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Oct 04, 2013 Issue #47 - September/October 2013 - MGMT Bookmark and Share

Followers of comics writer Alex DeCampi’s Twitter will find her occasionally grumbling about her lack of paid work in comics. Her career-sized output coupled with her hobby-sized income is an even deeper injustice when one considers the quality of her work, and Smoke/Ashes may in fact be her best. With a shooter’s gallery of artists by her side, including Igor Kordey (New X-Men), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), and Bill Sienkiewicz (Daredevil), this tale of international espionage is complex, well-wrought, and at least worthy of its own ongoing series, perhaps even a serialized cable drama. Detailed, entertaining and compulsively readable, this graphic novel is highly recommended for fans of Greg Rucka’s Queen and Country and the gumshoe-leaning stories of Batman and John Constantine. DC Comics, are you listening? It’s time to put DeCampi on one of your books and hook your readers on some true intrigue. (

Author rating: 8/10

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