There’s something about the routine of our days that gives meaning to life: worrying about kids, wondering about your big break, trying to date and worrying about how to flirt, shopping for clothes, and having someone you care about. These are things that many of us deal with. But when those things are taken away, we’re thrown into something unknown.
A sequel to Mary Shelley’s School for Monsters: Origins, this story starts two hundred years after the events of Origins. Our main monsters, Shel and Frank, have opened a school for other monsters who might need their guidance. But one night, a mischievous wisp arrives to tell them that children have gone missing in the Kaibob National Forest in Arizona, and the witch, La Llorona, is responsible.
There are many versatile comic book writers whose work has stretched from the 1970s to the present day. One such writer, J. M. DeMatteis, has gone from ultra-serious stories (Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt), to the silly (Justice League International), to the spiritual/magical (The Spectre), to animated TV and movies (The Brave & The Bold, Son of Batman). DeMatteis has recently continued to stretch his limits by launching a Kickstarter campaign of creator-owned work known as DeMultiverse; however, where other writers would try one title, DeMatteis has launched four (along with a bonus fifth that will not be covered in this review) with classic talented artists. Each new series begins with a number one issue and is a different genre. These books are written as if they are continuing past the first issues, but DeMatteis and Spellbound Comics know for sure that only one will proceed with the fate of the rest up in the air.
Ever wonder what would have happened if Mary Shelley led a double life and if the monsters she wrote about were real? This charming all-ages fantasy comic provides us with one “what if.”
With the threat of Willow succumbing to the endless well of Slayer trauma and ending the world firmly behind them, efforts turned to figuring out just what Baby Crab really is. Unfortunately, the Scoobies are not the only ones interested in Baby Crab and his seemingly endless power. Enter Spike’s ex. Yeah… that one.
If you’re looking for a positive, fun comic that will generally make you feel good, Basil and Oregano is the comic for you. If you’re looking for a comic with great LGBTQ+ representation by a queer creator, with plenty of positive queer role models for young people, Basil and Oregano is the comic for you. If you’re looking for a comic about magic and food, Basil and Oregano is definitely the comic for you.
A tale supposedly set in the continuity of the TV show, this chronicles Spike’s attempt at clawing back the last remaining copy of his poetry journals and the resulting road trip that takes "hot mess" to a whole new level. Think Buffy meets just about every family road trip movie out there, where grievances are aired, glares exchanged, lessons learned, etc.
What is it? In a nutshell, it’s a love letter to martial arts flicks and Chosen One narratives. If you like stories about an unwitting rascal who learns that he’s inherited the weighty responsibility of saving the world, you’ll like this. Think if Han Solo and Luke Skywalker had traded places instead. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel, and while the story seems awfully familiar at times, sometimes, it’s just nice to see a tale executed well, without taking itself more seriously than needed.
In 1999, Gabriel and his friends saved the world using the chatroom, W0RLDTR33. Their battle was fought against a secret section of the Internet called the Undernet which was trying to infect everything, sealing it for good... or so they thought. Now, someone named PH34R seems to have found the Undernet and is unleashing it once again, but this time with all of the new technology of the 21st century.
Summer got a taste of the superhero life when she stepped in as Geek-Girl while Ruby was out of commission, and she’s missing the thrill of having powers to use for good. It doesn’t help that Ruby and Kerry seem to be bonding, so being able to join Johnny Carlyle’s superhero team might be the easiest way to stay BFFs with her bestie. Meanwhile, a new baddie enters the super scene in Acorn Ridge, and their mimicry skills will challenge every powered person who tries to stop them!