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Hex Wives

Just in time for Halloween, a comic review about witches!!
Hex Wives by Ben Blacker and Mirka Andolfo

Nadia and Isadora are witches, and they’ve been living and fighting and dying and reincarnating over and over for centuries. Along the way, the “architects” have been trying to thwart them- and failing. Heading the architects has been the Gabriel family. They want their revenge and they want to rid the world of witches. They say they have a “nuclear bomb” to get rid of these gals, and it looks like they’ve set the world on fire to accomplish their goals. The ladies appear to be toeing the line in Stepford Wives style, but something is amiss… maybe everything is not as it seems?? But we’ll have to wait until issue 2 to see where the chips land. #vertigo #witches #hexwives

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Hungry Ghosts

Hungry Ghosts – Celebrity Chef and comic book aficionado Anthony Bourdain serves up another helping of food inspired storytelling. This time, he pairs his gastronomic art with history, and adds a drizzle of horror.
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On the menu is the game of Kaiden, a Samurai entertainment which was played in the Edo period between the years of 1603 until 1868. Also known as “100 candles”, the game encourages the participants to share a creepy story with the group. Upon the tale’s completion, the storyteller would extinguish a flame and then look in a mirror to be sure that they had not been possessed by one of the monsters they had been speaking about. As the game progresses, and the room grows darker, so do the stories blacken.

Over four issues we’ll be treated to an anthology of different artists sharing supernatural tales from Japanese history. At the end, when the last candle is about to be snuffed out, will we be brave enough to face a mirror in the darkness? Here’s hoping there’s dessert. #anthonybourdain #hungry ghosts #bergerbooks #darkhorse

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Crosswind by Gail Simone

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Crosswind #1 by Gail Simone and Cat Staggs

A hit man and a housewife play Freaky Friday!
Doubly narrated by the two switcherees, the story sets up where they are in their lives… Both are stuck with others calling the shots- they go where they’re told, do what they are supposed to do. And in typical Simone style, the protagonists are goaded into action by others… always getting their buttons pushed. But a sinister character lurks in the background, and some grand machination has flipped their minds and bodies. Woot! A great start- can’t wait until they meet!

#gailsimone #imagecomics #amazingstoriescomics

Destroyer

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Destroyer by Victor LaValle
“Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world”.
225 years after he disappeared, Frankenstein’s monster resurfaces to take out a whaling ship. After his first contact with humans in centuries, he discovers that his maker, Victor, has a descendent. For Dr Baker, her heritage is alive in her work- she’s doing a little lab work of her own and this creature may have a secret to reveal that will push her research and attempt to heal her own broken heart into a new realm. A good start for a reimagining of a classic horror story. #boom! #victorlavalle #destroyer #jodyslunchtimereviews