Released: May 12, 2021

Part two in the saga of THE SILVER COIN from all-star creators MICHAEL WALSH, CHIP ZDARSKY, KELLY THOMPSON, ED BRISSON, and JEFF LEMIRE! In 1993, classic mean girls bully a misfit teen at an idyllic summer camp. When the teen reclaims her power after a violent encounter with The Silver Coin, what follows is the stuff of horror movie legend.

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Kryptkreeper98 - May 25, 2021

Totally agree, first issue had me excited!

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axdn reviewed Stray Dogs #3 Apr 27, 2021
9.0

OMG, "NO , NO , NO" that was me reading Stray Dogs #3.

Stray Dogs #3

By: Tony Fleecs, Trish Forstner
Released: Apr 21, 2021

Under the farmhouse, something rots. And no matter how well they're trained, dogs will be dogs. Now they've uncovered something that can't just be buried again.

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J.A.G. added Nocterra to their pull list May 7, 2021

Nocterra

"FULL THROTTLE DARK," Part One-Ten years after the world is plunged into an everlasting night that turns all living creatures into monstrous shades, the only way to survive is to stay close to artificial light. Enter Valentina "Val" Riggs, a skilled ferryman who transports people and goods along deadly unlit roads with her heavily illuminated eight...

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J.A.G. reviewed BRZRKR #1 May 2, 2021
7.0

A solid action comic, not sure it is much more than that but they are teasing us along with a back story.

The art is a little messy at times but otherwise solid.

I think a lot of the hype is just around Keanus' name being on the cover more than the actual comic itself.

BRZRKR #1

By: Matt Kindt, Ron Garney
Released: Mar 3, 2021

* Discover the next blockbuster action franchise from the iconic KEANU REEVES in his Must Read comic book writing debut alongside New York Times best-selling co-writer Matt Kindt (Folklords, Bang!) and acclaimed artist Alessandro Vitti (Marvel's Secret Warriors) in a brutally violent new series about one immortal warrior's fight through the ages.

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J.A.G. reviewed BRZRKR #2 May 2, 2021
7.5

After the action movie style first issue this one takes us back to the beginning of 'B'. The story is solid, adds more substance to the character. It doesn't really drive the main story forward though.

The art is a little messy at points again, it has strong artwork otherwise, just sometimes feels too much is happening at once and the details get left behind.

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BRZRKR #2

By: Matt Kindt, Ron Garney
Released: Apr 28, 2021

* U.S. government Doctor Diana Ahuja seeks to unlock the mysterious B.'s  memories - lifetimes of violence and tragedy like no one else who has ever lived that began with a fateful decision in ancient Mesopotamia.
* But is Diana here to help him... or is she serving a darker agenda?

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J.A.G. added BRZRKR to their pull list May 2, 2021

BRZRKR

* Discover the next blockbuster action franchise from the iconic KEANU REEVES in his Must Read comic book writing debut alongside New York Times best-selling co-writer Matt Kindt (Folklords, Bang!) and acclaimed artist Alessandro Vitti (Marvel's Secret Warriors) in a brutally violent new series about one immortal warrior's fight through the ages.

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