Review: H.P. Lovecraft - From Beyond and other Stories

Dutch illustrator Erik Kriek has created an ornamental and heavily inked fifties horror comics vision of five Lovecraft stories in his most recent comic book „Vom Jenseits und andere Erzählungen“ („From Beyond and Other Stories“), published November 2013 by Berlin based avant-verlag. Work...


Review: Serenity #1 - Joss Whedon's Great Space Western Continues

January 2014 has brought along more good news for all fans of "Firefly - Serenity": Joss Whedon and Tim Minear's 2002 tv show featuring Mal Reynolds and his crew of outlaws once again has made it to Dark Horses's sci-fi section. There they have found a home since 2005 starring in a number...


Review: Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)

Shingeki no Kyojin – Attack on Titan started screening in Japan this April and if you are looking for a really fascinating anime shonen newcomer, you might well discover it here – or at least be in for a big surprise. Hajime Isayama developed his first episode of the manga Att...


Review: „Un printemps à Tchernobyl“ by Emmanuel Lepage

April 26, 1986 was meant to be another normal Saturday - for most people in the world. Except for Chernobyl. After an experiment at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant near Prypiat, Ukraine, a severe steam explosion caused a meltdown and the release of radioactive material. Soon things got...


Gay Pride Parade - The Simpsons

Almost right from the start, The Simpsons turned into an unrivaled phenomenon of modern pop culture. In 1987 the family of weirdos had their first appearance on a US television screen. Season One consisted of seven episodes - and hit the mark immediately. There are few other US television...


Game Review: The Walking Dead Board Game

Early this year we received an offer to add The Walking Dead Board Game by Z-Man Games and Skybound to our Webshop. A non digital board game in the days of online games and mobile demon slayage – how’s this going to work out? However – as true fans of the Walking Dead comic boo...


Review: Evangelion 3.0 You Can (not) Redo

In 1995 Hideaki Anno and Studio Gainax aired their Sci-Fi TV series Neon Genesis Evangelion (Shin Seiki Evangerion, in short NGE or EVA). It received huge recognition on an international scale which probably surprised noone more than director Hideaki Anno himself: „It is strange that Ev...


Review: Durango – Les Forces de la Colère by Yves Swolfs

Born in Bruxelles in 1955, Yves Swolfs belongs to the realm of classics of french-belgian comic book artist who know their trade. His lonesome comic book heroes all seem to originate in a time when heroism was a simple business – no matter which genre: the noble knight, brave soldiers,...


Review: No Book for Black-and-white Attitudes – Zeina Abirached’s A Game for Swallows

Colour is as absent in Zeina Abirached’s work as shades of grey. In the course of her career as comic book artist the 32 year old graphic designer has internalised one thing completely: less is more. And yet. Her work is filled with an abundance of nuances, patterns and repetitions. Domin...


Of Handicaps and Plunging Necklines: Soulless

Zwar hat die junge „Paranormale“ Alexia Tarabotti keinen Ehemann, dafür verfügt sie allerdings über jede Menge anderer auffälliger und nützlicher Vorzüge, die besonders dann recht scharf zutage treten, wenn die junge Dame in Not gerät. Aber obwohl der Künstler Rem nicht mit weiblichen Reiz...


Strangely Proportioned, Lots of Muscle And a Little Crazy: Toriko

Ernährung und Essen spielt in Japan schon immer eine bedeutende Rolle und auch heute steht die japanische Küche vor allem in Europa nicht nur stellvertretend für besonderen Genuss, sondern vor allem Ästhetik. Da ist es zunächst kein Wunder, dass Shonen Jump im Jahr 2008 einen Delikatessenj...


A Duck in Action: My Name is Duck – Donald Duck

Wenn einer Comicfigur in den letzten Jahren immer mal wieder in neues Image verpasst wurde, dann Donald Duck. Schon seit den frühen 1930er Jahren geistert der Enterich durch das Disney-Universum und zelebrierte seinen ersten Auftritt im Comic 1936 in diversen Tageszeitungen. Viele haben D...


Psychopath Extraordinnaire BEFORE WATCHMEN: Rorschach

Zugegeben: Sich mit Alan Moore zu messen ist eine Herausforderung, der man Respekt zollen muss. Brian Azarello hat sich diesen großen Schuh angezogen – und schlägt sich gar nicht so schlecht. In diesem Gratis-Comic stellt er uns Rorschach BEFORE WATCHMEN vor und wem es bis dahin verborgen...


The Life of a Super Hero is always intense: Batman and Superman

Frech, schlagfertig und ziemlich bunt kommt Batman in diesem Gratis-Comic daher und kloppt die Gangster und Joker dieser Welt im fetzigen Cartoon-Stil, dass es kracht. Zusammen mit seinem Butler Alfred bildet Bruce Wayne ein eingespieltes Team, das sich auch hier mal wieder gegen die Mächt...


Rubine: Disarming, Sexy and Clever!

Für Krimifans ist dieser Rubine Gratis-Comic ein absolutes Muss. Auch wer einfach gerne spannende Geschichten liest, wird hier sehr gut bedient. Rubine, die schlagfertige und selbstbewusste Ermittlerin der Chicagoer Polizei hat nicht nur einen sehr ausgeprägten Sinn für Gerechtigkeit – s...

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