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Posted - 09/26/2015 :  04:18:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit Richv1's Homepage  Reply with Quote Bookmark and Share

Title: Postal # 1
Publisher: Top Cow/Minotaur
Created by: Matt Hawkins
Writers: Bryan Hill/Matt Hawkins
Colorist/Editor: Betsy Gonia
Artist: Isaac Goodhart
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Production: Tricia Ramos
Cover A: Linda Sejic
Cover B: Isaac Goodhart & Betsy Gonia
Retailer Incentive Cover C: Linda Sejic
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Website: www.topcow.com
Comments: Here a postal worker with Asperger's Syndrome lives his life. We see the way he thinks is different from others and the way he talks. He says things differently. Sometimes it can seem as if he is being insulting when he does not mean to be.
The post man notices things others might miss. Mark is a great guy just different. There is nothing wrong with that. He is a wonderful person.
If you do not know what Asperger's is after reading this comic you will have a slight idea. The only way to know exactly though is to have it. It does make things hard.
The art is nice plain and simple illustrating plain people. The story though lets you know something is going on here in the town of Eden.
This town is not like other towns. There is a mystery here and criminals well they are easy to find here.
Mark comes across as a shy guy in some aspects and in others he is out spoken. You will love this guy. This comic is done just right.


Title: Postal # 2
Publisher: Top Cow/Minotaur
Created by: Matt Hawkins
Writers: Bryan Hill/Matt Hawkins
Colorist/Editor: Betsy Gonia
Artist: Isaac Goodhart
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Production: Tricia Ramos
Cover A: Linda Sejic
Cover B: Isaac Goodhart & Betsy Gonia
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.topcow.com
Comments: Mark is wondering about the girl who died. Mark needs to know who killed her. As he talks you can tell he thinks a bit differently than most. He is different, not that there is anything wrong with that.
Well we do find out more about this dead woman. Mark we see notices things others might not. His mother being the Mayor does know more than anyone else but she is not revealing all.
This issue does explain more about how such a town as this could come to exist.
Now as well Asperger Syndrome is explained. It is an autism-spectrum disorder thought to affect as many as 1 in 500 children. It has only been recognized starting in 1980 as separate from autism. It is not a disability it is a difference.


Title: Postal # 3
Publisher: Top Cow/Minotaur
Created by: Matt Hawkins
Writers: Bryan Hill/Matt Hawkins
Colorist/Editor: Betsy Gonia
Artist: Isaac Goodhart
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Production: Tricia Ramos
Cover A: Linda Sejic
Cover B: Isaac Goodhart & Betsy Gonia
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.topcow.com
Comments: Mark discovers Maggie is working for the FBI. Mark wants to help her cause he likes her. As Mark talks though you can tell he is different. He has Asperger Syndrome.
Mark and his mother have a nice talk about their family.
It is something else to see Mark as he observes people. He can tell from the way people act what they really mean. It is truly an amazing gift.
Mark meets his father this issue and the meeting is not all that pleasant for Mark.
Mark is an amazing man who lives his life like no one else could. He has so many family problems. Yet he goes about his day as if nothing has happened. Mark is truly extraordinary.


Title: Postal # 4
Publisher: Top Cow/Minotaur
Created by: Matt Hawkins
Writers: Bryan Hill/Matt Hawkins
Colorist/Editor: Betsy Gonia
Artist: Isaac Goodhart
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Production: Tricia Ramos
Cover A: Linda Sejic
Cover B: Isaac Goodhart & Betsy Gonia
Cover C: Isaac Goodhart & Betsy Gonia
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.topcow.com
Comments: Mark has been beaten up badly but no one in town including the Mayor his mother and the Sheriff will do anything.
This town is filled with criminals and they all have something going on.
The Mayor actually seems to have a caring side. She is also heartless and a killer. She is tough and does what she has to to protect her town and interests. In her own way she loves her son Mark.
Mark's ability to look at things differently and to notice things others miss is amazing. Now it seems as if he is going to be like the town private eye. He is a good person for the job. He shows he cares about others even though he does come across as kind of emotionless.
Mark may have Asperger Syndrome but he is very identifiable. You will be able to see aspects of yourself in him and how he reacts.


Title: Postal # 5
Publisher: Top Cow/Minotaur
Created by: Matt Hawkins
Writers: Bryan Hill/Matt Hawkins
Colorist/Editor: Betsy Gonia
Artist: Isaac Goodhart
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Production: Tricia Ramos
Cover A: Linda Sejic
Cover B: Isaac Goodhart & Betsy Gonia
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.topcow.com
Comments: As Mark is driving the mail truck on a lonely stretch of road he is stopped. A pretty girl with a gun who smells like flowers stopped him. Mark notices things others might not he has Asperger Syndrome which makes him different.
Mark finds himself in a weird and very dangerous situation. The whole time Mark keeps thinking he needs to take the gun. Mark learns that he can be a little cruel here.
Mark also steals.
Mark has started thinking about how he deserves other things. One of those things is a beautiful waitress who also seems to like him.
Mark is shown learning that e can do anything he wants and sets his mind to.


Title: Postal # 6
Publisher: Top Cow/Minotaur
Created by: Matt Hawkins
Writers: Bryan Hill/Matt Hawkins
Colorist/Editor: Betsy Gonia
Artist: Isaac Goodhart
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Production: Tricia Ramos
Cover A: Linda Sejic
Cover B: Isaac Goodhart & Betsy Gonia
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.topcow.com
Comments: The look back into Laura's past at Mark's father paints him as a powerful man. He gets what he wants. He was also about control.
Laura we see very clearly has become a woman to be feared and respected. She is the focus of this issue.
Mark is not used much this issue but he is still there. It is nice to see his mother used more. She is such a strong willed character and she still looks cute. This issue though we see her manipulate another person. It is written so well you do not even realize it until afterwards. Laura is a cold hearted b***t in love.


Title: Postal # 7
Publisher: Top Cow/Minotaur
Created by: Matt Hawkins
Writers: Bryan Hill/Matt Hawkins
Colorist/Editor: Betsy Gonia
Artist: Isaac Goodhart
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Production: Tricia Ramos
Cover A: Linda Sejic
Cover B: Isaac Goodhart & Betsy Gonia
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.topcow.com
Comments: Mark has a letter from his dad Isaac and the letter is meaningful.
Mark is one special man. Here he helps out Curtis a man Maggie has set up in a brawl with Mulvey a huge fighter that will kill him. Well maybe Mark can help.
Mark has a unique way of romancing Maggie. It is funny and also romantic. He is such a unique guy. Mark is one of the nicest guys you could ever meet.
Mark and Maggie's relationship is changing. He wants more and so does she. It is a treat to watch Mark interact with others.
The art is great at illustrating people as people. It brings out each ones characteristics to full effect.
Mark though always steals the show even though at times he seems like a background character due to his quiet attitude. It is impossible not to like Mark and not to root for him.


Title: Postal # 8
Publisher: Top Cow/Minotaur
Created by: Matt Hawkins
Writers: Bryan Hill/Matt Hawkins
Colorist/Editor: Betsy Gonia
Artist: Isaac Goodhart
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Production: Tricia Ramos
Cover A: Linda Sejic
Cover B: Isaac Goodhart & Betsy Gonia
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.topcow.com
Comments: Mark and his new girlfriend are out for a walk. She wants Mark to kill a man. That man Johan. Johan may be just a thief or he may be truly evil. Johan knows how others feel about him even hardened criminals do not like him. Everyone assumes he is guilty.
Laura is the Mayor and Mob Boss of her town, Eden. Laura is not going to give up her control of this town not without a fight. Mark's girlfriend though and others in town are starting to stand up to the Mayor. Things are changing.
Now we see a new character introduced she is a beauty. She is also a bloody mess. She looks calm and acts it but you just know this is the calm before the storm.


Title: Postal # 9
Publisher: Top Cow/Minotaur
Created by: Matt Hawkins
Writer: Bryan Hill
Artist: Isaac Goodhart
Colorist: Betsy Gonia
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Editor: Ryan Cady
Production: Tricia Ramos
Cover A: Linda Sejic
Cover B: Isaac Goodhart & Betsy Gonia
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.topcow.com
Comments: The town of Eden is a strange place. For some it is also very dangerous.
Molly comes to town and she is shown as a nice young girl. So why is she in this town of criminals? Molly is far more than some innocent girl.
The art shows all the characters as realistic people.
Mark's abilities are shown off so nicely here. He is like Sherlock Holmes in the way he uses his Asperger's Syndrome. Mark is quiet and honest and you will be routing for him.
The story keeps adding more to it. So it keeps you interested and keeps drawing you in.


Title: Postal # 10
Publisher: Top Cow/Minotaur
Created by: Matt Hawkins
Writer: Bryan Hill
Artist: Isaac Goodhart
Colorist: Betsy Gonia
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Editor: Ryan Cady
Production: Tricia Ramos
Cover A: Linda Sejic
Cover B: Isaac Goodhart & Betsy Gonia
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.topcow.com
Comments: Mark is living in a town run by criminals with his mother being the leader and worst of them all. He seems to just accept it all.
Molly is the new girl in town. Maggie gives her a warning to stay away from Mark. Molly though seems like the kind of girl who will do whatever she pleases. Molly does just that and Mark is tempted by her but he is not a cheat. Mark is special in lots of ways and he has his own moral values. Molly only cares about herself. So since Mark is so strong she goes after his better side. Maggie may be tough but even she can be surprised.
Molly and Maggie do hate each other and Mark is in the middle of them.
Mark is such a great character and as you read the comic you might think he is a bit off but its hard to guess he has Asperger's Syndrome.
There is lots going on here.
The art is gorgeous and Molly does look beautiful. All the characters have a look as if they are hiding something and they are. Except for Mark he is exactly what he seems.


Title: Postal # 11
Publisher: Top Cow/Minotaur
Created by: Matt Hawkins
Writer: Bryan Hill
Artist: Isaac Goodhart
Colorist: Betsy Gonia
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Editor: Ryan Cady
Production: Tricia Ramos
Cover A: Linda Sejic
Cover B: Isaac Goodhart & Betsy Gonia
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Website: www.topcow.com
Comments: This issue has a recap that is beautifully done it catches you right up. If your a new reader to this series you will have a good idea what is going on and who is who.
Molly the new girl in town is trouble. Trouble for Mark and Maggie his girlfriend.
Molly is insane and she wants Mark. How will Mark handle this situation? Molly is a manipulator. She is very good at it and Mark is a caring person so he will go along with Molly.
Mark here shows his tricky and deceitful side. Yes he actually has one. It is so beautifully done. The art shows off all the characters and their emotions.
Things are happening and you will not want to miss a thing.


Title: Postal # 12
Publisher: Top Cow/Minotaur
Created by: Matt Hawkins
Writer: Bryan Hill
Artist: Isaac Goodhart
Colorist: Betsy Gonia
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Editor: Ryan Cady
Production: Tricia Ramos
Cover A: Linda Sejic
Cover B: Isaac Goodhart & Betsy Gonia
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.topcow.com
Comments: The art is brilliant the style stands out so much. Molly is gorgeous with a twist since she is a dangerously violent sociopath. Mark is illustrated as a simple but handsome guy.
Now in the town of Eden it is not a paradise. Mark and the Sheriff are hatching some sort of scheme. Mark loves Maggie and will do what he has to to protect her. He has Asperger's Syndrome but he functions still as almost normal. He does know how best to use his differences to his advantage.
This comic is filled with bad people most of whom just want a chance at a normal life.
Mark we see can hate and does with Molly. Molly the sociopath is proof Mark can be unforgiving and has a touch of evil in him.


Title: Postal # 13
Publisher: Top Cow/Minotaur
Created by: Matt Hawkins
Writer: Bryan Hill
Artist: Isaac Goodhart
Colorist: K. Michael Russel
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Editor: Ryan Cady
Production: Tricia Ramos
Cover A: Linda Sejic
Cover B: Isaac Goodhart & K. Michael Russel
"Postal Stamp" sticker art provided by Chris Callahan
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.topcow.com
Comments: The introduction sets up the story for something horrific to come.
This issue we focus on Rowen one of the town's citizens. He was not a nice guy now what he did has come back at him. He gets to handle it alone. Rowen does have one fascinating back story as to why hes in Eden. It does have lots of emotion in it. It shows how one person who reaches out can touch and forever change a person. It is great having the issue focus on someone new.
Mark and the attitude he shows lets you know he is different than most people Nothing wrong with being different. Mark is more observant and smarter than most people. He also has a calm personality that can make him seem like a know it all.
Mark's mother does show she is loyal to the people of her town.


Title: Postal # 14
Publisher: Top Cow/Minotaur
Created by: Matt Hawkins
Writer: Bryan Hill
Artist: Isaac Goodhart
Colorist: K. Michael Russel
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Editor: Ryan Cady
Production: Tricia Ramos
Cover A: Linda Sejic
Cover B: Isaac Goodhart & K. Michael Russel
"Postal Stamp" sticker art provided by Chris Callahan
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.topcow.com
Comments: There are many wonderful and weird characters in the town of Eden. Some are good like Mark but most are not so good and even the good ones have a bad past and a bad side to their nature.
The Aryans want one of Eden's citizens. The Mayor well she says no so its war. It is great to see her standing up for her people.
Mark most use his brain to figure out how to defeat these Aryans. The comic does not get into the racist aspects here it sticks to the fact they want to kill a man.
Mark's mother the Mayor is a strong woman. Here though we see even the strong can fall.
Mark is the central figure of the story but not by much as all the other characters are also featured. They are all wonderful characters that are sure to hold your interest.
Eden this quaint little town is just full of people that you want never want to meet.


Title: Postal # 15
Publisher: Top Cow/Minotaur
Created by: Matt Hawkins
Writer: Bryan Hill
Artist: Isaac Goodhart
Colorist: K. Michael Russel
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Editors: Ryan Cady & Ashley Victoria Robinson
Production: Tricia Ramos
Cover A: Linda Sejic
Cover B: Isaac Goodhart & K. Michael Russel
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.topcow.com
Comments: Mark, Laura, Bremble, Molly these and others in the town of Eden make this comic book worth reading. Mark who has Asperger's Syndrome is the main character and star.
Laura is the Mayor and she is feared. She should be feared. As you read this issue you realize she is not the only one to be feared. Mark as well should be. He knows what he is doing. He might come across as simple but he is anything but.
Racism is touched on in this issue. It is an awful thing. The price paid for one who showed it seems very small for what was taken.
So Eden is getting ready for war and Mark is leading the charge.


Title: Postal # 16
Publisher: Top Cow/Minotaur
Created by: Matt Hawkins
Writer: Bryan Hill
Artist: Isaac Goodhart
Colorist: K. Michael Russel
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Editor: Ashley Victoria Robinson
Production: Tricia Ramos
Cover A: Linda Sejic
Cover B: Isaac Goodhart & K. Michael Russel
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Website: www.topcow.com
Comments: Eden is under attack by several people who are very dangerous.
Mark comes across as emotionless even though he is not. It is because he has Asperger's Syndrome. Mark is the King in this war going on in Eden. We see that Mark is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice if necessary and no that is not his own life.
The art is so beautifully done. The characters are brought to life through it. The shear brutality it takes to survive this night is clearly brought out. Mark's Queen is a cold blooded killer.
As the issue unfolds Mark is shown knowing exactly how to act. He is a good person only here he is forced to act as a bad one for the good of others.
This is one comic book you should be reading. Mark is an enigmatic character that will simply blow you away.


Title: Postal # 17
Publisher: Top Cow/Minotaur
Created by: Matt Hawkins
Writer: Bryan Hill
Artist: Isaac Goodhart
Colorist: K. Michael Russel
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Editor: Ashley Victoria Robinson
Production: Tricia Ramos
Cover: Linda Sejic
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.topcow.com
Comments: Agent Bremble goes to see Father Isaac three months ago. It does get a little violent. Agent Bremble finds more than he bargained for.
Meanwhile in the present Mark visits Molly. These two do have a nice talk whenever Mark visits her. Mark has Asperger's Syndrome and Molly well she is not all there and very dangerous.
The art is gorgeous throughout this comic. The characters personalities come to life in the drawings.
Mark and his mother Laura the Mayor of Eden Falls agree Mark will be Mayor for a month or two to see if he can do the job.
Laura learns real fast that giving Mark power that he is not going to use it as she would. He has his own ways of doing things. Yes Laura is shown afraid and she should be.
Mark is a quite man. When he talks he saying something important. Having him as Mayor may just be the best thing to happen to Eden Falls or the worst.


Title: Postal # 18
Publisher: Top Cow/Minotaur
Created by: Matt Hawkins
Writer: Bryan Hill
Artist: Isaac Goodhart
Colorist: K. Michael Russel
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Editor: Ashley Victoria Robinson
Production: Erika Schnatz
Cover: Isaac Goodhart
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.topcow.com
Comments: Poor Mark prefers delivering mail to being Mayor and running the town of Eden. Does Mark have what it takes to rule Eden?
Agent Bremble wants to meet Isaac. Bremble it seems was part of a action in the war to get some justice for a young girl. He did the right thing.
Mark is so insightful. He can see things in others that they can not.
On one page the artist forgot to draw handcuffs on a man that were clearly there two panels ago.
Mark makes a most unexpected choice here. Why does he do so? Only time will tell. Or maybe it is crystal clear. All depends on how you look at it.
This issue Mark's Asperger's is not as noticeable as it has been in other issues. He is acting more and more as if he does not have it anymore.
Mark is truly a unique individual but this issue he seems more in tune with the town he lives in.


Title: Postal # 19
Publisher: Top Cow/Minotaur
Created by: Matt Hawkins
Writer: Bryan Hill
Artist: Isaac Goodhart
Colorist: K. Michael Russel
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Editor: Elena Salcedo & Matt Hawkins
Production: Erika Schnatz
Cover: Linda Sejic
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.topcow.com
Comments: Agent Bremble finally gets to meet Isaac Shiffron face to face.
Mark and Molly consummate their relationship. But what does this mean between them? Mark is not your ordinary guy and Molly is at least partially insane. Both think they are in control of the other. Both may be right or wrong.
Things in Eden are changing and moving. An upheaval is coming. Different factions are moving to get ready for it.
Mark and his mother are attacked by a dozen gun men. Mark's reaction is unlike any other person would react. We see here Mark has changed. Mark proves he can run Eden. Mark has grown and maybe not for the better.
Things in Eden are changing and Mark is changing with it. Will he be a better man for it? Will he survive it?


Title: Postal # 20
Publisher: Top Cow
Created by: Matt Hawkins
Writer: Bryan Hill
Artist: Isaac Goodhart
Colorist: K. Michael Russel
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Editor: Elena Salcedo & Matt Hawkins
Production: Carey Hall
Cover: Isaac Goodhart
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.topcow.com
Comments: Isaac and Bremble are telling us more about Eden and why it exists.
Mark is a complicated man. You would think he would be a simple one. Here though he has so much going on. Will he stay Major, will he be with Maggie or Molly? Can he be as ruthless as his mother?
Mark really steps up this issue. He knows what he wants and goes for it.
Mark and Maggie admit they are in love. Its nice that in this town of criminals that love can flourish. These two were meant to be.
There is a lot going on in Eden. Even as things settle down in one way they are building in another. Even is a firecracker just waiting to be lite.


Title: Postal # 21
Publisher: Top Cow
Created by: Matt Hawkins
Writer: Bryan Hill
Artist: Isaac Goodhart
Colorist: K. Michael Russel
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Editor: Elena Salcedo & Matt Hawkins
Production: Carey Hall
Cover: Linda Sejic
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.topcow.com
Comments: Mark and Maggie are enjoying some happiness. They do make a nice couple. Mark also has a plan that involves Maggie. These two do care about each other just they do not show it in quite the normal way.
Laura, Mark's mother is so strong and cold. She will do whatever it takes to protect her town and her position as its Mayor.
This issue sets up for a situation that is going to cause all kinds of trouble for all the folks in town.
The art is perfect for this comic. The people are all drawn like regular ordinary people. Mark is drawn with an air about him. You can tell he is not like most people.
The town of Eden is not a place you would ever want to visit. The people that live there are not the best, for the most part except for a few exceptions they are the scum of society. Violence erupts in Eden fairly often to. You would only live here if you had no other choice.


Title: Postal # 22
Publisher: Top Cow
Created by: Matt Hawkins
Writer: Bryan Hill
Artist: Isaac Goodhart
Colorist: K. Michael Russel
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Editor: Elena Salcedo & Matt Hawkins
Production: Carey Hall
Cover: Isaac Goodhart
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.topcow.com
Comments: Agent Bremble wants to take down Eden. He is willing to work with Isaac to do it.
Things are building up. The tension is so thick it could stop a bullet.
Maggie and Laura working together. Has Hell frozen over? These two hate each other but for Mark they will try to save Eden and his mother's life, Laura.
Laura is armed to over flowing. She has enough arms for an army which is what she needs. War is coming to Eden and both sides are gearing up.
It is hard to tell the good guys from the bad. Only the survivors will know for sure what happened when war breaks out in a little town called Eden.

Richard Vasseur
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