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INTERVIEW: Comics Catch Up With Indie Creator Benjamin Marra

Benjamin Marra is one of the most interesting artists working today. And although mainly self-published, Marra has done comics for both Vice (various strips)...

CEREBUS THE AARDVARK: The Narrative Reflection of Dave Sims

Cerebus The Aardvark is a series with as divisive a reputation as its creator. Depending on the source, the series is one of the...

I’d Buy That For A Dollar: DETECTIVES INC. #1 (Eclipse Comics April 1985)

Welcome to 'I'd Buy That For A Dollar' a column where I will be exploring the weird and wonderful world of dollar bin diving....

Exclusive Preview: THE SCENT OF MAY RAIN From Weekend Warrior Comics

THE SCENT OF MAY RAIN is the latest release from Weekend Warrior Comics, and Monkeys Fighting Robots has an exclusive three-page preview for you. About...

Review: THE SCENT OF MAY RAIN Questions Tradition And Purpose

THE SCENT OF MAY RAIN is the latest independently-produced graphic novel from Mark O. Stack and team. It's a thought provoking piece of art...

Crowdfunded Comics Bestsellers: Are They Exploitive?

Crowdfunded Comics are quickly gaining attention across the comics community. Even here on MFR, there is an entire section of reviews in dedication to...

Review: NOCTURNAL COMMISSIONS #1 Is More Bite Than Bark

NOCTURNAL COMMISSIONS #1, available on Kickstarter, is the latest crowd-sourced comic from Jason McNamara and Greg Hinkle. Three monsters, heading a newly-formed detective agency,...

Review: Nicnevin And The Bloody Queen – The Fey’s Adolescence

Nicnevin and the Bloody Queen is a folk horror story of adolescence from H1's second batch of titles. After the Ignited universe, newer series...

Review: HOTELL #1 Is The Last Stop on the Edge of Reality

The comics world (and the world at large) seems to be missing a good ol' short horror anthology. Luckily, writer John Lees and artist...

Review: Get The Hell Out of Town in RED BORDER #1

The contentious topic of the U.S. border is given a compelling twist in Jason Starr and Will Conrad's "Red Border" #1. This issue offers...

Advance Review: ROGUE PLANET #1 – A Planet Of Horror Waiting To Be Explored

This April 1st join the crew of salvage vessel Cortes as they land on a planet filled with grotesque horrors in Oni Press' newest...

C2E2 Aftermath: Tom Bilyeu Talks Publishing And HEXAGON

Tom Bilyeu, the founder Impact Theory, which has expanded into comic book publishing was at C2E2 this past weekend and talked with Monkeys Fighting...

Review: JOIN THE FUTURE #1 Invites You Into One Thought-Provoking World

AfterShock Comics' latest sci-fi title, Join The Future by Zack Kaplan, Piotr Kowalski, Brad Simpson and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, is another great book by this...

Kickstarter Review: SHARK OF WAR #1 Is Jaws Meets Robocop

Sharks. These carnivorous creatures of the seven seas peak our interests and swim through our nightmares. Since Steven Spielberg brought Jaws to the silver...

GOING TO THE CHAPEL: How To Make A Dysfunctional Family Sitcom

Going To The Chapel by David Pepose and company is a sitcom that hits notes similar to The Simpsons. Unlike that show and many...

Kickstarter Review: JUPITER JET AND THE FORGOTTEN RADIO

Written by internet personalities Jason Inman and Ashley Victoria Robinson, with artwork by Ben Matsuya, colors by Mara Jayne Carpenter (volume one), and letters...

Review: QUARTER KILLER #4 Raises Its Narrative Volume, Rythms, And Beats

ComiXology Original Quarter Killer by Vita Alaya, Danny Lore, Jamie Jones, and Ryan Ferrier reaches its penultimate chapter with a fourth issue that ratches...

Kickstarter Review: ANUBIS: DOG OF DEATH #1

From writer Sindre Finnøy and artist John Barry Ballaran, Anubis: Dog of Death #1 will soon be available to support on Kickstarter.  What is it...

Graphic Novel Review: HA.I.LEY is Claustrophobic Maze of A.I. Horror

From writer Shane Riches and artist Jared Barel comes an intense sci-fi thriller in the form of hA.I.ley. Equal parts Black Mirror and Play Misty For Me, hA.I.ley...

The Past And Future Collide in WRETCHES #3

Shea and Sean's bloody past rears its nasty head into the present as multiple storylines begin to converge on January 29th in Scout Comics'...