Welcome to the Arktoons roundup. Bounding Into Comics’ weekly look at some of the best in new and classic comics that Arkhaven Comics has to offer. 

Chicago Typewriter

Chicago Typewriter is Akrtoons’ groundbreaking Roaring Twenties urban fantasy.  The nineteen-twenties are a deeply intriguing period in which to set a fantasy story. Think about it, you are on a cusp between two worlds. A mere twenty years before Chicago looked like this.

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Gaslight, carriages, and horses.

There were changes to our world between 2000 and 2020 but it was nothing like the tectonic shift between 1900 and 1920.

Electric wires everywhere. You don’t need a match to light up a room, you just flip a switch. The horses have been replaced by cars and life is now moving at a pace that would have been insane to contemplate to men born forty years before. The memories of a candlelit, horse-powered world belong to the minds of young people, not old ones.

A time when magic was real wasn’t from a centuries gone era, it was something from your boyhood. 

In the most recent episode of Chicago Typewriter, Emilio has finally tracked down the being who stole the soul from his beloved Katherine

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Source: Chicago Typewriter

Emilio is not the unreasonable type of guy. He is perfectly willing to try and talk things out.  

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Source: Chicago Typewriter

Of course, sometimes he lets his Chicago Typewriter do the talking for him.

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Source: Chicago Typewriter

Gray Claw

From Brazillian powerhouse Super Prumo comes the new adventures of the classic Brazillian comic book character the Gray Claw.  After having covered the extensive history of the character, we are now getting into today’s version of the character.

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Source: Gray Claw

The Gray Claw knows how to make a first impression.

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Source: Gray Claw

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Source: Gray Claw

Chuck Dixon’s Avalon

For the first time, we will now turn to the Legend Chuck Dixon’s Avalon. “From the mean streets of Moseley to the oceanfront villas of Diamond Beach, crime affects everyone in Avalon. And the presence of the superhumans known around the city as “specials” hasn’t necessarily made life for the average citizen any better…”

This is a special treat for those who are big fans of Dixon from his days on Punisher.

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Source: Chuck Dixon’s Avalon

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Source: Chuck Dixon’s Avalon

However, Avalon’s heroes don’t have the Punisher’s motivation.

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Source: Chuck Dixon’s Avalon

Avalon clearly isn’t the island of King Arthur’s resting place.  

Chuck Dixon Presents Mystery

This week’s spotlight is a Pre-code horror gem.  

EC Comics honestly gets more credit than it deserves. I am not saying that Gaines’s stories were bad but the gross-out scenes were usually at the expense of the actual story. 

This tale of suspense takes its time and builds.

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Source: The Horrible Offering #1

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Source: The Horrible Offering #1

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Source: The Horrible Offering #1

That’s it for this week’s Arktoon’s round-up.

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