Robert Mammone
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Robert Mammone

Romantic. Raconteur. Kangaroo rustler.

Sadly, Rob is none of these. Rob has been a follower of genre since at least the mid-1970s.
Book collector, Doctor Who fan, semi-retired podcaster, comic book
shop counter jockey, writer (once!) in Doctor Who Magazine and with
pretensions to writing fantasy and horror, Rob is the sort of fellow
you can happily embrace while wondering why you're doing it. More of
his maudlin thoughts can be found at his ill-tended blog
https://robertmammone.wordpress.com/

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Kirkman and Burnham opened the Die Die Die series with a bang in a stunningly gory first issue.  They’re back for more in a surprisingly talkative second issue that still carries a brutal punch from Image Comics.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Reckoning #3
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How can you defeat an enemy who hails from the future and knows your every move?  Surround yourself with all your friends and loved ones, which is exactly what Buffy does as she faces the vampire Harth.  See how the biggest battle of Buggy’s career pans out in this rock ‘em, sock ‘em battle to the death in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Reckoning #3 from Dark Horse Comics.

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The Great Doxxing has laid flat the internet.  Five years into the aftermath, there are no secrets to big or too small to hide on the worldwide web.  But secrets still need to be transmitted, and couriers, nicknamed the Ledger Men, are the guys just for the job.  And none come harder than Jack McGinnis, with a face like a shovel and fists like piledrivers…

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Charlie is the embodiment of the gig economy – she house sits, ride shares, dog walks, car rents, clothes rents, babysits, online tutors and more, all at the touch of an app.  When she finds herself the target of a crowd-funded murder plot, she turns to Charlie, via the Dfender app, to save her life. 

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When Willy learns that there is one more Scout merit badge to earn, the mysterious Black Badge, he joins other Scouts Kenny, Cliff and Mitz on a trip to South Korea in hopes of earning it.  Join them as they venture rather further north than Willy ever dared imagine in Black Badge #1.

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Tomb Raider: Inferno #3 Review
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We join Lara at a pivotal moment where she faces up to her own past and her personal demons even as she descends deeper and deeper into the Temple of Eden in Tomb Raider: Inferno #3 from Dark Horse Comics.

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It’s all gone to hell and the only thing left to do is write up the report on the autopsy and get the heck out of there.  The Seeds places a critical lens over where America is today and what it sees isn’t pretty.  Join Astra and Lola, as they inhabit the corpse that used to be America in this opening issue of The Seeds.

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Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #37 Review
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The premiere noir comic book on the market continues as Beth and Orson race the clock and one very angry gangster to save Nina.  Join them as they race the desert highways of Arizona, stop off for a bit of lovin’, and barrel towards a devastating cliffhanger in Stray Bullets:  Sunshine and Roses #37.

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Hit Girl #6 opens with our psychotic heroine caught by the foot in a bear trap, menaced by a bear, with the body of her latest victim lying nearby.  Find out how she escapes and the mayhem that then ensues in Hit Girl #6 from Image Comics.

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What if the apocalypse wasn’t caused by a virus or zombies or a shark tornado, but instead by the incursion of all the fantasy tropes you could ever imagine?  Join our heroes as their journey into the American heartland leads them into a dungeon complex with no seeming exit in The Realm #8 from Image Comics.

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Lowlifes #2 Review
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What price will LAPD cop Richard Grand pay to seek revenge for the rape of his wife?  Lowlifes #2 continues his journey into the heart of darkness from IDW Publishing.

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Joe Lansdale takes Mulder and Scully to East Texas, home of the Owl Witch, and populated by the oddest collection of characters you’ll see outside a freak show.

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Cold War dramas are hot again, in the well-received afterglow of The Americans.  The Dead Hand taps straight into the nostalgia of know who your enemies are as the residents of Mountain View begin to confront the grim truth of their town.  While the adults struggle to keep those secrets buried, it is their children who threaten to blow the lid.  Join Sheriff Carlson in this latest issue as the cold war begins to hot up once again…

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Horror comics today are often a dour slog through blood and guts, with frequently unsympathetic ‘heroes’ occupying too much of your time.  Thankfully, the editors at Haunted Horror have returned with yet another fun issue that will have you laughing and crying, often at the same time, at the reprinted 50s stories contained inside.

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