Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Review - SFC #1

"...stars aren't born, they're made."

Wrestling is a fascinating industry that blends together athletics and soap operas in a way that's endured. It's rife with heroes and villains and fun storylines that makes for an entertaining watch. That action also makes for an interesting read in SFC #1. The issue is written by Julien Kohlman and Guido Martinez, illustrated by Lucas Perdomo, colored by Marco Pagnotta and lettered by Brant Fowler. "Titanium #1" is written by Marcel Dupree and John Griz, illustrated by Mauri, colored by Pagnotta and lettered by Fowler. "SFC: Secret Files - Mind Mechanics" is written by Griz, illustrated by Vittorio Garofoli, colored by Pagnotta and lettered by Fowler.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Review - Lake of Fire #1 (@ImageComics)

"My God."

The Crusades were a trying time for Europe, what with all the fighting and persecution and all. It rallied many to its cause and brought out the best and worst in people as they fought for what they believed in. Had they been fighting alien invaders like in Lake of Fire #1 from Image Comics, the world today might be a lot different. The issue is written, colored and lettered by Nathan Fairbairn and illustrated by Matt Smith.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Review - Sonic Mega Drive #1 (@ArcheComics)

"Hey, Tails! What are you doing here? Aside from being menaced, I mean?"

Sonic the Hedgehog has been around for a long time. He's made the most of that time, weaving through one opponent and the next en route to saving his planet from any and all comers. That trend continues in Sonic Mega Drive #1 from Archie Comics. The issue is written by Ian Flynn, illustrated by Tyson Hesse, colored by Matt Herms and lettered by Jack Morelli.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Review - Resident Alien: The Man with No Name #1 (@DarkHorseComics)

"Welcome to Hell, Harry...paperwork Hell."

Harry is an alien living on Earth. He's not part of a science experiment and he's not out to take over the world. He's just trying to get home. Along the way though he wants to help and his latest assistance is necessary in Resident Alien: The Man with No Name #1 from Dark Horse Comics. The issue is written by Peter Hogan and illustrated by Steve Parkhouse.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Review - Generation Zero #1 (@ValiantComics)

"So...how do I find them?"

Uncovering the mysteries of a loved one's disappearance is always a trying process. There's still a need to piece together what exactly happened and get to the bottom of things, but sometimes there are greater powers at play that want to prevent the truth from coming out. Generation Zero #1 from Valiant Entertainment is offering all sorts of conspiracy. The issue is written by Fred Van Lente, illustrated by Francis Portela, colored by Andrew Dalhouse and lettered by Dave Sharpe.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Review - Atomic Robo: The Temple of Od #1 (@IDWPublishing)

"I don't want to alarm you, but I think they're getting closer."

When it's time to explore the world you want someone who's experienced in doing so. A well-worn traveler who doesn't hesitate to offer his or her services when appropriate to make travels easier. If that person is a robot then all the better. Atomic Robo: The Temple of Od #1 from IDW Publishing offers a robot who knows the world and history. The issue is written by Brian Clevinger, illustrated by Scott Wegener, colored by Anthony Clark and lettered by Jeff Powell.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Review - Armor-I #1 (@evoluzionepublishing)

"If Novaden gets his hands on the vial the whole universe will be doomed."

Life as a high school student isn't lacking in drama and it's even tougher when you're transferring into a new school. Add to that having to deal with an alien arrival entrusting you with something important like in Armor-I #1 from Evoluzione Publishing and things get fun. The issue (and the back-up story "Baranzu") are written by Marcel Dupree, illustrated by Joel Cotejar, colored by Franco Riesco and lettered by E.T. Doleman.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Review - Superf*ckers Forever #1 (@IDWEntertainment)

"Why are we in this stupid bubble thing?"

Kids being kids is an excuse that let's them get away with a lot of stuff. Rarely (if never) should that excuse them being horrible people. IDW Entertainment likes horrible people sometimes and that's why they're publishing Superf*ckers Forever #1. "Time Bubble," "The Private Principle" and "The Rebirthening" are written and illustrated by James Kochalka. "Swear Jar" is written and illustrated by Jake Lawrence.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Review - The Backstagers #1 (@boomstudios)

"Boys are scary, and they fart a bunch."

High school is more of a rite of passage than it honestly should be. Some students become friends while others make life difficult, all while everyone is trying to get an education. The distinction between cool and not cool is bolder in clubs with Drama club especially boasting its own sort of elitism. Such elitism is the catalyst for The Backstagers #1 BOOM! Box. The issue is written by James Tynion IV, illustrated by Ryan Sygh, colored by Walter Baiamonte and lettered by Jim Campbell.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Review - Grimm Fairy Tales Apocalypse #1 (@Zenescope)

"Tonight the four will rise. War. Death. Pestilence. Famine."

Comic universes are always on the lookout for some form of strife that generates unlikely alliances in the face of overwhelming odds. Zenescope has put their characters through the ringer on more than one occasion, but that won't stop them from doing it again in Grimm Fairy Tales Apocalypse #1. The issue is written by Pat Shand, illustrated by J.G. Miranda, colored by Hedwin Zaldivar and lettered by Taylor Esposito.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Review - Snarl #1 (@InsaneComics)

"It was like nothing I'd ever encountered before."

Fighting a werewolf relies on a few immutable truths: they come out with a full moon and silver bullets are a weakness. Knowing those and believing you actually have to rely on them often require some mental reconciliation. Detective Bevil struggles with that in Snarl #1 from Insane Comics. The issue is written by Kelly Bender, illustrated by Nathan Kelly, colored by Josh Jensen and lettered by Micah Myers.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Review - Hadrian's Wall #1 (@ImageComics)

"No, that's wrong."

Space exploration is a wondrous notion, but the execution leaves something to be desired at times. Establishing footholds in space brings with it people and people bring with them emotions. Emotions, people and space are all topics in Hadrian's Wall #1 from Image Comics. The issue is written by Kyle Higgins and Alex Siegel, illustrated by Rod Reis and lettered by Troy Peteri.