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Some Thoughts on Lazarus: Risen’s “Your Last Meal on Earth”

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One of the best comics going returned in March, when Lazarus: Risen 1 hit store shelves. Clocking in at a hefty 67 pages, Risen debuted Lazarus‘s new, quarterly magazine format – a shift the creative team made in an attempt to stay on schedule and offer readers some bonus worldbuilding material.

I had no doubt that Lazarus: Risen would be entirely worth the wait and the slightly-increased price. But I did not know that Lilah Sturges’s short fiction piece, “Your Last Meal on Earth,” would stick with me for so long.

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Jason Wordie’s Colors Make Abbott Supernaturally Good

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I’m STILL catching up on comics I missed from 2018, which is how I happened to find myself reading BOOM! Studios’s Abbott a few weekends ago. And while writer Saladin Ahmed and illustrator Sami Kivelä delivered a heck of a supernatural crime thriller, it was colorist Jason Wordie’s work that blew me away.

Look at those textures! Look at that blending!
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Bendis and Co. Continue to Impress on Action Comics

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Back in 2017, I asked DC Comics to give the then-recently-arrived Brian Michael Bendis a Daily Planet series. I did so because I knew Bendis would nail the grit, drama, and heart inherent in Metropolis news reporting.

Well, we didn’t get that Daily Planet series, but we have gotten Bendis’s take on reporting in Metropolis – through his current run on Action Comics. And reader, it’s as impressive as I hoped it’d be.

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You’re not even wearing the glasses? Come on, Clark.
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Working at Yuletime: “Klaus” Review at Multiversity

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Hey all, Merry Christmas (or wintertime celebration of your choice)!

I’m taking the week off from writing to celebrate with family. But if you’re looking for your normal dose of comics nonsense, I’d encourage you to check out my recent review of Klaus at Multiversity ComicsKlaus is one of my Christmas favorites; I’ve made a point of re-reading it each winter since it came out. I may even be reading it now, as you’re reading this!

If you’re a regular reader, thanks for taking the time to peruse the blog in 2018. And if you’re just popping by for today, thanks for being here! From me to you, I hope you have a great rest of your holiday season, and that your New Year starts out right.