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Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four Artist’s Edition (IDW/Marvel)

Rating: 5/5 – Another Masterful Presentation of Original Comics Artwork by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall I’m a long time fan of the IDW Artist’s Editions.  Series Editor Scott Dunbier is, in my opinion, no less than the patron saint of … Continue reading

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Nemesis (Marvel/Icon)

Rating: 3/5 – The Art Saves a Story Intended to Shock Me, but Never Did. By ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas. This past week I didn’t get my normal delivery of comics and even though my backlog of new comics … Continue reading

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Legends: 30th Anniversary Edition (DC)

Rating: 4/5 – A 30-year Old Story That Still Resonates Today! by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. Why do we read comics? There’s no all-encompassing answer to this question. We come into this hobby…some would say this way of life…for a … Continue reading

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Fade Out Vol. 2 (Image)

Rating: 5/5 – A Fascinating Look at 1940s Hollywood. By ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas. After a brilliant first volume that introduced us to all the characters and provided us with all the basics needed to move the story forward, … Continue reading

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The Black Beetle Vol. 1: No Way Out (Dark Horse)

Rating: 5/5 – Francesco Francavilla’s Creator Owned Pulp Hero! By ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas. Francesco Francavilla is one of my favorite creators currently working. His art style and coloring make me wish we could get more consistent and timely … Continue reading

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The Envelope Manufacturer (Drawn & Quarterly)

Rating: 3.5/5 – A Thought-Provoking But Challenging Story. By ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas. Over twenty-five years ago, Chris Oliveros created a publishing company called Drawn and Quarterly. Back then it published a lone anthology magazine by the same name … Continue reading

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Swords of Sorrow: The Complete Saga (Dynamite)

Review: 3.5/5 – A Nice, if Disjointed, Piece of Comics History by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow While the rest of the world was busy getting caught up in Secret Wars and Convergences, there was another epic crossover I had my … Continue reading

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