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Dine With ‘Hungry Ghosts #1’ on The Wednesday Run

A celebrated traveler, chef and self-proclaimed enthusiast.

A praised journalist and author.

A genre-defying and ground-breaking editor.

A host of luminously talented and beloved illustrators.

The launch of a new book publishing imprint.

Food, candles, samurai… and classic ghost stories.

That’s what’s on the menu today at local comic book shops everywhere today. It’s an event whose literary courses are sure to fill any reader’s appetite – from wonderful art to historical learning to spooky stories that keep you up at night.

Hungry Ghosts, co-written by Parts Unknown celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain and novelist Joel Rose (The Blackest Bird, Kill Kill Faster Faster) is the first release from new publisher, Berger Books.

And it’s much anticipated. This is the book to dine on, with the (candle) light turned low!

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Heroes and Villains: January 19, 2018


Good day comic fans! I’m here in the office in snowy Cobourg, Ontario and that must mean its time for Heroes and Villains!

In today’s column I will be taking a look at the first two volumes of Injection by one of my favourite writers, Warren Ellis, as well as some titles from Zenescope, Dark Horse and Boom Studios. So without any further ballyhoo, let’s talk comics!

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Heroes and Villains – Reviewing Recent Comics 11-1-2017

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This time on Heroes and Villains, we’ll be looking at a variety of comics out this week and last, from a variety of genres and companies. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Crosswind #5, No. 1 With A Bullet #1, Nickelodeon Avatar: The Last Airbender – North and South Library Edition, Neverland: Return of Hook one-shot, The Gravediggers Union #1, Elsewhere #4, Giant Days #32, Grandville Force Majeure, and more… be warned, there may be spoilers…

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31 Days Of Horror: The Wednesday Run Goes Criminal With “Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion Of Evil #1”

Since the summer of 2016, acclaimed writer Jeff Lemire and fan favourite artist Dean Ormston have been crafting a monthly superhero story full of mystery, dread, heart and heartbreak.

Here is the tale of Spiral City’s greatest heroes, condemned to an idyllic farmland existence in rural America, a prison from which they can never escape!

That series, Black Hammer, published by Dark Horse Comics, has been a favorite of this particular reader since it began. Biff Bam Pop! has written about it both here and here and its following in the comic book community has only grown with each passing month.

The Black Hammer universe has developed exponentially, it seems, as Lemire and Ormston have been busy world-building by laying storytelling foundations of important, historic events in and around the main characters in each and every issue. It’s actually reminiscent of Mike Mignola’s work on Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. in its early days. Not only has this creative expenditure ripened the main Black Hammer story, but it’s provided colourful jumping-off points, for other, ancillary stories set in the same universe.

Today sees the first fruit of that endeavour with the publication of the first issue of the first Black Hammer spin-off series: Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil!

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Heroes and Villains – Reviewing Recent Comics 9-20-2017

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This time on Heroes and Villains, we’ll be looking at a variety of comics out this week and last, from a variety of genres and companies. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #1, Angelic #1, Gasolina #1, Dark Knights: Metal #2, Secret Empire: Omega #1, Kid Sherlock #4, The End League, Jeff Steinberg: Champion of Earth, and more… be warned, there may be spoilers…

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Heroes and Villains – Reviewing Recent Comics 8-9-2017

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This time on Heroes and Villains, we’ll be looking at a variety of comics out this week and last, from a variety of genres and companies. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on DuckTales #0, Shadows on the Grave #7, Spirit Hunters #9, Avengers #10, Freelance #1-4, and more… be warned, there may be spoilers…

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It Won’t Take Wealth To Get Your Hands On “The Black Sinister” HC On The Wednesday Run

It’s been ten years since the 2007-2008 global financial crisis that devastated longstanding, too-big-to-fail, banking institutions and shattered the life savings of hundreds of thousands of hard working people.

Entire countries were enveloped in the quicksand of collapse. Jobs were eliminated overnight. Lives were lost.

And hatred, abhorrence and distrust for the affluent deepened and spread.

The phrase “1 per cent” became mainstream, and pop culture followed down that rabbit hole in many ways, be it film or music, continuously shining the light of justice and social equity on money, power…and, in the case of comic books, the rich superheroes that protected the city and its citizens!

Ladies and gentlemen, purveyors of social justice, fandom of a certain age, if you haven’t already had the pleasure, let me introduce to today’s release of The Black Sinister!

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Heroes and Villains – Reviewing Recent Comics 7-19-2017

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This time on Heroes and Villains, we’ll be looking at a variety of comics out this week and last, from a variety of genres. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #17, Sisters of Sorrow #1, Dark Days: The Casting #1, New Super-Man #13, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11 #9, Angel Season 11 #7, Kill All Monsters! Omnibus Volume 1, The Guild Library Edition, and Dept. H #16… be warned, there may be spoilers…

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Heroes and Villains – Reviewing Recent Comics 7-5-2017

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This time on Heroes and Villains, we’ll be looking at a variety of comics out this week and last, from a variety of genres. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Zodiac Starforce: Cries of the Fire Prince #1, Patriot-1, Wonder Woman #25, The Flash #25, All-New Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #1, Secret Empire #5, and The Rook Archives, Volume 2… be warned, there may be spoilers…

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Heroes and Villains – Reviewing Recent Comics 6-28-2017

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This time on Heroes and Villains, we’ll be looking at a variety of comics out this week and last, from a variety of genres. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Bankshot #1, Batman #25, Aquaman #25, Conan the Slayer #10, Robyn Hood: Tarot One-Shot, and WWE #6… be warned, there may be spoilers…

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