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You know when you think you do something to make a thing better, and it ends up making it worse? Welcome back to Gideon Falls. The last story arc saw our heroes “victorious” over what is known as The Black Barn, a sort of inter-dimensional doorway that holds within it a great evil called The Smiling Man. The problem, of course, that when you’re dealing with an ancient, esoteric evil which lives outside of time and space, who knows what will happen if you “destroy” it.

Sometimes, when reviewing comic books, you come into a series a few issues late. It is a rare occasion that issue #6 of a series makes you want to go back and read 1-5. Family Tree made me want to buy the trade paperback.

Pirates hold a special place in my heart. They symbolize a certain devilish freedom that near every young person desires to obtain. To be the master of your own destiny in a world of rules and rigor is a noble goal. A Man Among Ye attempts to do the same thing in the comic world.

Published in 1887, A Study in Scarlet is one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous Sherlock Holmes mysteries and is also the first of the ever-popular Holmes/Watson detective duo. It’s also a natural for adaptation to a graphic novel.

It's the end of the first arc of the stellar new series from creators Scott Snyder, Charles Soule, and Giuseppe Camuncoli, Undiscovered Country. With the group splintered and under pursuit from the deranged Destiny Man, Charlotte, Daniel, and Uncle Sam have found their way towards the exit of Destiny Man's zone, looking to walk deeper through the Spiral and find out the secrets of this new America. Since they closed their borders, the United States has been an enigma, with new territories emerging led like small fiefdoms controlled by some rather unsavory characters. Despite this, the team has soldiered on, attempting to uncover the cure for a devastating virus inside the sealed walls of America.

I occasionally have nightmares themed around the works of R.L. Stein. His books occupied a strange and fantastic niche that only the children of the '90s could allow.

Part 2 of The House of Slaughter story arc is here.

Matt Fraction is back with Terry Dodson to bring us an action/adventure story right out of the 1940s… er, wait. No, the modern era. Well, the first issue of this rollicking, fun time splits the difference.

The following is an interview with James and John Coats regarding the comic book series, Dino Beasts. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with the Coats about the inspiration behind the series, their shared creative process in bringing the story to life, the impact that Dino Beasts may have with readers, and more!

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