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REVIEW: The Roach by Rhett C. Bruno

The Roach by Rhett C. Bruno is a book that is a rare find among grimdark fiction: a superhero novel. There’s certainly grimdark superhero stories like Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns, Spawn, and Daredevil:...

REVIEW: The Batman

Two years since first putting on the cowl and dark eye shadow, The Batman finds our young caped crusader facing a serial killer with an intellect that may be greater than The World’s Greatest...

REVIEW: Reign of the Devourer by David Annandale

Marvel Untold is a series of prose novels which tell darker stories of the Marvel Comics Universe. David Annandale’s Reign of the Devourer is the fourth installment in the Marvel Untold series, and the...

REVIEW: The Boys by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson

The Boys is a hefty series written by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. Ennis, of Preacher fame, “blows the bloody doors off” of the Superhero genre. The Boys is not your tidy and inoffensive Superman type story. Instead, this...

REVIEW: The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente

Fridging‘ is the practice of killing off or hurting a minor character to motivate or torture the main character. The term comes from the world of comics, describing an issue of Green Lantern in which the hero’s...