I Hate Fairyland Vol1: Madly Ever After by Skottie Young Reviewed Jun30

I Hate Fairyland Vol1: Madly Ever After by Skottie...

When Dan and I travel, we like to imagine what it would be like to live in the city we’re visiting. We would have moved to Boston in a heartbeat. Tampa and St. Petersburg had possibilities. St. Louis and Kansas City… not so much. (Sorry, Missouri.) Playing “Pretend to live in a city” is way different from “I live here now”. The first game means you get to sleep in your own bed at the end of the adventure. The later game involves boxes and trucks and sweat and crabbiness and it’s not fun. In I HATE FAIRLAND, written and drawn by Skottie Young, 8 year old Gertrude wishes that she could live in Fairyland. As luck would have it, her wish is...

CRIMINAL 10th Anniversary Issue Reviewed

CRIMINAL: The 10th Anniversary Issue Image Comics 2016   Having spent the winter moving to a new house, I came across a poster tube with a beautiful print of the Criminal #3 cover that’d I’d been misplacing on and off again for years. The shipping label had a date that was hard to believe and I shrugged it off until a few days later when I saw an announcement that Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips were celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Criminal with the release of a new issue. How has it been a decade of looking for extra wall space and a reason to frame the poster, and how has my favorite series been around that long?   To...

Rat Queens v. 1 Sass and Sorcery Jun26

Rat Queens v. 1 Sass and Sorcery

Rat Queens v. 1 Sass and Sorcery Confession time- I hate “Game of Thrones.” I can’t stand “Lord of the Rings” and I don’t play “World of Warcraft.” When it comes to swords and sorcery/fantasy it takes a lot for me to get into a story. None of those options have that special something. That’s why I was hesitant when it came to the hit new series, “Rat Queens.” But after hearing everyone talk about it, I gave in. Thank the many-tentacled deity the characters worship because it has given new breath to the fantasy genre. The Rat Queens. A group of adventurers out to make some gold, get drunk, raise some hell and kill some evil. Of course, when...

C.O.W.L. from Image Comics

This coming Wednesday sees the debut of this new title from Image. I read an advance copy and quite enjoyed it. Jo also read it and his review is below.  Image sent us ten copies to share with our readers, so if you are a person who is a little hesitant to spend money on a new title or you just really like free comics you can enter to win a copy from us. We’ll do the drawing on Friday the 30th. Send an email to Jon@crimespreemag.com with your address in the email and the subject heading of C.O.W.L   C.O.W.L. Image Comics Chicago in 1962. Super heroes are real. The streets are safe. Peace in the big city is inevitable. All thanks...

SHUTTER #1 May15

SHUTTER #1

Shutter #1 Image Comics Written by Joe Keatinge Art By Leila Del Duca Deep down everyone hopes there’s more to our world. That secrets lurk in shadows and creatures hide in corners all to be seen out of the corner of our eye. “Shutter” lives in one of those fantastic worlds where there are people looking for the astonishing answers. And what happens when there are no more answers to be found. When Kate Kristopher was a little girl her father took on trip. Somewhere no other little girl had been. They went to the moon. Her father was an explorer for the extraordinary. Throughout their family line they were the people who sought solutions to...