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REVIEW: B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs Vol. 4 by Mike Mignola

In his introduction to BPRD: Plague of Frogs Vol. 4, editor Scott Allie refers to it as an ‘honest-to-God graphic novel’ rather than another omnibus. This is more-or-less correct: the three component parts fit...

REVIEW: The Sandman (Audible) by Neil Gaiman and Dirk Maggs

Neil Gaiman is one of today’s most beloved and well-known fantasy authors, with good reason. Dirk Maggs is a force in the industry too, having developed many popular properties from comics and prose and...

REVIEW: B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs Vol. 3 by Mike Mignola

There is a tendency in these retrospectives of BPRD: Plague of Frogs to keep saying ‘Now it gets serious.’ The Plague of Frogs begins at the end of Volume One; Now it gets serious....

REVIEW: Altered Carbon – Download Blues by Rik Hoskin and Richard K Morgan

Altered Carbon: Download Blues is story written by Rik Hoskin with the script written by both Hoskin and Richard K. Morgan. This is “a Takeshi Kovacs adventure” and, at approximately 120 pages, it is...

REVIEW: B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs Vol. 2 by Mike Mignola

BPRD: Plague of Frogs Volume Two contains three collections: The Dead, War on Frogs and The Black Flame. These have been rearranged somewhat: they are placed in in-universe chronological order rather than arranged by...

REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #4

Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #4 is the penultimate issue of the mini-series that, hopefully, will end up being turned into an ongoing. Tim Seely’s work is an homage to the Nineties Goth...

REVIEW: B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs Vol. 1 by Mike Mignola

In the beginning (IE, 1994), there was Hellboy. And even before publication, some of the first sketches by his creator Mike Mignola had him as part of a team. Then, the first storyline –...

REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #3

Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #3 is a continuation of what I think to be the most interesting new comic in years. I’m a huge fan of the Vampire: The Masquerade tabletop roleplaying game...

REVIEW: Chastity Vol. 1 by Marc Andreyko

Chastity Volume 1 by Marc Andreyko (author), Dave Acosta (artist), Emanuela Lupacchino, Tim Seeley (artist) is a re-envisioning of the “classic” Chaos! Comics character for the new millennium. I use the term classic in quotes...

REVIEW: Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest is a visual novel that is by developed by Different Tales and published by Walkabout Games. It is set in the World of Darkness tabletop roleplaying...