BLACKGUARD #3: $5, 4 ¼” x 5 ½”, photocopied, 43 pgs.

Mar 04, 2011

Yet another excellent zine from Australia. Blackguard is made by the same guy who makes the curious Grunted Warning zine I reviewed a few issues ago. Whereas I didn’t really “get” Grunted Warning, I am happy to report that Blackguard is a straight-ahead comics zine with some uniformly awesome comic artists. The zine is thematic in nature and this issue is apparently the crime issue. In addition to all the rad comics and a few short stories, Blackguard has possibly the largest zine reviews section I have ever seen in a zine, as well as one of the nicest full-color covers I have ever seen on a publication of any size. Totally awesome and I don’t even consider myself a comics fan. –Garrett Barnwell (Stuart Stratu, PO Box 93, Paddington, NSW 2021, Australia)

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