Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Review - Faith's Winter Wonderland #1 (@ValiantComics)


"Alice and Mister Rabbit! I haven't seen you guys in years!"

Wonderland really isn't a place that seems like it would be on the top of many people's lists to visit. For every bit of magic and wonder that seems to be there, it also seems as if there's even more evil and malice. Faith is tasked with helping out on the darker components in Faith's Winter Wonderland #1 from Valiant Comics. The issue is written by Marguerite Savage, illustrated by Francis Portela and MJ Kim, colored by Andrew Dalhouse and lettered by Dave Sharpe.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Review - Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville #1 (@boomstudios)


"Once upon a time...Christmas came early."

Klaus is a fighter and preserver of tradition. He loves helping people and is fond of making sure everyone is happy. When those two goals are threatened, then he'll do whatever's necessary to preserve those traditions. In Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville #1 from BOOM! Studios, Klaus is fighting hard to preserve them. The issue is written by Grant Morrison, illustrated by Dan Mora and lettered by Ed Dukeshire.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Review - Paradiso #1 (@imagecomics)


"And we'd tell stories of things that stalked the empty places of the world."

Living in a world devoid of a safe normality is certainly one wouldn't necessarily ask for, but sometimes it's what you're given. In Paradiso #1 from Image Comics, the new normal is scrap and fight to survive. The issue is written by Ram V, illustrated by Devmalya Pramanik, colored by Dearbhla Kelly and Alex Sollazo and lettered by Aditya Bidikar.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Jem and the Holgrams: Dimensions #1 (@IDWPublishing)


"Roll for initiative."

When Jem and the Holograms aren't out performing they're relaxing. And because there's a good variety of members affiliated with the group, that relaxation takes on a variety of different forms. In Jem and the Holgrams: Dimensions #1 from IDW Publishing, two of those forms are on display. "Catnap" is written and illustrated by Sophie Campbell, colored by M. Victoria Robado and lettered by Shawn Lee. "Roll With It" is written by Kate Leth, illustrated by Tana Ford, colored by Brittany Peer and lettered by Lee.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Review - Barbarella #1 (@dynamitecomics)


"I'm Barbarella."

Barbarella is a famous character who's traveled through space. There are places she visits that are welcoming, whereas other places she visits are less than welcoming. In Barbarella #1 from Dynamite Entertainment, her latest destination is something that leaves a lot to be desired. The issue is written by Mike Carey, illustrated by Kenan Yarar, colored by Mohan and lettered by Crank!.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Review - John Wick #1 (@dynamite)


"I always like it quiet."

The Boogeyman is a myth that strikes fear in kids all over the world. Baba Yaga is a myth that strikes fears in adults and assassins all over the world. While the former is good for a spooky story or two, the latter is good for John Wick #1 from Dynamite Entertainment. The issue is written by Greg Pak, illustrated by Giovanni Valleta, colored by David Curiel and Inlight Studios and lettered by Tom Napolitano.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Review - Monstro Mechanica #1 (@AfterShockComix)


"...I do also paint."

Leonardo da Vinci's reputation needs no introduction. The man was a man of all talents, never shying away from trying something new. In Monstro Mechanica #1 from After Shock Comix shows da Vinci trying something new and its consequences. The issue is written and lettered by Paul Allor, illustrated by Chris Evenhuis and colored by Sjan Weijers.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Review - The Mighty Crusaders #1 (@DrkCircleComics)


"That was the scene in the nation's capital today as the Crusaders stopped a homicidal dinosaur."

Every good superhero needs a team. One superhero is only capable of so much, so teaming up only makes sense to help them cover any shortcomings they may have. In The Mighty Crusaders #1 from Dark Circle Comics, that team is tasked with fighting evil and the press. The issue is written by Ian Flynn, illustrated by Kelsey Shannon, colored by Matt Herms and lettered by Jack Morelli.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Review - Void Trip #1 (@imagecomics)


"The universe is real big, man."

Philosophical views of life come from a variety of different thinkers. Some of the more traditional thinkers are enshrined in history as such, while some of the more non-traditional thinkers are viewed with a skeptical eye. Fortunately, for a non-traditional thinker such as Ana in Void Trip #1 from Image Comics, she has a relatively captive audience. The issue is written by Ryan O'Sullivan, illustrated by Plaid Klaus and lettered by Aditya Bidikar.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Review - Gravetrancers #1 (@blackmaskstudio)


"All of this, I assure you, is a real thing."

It takes a special person to be comfortable handling the deceased on a daily basis. Saying nothing about the basic concept of physically handling dead bodies, there's something emotional about it as well that asks a person be somewhat disconnected from life. In Gravetrancers #1 from Black Mask Studio, some mortuary wardens are detaching themselves in a slightly unconventional way. The issue is written by M.L. Miller, illustrated by James Michael Whynot, colored by Dee Cunniffe and lettered by Jim Campbell.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Review - Princeless: Raven, the Pirate Princess Year 2 #1 (@actionlab)


"Yeah, let's try not to die in a fire on the open sea."

A pirate's life is fraught with swashbuckling (whatever that is), walking the plank and trying to not to burn your contribution to the potluck. Princeless: Raven, the Pirate Princess Year 2 #1 from Action Lab Entertainment at the very least has the last part covered with a potential to delve in the two former components as well. The issue is written by Jeremy Whitley, illustrated by Xenia Pamfil and lettered by Justin Birch.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Review - Dark Fang #1 (@imagecomics)


"I call forth my powers. It was foolish to begin without them."

Climate change is real and it's happening fast. It's on humanity to take steps to slow the damage, but there are some who don't feel the need to step up. That's where an environmentally conscious vampire like Valla in Dark Fang #1 from Image Comics comes in. The issue is written by Miles Gunter, illustrated by Kelsey Shannon and lettered by Taylor Esposito.