Varus #2: Retribution: What We Choose To Show

Varus #2: Retribution

In Varus #2: Retribution (McNeill, Rudy), the main conflict of vengeance versus self-healing is an engaging and brilliant one, with a great ending, but the execution nonetheless relies on tropes about mental illness that I hope we leave behind as we understand better what fantastical metaphors mean for real people.

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Empty Zone #4: I Eat Information

Empty Zone #4

If the brilliant artwork featuring a technologically dependent world cast into the shadows blurring the lines between life and death isn’t enough, the unnatural mystery that is beginning to unravel in Empty Zone #4 (Alexander, NCT, Jackson) should be more than enough to keep you coming back.

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Darth Vader #1: I Hate Sand, Memoir of a Dark Lord

Darth Vader #1

In the new Darth Vader series, (Pak, Ienco, Menon) readers find the terrifying Lord of the Sith in deep contemplation after his confrontation with his son. Star Wars writer Greg Pak takes on weaving new tales of the armored ex-Jedi. Set in the wake of the events of The Empire Strikes Back, this is an attempt to provide audiences with similar high level storytelling the previous Vader series was known for. This time however, the series takes place in a new chapter that runs parallel to the Star Wars and the Doctor Aphra ongoing series.

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