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At the Beginning: Farmhand #1

We LOVED Chew here and I’ve been waiting and waiting for Rob or John to announce a new project. Well, Rob’s Farmhand is out so I decided to take a look at that first issue. Here are the images used in the video:

Bitch Planet is the comic we need Right Now

Starting in college and continuing in the following decades I’ve slowly been learning that women have a completely different experience of the world. I thought I understood the struggle women had compared to men; at the highest level, being expected to be successful as both

Chew Featured Image

Take a Big Bite: A look the entire Chew series

When Dan introduced me to Chew it was the odd premise that convinced me to give it a shot. The entertaining introductions to the powers and the prologues that have the reader wondering how it’s going to tie into the issue’s content intrigued me. (As

At the Beginning: Seven to Eternity

We don’t often consider single issues here at Comic POW! We prefer to look at story arcs and completed series to get a better feel for what the author and artist were trying to accomplish. However, I thought it would be interesting to take a

From One President to Another: Letter 44

There’s a quote people like to throw around on the Internet, “Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by stupidity.” Some attribute this to Napoleon, but it doesn’t matter if he actually said it, it’s a pretty good maxim to help people out

Daybreak: First Person Zombies!

I’m back with a look at Daybreak. I’m hoping to be able to get onto a more consistent track, but time will tell if I can manage that at this time. Images used in the video:

Things go Massively Wrong in The Massive

The best thing about the Humble Bundle and other similar deals is that you may go after the bundle for one book that interests you and end up with lots of other stories you never would have considered otherwise. It’s why the publishers are so

Lumberjanes Vol 1 - Fastball Special X-Men Reference

Friendship to the Max: Lumberjanes #1-20

Almost two years ago Kari Woodrow wrote about Lumberjanes #1 here on this site. Her conclusion was that everyone needed to be reading this comic. Having read issues #1-20, I must agree. When I relaunched Comic POW!, I set a focus for the site that

Canadian Vampires, eh? : American Vampire Vol 6

American Vampire has always been more about America than vampires. Because America has always been portrayed as a land of opportunity, it has always attracted those most desperate for that opportunity. That has often led to the exploitation of those least able to defend themselves.