The Milkman MurdersThe new publication of Image’s 2005 horror miniseries, The Milkman Murders, is now available in a hardcover edition.  Inside, read Joe Casey’s disturbing depiction of modern suburban life, which Steve Parkhouse expertly brings to life with his art.  This horror comic is not for everyone, but for any horror comic fan, it is a must have.


The Manhattan Projects 6Any alternate history undergoes an almost immediate pass/fail grading as I initially look at it.  In The Manhattan Projects, proudly stamped on the deceptively simple cover reads, “What if the research and development department created to produce the first atomic bomb was a front for a series of other, more unusual, programs? What if the union of a generation's brightest minds was not a signal for optimism, but foreboding? What if everything . . . went wrong?”

All comic nerds know that unique happiness of being proven wrong when you initially don’t like something, only to find yourself suddenly absorbed in it.  The Manhattan Projects isn’t one of those books.  No, no my friends.  Instead, it is a delightfully demented stroke of self-perpetuating madness.  The story flows without losing pace even in the flashback scenes, something I’ve found to be rare.  The cast paints a wild scene depicting mad scientists in a perfect, undiluted form and is without a doubt what snagged me.


The Victories 2After reading the second issue of Michael Avon Oeming’s The Victories, I am still along for the ride. Now that the style has been roughly introduced (gritty and cynical), the book has to started to build the world. In this issue, we are introduced to most of the rest of The Victories, as well as some of the non-super criminals. There is definitely some plot advancement here, but the book is clearly focused on setting the scene.


Criminal MacabreWhat’s a good P.I. to do when he’s dead? Not since Grim Fandango has this important question been answered quite so effectively. In The Iron Spirit, Cal McDonald is drawn into a mystery that defies reason. Yes, that seems like the vaguest description of a noir story ever, but that’s sort of the point. At this point, roughly 75 years after the genre showed up, the things that are the most interesting are the unique spins that are put on the style. The spin here is definitely unique.


The Creep 1Have you ever had to re-read a sentence? Something doesn't click at first, too many bits of information are thrown at you all at once. Welcome to the world of The Creep. At first, it seemed like the most banal, convoluted thing I've read in a very long time. One page being totally juxtaposed by the next, like speed dating at a multiple personalities support group. It was very choppy and flash cut. No dissolves or smooth transitions from one idea or timeline to the next. Jumping around as it did, you may have gone though and tossed it to the wayside like it was one of the many prostitution flyers handed out on the Vegas strip. At least that's what I hear. Bottom line is that much like good film, it makes you go back and think things through. Mr. Exposition isn't going to hold your hand with this one.


Adventure Time 3I can say that, with the possible exception of Jimmy Brass, 2nd Grade Detective, this is my favorite all-ages comic. Like any good kids' programming, the material has to be entertaining for adults. This one is. The humor here is bizarre enough that kids will just love it, and grownups can appreciate the sheer absurdity.


Identity Thief Release Party InviteYou're invited to the Identity Thief graphic novel release party and signing on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Emerald Knights - Comics and Games in Burbank, CA!

Fanboy Comics co-founders Bryant Dillon, Sam Rhodes, and Barbra Dillon invite you to celebrate the release of their latest graphic novel.  Experience Identity Thief and discover the monster lurking in Fanboy Comics' closet! 


Memoir 6As the title suggests, the newest issue of Memoir fills in the blanks that have haunted both the reader and the citizens of the fictional town of Lowesville.  Whether or not the personal story of journalist Trent MacGowan comes to an end is yet to be seen.


Hoax Hunters 3Hoax Hunters is the story of a special team armed with scientific and magical powers that searches the world for reported “cryptids,” mystical creatures like the Yeti or the Jersey Devil.  Instead of exposing them to be true, they “prove” them false in order to to preserve their existence.


Chew 28So, why aren’t you reading Chew yet? I mean, honestly, is there any good reason to not read Chew? It is expertly written, spectacularly drawn, ridiculously hilarious, and chock full of cyborg lions, chocolate assault rifles, Russian vampires, murderous chickens, and, of course, chogs ( a.k.a. chicken-frog hybrids). In the middle of all of this craziness is Tony Chu, a detective whose life is turned upside down because he’s a cibopath, which means when he eats something, he learns everything about its past.  His ability is incredibly important, because, in the world of Chew, chicken has been banned because of the bird flu, food crime is rampant, and the FDA is the last line of defense.

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