PEEPLAND #1 Reviewed

PEEPLAND Written by Gary Phillips, Christa Faust Art by Andrea Camerini Hard Case Crime October 2016             In the late 70’s, early 80’s Time Square was New York’s seedy underbelly laid bare; a bright, neon-lit sexual mecca that burned bright until developers blew in. As Disney-fied as Time Square is today, the fascination with that period –before the AIDS crisis erupted, before rampant capitalism transformed “the sleaziest block in America” into a tourist magnet–there continues to be a reemerging interest in exploring the past as more of the landmarks that gave New York its distinct grit continue to be lost to...

Gary Phillips: The Hardest Working Man in Crime Fi...

Gary Phillips just might steal James Brown’s title of being the Hardest Working Man in Show Business – his output certainly shows as much. This year he’s already published 3 THE HARD WAY through Down & Out Books with three more projects to see release in October. Philips, a long-time native of L.A. living near where he was born and raised, writes some of the most realistic crime fiction in the genre, filling his stories with characters that fit right into the context of their times. His restless devotion to bettering his craft shows, as Philips is still publishing some of his best work even after twenty-three years of being a...

SALLY OF THE WASTELAND WITH KATE (AND DAN)

  Dan, Kate, and The Dog are enjoying a warm, late summer evening on the deck. Let’s listen in, shall we? Maybe they’re fighting, or using a bunch of swears! Dan: ::looking wistful:: Do you remember that time I wanted to join a motorcycle gang? Kate: Imsorrywhat? D: You remember. We went to the Harley Davidson Museum and we saw all of that cool motorcycle stuff. The badass bikes, the “Easy Rider” culture… the leather jackets and motorcycle chains… K: I thought your favorite part was the AMF-era scooter? I don’t think the Hell’s Angels would let someone in the gang with a sea-foam scooter. ::waves ala Audrey Hepburn in ROMAN HOLIDAY::...

Dr. Who: Titan comics to debut the Twelfth Doctor in October Jun17

Dr. Who: Titan comics to debut the Twelfth Doctor ...

With the 10th and 11th Doctors debuting, in comics, in June, Titan Comics has announced that the 12th will join them in October. Eagle award-winning writer Robbie Morrison (Drowntown, The Authority,
2000AD, Nikolai Dante) and New York Times-bestselling artist Dave Taylor (Batman: Death by Design, 2000AD) dive headfirst into the TARDIS console room and spin the new Doctor off to his most challenging destination yet! As with the Tenth and Eleventh Doctor ranges, Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #1 comes with a beautiful regular cover painted by Alice X. Zhang, plus five other variants – including a “100% rebel Time Lord” photo...