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For All Mankind and Space Force: Space in the Time of Quarantine

Quarantine has oddly coincided with a promising outpouring of space-related news and shows, from the launch of SpaceX’s Dragon capsule to the ISS to the debut of several new streaming shows, most notably For All… [more]

Grand Slam Romance #1 Review

Written by Olivia Hicks Drawn by Emma Oostherhous In the afterword for the first issue of Grand Slam Romance, both of the creators involved admit they do ‘not know much about softball.’ It is exactly… [more]

Returning to The Island of Doctor Moreau

Every few years, HG Wells’ The Island of Doctor Moreau enjoys something of a rebirth. This summer, IDW will release a full-on comic version of the story, but before that we have a new illustrated… [more]

Batman: Legacy Review

Sequels are a fact of life in entertainment, especially in comic books. Think of all the stories you’ve read in places like Narnia, Westeros, Hogwarts, Baker Street, Oz, Mars, etc. Think of all those stories… [more]

Jordan Peele’s Us: One for the Ages

“Therefore thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them.” -Jeremiah 11:11 “Hell’s… [more]

My Thoughts on Captain Marvel: It’s Complicated

Here be spoilers… I went into my 10:30a showing of Captain Marvel not really knowing anything about Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel. At a time when the entire media market is glutted with superhero films… [more]

Review of The Lost Puzzler

(I am a Harper Voyager Super Reader: HarperVoyager gives me free advance copies of upcoming science-fiction and fantasy titles, and in return I write honest reviews. This one is spoiler-free; I reveal nothing you couldn’t… [more]

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Represents the Worst in Demonic Male Fantasies

Historically, witch narratives follow two, often parallel, paths. One is the patriarchal narrative, where men demonize women who threaten their authority and power. Independent women. Loud-mouthed women. Women who veer from their prescribed roles. These… [more]

Can Thanos Come Snap Comics TV Shows?: Titans Disappoints

When Arrow first premiered on the CW, I was excited because the weekly format seemed the perfect fit for telling comic stories. As more shows got rolled out, I was even more excited. The Flash,… [more]

Batman: Contagion Review

It wouldn’t be out of order to consider 1995 to be the year of the virus. In the real world, there was an outbreak of Ebola in the Congo which claimed 224 lives. The event… [more]

The Death of Stalin Review

How can a movie about Josef Stalin’s death be funny? [more]

First Man Is a Remarkable Cinematic Achievement

Damien Chazelle’s First Man portrays space flight in a way audiences have never seen before. We’ve experienced the mythic macho of The Right Stuff, the absorbing tension of Apollo 13 and there’s also a small… [more]

Review of A Study in Honor

(I am a Harper Voyager Super Reader: HarperVoyager gives me free advance copies of upcoming science-fiction and fantasy titles, and in return I write honest reviews. This one is spoiler-free; I reveal nothing you couldn’t… [more]

Review of George R.R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings

In honor of George RR Martin’s 70th Birthday, here’s a review of the second book in Martin’s captivating series. [more]

Sarararara: All-American Girl Review

I got a chance, recently, to read through the first print collection of the web-comic Sarararara: All American Girl (by Olivia Hicks, with some pages contributed by Robbie. D. Kieran, Georgia Battle, David Robertson, and… [more]

Advance Review: Vita Nostra

(I am a Harper Voyager Super Reader: HarperVoyager gives me free advance copies of upcoming science-fiction and fantasy titles, and in return I write honest reviews. This one is spoiler-free.) Vita Nostra easily wins the… [more]

Advance Review: Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence

(I am a Harper Voyager Super Reader: HarperVoyager gives me free advance copies of upcoming science-fiction and fantasy titles, and in return I write honest reviews. This one is spoiler-free.) Who in the world is… [more]

Review of George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones

Looking back on the epic debut novel of A Song of Ice and Fire. Before the Game of Thrones TV Show, there was George RR Martin’s fantasy novel. But is it a good book? [more]

A Flying Jatt: A Superhero Movie a la Bollywood

No one knows better than Sequart’s readership that there are tons of superhero movies out right now. Especially now, in fact, as high “popcorn movie” season, a/k/a summer, is just beginning. If you know the… [more]

Zaki’s Review: Black Panther

Black Panther is a movie that, of necessity, means different things to different audiences. As the latest entry in Disney’s expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe, it holds a specific appeal to longtime comic fans and those… [more]

Review of Prism Stalker #1

Writer and Artist: Sloane Leong Publisher: Image Comics Prism Stalker is a new science fiction series from Image comics. These days “a new science fiction series from Image” is not quite an exciting announcement as… [more]

Review of Michel Fiffe’s Zegas

Writer/Artist: Michel Fiffe Publisher: Fantagraphics While reading Copra, Michel Fiffe’s ongoing tribute to 1980s team comics, it’s easy to just bask in the art, because it’s truly spectacular. At once a summation of many major… [more]

A Trip Through Old Wounds: Patrick Meaney’s House of Demons

It is fairly clear, to my mind, that when most people live long enough, they have moments that they wish they could change. It can be something that they did, or something that they did… [more]

Advance Review: Blood of the Four

(I am a Harper Voyager Super reader: the publishing house HarperVoyager gives me free advance copies of upcoming science-fiction and fantasy titles, and in return I write honest reviews. This is my first such review… [more]

Review of The Dark Judges: The Fall of Deadworld, Book 1

Writer: Kek-W Artist: Dave Kendall Letterer: Annie Parkhouse Publisher: Rebellion / 2000AD As someone who has gotten into Judge Dredd in his late 20s, I have a lot of opinions that would, undoubtedly, mark me… [more]