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No Woman Left Behind – Sheydin Dew’s No Man’s Land #1

“Game On!”  When leading roller-blading trio ‘The Queens’ decide to explore new horizons, four upcoming groups will battle it out to determine who is most deserving of their territory. Navigating what has become a toxic environment fuelled with violent rivalry, will the girls be overwhelmed by their differences or will they learn that they are …

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Redux 2 – The Birth of an Aussie Comics Universe

Following an eventful birth in 1985, the infant Cyclone Comics was in for more change in 1986. Gary Chaloner, creator and co-founder, added publisher to his list of credits when McKerr Whitfield (according to Chaloner’s recollection in the preface) “went bust”. This change added financial responsibility to the mix but – as we will see …

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The Inheritance

Beware of Corpses Bearing Gifts – The Inheritance by Owen Heitmann

“I’d better call the police to report a dognapping! Also, they might be interested in that corpse on my doorstep.” A knock at the door. A corpse with a gift. The arrival of a mysterious benefactor and the reading of an inheritance. When Chloe Stevens fell asleep reading the Careers Section, she never could have …

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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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Niteside and the Rock #1 Retro Review: A Classic is a Classic

Apart from Cyclone! Comics, I haven’t had the chance to sink my teeth into older Australian comics. A good chunk of the reason for this is they’re hard to find digitally. Having not lived in Australia’s 80’s comics boom, many of these stories seem lost to time… until today. Niteside and the Rock #1 is …

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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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Killeroo: Scars Review – A HoROOfically Chilling Origin Tale

Killeroo Scars marks the explosive debut of our principal marsupial protagonist Rufus onto the Australian comic book scene. This one-shot origin issue conceived by the brilliant mind of Darren Close is equal parts fast-paced thriller and HoROOfic origin story, embracing historic and cultural lore that is as brutal and unforgiving as the harsh climate upon …

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This Is Not The End: Wrath of the Cursed Part 4 Review

Not all stories take long, but many tell all the right stories. Wrath of the Cursed Part 4 is not the strongest end to a tale of endless war. Even then, it’s satisfying in its own right. This supposed cap to the story of the Cursed is not the best by far. Regardless, the choices …

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Angry Squad

Sensitive by Accident? Angry Squad: Code Angry Review

As people age, among their many worries is their loss of youth and purpose. Some people make do by giving themselves things to do. Others try to forget what ails them and takes on the world head-on, like bulls in a china shop. Angry Squad: Code Angry follows such a person – a bullish man …

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