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REVIEW: Mushroom Blues by Adrian M. Gibson

Adrian M. Gibson completely breaks the mold of conventional storytelling in Mushroom Blues, a wonderfully weird, darkly disturbing and freakishly fungal sci-fantasy noir debut that is more dangerously addictive than any drug imaginable. In...

REVIEW: The One Hand #1

The One Hand #1 offers an opening issue that grabs you by the throat and never lets go.  A subtly written story, twisting back and forth on itself, never quite being what it seems,...

REVIEW: Stimulant

Stimulant is a 2023 Canadian science fiction/cyberpunk movie. It has strong vibes like the Channel 4/AMC show Humans as well as David Cage video game Detroit: Become Human. Basically, it has elements of Blade...

REVIEW: The King of the Spoil by Jonathan D. Beer

The King of the Spoil is dead. Assassinated. In the massive hive city of Varangantua where the rich few use the unending mass of the poor to make their fortunes, a gang war is...

REVIEW: Fatale Vol. 1: Death Chases Me by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

Fatale Vol. 1: Death Chases Me by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips is a work that I picked up after the fantastic The Fade Out comic. I’m a huge fan of film noir and...

REVIEW: Untamed Shore by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the most versatile writer out there right now. After giving us horror (Mexican Gothic, see our review here), vampires (Certain Dark Things) and retellings (The Daughter of Doctor Moreau, see our...

REVIEW: The Fade Out: The Complete Collection by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

The Fade Out: The Complete Collection by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, illustrated by Elizabeth Breitweiser is not my usual grimdark fair. However, grimdark is the fantastic cousin to film noir and detective fiction....

REVIEW: Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files Volume 1

Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files Volume 1 is the first installment of the adventures of comic books ultimate lawman. The satirical British comic debuted in the late Seventies and has been continuing in...

REVIEW: Reminiscence (2021)

Reminiscence is a movie that very strongly reminds me of a forgotten cult-classic called Strange Days starring Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, and Tom Sizemore. It was directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written...

REVIEW: 36 Streets by T.R. Napper

In T.R. Napper’s debut novel, 36 Streets, Lin Thi Vu is a bounty hunter working for the most feared gangster in Ha Noi. She works her trade in a cyberpunk future Vietnam where the...