Van Helsing’s Night Off

By Nicolas Mahler
112 pages, black and white
Published by Top Shelf Productions

Ok, let’s get one thing straight right off the bat. This has nothing at all to do with the Van Helsing movie starring Hugh Jackman that’s about to hit movie theatres. No connection at all other than the idea that Van Helsing is a monster-hunter. No, this is something far, far different. For starters, I suspect that Van Helsing’s Night Off takes itself a lot less seriously than the upcoming movie does.

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Street Angel #1

Written by Jim Rugg and Brian Marcua
Art by Jim Rugg
24 pages, black and white
Published by Slave Labor Graphics

All right, I admit it. I’m the last one to the party when it comes to Street Angel. I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to read it—anyone and everyone I know has raved about it for some time now. And you know what? They’re all absolutely right, because Street Angel is an utter delight.

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