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Freeze Frame 3/11/2018

From Shade The Changing Women #1 by Marley Zarcone & Kelly Fitzpatrick

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Freeze Frame 10/28/2017

From Justice League Of America #17 by Ivan Reis, Julio Ferreira, Oclair Albert & Marcelo Mailo

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Freeze Frame 6/16/2017

From Gotham Academy Second Semester #10 by Adam Archer, Sandra Hope & Msasyk

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2017 Eisner Award Nominees

Kill or Be Killed, Saga, Paper Girls, Black Hammer, Criminal,  Astro City, Mockingbird & Beasts of Burden appear to be the nomination leaders. Details below Continue reading 2017 Eisner Award Nominees

Freeze Frame 4/28/2017

From Mother Panic #6 by Shawn Crystal & Jean-Francious Beaulieu

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Review of I Hate Fairyland #11

I Hate Fairyland 11 Skottie Young
Skottie Young

By Skottie Young & Jean-Francois Beaulieu

Oh fluff me, Gert’s back.

Gert, the heroine of Skottie Young’s excellent I Hate Fairyland, has a bit of a temper problem. Now considering that she has spent years stuck in the fantastically infuriating realms of Fairyland with little of hope of returning home, frustration is understandable. It is doubly understandable when the reader remembers that she ceased growing a while back, leaving her with an adult mind in a child’s body. So yes, you would be upset as well. Problem is Gert is not too good at the whole anger management thing. She favors a disembowel first, do not bother with any ####### questions later approach. In such a way, she has been cutting a bloody swath through Fairyland and in the process made some questionable decisions. The second arc concluded with her making a spectacularly poor choice which may have doomed not only herself but all of Fairyland. Luckily those consequences have been postponed for a later date, allowing readers more time for enjoying Gert’s twisted, entertaining antics.

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Review of Mother Panic #4

Mother Panic 4 Tommy Lee Edwards
Tommy Lee Edwards

By Jody Houser, Jim Krueger, Shawn Crystal, Phil Hester, Ande Parks, Jean-Francois Beaulieu & Trish Mulvihill

From the beginning, Mother Panic has had an identity problem. The first issue of the Young Animal series opened in a compelling manner by introducing readers to the jet legged, jet set heiress Violet Paige. Writer Jody Houser gave Violet an intriguing voice, which engaged the reader despite the many overly familiar elements of her backstory. Still, there was potential to the character. Unfortunately the following two issues almost entirely ignored Violet in favor of her costumed vigilante alter ego, Mother Panic. As a crime fighter, Mother Panic was effective but lacked the personality of Violet. Houser corrects this imbalance in the current issue which goes a long way to reconciling the dueling halves of Violet Paige.

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