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Shaka #1 – The First Step on the Road To Greatness

Shaka is the auspicious origin story of a young man born during the worst storm Southern Africa has ever seen.  The apple of his mother’s eye and an illegitimate source of shame to his great father and half-family, is this young boy on the path to manhood destined for greatness?  His father Ikosi (the chief) …

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The Apparition Review: The Ghost That Satirises

The heroes of yore are fondly remembered for their swashbuckling adventures, with many a comic fan growing up to love them. From The Phantom to The Tick to Superman, heroes are the shining beacon of hope and light… until they overstay their welcome. Kieran Jack’s The Apparition is a comedic satire of things we’ve come …

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Too Many Chooks?

Were you ever in a writing class and teacher said “I want you to write a story based on the following phrase…”? It would appear that somebody in the Reverie stable has posed that very challenge. The phrase in this case is “Too many chooks”. The result is Vamoose #1, a collection of stories by …

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Chimera #1 Review: Gift of a Curse

Superpowers can be treated as a gift or a curse, depending on which fictional character you ask. Ask the question from Charles Xavier or Max Eisenhardt, and they’ll tell you it’s a gift. Ask the Morlocks and it’s a curse. Chimera #1 is a story of a curse – a plague on a woman’s life. …

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Transhuman #1: The Shape of Things to Come

Transhuman is AMBITIOUS. The opening set-up makes it clear that there is a big story to tell, and this is just a taste of what’s to follow. And it’s a solid opening to what will hopefully be a long and fascinating series. Transhuman #1 Rivka’s Story introduces us to a world in the near future, …

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Plan B #2: We Rely on Idiocy and Luck

In a comic book industry where grim, dystopian futures built on a foundation of savage betrayals and devastating tragedy, Plan B are back to remind the reader to just relax and have some fun.   We start with a little exposition, delightfully presented in the form of a half-baked agent’s briefing mixed with an action news …

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Torn Between Two Covers

We all grew up fed a stream of American films, TV series, and of course comics. Whether it was Marvel or DC, what we read was always based on American culture, locations, and language.  So, when an Australian comic came along, it was always great to read about us, our culture, and language. During the …

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Niteside and The Rock #2 Review: Losing Humanity

In the chaos of superpowered individuals, many authors’ storytelling device is how those blessed with powers relate with normal people. From Doctor Manhattan, Superman to the Dream of the Endless, why does detachment come to those with the power of gods? Niteside and the Rock #2 is a solid story about two people slowly forgetting …

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Hell Courtesan Review: Kane and Pitcairn’s Magnum Opus

Japanese history is one of the most interesting reads. Beyond stories about the samurai, the shoguns, and the royalty, among the most intriguing are stories of its historical entertainers sex workers. Their life is not only one of misery but also one of luxury. Hell Courtesan is one of those legendary stories that you rarely …

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The Flame: Re-Blazed #1 Review: Silly Throwbacks

The Golden Age of comic books is not a time that most of us were alive for. Many fans usually find these titles from back catalogues, historical pull lists, and collectibles. With that said, there are also more obscure names among heroes of this time: those who were forgotten enough that they are now public …

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