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Cover to Memories From The Civil War 1 featuring a desolate figure overlooking a futuristic cityscape

Memories From The Civil War 1

By Marazano & Ponzio Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849185288 There’s something arrestingly beautiful about this depiction of a bleak and hopeless future. Mankind has finally pushed the planet too far and now the remaining humans must live with the consequences. Fortress cities allow a semblance of normality to continue, policed by well-equipped teams that keep order […]

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Authorised Happiness 3

By Griffo & Van Hamme Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849184496 In volumes 1 and 2 we were presented with a number of scenarios where the state had taken control of an aspect of our everyday lives, and how that ultimately could play out for the individual. Again and again, what could initially be presented as having […]

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Authorised Happiness 1

By Griffo & Van Hamme Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849184472 Near-future stories are a common staple of comics and science fiction. Taking an aspect of our contemporary culture and spinning it out to an extreme conclusion makes for some excellent storytelling possibilities. The trick, it seems, is to take the more mundane and innocent aspects, even […]

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The Book Of Forks

By Rob Davis Publisher: Self Made Hero ISBN: 9781910593738 This is the third, and final, part of a series that started with The Motherless Oven, and continued in The Can Opener’s Daughter. If you’ve not read them, then here’s not the place to start, but perhaps I can at least persuade you why you should […]

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Alone Vol 6: The Fourth Dimension And A Half

By Gazzotti & Vehlmann Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849183079 When the latest volume of Alone arrives in our house there’s a bit of a fight as to who reads it first (I don’t always win). Gazzotti and Vehlmann’s creation manages to appeal across age groups and gender, neither talking down nor shying away from more difficult […]

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The Walking Dead Vol 26: Call To Arms

By Kirkman, Adlard, Gaudiano & Rathburn Publisher: Image ISBN: 9781632159175 As I type this the new series of Walking Dead started on TV last night and we got to find out which long-time cast member got to meet Lucille up close and personal, courtesy of the menacing Negan. Meanwhile, over in the books (the collected […]

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