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George Trou reviewed Secret Identities Vol. 1 Apr 23, 2016
8.5

Kyriazis' art is extraordinary and the coloring makes it even better. The dialogs are well-written and all characters are refreshingly original. Ideal for anyone who looks for an alternative superhero comic book.

Secret Identities Vol. 1

By: Jay Faerber, Ron Riley

COLLECTS THE COMPLETE SERIES!
The supergroup known as The Front Line have just invited new hero Crosswind to join them. But what they don't know is that Crosswind is a mole, sent to learn all their secrets. And the Front Line have LOTS of secrets...

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George Trou reviewed Happy Vol. 1 Sep 30, 2015
6.5

The idea is great. However, the execution and the artwork are just mediocre.

Happy Vol. 1

By: Grant Morrison, Darick Robertson

Meet NICK SAX - a corrupt, intoxicated ex-cop turned hit-man, adrift in a stinking twilight world of casual murder, soulless sex, eczema and betrayal. With a hit gone wrong, a bullet in his side, the cops and the mob on his tail, and a monstrous child killer in a Santa suit on the loose, Nick and his world will be changed forever this Christmas.

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George Trou reviewed Secret Identities #1 Apr 16, 2015
8.0

A very good first issue. Kyriazis' drawings are excellent, while the story and the characters are really interesting.

Secret Identities #1

By: Brian Joines, Ilias Kyriazis
Released: Feb 18, 2015

The supergroup known as The Front Line have just invited new hero Crosswind to join them. But what they don't know is that Crosswind is a mole, sent to learn all their secrets. And the Front Line have LOTS of secrets.

Writers BRIAN JOINES and JAY FAERBER and the stunning art team of ILIAS KYRIAZIS and CHARLIE KIRCHOFF bring you classic...

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George Trou reviewed The Woods #4 Jan 8, 2015
9.5

A dramatic and intense and powerful issue. The best of the series so far.

The Woods #4

By: James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas
Released: Aug 6, 2014

In the woods, Karen, Adrian, and Calder explore the mysterious ruins of a past civilization as Sanami, Ben, and Isaac face off against a threat much scarier than the local fauna. At the school, Maria stokes revolution in the face of Coach Clay's fascist disciplinary committee.

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George Trou reviewed The Woods #3 Jan 8, 2015
9.5

Things continue to go faster than I'd like, but we talk about an awesome issue.

The Woods #3

By: James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas
Released: Jul 2, 2014

As the darkness of night falls, monsters begin to reveal themselves-from both outside and inside the school. Maria struggles to break free of her false imprisonment before Coach Clay succeeds in instilling martial law, and the exploratory crew finds themselves being hunted by unseen shadows.

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George Trou reviewed The Woods #2 Jan 8, 2015
8.5

Less action, but with excellent dialogues. The last page makes your heart beat faster.

The Woods #2

By: James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas
Released: Jun 4, 2014

While the crew of students led by Adrian and Karen come face to face with the unseen terrors of the alien woods, tensions boil over back at the school as power-hungry players seize the opportunity to take control.

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George Trou reviewed The Woods #1 Jan 8, 2015
9.0

A more than satisfying first issue, with nice character introductions. The art by Dialynas is great and the coloring is superb.

The Woods #1

By: James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas
Released: May 7, 2014

WHY WE LOVE IT: As fans of James Tynion IV's work in the Batman universe (BATMAN ETERNAL, RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS), we were eager to publish his first original comic series. Plus, THE WOODS gives us that same eerie, small-town horror feel we get whenever we read a Stephen King novel.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: If you're fan of teen conspiracy co...

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George Trou reviewed Happy #1 Jan 6, 2015
6.0

Disappointing. Morrison's great idea about the flying blue horse just can't save the day...

Happy #1

By: Grant Morrison, Darick Robertson
Released: Sep 26, 2012

Meet NICK SAX - a corrupt, intoxicated ex-cop turned hit-man, adrift in a stinking twilight world of casual murder, soulless sex, eczema and betrayal. With a hit gone wrong, a bullet in his side, the cops and the mob on his tail, and a monstrous child killer in a Santa suit on the loose, Nick and his world will be changed forever this Christmas. ...

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George Trou reviewed Happy #2 Jan 6, 2015
7.5

Much better than the first issue. We see Nick's true, dark attitude, a genuine anti-hero.

Happy #2

By: Grant Morrison, Darick Robertson
Released: Oct 31, 2012

Trapped in a mob hospital at the mercy of the cold-eyed torture expert Smoothie and his team of dedicated sadists, the only hope for Nick Sax is Happy the Horse! With three days to Black Christmas, can our unlikely duo stay together long enough to stop Pedo-Santa's rampage?

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George Trou reviewed Happy #3 Jan 6, 2015
8.0

Easily the best issue of the series. No action, but masterfully written scenes and a clever twist.

Happy #3

By: Grant Morrison, Darick Robertson
Released: Dec 19, 2012

With a day left until Christmas, and time running out for Santa's innocent victims, Happy the Horse learns what turned Nick Sax from golden cop to broken-down hitman. But can he convince Nick to do the right thing or is it Happy's turn to face some uncomfortable home truths?

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George Trou reviewed Happy #4 Jan 6, 2015
7.0

Well, I expected a better finale. It is bloody and dark, but still...

Happy #4

By: Grant Morrison, Darick Robertson
Released: Feb 20, 2013

Christmas is here and the bad men are about to open their presents! It's showdown time but can Nick Sax save the day without Happy to help him - or will he screw this up like everything else? You must not miss the blood-drenched conclusion of our heartwarming Yuletide classic!

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George Trou reviewed The Autumnlands #2 Jan 6, 2015
8.0

Weaker than the first issue, but still a good one. Drama and then needed badass action, without any cliche.

The Autumnlands #2

By: Kurt Busiek, Ben Dewey
Released: Dec 3, 2014

After the shattering disaster last issue, the Great Champion of ancient legend is reawakened. And things get worse.

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George Trou reviewed Manifest Destiny #11 Jan 6, 2015
9.0

One of the best issues so far. Exciting, dark, dramatic. This title is getting better and better.

Manifest Destiny #11

By: Chris Dingess, Matthew Roberts
Released: Oct 15, 2014

"What do you plan on using as bait?"

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George Trou reviewed Birthright #1 Jan 6, 2015
7.5

Well, the kid-lost-in-a-fantasy-world situation is an all-time classic. But here we get something more. The art is quite good, but nothing special. All in all is a good comic, worth your time.

Birthright #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Adriano Lucas
Released: Oct 8, 2014

For the Rhodes family, losing their son was the most devastating thing that could've ever occurred... but it couldn't prepare them for what happened when he returned.
  
Skybound's newest original series turns fantasy into reality in this EXTRA-SIZED FIRST ISSUE for just $2.99, by creator/writer JOSH WILLIAMSON (GHOSTED, NAILBITER) and art...

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George Trou added Manifest Destiny to their pull list Jan 6, 2015

Manifest Destiny

In 1804, Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark set out on an expedition to explore the uncharted American frontier. This is the story of what they discovered lurking in the wilds...

Skybound's newest original series unveils the monsters of the western frontier in the adventure of a lifetime by writer CHRIS DINGESS (B...

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George Trou dropped Manifest Destiny from their pull list Jan 6, 2015

Manifest Destiny

In 1804, Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark set out on an expedition to explore the uncharted American frontier. This is the story of what they discovered lurking in the wilds...

Skybound's newest original series unveils the monsters of the western frontier in the adventure of a lifetime by writer CHRIS DINGESS (B...

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George Trou reviewed The Autumnlands #1 Dec 10, 2014
9.5

Simply one of the most exciting comics I've read in a long time. Busiek has done a superb job with world building, screenplay and the dialogues. Dewey's drawings are really good and Bellaire's colours bring this magic world into life.

The Autumnlands #1

By: Kurt Busiek, Ben Dewey
Released: Nov 5, 2014

MARVELS and ASTRO CITY writer KURT BUSIEK returns to Image Comics with rising-star artist BEN DEWEY for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! Conan meets Game of Thrones meets Kamandi in an original high-fantasy epic for mature readers, as a secret conclave of wizards brings a legendary champion back through time to save the world, with disastrous consequence...

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