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Though Marvel tried to get in on the Oz action in July with The Emerald City of Oz, Zenescope proved to be the kings of Fairy Tale fiction for the month, beating them out with the debute of Oz #1 and selling out of their initial 30,000 copy print run. A second printing has been ordered for immediate release, and it is still available digitally on Comixology.
So, last week, I declared myself the Emperor of Comics. Come on, I dare you to try and take the title from me. A warning: just this week I got back on the ice and am feeling exceptionally spry and chippy, so drop your gloves if you dare. (…Of course, that’s when my enforcer comes in and lays you out. Ha, Gretzky got away with that for years in Edmonton, sucker!)
A few weeks ago, before I became Emperor, I made an impassioned, (i.e. rant filled hate fest) plea on why there needs to be more kids comics in this industry. As if someone was listening…
Book Review: ‘The Executioner’s Heart’ by George Mann
In Executioner’s Heart—the fourth Newbury & Hobbes steampunk mystery from George Mann—the detectives are up against the most frightening villainess England has yet seen.
It’s normal for Charles Bainbridge, Chief Inspector of Scotland Yard, to be called to the scene of a crime, but this is the third murder in quick succession where the victim’s chest has been cracked open and their heart torn out. Bainbridge suspects there’s a symbolic reason for the stolen hearts, so he sends for supernatural specialist Sir Maurice Newbury and his determined assistant, Miss Veronica Hobbes.