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My Brother Teddy, Source Point Press Writer: Jaromir Francois Artist: Todor Hristov My Brother Teddy is a wonderfully endearing one shot comic, following the journey of a small boy’s teddy bear to rescue him from a nightmare realm that seemingly exists in the boy’s closet. During a thunderstorm, the teddy bear wakes up to find the boy gone. He goes to the boy’s toy chest and grabs both toy armor and a wooden sword. Yet, as we turn the page, we see the small teddy bear is now a muscle clad warrior bear, in full armor and holding a huge...

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I Hate This Place; Image Comics  Written by Kyle Starks  Artwork by Artyom Topilin  The first issue of I Hate This Place introduces the characters Gabrielle and her partner Trudy. They are on a road trip and you quickly learn that Gabrielle has inherited the Rutherford Ranch from her great aunt, and once they arrive you can sense their lives are going about to change. You can sense that things are amiss in the area, the artwork does a good job of dropping those hints as you read. Their first night in the ranch the animals become spooked and that’s...

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Jurassic League #1, DC Comics Writer: Juan Gedeon and Daniel Warren Johnson Artist: Juan Gedeon Full disclosure, at first glance I thought the idea of a Dinosaur version of the Justice League was kinda dumb, but all it took was one panel, on one page, flipping through this issue to change my mind. Specifically, that one panel was of Black Mantasaurus attacking humans, and it is honestly epic in its coolness. I was immediately sold. And yes, all the characters have fun Dinosaur themed names. Honestly, this issue felt a bit like a Michael Bay movie, or a Fast and...

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Metal Society #1, Top Cow Productions/Image comics Writer: Zack Kaplan Artist: Guilherme Balbi Metal Society is a fantastic story, set in a not all too distant future, where humanity has ultimately destroyed itself, it’s resources and it’s planet, and a robotic artificial intelligence has risen to take its place. In an ironic twist, it is the robots who now prosper and marvel in their own ingenuity, and create multiple new generations of humanity in a laboratory. Given a lower class status, and essentially only the jobs the robots didn’t want to do themselves, humanity functions merely to serve its robot...

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Blood Stained Teeth #1, Image Comics  Story/Creator: Christian Ward Art/Creator: Patric Reynolds; Colors: Heather Moore; Letters: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou  Image #1 issues usually do not disappoint, and Blood Stained Teeth does a great job of pulling you in from the very first page, and keeps up that pacing until the very last page. You are introduced to this dark world that favors first born vampires and the power they have over others. This world is messy and crime filled. The main character you meet, Atticus Sloane, is a vampire for hire who is rebellious and craves money enough to turn anyone,...

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