I&N Store 9/21

Big week of books, boys and girls!  I had trouble not wielding the I&N Demand designation this time around.  I ain’t complaining; but I am cutting this intro short so I can get to the good stuff.  To it.

  • Days of Hate #8 (Image): I&N Demand #7 was brooding, heavy for the wait of it all, and, in that, emotionally affecting enough–the result of the dramatic ménage à trois of Aleš Kot, Danijel Žeželj, and Jordie Bellaire–to demand immediately a 22 I&N 22 from me, awash in a sympathetic afterglow.  I want to feel that again.  And again.


  • Evolution #10 (Image)
  • Ice Cream Man #7 (Image)
  • Eleven to Eternity #11 (Image)
  • Skyward #6 (Image): I&N Demand So thrown by the sacrifice, I 22 I&N 22’d #5, another high-flying, peril-full issue from Joe Henderson, Lee Garbett, Antonio Fabela, and Simon Bowland.  Now, it’s time to see if Willa–her father’s journal in her hands and a heavy, heavy mandate in her heart–will follow through, if she will do what she needs to do–which is to, you know, fix.the.world.  #staygrounded


  • Black Hammer: Age of Doom #5 (Dark Horse): I&N Demand Re: #4: Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston, and Dave Stewart serve up some seriously strong women with a lop-sided sack of ineffectual men as garnish.  Yeah, the bros are silly sideshows, supplementing the driving feminaction with neutered passivity.  But, in the end, the fantasy world in which they’ve been living is a meticulously-plotted perversion of reality, molded by one of their own: it’s, ironically, a phallic safe space hurtling through the heavens.  But now that the heroes are woke, that safe space is going to fill up mighty fast–if not with fists, certainly with equally as menacing questions that could blow the ship out of the fucking sky.  Man, I can’t wait for answers!


  • Ether: The Copper Golems #5 (Dark Horse): I&N Demand I knew the end was coming, but that knowledge hasn’t made any softer the blow of the prospect of turning the final page of this inspired, imaginative, and innovative arc of the magical Ether mythos.  David Rubín’s ever-moving map of Matt Kindt’s one-of-a-kind mind has led to this; and I, for one, will eagerly yet apprehensively turn every page, and with the last, reflecting, will find satisfaction in knowing that, in having read Ether, I’ve stood atop the comic book equivalent of Everest.


  • Batman #55 (DC): I&N Demand Breaking News Alert: President Trump has ordered the release of FISA documents, text messages, notes, and other goodies related to the prostate-tickling probe into Russian collusion.  And, wouldn’t you know, on the heels of that order, here comes Batman #55, featuring the undeniably Russian KGBeast.  Coincidence?  I think so.  Still, Tom King and Tony S. Daniel better be ready for a tweetstorm–one from a rapidly moving front of loyal readers celebrating what’ll probably be another undeniably brilliant issue of Batman.


  • Batman: Damned #1 (DC)
  • Mister Miracle #11 (DC): I&N Demand Mister Miracle is an emotional inter-dimensional teleportation device, and, boy, am I enjoying the ride–in spite of/especially because of the hitting so close to home with the thoughtfully-wrought family dynamic, fraught with effectually infinite frustration and nod-off-and-you’ll-miss-’em microscopic moments of joy.  Toss in the, you know, high stakes of the Highfather’s suicidal stratagem, and, well, it is what it is, mister: another goddamned miracle from Tom King and Mitch Gerads.  Re: #11: This cover offers up a uneasy inevitability.  I’m already feeling it weighing down my arms, my legs–and I’m not even holding the damn thing.  Ugh.  That menacing sentence: “Darkseid is.”  I mean, I know what he can be, and that’s freaking me the fuck out.  But, you know–you know what?  I am.  I am, too.  And I know what I am: I am scared.  Yeah.  I’m not sure I want to read this.


  • Pearl #2 (DC/Jinxworld)
  • The Wild Storm #17 (DC)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 (Marvel)
  • The Immortal Hulk #6 (Marvel)
  • Venom #6 (Marvel)
  • Black Badge #2 (BOOM!): I&N Demand [Due to a quirk in my reading/writing schedule, I wrote a review for BB #1 back in my I&N Store post for books out on 8/8.  I’m reprinting it here because it reflects well my initial and my enduring reaction to the superlative first issue.]
    • I’m kind of a Kindt junkie, and, logically, following with more figurative language, Black Badge is my next fix–oh, and how satisfying #1 was.  Exploiting the same chemical formula that worked so well in the intoxicatingly agitative Grass Kings–Kindt+Jenkins^2=masterfully mature storytelling and a well-deserved Eisner nom–Black Badge bursts onto the scene like a nostalgia bomb with a perfectly-paced adventure that calls to mind the ubiquitous kidventure movies of the ’80s (Stand by Me and The Explorers were two of my faves) and mirrors those games my friends and I used to play on the farm, as we’d battle imaginary Nazis or Russians a la Where Eagles Dare or Red Dawn.  These kids, however, aren’t playing a game–and neither is the creative team: this is some dark stuff; and like good little scouts, we best be prepared for more.  See: “Nobody can do what [they] can do.  No one can go where [they] can go.”  (Hey! you say?  “They”? Doubled for your pleasure, fair reader!  OK, you got me: mostly for mine.)  For the week [of 8/8], Black Badge #1 is #1 with a bullet drone strike.
    • Re: anticipating #2, recalling the last page of #1: I’m all-in on the mission.  I’m the Fifth Badger headed for the bus.  Well, the pre-teen I–drawn out so brilliantly by Kindt and the Jenkinses–am, anyway.
      • Scott.  Escape reader.*  Comic book in back pocket, crinkled cover hanging on by a staple.  A penchant for mud pies.


  • Britannia: Lost Eagles of Rome #3 (Valiant)
  • Strangers in Paradise XXV #6 (Abstract Studio)

*That’s Scott me, not Scott Free.  Just worked out that way.

What are you looking forward to this week?

Turning pages,



I&N Store 9/12


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Sorry if I don’t hit all of the notes you’ve come to expect.

Bachelor in Paradise–final two episodes of the season–

And I just can’t.

I mean, come on: Kendall and fucking Grocery Store Joe!  I was like Nooooooooooo

And Kevin and Astrid. Goddamn it, Kevin, ya big, dumb dope!  80% this plus 20% that equals 100% stupid.

Am I right?

  • Cemetery Beach #1 (Image): I&N Demand Warren Ellis and another out-of-this-world premise–a sci-fi twist on Papillon, perhaps?–that’s good enough for me.  Plus: any time I see a title that’s Fill-in-the-blank Beach, I’m taken back to Matthew Arnold’s “Dover Beach,” and I’m filled with a kind of curdled joy, which is burdensome, sure, but is satisfying, too.  The “generations of lunatics,” a phrase borrowed from the Cemetery Beach preview on PreviewsWorld.com reminds–loosely yet lovingly–of the “ignorant armies clash[ing] by night” in Arnold’s lovely yet melancholy lyric poem–an invitation, a commentary, a warning–from 1867.  So, yeah: looking forward to this one–even if “Warren Ellis” is, ultimately, the only legit reason for my forward looking.


  • Mage: The Hero Denied #12 (Image): I&N Demand Well, look at that: I referenced in my write-up for Batman #54 the glorious green bubbles that caught my eye thirty or so years ago–that drew me to Mage: The Hero Discovered and the adventures of Kevin Matchstick–without having seen the cover to this issue.  Now that’s magic.


  • The New World #3 (Image): I&N Demand #2 was fun, fun, fun!  Aleš Kot kicked the conflict into high gear; he pushed the peril to the metal: struck by something undefinable while in the midst of a televised takedown, Stella decides to take a risk, trading a seemingly cushy future for, well, a seemingly mushy fugitive.  Isn’t that how all great love stories begin?  Shifting: Now, I’m not an artist, still I find Tradd Moore’s art humbling.  (Heather Moore’s colors are there to rub it in, ain’t they though?  They force the eyes wider, and, along with the mister’s living, breathing lines, create an immersive experience that is absolutely exhilarating!)  See: each page turn is bigger than the next; and there I am, bearing the weight of the lines and the colors, which support gloriously Kot’s big ideas, and I’m just like Wow.  That’s some spinning-in-your-bed while spinning-some-Floyd-vinyl shit going on.  “Legendary,” indeed.  You know what I need?  I need to see this as a cartoon.  A big-screen motherfucking cartoon movie.  Please make this into a cartoon movie.  Thank you.  Next up: a little surgery.  Goin’ to the scalpel of love…


  • Oblivion Song #7 (Image)
  • The Wicked + The Divine #39 (Image)
  • the seeds #2 (Dark Horse/Berger Books): I&N Demand Loyal readers might remember: I celebrated #1 with a 22 I&N 22; and looking back at the post–proud of that one, for sure!–and at the issue, I’m reminded of the perfection–as seen in the hive, in the perfect-every-time hexagon of the humble honeybee–of the initial offering.  Ann Nocenti’s writing is stinger sharp, piercing the part of us that reads and feels and thinks and looks to connect with another afflicted soul–one driven deeper into the comforting yet conflicting chasm of conspiracy, colored, unfailingly by David Aja, a loud khaki green. Fuck.  I can’t wait to get my hands on this one.


  • She Could Fly #3 (Dark Horse/Berger Books): I&N Demand She Could Fly #2 moves– it flies at a pace that reflects well Luna’s undeterred descent into madness, her succumbing to the stressors that surround her, including family, mystery, and–ceiling the deal–gravity.  But she’s not the only one falling: oh no: see, everyone around her–and a significant one who was above her–has fallen or is falling in some way, be it morally, mentally, physically, interpersonally.  Yup: lots of falling.   Any surprise that the issue wraps up in a basement?  Christopher Cantwell’s driving home the point–and is driving it down, down, which will make the rise–there’ll be a rise eventually, right?–that much more satisfying, I’m sure.  Add to the mix the discomfort drawn into the narrative by Martin Morazzo’s hectic panel work, and the result is a trap that, even in the freedom of chaos, feels increasingly claustrophobic.  Bill and Luna might “need to talk,” but, damn it, I need to read.  Gimme #3!


  • Catwoman #3 (DC)
  • Detective Comics #988 (DC)
  • Superman #3 (DC)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #5 (Marvel)
  • Daredevil #608 (Marvel)
  • Fantastic Four #2 (Marvel)
  • Crossed +100: Mimic #5 (Avatar)
  • Hot Lunch Special #2 (AfterShock): I&N Demand Well, wasn’t Hot Lunch Special #1 just the biggest surprise?  Hell yeah, it was!  I ate that shit up and loved every crumb.  I was moved to write an inspired 22 I&N 22, and I hope pray expect that Eliot Rahal and Jorge Fornés will move me in much the same manner with this second helping of sandwiches and sumbitches, trucks and ho-lee fucks!


  • Moth & Whisper #1 (AfterShock)
  • Volition #2 (AfterShock)

What are you looking forward to this week?

If you were looking forward to Kendall and Grocery Store Joe getting back together–and, why not, while you’re at it, to Astrid and Kevin getting back together–well, then, fellow citizen of Bachelor Nation, you got your wish.

Turning pages,


22 I&N 22: Border Town #1


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Here’s my 22 I&N 22* for Border Town #1 (DC/Vertigo) by Eric M. Esquivel (writer), Ramon Villalobos (artist), Tamra Bonvillain (colorist), and Deron Bennett (letterer):


Bloody moving—a monster of racial relevance; tears down walls, cranks up the stereotypes to once upon a helluva good time. Arriba!


Let us know what you think–about Border Town #1 and about 22 I&N 22!

Turning pages,


*22 I&N 22 is a 22-word review of a comic book–which is typically 22 pages long–done up I&N style, naturally.

22 I&N 22: Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #38


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Here’s my 22 I&N 22* for Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #38 (Image) by David Lapham:


Stray, stray, gang’s all here–in sub-space! Ay mi! Mother of a race to the top, learning: to get ahead, let (e)go.


Let us know what you think–about Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #38 and about 22 I&N 22!

Turning pages,


*22 I&N 22 is a 22-word review of a comic book–which is typically 22 pages long–done up I&N style, naturally.

I&N Store 9/5


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I&N Store–The Back to Work edition.  You know what that means: the list may be long, but time is short.  To it.

  • Dead Hand #6 (Image): I&N Demand In #5, Kyle Higgins, Stephen Mooney, Jordie Bellaire, and Clayton Cowles ratchet up the tension by framing a highly-anticipated and well-crafted backstory with, despite the fanciful stakes, uncomfortably real family conflict.  See: the stubbornly curious Harriet has been hooked up with the sitch regarding Roger, which seems reasonable–right?–especially as Renae and Carter sense the increasingly-urgent need for a contingency plan, which goes to shit–should’ve seen it coming–with a semi-automatic surprise ending.  Reflection: Should.  Expect.  Surprises.  Bookkeeping: there have been some shocking moments so far in Dead Hand.  But those moments–they’re far from dead hands themselves; if anything, they’re living feet kicking me to the comic store to get my eager hands on the next issue.


  • Leviathan #2 (Image)
  • Paper Girls #24 (Image)
  • Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #38 (Image): I&N Demand What.  A.  Trip!  In #37, David Lapham revs-up a racing narrative that reflects Beth and Orson’s sex-drugs-and rock-n-roll road trip stumble like a shattered rear-view mirror.  “This is fucking gold,” indeed.  But as we all know from Frost–and as evidenced by the final splash crash page–“Nothing gold can stay.”  Oh, I’m on pins and cactus needles waiting to crack open this one!


  • Unnatural #4 (Image)
  • Batman #54 (DC): I&N Demand After the spectacularly-presented spiritual crisis of the finale of “Cold Days,” Tom King and guest artist Matt Wagner–of the magical Mage (God, those beautiful green bubbles drew a bubbly boy to his LCS–the original Amazing Comics–and to the rack in the back way back in the day to discover the hero, who’s still swinging, there’s no denying!)–give us something to believe in.


  • Border Town #1 (DC/Vertigo)
  • Cover #1 (DC/Jinxworld): I&N Demand David Mack interiors–sold!  Bendis ain’t so bad, either; though, then, this: he’s better when he’s Mackin’, yo!  And can’t cover Cover completely without this Cover cover; so here it is, you soon-to-be Cover lover, you:


  • The Dreaming #1 (DC/Vertigo)
  • The United States vs. Murder Inc. #1 (DC/Jinxworld)
  • Captain America #3 (Marvel)
  • The Immortal Hulk #5 (Marvel)
  • Thanos: Legacy #1 (Marvel)
  • Breathless #4 (Black Mask)
  • Clankillers #3 (AfterShock)
  • Come Into Me #3 (Black Mask)

What are you looking forward to this week?

Turning pages,




I&N Store 8/29


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Things are heating up around these parts!  The unbearably hot and humid end of August means that work’s a week away.  However, before I buckle under the oppressive temps of routine and responsibility, I’ve got to give this week’s I&N Demand books their requisite once over.  So, here we go:

  • The New World #2 (Image): I&N Demand The New World is built upon a familiar foundation–it’s “a whole new world,” with “a new fantastic point of view”–with Aleš Kot’s singular perspective, itself an eclectic amalgam of vibrant and vital voices from across ages, genres and mediums.  He’s the real deal; and I, for one, am, as always, excited to have the opportunity to turn the pages of his inimitable imagination–in this case, as brought to the page by Tradd and Heather Moore.  The former’s lines are truly miracles of the medium: they flow and flow and flow, creating a sense of motion, which pushes the narrative pace; the latter’s colors complement perfectly the lines, adding significant depth to Tradd’s artwork and creating a new world worthy of exploration on each page, in each panel.  Very much looking forward to learning how Kot’s kick-ass Stella–a Juliet by another name–deals with the way-chill Kirby, her “only love sprung by her only” having to hunt him the fuck down.  Reality star-crossed lovers, indeed!


  • Scarlet #1 (DC)
  • Web of Venom: Ve’Nam #1 (Marvel)
  • Bone Parish #2 (BOOM!): I&N Demand Finally: the follow-up to the #1 hit from Bone Drugs-N-Harmony!  (Hmm.  Sounded better in my head.   I mean, I 22 I&N 22-ed the thing to death and was waiting to drop this one-liner and–  Know what?  I blame those guys.  Bunn and Scharf and Guimarães.  Fuckers.  Coming together to create this…this…addictive nightmare!  Been fiending for this for, what, like a month.  Feels like forever.  Twisting.  Haven’t been right in the head since.  Turning.  Gotta get to my dealer.  Gotta go.  Gotta get there.  But.  But what if he’s out?  Fuck.  What if he runs out?  Goddamn it.  I gotta run.  I gotta


  • Hillbilly: Red-Eyed Witchery from Beyond #1 (Albatross): I&N Demand I loved Hillbilly #12!  Loved.  It.  The final episode in Rondel’s epic journey was huge in scope, but Eric Powell crafted it in such a perfectly compact manner–delivering Hurrah!-worthy Homerian moments (“the last of [his] kind,” indeed!) and taking a wrench to Rondel’s heart–and to mine!–and twisting oh-so-cruelly.  As much as it hurt in the end, we–Rondel and I–have got to cleave that all behind and move on–to more haggish mayhem!


  • A Walk Through Hell #4 (AfterShock): I&N Demand Garth Ennis is building something truly frightening here–and–in #3, in particular–he’s doing so through dialogue–the masterfully-crafted dialogue for which he is known.  Few comic book writers can keep the tension up while ratcheting up the word count; but Ennis does it effortlessly.   Goran Sudzuka’s subdued art–with taciturn gray and brown tones from colorist Ive Svorcina–allows the aforementioned tension to build; and by laying out every page differently, Sudzuka subtly emphasizes the complex nature of the plot as it continues to develop.  I’m very much looking forward to getting to the bottom of this mystery–though I don’t mind the walk one bit–and can’t wait to get wrapped up in more of Ennis’s demonically-deliberate diealogue.


  • X-O Manowar #18 (Valiant)

What are you looking forward to this week?

Turning pages,


22 I&N 22: Days of Hate #7


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Here’s my 22 I&N 22* for Days of Hate #7 (Image) by Aleš Kot (Writer), Danijel Žeželj (Artist), Jordie Bellaire (Colorist), Aditya Bidikar (Letterer), & Tom Muller (Design):


Oh, say: days of hate–closer: days of fate (characters’, ours) intertwined: ironic blocks of voyeurs, pulling curtains, turning pages. Must. Watch.


Let us know what you think–about Days of Hate #7 and about 22 I&N 22!

Turning pages,


*22 I&N 22 is a 22-word review of a comic book–which is typically 22 pages long–done up I&N style, naturally.

22 I&N 22: Hot Lunch Special #1


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Here’s my 22 I&N 22* for Hot Lunch Special #1 (Aftershock) by Eliot Rahal (Writer), Jorge Fornés (Artist), and Taylor Esposito (Letterer):


Perfectly packaged! These fellas mean business. Here’s the deal: Keep servin’ ‘em up like that, I’ll be a regular—sure as shootin’.


Let us know what you think–about Hot Lunch Special #1 and about 22 I&N 22!

Turning pages,


*22 I&N 22 is a 22-word review of a comic book–which is typically 22 pages long–done up I&N style, naturally.


I&N Store 8/22


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My wife and I have gone to a few concerts over the past few months, including Vertical Horizon/Tonic/Gin Blossoms, the always brilliant Richard Thompson (with G. E. Smith), and The Pixies & Weezer.  If you’re reading this on Wednesday: tonight, we’re headed out to see Counting Crows & Live (honesty: looking forward to the latter); and on Labor Day weekend–right before I return to work (a sorta cross between a fist pump and a “foiled again”)–we’ve got Judas Priest & Deep Purple (it’s all about the former for me!).  And, (big secret: don’t tell) for our anniversary, I’ve scored another go-round with Richard Thompson in November!  (Quick math: that’ll be our eighth time with RT!  Yeah: we’re fans.)  Before we head out to the Live show (see what I did there: shooed away the Crows), hoping against the forecast that lightning, in fact, doesn’t crash, I’ve got to go pick up my comics.  Here’s the big list:

  • Cold Spots #1 (Image): I&N Demand Goddamned Bone Parish was dead-ass intoxicating.  Now, even before that hellishly hot piece of horror’s been bagged and boarded, here’s Cold Spots, which will, if history counts for anything, set the shelves alight.  See: when it comes to horror comics, Cullen Bunn’s kinda cornered the graveyard, hasn’t he?  Fuck yeah, he has.  So this one’s a no-brainer.  And a no-body-er.  You know, cuz of the ghosts.


  • Days of Hate #7 (Image): I&N Demand Remembering #6: Man, when Aleš Kot gets all poetic and shit, he emerges all politic and shit, and the world spins a bit differently–it slows down to let the images take shape and, as they do, they reshape us.  Kot reshapes us.  He -isms all over us.  The son of a bitch owns us from front to back–even if our politics are polar enemies.  Yes: he’s that good–he’s more, wielding like a poet Danijel Žeželj’s beautifully brooding artwork (those blacks, tho) and Jordie Bellaire’s typically bold palette; and the layouts–the fucking layouts, like visual meth, moving, moving apace–particularly the oh-so-familiar nine-panel pages that are manipulated to such a colorful end, and, wouldn’t you know, encourage us willing voyeurs, cleverly, to watch women as Kot develops at once several crucial relationships (including the one between him and us), and does so organically, oh-so poetically.  Yeah, there’s so much to love about Days of Hate–because there’s so much love in Days of Hate.


  • Die! Die! Die! #2 (Image)
  • Redneck #14 (Image): I&N Demand Redneck, Redneck, oh, how I offered my throat– twelve times, true!–only to be left wanting, even on the odd but teased to plump carotids; however, it took till thirteen, didn’t it, to break the skin–for Redneck to claim me as its very own, with a neck as red as a good ol’ vampire’s wet dream.  (I just slid said chapter from its bag,  to revisit, and, damn, got a rush–memories of the first time rhythmically kicking my carotids–boom, boom, boom…)  I loved that issue so much, that I celebrated it with a 22 I&N 22.  (Love how that one turned out!)  What I’m trying to say, if it isn’t clear, is that I’m very much looking forward to fourteen–and am hoping that Cates, Estherren, and Cunniffe kill it–and me–again.


  • Royal City #14 (Image)
  • Black Hammer: Age of Doom #4 (Dark Horse): I&N Demand Jeff Lemire is on fire (pronounced fi-ear, obviously)–again; and this particular inferno–spread to other books I&N Store this week–has at its source the Eisner-award winning accelerant that is Black Hammer, now four issues into the Age of Doom, which has been just as beautiful (thanks to the passively moody pairing of Dean Ormston and Dave Stewart) and engaging–thanks to the gloriously nostalgic nods (many in the knowingly-named “Land of Nod,” for God’s sake!) to which I–like you, I’m sure–look forward.  #3 was a terrific trip with some subplots taking odd turns, throwing characters off, throwing us readers off–and Lemire puts words–“Wait. What?” or for the saltier of us an incredulous “What the fuck just happened […]?”–in the mouths of those bound to the pages and of those who hover just above them.  In the end, a weird “Uh oh” pretty well sets the stage for all hell to break Lucy–or for Lucy to take her fucking hammer and smash it all to embers.  Now, that’s hot.


  • Action Comics #1002 (DC)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #4 (Marvel): I&N Demand I can’t believe I typed it.  The Amazing Effing Spider-Man–I&N Demand.  I can’t believe I typed it again!  What can I say: it took til #3, but see: Nick Spencer’s caught me in his web of radioactively witty dialogue, which reminded me of being happily trapped by Ant-Man and The Astonishing Ant-Man; and Ryan Ottley’s style is well-spun fun that pops perfectly–thanks to Cliff Rathburn’s sharp inks and Laura Martin’s crisp colors.   I’m sure I’m not a clone in this: I’m buying  Spencer’s Split Spider angle–I sense a comPeteition coming on!–and the poisonous potential of mixing power and irresponsibility.  Come on: that is pretty amazing–and, doubtless, deserves the coveted I&N Demand designation.


  • Daredevil #607 (Marvel)
  • The Sentry #3 (Marvel)
  • Venom #5 (Marvel)
  • Britannia: Lost Eagles of Rome #2 (Valiant)
  • Oblivi8n #1 (Scout)
  • Twelve Devils Dancing #2 (Action Lab/Danger Zone)

What are you looking forward to this week?

Turning pages,


Listening: Live–“Secret Samadhi”

Drinking: Blue Point Prop Stopper Seaweed IPA

22 I&N 22: Skyward #5


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Here’s my 22 I&N 22* for Skyward #5 (Image) by Joe Henderson (Writer), Lee Garbett (Artist), Antonio Fabela (Colorist), and Simon Bowland (Letterer):

Hold your breath: under the gun, Willa and her dad have a shot–we, shock! The gravity of no gravity: tears rise.

 Let us know what you think–about Skyward #5 and about 22 I&N 22!

Turning pages,


*22 I&N 22 is a 22-word review of a comic book–which is typically 22 pages long–done up I&N style, naturally.

And, yes: this issue of Skyward is 23 pages long; but I can’t go mucking about with the branding of the feature, now can I?