Tag Archives: Noir

COWL #1 – Friday Flash Review

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Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings take a look at Image’s latest title, from Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel.

“Not quite up to Kyle’s usual standards but interesting nonetheless, although the art isn’t really to my liking.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

An original Take on the superhero genre that doesn’t disappoint – Higgins and Siegel combine to create a great issue with some brilliant artwork.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The White Suits #1 – Friday Flash Review

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Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings take a look at Dark Horse’s newest number 1.

“The art is tough to follow and the story is pretty bland in this first issue, so I can only hope that things improve in the next issue.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Cypress delivers some awesome unorthodox artwork in a decent noir comic that is far from bad, but it doesn’t quite meet its potential either. Time will tell whether it’s a mini-series worth sticking with or not” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Velvet #3 – Friday Flash Review

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Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings take a look at the third issue of Brubaker and Epting’s new series for Image Comics.

“Intensely fun and engaging.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

“Amazing. Velvet is just superb – Brubaker and Epting are at the top of their game. Unmissable.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Velvet #2 by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting – Friday Flash Review

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Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings take a look at the second issue of Brubaker and Epting’s new series for Image Comics.

“Some nice revelations plus some great action all mean that the series avoids the sophomore slump and continues strongly.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Absolutely awesome. Velvet #2 gets a 5/5 stars and proves to establish itself as one of the best new series of 2013. If you missed the first issue then go back and check it out – it’s essential stuff” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Velvet #1 by Ed Brubaker – Friday Flash Review [Bane of King/Shadowhawk]

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Bane of Kings and Shadowhawk review the first issue in a new creator-owned series by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting.

An excellent opening to what looks set to be a very strong series. Count me in for more.~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“Quite a slow-burner, and a rather interesting take on the espionage game.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Shotguns & Sorcery Double – Bad Times and End Times In Dragon City [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk reviews the second and third books of the Shotguns & Sorcery trilogy from Matt Forbeck’s 12-for-12 project.

“This is when my inner fanboy comes out all giddy with excitement, because my favourite author has written two more kick-ass awesome novels.. This must be how Brandon Sanderson die-hard fans must feel.” ~The Founding Fields

The Spider Vol. 1: Terror of the Zombie Queen by David Liss – Graphic Novel Review [Bane of Kings]

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Bane of Kings reviews David Liss’ first volume of The Spider, entitled Terror of the Zombie Queen, published by Dynamite Entertainment.

“A thrilling and engaging noir title that is an excellent opener to a stunning new comic series.” ~The Founding Fields

The Twenty-Year Death by Ariel S. Winter – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Bane of Kings reviews the highly acclaimed noir crime novel The Twenty-Year Death, published by Hard Case Crime (Titan Books) and written by Ariel S. Winter. 

“An original, if flawed, entertaining peice of noir fiction with a fantastic premise. ~The Founding Fields

Empire State by Adam Christoper – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk reviews Angry Robot Books’ most recent release, the debut noir/science-fiction novel by Adam Christopher.

“If Empire State could play poker, you would be out of your money by the end of the night. You cannot out-bluff this one!” ~ The Founding Fields