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BOOK REVIEW – Dead Space: Salvage by Anthony Johnson and Christopher Shy (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Dead Space: Salvage is a graphic novel written by Antony Johnston (Wasteland, Daredevil) with art by Christopher Shy (Soul Stealer). Recently reissued in the UK by Titan Books, the story – set within the same universe as the commercially and critically successful Dead Space video games – follows a group of deep space scavengers called ‘The Magpies’ as they attempt to salvage an abandoned spaceship… the USG Ishimura.

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BOOK REVIEW – Dead Space by Antony Johnston and Ben Templesmith (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Dead Space is a graphic novel written by Antony Johnston (Wasteland, Daredevil) with art by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Dark Days). Recently reissued in the UK by Titan Books (it was originally released to tie in with the video game Dead Space in 2008, which was also written by Johnston), the story mostly follows P-SEC Sergeant Abraham Neumann as he attempts to survive a Necromorph outbreak on a distant human colony.

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BOOK REVIEW – Kick-Ass 2 Prelude: Hit-Girl by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. (Graphic Novel)

By Martin Mulrooney

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Kick-Ass 2 Prelude: Hit-Girl sandwiches neatly between Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2, offering fans of the comics (and the film adaptations – Kick-Ass and its forthcoming sequel) the chance to get up close and personal with 12-year-old pint-sized warrior of death Mindy McCready. A new mafia don is on the rise, but Mindy’s greatest challenge yet might turn out to be… middle school?!

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BOOK REVIEW – Supercrooks: The Heist by Mark Millar and Leinil Yu (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Supercrooks: The Heist is a graphic novel written by Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Wanted) and illustrated Leinil Yu (Superman: Birthright, Secret Invasion). Alternative Magazine Online described their first collaboration, Superior, as “one of 2012′s most enjoyable graphic novels”. Their latest offering, Supercrooks, tells the story of Johnny Bolt, a super-villain who puts together a heist in Spain with his villainous friends. Their target? The Bastard – the world’s most notorious super-villain. This hardback edition from Titan Books collects Supercrooks #1-4.

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BOOK REVIEW – Lenore: Swirlies by Roman Dirge (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Lenore, The Cute Little Dead Girl is a series of dark comedy comics created by Roman Dirge. Lenore Volume 1 consisted of Noogies (Issues 1-4), Wedgies (Issues 5-8) and Cooties (Issues 9-12), all published by Titan Books in the UK. Lenore Volume 2 begins with Lenore: Swirlies, a new collection of the creepy and hilarious comic strip, which was released in August 2012 – just in time to celebrate Lenore’s 20th Anniversary!

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BOOK REVIEW – Cardboard by Doug TenNapel (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Cardboard is the latest graphic novel from legendary video game designer (Earthworm Jim, The Neverhood) and graphic novelist (Creature Tech, Power Up) Doug TenNapel. Published by Graphix, a division of Scholastic Inc., Cardboard tells the story of a young boy named Cam and his down-and-out father Mike, who come into possession of some very powerful cardboard that could be extremely dangerous in the wrong hands…

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Jess Smart Smiley (Graphic Novelist, Upside Down: A Vampire Tale)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Jess Smart Smiley is a graphic designer, illustrator, author and graphic novelist living in the US state of Utah. His first graphic novel, Upside Down: A Vampire Tale, was published by Top Shelf Productions in October 2012. AMO has wanted to feature this multi-talented individual for quite some time and is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with Jess Smart Smiley!

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