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Richv1 Posted - 03/24/2017 : 09:36:38 AM

Title: Toronto Comics Anthology Vol. 1
Publisher: TO Comix
Writers: various
Artists: various
Edited by: Steven Andrews, Nelson da Roca, and Miike Something
Cover Pencils and Inks by: Adam Gorham
Cover Colours by: Paris Alleyne
Price: $ 9.99 CDN
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: This comic is made by comic writers and artists from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This anthology has a collection of eleven stories.
You just have to read the Foreword in this book. Ty Templeton could not have written it better. If this does not make you want to read this nothing will and believe me this will.
"Blackout" Written by Miike Something and art by Todd Sullivan.
Two boys decide to play a new video game. They get far more than they expected out of it. The story has excitement and chills. Plus we see a friendship grow. It is all presented so wonderfully and with beautiful art that shows off all the characters so well.
"The Perfect Gold Heist of 1952" Written by Christopher Bird and illustrated by Nick Hendricks.
This is a short two page story based on real events. The art is basic with no frills. The art does show a sinister man in the shadows.
"The Tale of the Eyeball Tree" Story by Oliver Ho and drawings by Brice Hall.
This is one weird story filled with magic and love. Gorgeous art portrays the trees and you will definitely feel for the little girl. She is so wonderful.
"Brutal" Story by Mark Foo and art by David Oxley.
Have you ever wondered what the true purpose of all the concrete and steel buildings in Toronto are? Be careful what you find out because you just may not want to know. The art does set the atmosphere for this story and it is well written.
"WTF at the CNE" Written by Christopher Bird and illustrated by Greg Jensen.
The CNE had a lot of weird shows and competitions. Yes they are or were all real. The water skiing elephant is draw cute and looking afraid.
"The Ghost of Maple Leaf Gardens" Written by Steven Andrews and art by Xan Grey.
This is a touching story about a ghost. The poor thing. The ghost buster here is just a man who knows what he is doing. Beautiful art illustrates this fine story.
"The Cheese Poems of James McIntye" Written by Christopher Bird and art by Adam Prosser.
James McIntye really did write poems about cheese. He is shown as a man who loved his work. He is drawn with a fun look on his face.
"Different Times" Story by Nelson da Rocha and art by Stephany Lein.
This story is about super-heroes. Super-heroes from the future visit ones in the past. The art does showcase each one well. The ones in the past we see are sexist, racist and just not nice guys by modern standards.
"The Bathing Suit Trails of 1936" Script and inks by Christopher Bird and pencils by Kelvin Sue.
From 1936 to 1938 men could not go swimming topless. They could go topless as long as they did not swim. Nice simple art accompanies this story.
"The Scottish Play" Written and illustrated by B.C. Holmes.
Jamie here is shown as such a courageous young man. He does what is right for him even knowing how others will react to it. Jamie in the drawings is a brave soul.
"Doors Into Darkness" Story by Daniel Reynolds and art by Kelvin Sue.
Dennis meets Rui. The art is nice and clean looking, the lines are solid. Dennis learns he has much more to do with his life tha being a janitor. Dennis is a good guy and on his way to becoming even better.
"The Disappearance of Ambrose Small" Written by Christopher Bird and illustrated by Leo Lee.
Ambrose Small in 1919 disappeared. His disappearance was real and it is still a mystery today what happened to him. The art is good and the story briefly tells you about Ambrose.
This collection of Toronto stories by people from Toronto is wonderfully presented.

Title: Toronto Comics Anthology Vol. 2
Publisher: TO Comix
Writers: various
Artists: various
Cover Pencils and Inks by: Adam Gorham
Cover Colours by: Paris Alleyne
Price: $ 14.99 CDN
Rating: out of 5 stars
Comments: This comic is made by comic writers and artists from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This anthology has a collection of nineteen stories.
"Home" Story by Mark Foo and art by Xan Grey. A woman makes a journey to Toronto. She is a scientist. This story is going along great it has excitement and keeps you focused on it and the main character is an amazing woman. The art is illustrated well. The ending though makes no sense.
"Fire on the S.S. Noronic" Written by Christopher Bird and illustrated by Brice Hall.
This is a tragic real life story of a fire on a ship. Proper precautions were not taken and this lead to many deaths. The brave people of Toronto who helped out saved many lives as well. The art is well done showcasing this tragedy. The terror of this incident is brought across in the drawings.
"We Were Here" Written by Aaron Feldman and art by Ryan Garcia.
Even in a future where the world has gone to hell two people can find love. This is a beautiful story written low key with nice soft art to match it. Wonderfully told story.
"Hero" Written by Mark Foo and illustrated by Greg Jensen.
We see our hero all suited up in costume and ready to stalk the nights delivering justice. Well if weather permits. Very funny story guaranteed to make you smile and feel good. The art does not have a lot of detail but it works well enough in this story. The hero is posed just right for his scenes.
"Bloodsuckers" Written by J.M. Frey and art by Ryan C. Cole.
The art is cute. The story is about vampires with something to do with where they are living but it is never made all that clear.
"Cool New Job" Story and art by David Oxley.
Trina gets a new job and as she tells her friend Ginger about it. This is an interesting Canadian take on the Power Rangers. The story is fun and entertaining with great characters.
"Discount Demon of the West End!" Art by Ally Rom Colthoff and words Steven Andrews.
Sarah finds a demon who has to obey her. Does she get him to conquer the world for her well no, does she get riches well no, she does have him sort underwear though. This story is so cute. Sarah is a wonderful person and she influences this demon. It is wonderful to see and read.
"Toronto the Rude" Written by J.M.Frey and illustrated by Tim Lai.
"Sandwich Boards and Salami"
"The Keeper"
"The Black Spire of York"
"The Icelandia Boycotts"
"Major North"
"The Monster Artist"
"Redevelopment and Reunion"
"Started from the Bottom"
"The Toronto Patty Wars of 1985"
"Sultan of Hanlon Point"
"We Still Got It"

Richard Vasseur

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