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Review: Galaxy Heirs

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We all like to think we're special in one way or another. Desmond Jones (a.k.a. DJ) certainly qualifies, having come from poverty to working with a new mentoring program for young people in his neighbourhood. He's a humble guy, though, he doesn't really think of himself as being all that significant... So it is a bit of a shock when a strangely-dressed woman from another galaxy attacks him with a glowing sword because he is, in fact, actual royalty. The shock of such a sudden revelation somewhat eclipsed by the simultaneous threat of impending death, DJ has precisely zero time to process such a life-changing newsflash. All is not lost, however, as a team of valiant protectors appear just as suddenly and engage the aforementioned assassin in combat. Cue much in the way of combat and advanced technological weapons and gadgets as our poor unwitting hero tries to stay alive in the crossfire. Galaxy Heirs by writer Rubyn Warren II and artist Ronilson Freire is an all-guns-blaz

Review: Starburn

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  "So I can't value life because of my synthetic biology? Life is only valuable to organics? To truly live is to be able to die? I've seen fridges die that serve more purpose than some of these scumbags." Detectives waxing philosophical is nothing new in the pulp-noir genre, but this is a little different. Zander is a robot police detective in the city Starburn on an exotic planet with pink skies and a diverse human and alien population. The cyberpunk backdrop - sleazy neon ads illuminating warrens of dark alleyways, dive bars, disreputable virtual reality joints, flying cars, etc. - is the setting for a mystery involving the murder of a politician. Who killed the ex-mayor, and why? Starburn by writer/artist Coleton Mastick is a thriller with a twist. The police department are keen to wrap up the case as quickly as possible because the independence of the city depends upon its resolution. Anyone they can pin the blame on will do, and the city has no shortage of chara

Review: Starflayer

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The human race is extinct. A variety of alien and robotic races inhabit the galaxy. On the planet Vesper 59-34c Synessa, an android sex worker, is visited by a mysterious stranger. Humanoid, metallic, his face a mask, he calls himself Argos (a.k.a. the Starflayer). He insists on liberating her from her life of servitude to the alien 'Elves' because she has a higher purpose: "Come with me. Together we will restart the human race." Starflayer by writer Ivan Wyrsta and artist Emman Mariaregue is a dazzling action adventure in which our two protagonists journey to a variety of exotic worlds in search of the Construer, a being who has the power to establish a new population of humans. To locate the Construer, they must assemble a set of cypher keys which are distributed across several planets. Sourcing these keys turns out to be something of a challenge, however. The dominant alien race, Salurians, are hostile and present an obstacle in the form of armoured sentries. Argo

Review: Trouble

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It's a hot, sunny day on the Moon and Tamika is at the beach, topping up her tan. Straylight Beach is in Honeycomb Bay, a dome that simulates the environment of Earth (before it became toxic), including a 400 cubic mile man-made ocean surrounded by beaches amusement parks and several downtown shopping districts.  Tamika 'Trouble' Kennedy is a young ex-military private investigator with finely-honed combat skills and experimental nanotechnology implanted into her body. Her relaxing plans to spend the day sunbathing followed by cocktails with a girlfriend are scuppered when she receives a call from the defence force Solcorps: A robbery is in progress and they need her help. Telling the muscular android waiter to hold her mojito, she leaps into the fray... Trouble by writer Phoebe Xavier and artist Cheunchin Bunnag is a fun romp with wonderfully over-the-top sexy, high-tech characters battling it out in an exotic lunar Utopia. The action is non-stop and the tone is light and

INFINITY DRAGONFLY

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INFINITYDRAGONFLY.COM Read Issue 1 FREE on Globalcomix A sci-fi adventure set during a war between humans and a race of female-dominated immortal reptilians. It has martial arts, space battles, warriors in golden armour, a telepathic mystic, a silver cybernetic seductress, a robot drag queen, giant alien slugs and a psychic mind demon. #epsilondimension   #infinitydragonfly #infinitydragonflycomic  #scificomicnexus #sfcomicreviews #sfcomic #sfcomics #scificomic #scificomics #scifi #comics #comicbooks #sciencefictio

EPSILON DIMENSION - Sci-Fi Comics

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  SCI-FI COMICS infinitydragonfly.com A sci-fi adventure set during a war between humans and a race of female-dominated immortal reptilians. It has martial arts, space battles, warriors in golden armour, a telepathic mystic, a silver cybernetic seductress, a robot drag queen, giant alien slugs and a psychic mind demon. Read Issue 1 FREE on Globalcomix (Issues 1-7 avaialble) https://globalcomix.com/c/infinity-dragonfly-renegade-souls/chapters/en/1/1/1 Also available on Gumroad and Amazon Kindle #infinitydragonfly  #infinitydragonflycomic  #scificomic  #scificomics  #scifi  #comics  #comicbooks  #sciencefiction This group is for for people who love science fiction comics - those who read them and those who make them! Starships, planets, aliens, robots... NO superheroes, no horror, sword/sorcery, let's keep it futuristic and spacey, OUTTA THIS WORLD! Discussions, reviews, previews, promotions, tutorials, classic and modern, big names and new independent comic writers and artists... T

Review: The Blessed Machine

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Jacob dreams of a fantasy world that nobody currently alive has ever seen. It contains the most wonderful, impossible things: grass, trees, flowers... Such things used to exist, on the surface, but that was over a century ago, before the accident in the early 21st century that destroyed Earth's ecosystem. An experiment with a particle accelerator to explore the possibilities of 'Higgs fission' and create a new way to harvest energy resulted in the emergence of a cluster of microscopic black holes. They evaporated within seconds, but that was all the time it took to fatally damage the planet's atmosphere and make life unviable. People retreated to underground bunkers, eventually creating a whole new world deep within the protective bedrock.  Society survives and thrives with the aid of Djinn, an A.I. that regulates every automated function. He appears on screens as a faceless entity turned away from the viewer, but his voice is a constant, reassuring balm to the subterra

Review: Venus

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Famed since ancient times, the 'Morning Star' is an object of awe and wonder. Earth's twin planet, very close in size and mass, and consequently with a very similar gravity, the second planet from the Sun is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. And it may look beautiful from a safe distance, but on a closer inspection the harsh reality is much less alluring... Venus has a thick atmosphere of mostly carbon dioxide, creating a runaway greenhouse effect that creates a surface temperature of ove r 800° Celsius. Add to that an atmosphere 90 times that of sea level on Earth plus sulphuric acid rain... it starts to resemble hell rather than paradise, and the irony of the name 'Morning Star' - associated with a certain fallen angel by the name of Lucifer the 'light bringer' - becomes uncomfortably appropriate. You would have to be pretty darn desperate - some may say insane - to try and colonise such a savagely inhospitable environment, would you not?

Review: Mega Centarri

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Two worlds move as one Through the light of golden suns A marriage made in eternity Gave birth to our harmony Two as one we seek the same Two as one we must remain Let no evil put asunder This union of cosmic wonder The Mega Centarri cluster is a system of eighty-eight inhabited planets and moons embedded in the Milky Way galaxy, ruled over by the mysterious High Council of the Twelve. The inhabitants of the cluster have lived in harmonious peace for millenia... until now. On Central Planet, two lovers are plagued by recurring nightmares. In their dreams they are fighting in a war on the planet Zederth on the outer edge of the cluster. People are pitted against monstrous beings resembling ferocious demons, led by an ominous creature made of rock and flame.  Prin Merkanteel is a brilliant scientist, musician and composer. His partner Priz Em is a poet and vocalist of extraordinary talents. Hailed as living embodiments of the sacred ideals of music and love, they are elevated to godlike

Review: Arcadia

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When 99% of humankind is wiped out by a pandemic, four billion people are “saved” by being digitized at the brink of death and uploaded into Arcadia, a utopian simulation in the cloud. But when Arcadia begins to rapidly deplete the energy resources upon which the handful of survivors in the real world (aka “The Meat”) depends, how long will The Meat be able - and willing - to help? Lee Pepper works at the Arcadia Base Station 1 in Alaska, housing a billion of the people who died when the outbreak hit. When President Melina Gomez pays a visit he escorts her into the simulation to negotiate with its leader, Secretary-General Leandro Binetti. Arcadia contains the vast majority of human minds on the planet, including many medical geniuses. Any hope for developing a cure to the virus that is decimating the flesh and blood survivors in the outside world resides with these uploaded specialists. So far, the magic bullet has not been forthcoming. Meanwhile, the Arcadia servers have been drawing

Review: Westward

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" Are you afraid that you'll find monsters on your new planet?" "Naw, mister. If there are monsters, Pop and me'll just shoot 'em." "Oh? What if you're the monsters?" Fifty astronomical units from the Sun, the United Space Group starship Westward is ready to make the jump to 'Escherspace'; a detour from normal four-dimensional spacetime which allows faster-than-light travel across the galaxy. On board are crew, colonists and  journalist  Lamont Townsend. This will be the first manned expedition to a new world outside Earth's solar system, to establish a settlement on a distant planet capable of supporting life. So far, so generic... except that the year is 1999 and the pilot is a nine-foot tall Martian who was brought back from the red planet in the year 1985 by astronaut Francis Carter, now captain of the Westward . This is the final frontier, but not as we know it. The USG is keen to begin colonising new worlds. Fifty years p

Review: Twilight Custard

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1855, Texas. A 'time of peace' between the United States and Mexico. Twilight Custard, a survivor of an attack on Fort Duncan six years previously - during which his wife was killed - is woken in the night by a blazing light falling from the sky.  Investigating the crash site, he comes across a metal object half-buried in the ground. Pulling it out, he discovers it is a mechanical man (or, the top half of one, actually). Strapping it to his horse, he continues on his journey towards the place where the fireball came to ground.  A little further on he sees a large metallic saucer surrounded by men with guns. When a group of Mexicans approach the artefact, the men shoot them. Twilight flees the scene and buries the mechanical man in his yard, deciding to forget all he has seen...  His wishes are thwarted, however, when he hears a voice in his head which says "You have to dig me up." Twilight Custard by writer Josh Wilson and artist William Muljo is a genre-blurring sci

Review: World Eater

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"Today, the darkest shadow in our universe stands in our light." On the planet Pawl Gorn, Prince Rohm follows his mother the Holy Queen into the great Solar Temple. Outside the city gates an army is standing against a terrible invader: one individual, but possessing devastating power. A fearsome warrior known as the World Eater... The savage fighter cuts down the soldiers with ease, slicing and smashing his way through the line of defence. Resembling some bizarre cybernetic demon, he is unstoppable... unless the prince can claim a holy relic at the moment of the Great Eclipse. Rohm's duty is to wield an artefact of great power in order to defeat the evil reaper and save his world. A duty for which he is not ready... World Eater by writer/artist Momanoca is an explosive and dazzling work with gratifyingly atypical artwork. The characters are loosely rendered but with sharp linework and liberal use of special graphic effects to create stunning visuals. The pages are largel

Review: Escape From Prometheus

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Shae Batiste and her trusty cyborg companion Albertron get a call from Commandant Mercurial. All contact has been lost with Prometheus Station, a vital outpost on the edge of the inhabited section of the galaxy. As agents of the Interstellar Exploration and Enforcement Agency, Shane and Albertron are tasked with investigating this mysterious incident. Their ship the ISS Kismet makes the hyperspace jump to the station. There is no sign of activity and communication channels are silent. The solar panels of the station appear to be covered in some type of vegetation. It is up to Shae - sporting long, red hair, with her athletic physique clad in a figure-hugging, iridescent turquoise catsuit - to venture in and tackle the situation head on.  An infestation of space weeds shouldn't be too hard to sort out, surely? Escape from Prometheus by writer/artist David Thomas Engquist is a fast-paced action adventure with colourful characters. Our heroine has to battle some very bizarre invaders

Review: Inner Trek

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Chris Malgrain's  Inner Trek  is an anthology of three short stories, illustrated in Silver Age style black and white.  In  The Swamp of Shadows  newlyweds Mitch and Emma are on a honeymoon tour of the galaxy. Each planet they visit is more wonderful than the last. They are deeply in love and couldn't be happier... until their rocket takes them to a forest world filled with stunning natural beauty and a very disturbing hidden threat... In  Be Careful What You Wish For  private eye John Jaspers is on a case, tailing the husband of a rich client who suspects him of infidelity. Travelling to the uninhabited planet Valia 7 in his space car, he struggles to keep his mind on the job. His work pays the bills but takes him away from his wife, whose image haunts him constantly. It is a distraction that could turn deadly... In  The Race  a desert planet is the scene for a ritual contest. A nubile female emerges from the sand and climbs up onto a set of stone steps to a small platform. Sh

Review: GH-057 Story

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Android GH-057 (also known as 'Ghost') is searching planets for the valuable mineral carabalt when his spacecraft comes under attack from mysterious assailants. He returns fire but his ship is badly damaged Someone is hunting him from system to system... Mallory Embers is in a space pod travelling to the planet Ellys when a strange craft crashes into her. Both vessels make an emergency landing on a desolate planet. Her pod is out of action, but luckily the occupant of the other ship is friendly; it is Ghost and he offers her a lift to her destination. But there are a couple of complications... Not only is his ship damaged, his own personal power supply is also running low. Also, his presence as an outsider in the star system is illegal and the authorities are unlikely to be sympathetic to his plight. Then there is the problem of his pursuer, who is still out there somewhere and shows no signs of giving up. GH-057 Story by writer Folkenstal and artist Hoàng Trọng Thiện is a spac

Review: Alien vs Predator - Thicker Than Blood

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The private luxury ship USSC Double Down is taking an unplanned detour through uncharted space when pirates board the ship and start killing everyone on board. These are no ordinary pirates, however. They are horrific alien butchers with no sign of any interest in looting. All they do is slaughter... The captain is hunkered down in the forward lounge with a few of the remaining survivors. Her children Maria and Tyler are also doing their best to stay alive, pursued through the ship by one of the invaders. They have one advantage: Tyler is no ordinary boy; he is an android programmed to protect his sister and he has a few special abilities help towards that goal. The kids head for an escape pod but access is blocked by the boarding ladder of the alien ship. Venturing into it to find a way to make it disengage, they inadvertently release something being held captive by the aggressors... something even more dangerous... Alien vs Predator - Thicker Than Blood by writer Jeremy Barlow and

Review: Astral Vengeance #1

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Astral Vengeance by writer/producer Jay Magnum and artist Ariel Medel is a new chapter in the saga that began with the Astral Thill3gy ( Astral Genesis, Astral Evolution, Astral Alliance ). The final chapter ended with a cliff-hanger; an alien impostor running for president of the USA... A race of god-like extraterrestrials known as the Astrals - and their demon-like servants the Shades - are planning to take over the Earth as part of their grand plan of galactic conquest. Part of their scheme is the creation of semi-human warriors with cybernetic enhancements. One of these, the formidable Lila, was accidentally released from her developmental capsule prematurely and consequently has free will (and a delightfully hard-ass nature), choosing to fight against her masters in the defence of Earth.  Vengeance begins with Lila and young Russian hacker Rob being transfered to a secure facility owned by the secret US military organisation Axe (a defence force against alien threats). What sho