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REVIEW: FRIDAY #1 Patches Together A New And Brilliant Genre

Friday #1, out now from Panel Syndicate by writer Ed Brubaker, artist Marcos Martin, and colorist Muntsa Vicente, is the kind of fresh storytelling...

Review: HOTELL #2 – Or, a Case for Couples Therapy

Writer John Lees and artist Dalibor Talajic, along with Lee Loughridge on colors and Sal Cipriano's lettering, bring another chapter of short comic horror...

Longbox Legends: URTH 4 Holds A Key To Comics’ Future

Urth 4 is a superhero team book published by Continuity Comics, and their first issue solves a mystery about what's been missing from comics...

Craig Sawyer: How 80s Buddy Cops Influenced MARS CITY VICE

Craig Sawyer is an indie creator who's not letting quarantine or Diamond's crumbling empire stop his comic. Mars City Vice is a comic at...

Kickstarter Spotlight: Stephan Franck Discusses PALOMINO

Stephan Franck launched a Kickstarter campaign Monday morning for his latest book, Palomino, and Monkeys Fighting Robots got a chance to talk with Franck...

Review: PINK LEMONADE #2 Is The Comic Book Thirst Quencher We Need

Pink Lemonade #2 by creator Nick Cagnetti and indie publisher It's Alive! continues to deliver a vibrant, fun, gorgeous and energetic comic that is...

Review: Hospitality Turns to Horror in RED BORDER #2

Writer Jason Starr and artist Will Conrad return with the chilling second issue of their social thriller comic "Red Border," with colors from Ivan...

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 Sim

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...