Author: Scott Cederlund

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Comics Review: “Hellboy: The Storm and the Fury”

Mike Mignola has never shied away from teasing us with Hellboy’s apparent destiny, to rule this world as Hell on Earth. Hellboy, it was...

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Comics Review: “Tale of Sand”

Maybe someone more in tune with themselves than I am can find some kind of hidden meaning in Archaia’s Tale of Sand, an adaptation of an...

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Comics Review: “Scarlet”

In Scarlet Book 1, Brian Michael Bendis wants to be a dangerous storyteller. He wants to be edgy and relevant and maybe even thought...

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Comics Review: “Elephantmen Volume 00: Armed Forces”

Genetically bred human/animal hybrids, the Elephantmen were created for war. Imagine hippopotamuses and rhinoceroses that walk like men...

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Comic Book Review: “American Vampire Volume 2”

The most startling element about American Vampire Volume 2 is how different it is from the first book in this series by Scott Snyder,...

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Comic Review: “Stumptown”

If you were to ask what makes Greg Rucka a strong writer, my answer would be that it is everything that he leaves out of his stories....

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Comics Review: “Fear Itself #1”

Fear Itself #1 supposedly reflects our real world fears only, you know, with costumed heroes and mythological gods running around as well....

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Comics Review: “iZombie: Dead to the World”

What kind of pretty girl gets a job digging graves?  The answer is simple; the kind of girl who needs to know where fresh bodies are...

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Comics Review: “Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali”

Let’s tell it like it is.  Out of all the superheroes, only Superman can say he has gone up against the greatest of all time.  It...

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Comics Review: “Sweet Tooth: In Captivity”

Jeff Lemire’s characters, no matter how old or how young they may be, all carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. Just look...

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Comics Review: “Thor: The Mighty Avenger Volume 1”

Since the days that Stan Lee first wrote him back in the early 1960s, The Mighty Thor as always been a brash and boisterous character.  He...

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Comics Review: “Grandville: Mon Amour”

After reading Grandville: Mon Amour, there’s one thing that puzzles me; why are most of Bryan Talbot’s characters in this book animals?...

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Comics Review: “The Last Days of American Crime”

What would you do if it was going to be impossible to commit a crime? Not just hard or tough but flatout impossible? What if your own...

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Comics Review: “Batman and Robin #16”

As Bruce Wayne returns to the present day fold in Batman and Robin #16, joining Dick Grayson and his son Damien for an epic battle with...

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Comics Review: “The Outfit”

Sometimes it’s not the story itself but how the story is told that counts. In The Outfit, Darwyn Cooke doesn’t let himself be hemmed in...

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Comics Review: “Red”

In Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’s Red, Paul Moses is a monster. The former CIA operative who can’t escape the memories of the acts he...

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Comics Review: “Uncanny X-Force #1”

There are lots of X-Men books on the stands right now, and Remender and Opeña’s "Uncanny X-Force" is the ass-kicker of the bunch....

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Comics Review: “The Amazing Spider-Man: The Gauntlet Vol. 5 — Lizard”

The Amazing Spider-Man: The Gauntlet Vol. 5 — Lizard begins with a couple of short stories by Fred Van Lente, Jefte Palo, Roger Stern...

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Comics Review: “The Marvels Project”

I’m kind of amazed at how much of Marvel’s Golden Age roots are lost to the past.  Thanks to Roy Thomas’s 1980-era efforts like All...

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Comics Review: “Daytripper #10”

Is it too much to ask for an explanation? To want some kind of closure to a story? In Daytripper #1 from DC’s Vertigo comic line, Fabio...

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Comics Review: “20th Century Boys, Volume 10: The Faceless Boy”

Naoki Urasawa likes to create questions in his stories. In Monster, it was what wass Johann’s endgame? In Pluto, who is killing the...

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Comics Review: “Absolute Planetary, Volumes 1 & 2”

Warren Ellis and John Cassaday know where the bodies are buried.  Not literal bodies but the fictional corpses of the 20th century heroes...

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Comics Review: “The Invincible Iron Man — Stark: Disassembled”

There are two important questions you’ve got to ask yourself going into writer Matt Fraction and artist Salvador Larroca’s The...

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Comics Review: “Werewolves of Montpellier”

There are two stories that Jason is telling in Werewolves of Montpellier.  In the first story, the thief Sven prowls the rooftops of...

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Comics Review: “Blackest Night”

Coming out of DC’s Sinestro Corp War, which was a surprisingly organic event, I had high hopes for Geoff Johns’ followup Blackest...

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Comic Review: “The Man With the Getaway Face”

I don’t know many comics that actually smolder.  Beginning with the cover of Parker: The Man With The Getaway Face, as we barely see...

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Comics Review: “Twin Spica, Volume 2” and “Saturn Apartments, Volume 1”

One book is about a girl entering school and the other is about a boy graduating and beginning his job but Twin Spica Volume 2 and Saturn...

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Comics Review: “Wednesday Comics”

Scott Cederlund reflects on the state of the Sunday funnies, and reviews DC's newly compiled Wednesday Comics series....

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The iPad, Digital Comics, and the Lost Generation

Depending on who you listen to and/or read, the dawning of the digital age of mainstream comics is either the new lifeline the comic...

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Comics Review: “Phonogram Volume 2: The Singles Club”

The first Phonogram book Rue Britannia was about music on a cerebral level as Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie pulled us along on a...