Monday, January 23, 2017

Review - Dollface #1 (@ActionLabDanger)

"That's a good slang word right?"

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Not all of them are "alive" in the true sense of the word, but that doesn't make them any less heroic. Dollface in Dollface #1 from Action Lab Danger Zone is one such hero. The issue is written and illustrated by Dan Mendoza, colored by Mendoza and Valentina Pucci and lettered by Adam Wollet.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Review - Slayer: Repentless #1 (@DarkHorseComics)

"I've stopped letting the rage tunnel into me and cloud my mind with blame."

There's an inherent risk among society when people form groups. There's comfort in finding others share similar ideas as your own, but when the ideals of the group become bigger than the individuals messages get perverted. That perversion leads to violence, especially in Slayer: Repentless #1 from Dark Horse Comics. The issue is written by Jon Schnepp and illustrated by Guiu Vilanova.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Review - God Country #1 (@Imagecomics)

"The wrath of God lies sleeping."

There are parts of the world where things move a little more slowly. When people familiar with a faster-pace visit these parts of the world there's some adjusting that must be undertaken un order to understand the difference in the ways of life. In God Country #1 from Image Comics, nothing can prepare Roy and his family for the life that Roy's father Emmet leads. The issue is written by Donny Cates, illustrated by Geoff Shaw, colored by Jason Wordie and lettered by John J. Hill.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Review - Angel Season 11 #1 (@DarkHorseComics)

"Sun's about to go down. We should get to it."

Angel is one of the most interesting characters to spin out of the Buffy: The Vampire Slayer universe. His persistent conflict that brings him to the edge of insanity and destruction is always fascinating, which means he needs to rely on those around him for support. One of those characters is a goddess and she gets top-billing in Angel Season 11 #1 from Dark Horse Comics. The issue is written by Corinna Bechko, illustrated by Geraldo Borges, colored by Michelle Madsen and lettered by Richard Starkings and Jimmy Betancourt.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Review - Artful #1 (@ActionLab)

"Don't you worry none about the Artful. He gots ways."

Vampires are never easy to deal with. If you're a character with a reputation for being dodgy then maybe you have a better chance of making it through the night. The Artful Dodger in Artful #1 from Action Lab is one such character. The issue is written by Peter David (adapted by Nicole D'Andria), illustrated by Laura Neubert and lettered by Justin Birch.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Review - Divinity III: Stalinverse #1 (@ValiantComics)

"Death to any who would threaten the motherland."

Heroes are supposed to protect the world from the villains. Generally, those heroes align for a common sense of good, but what if that common sense is a different version of "good?" In Divinity III: Stalinverse #1 from Valiant Entertainment, Russia proves that even it has ideals it believe are worth fighting for. The issue is written by Matt Kindt, penciled by Trevor Hairsine, inked by Ryan Winn, colored by David Barron and lettered by Dave Lanphear.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Review - Gumballs #1 (@topshelfcomix)

Everyone eventually comes to terms with who they are. Sometimes it's an easy journey, but other times it's one rife with conflict and opposition. Gumballs #1 from Top Shelf Comix is a tale of one such struggle. The issue is written and illustrated by Erin Nations.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Review - Executive Assistant Iris: Enemies Among Us #1 (@AspenComics)

Assassins have been around for a pretty good chunk of history. They've crept through the shadows, observed their targets from hidden locations and strike when the target least expects it. Aspen Comics took that concept and added an exciting twist in the Executive Assistant series and the main character in that series Iris. Iris gets her origins explained a bit in Executive Assistant Iris: Enemies Among Us #1. "First Assignment" is written by David Wohl, illustrated by Giuseppe Cafaro, colored by Wes Hartman and lettered by Zen. "Pain Drops" is written by Vince Hernandez, illustrated by Randy Green, inked by Mark Roslan, colored by Hartman and lettered by Zen.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Review - Star Trek Green Lantern: Stranger Worlds Volume 2 #1 (@IDWPublishing @DCComics)

The crew of the Enterprise has seen their fair share of diverse alien races, colossal space battles and everything in between. Despite all that, encountering members of the Lantern Corps still brings with it a little bit of surprise. IDW Publishing and DC Comics teamed up again in Star Trek Green Lantern: Stranger Worlds Volume 2 #1 to explore that mystery further. The issue is written by Mike Johnson, illustrated by Angel Hernandez, colored by Alejandro Sanchez and lettered by Andworld Design.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Review - Grim Fairy Tales #1 (@Zenescope)

A parent's hope in life is that their children exceed their accomplishments. For most parents that's just seeing them doing better financially, but for some there are higher stakes. Skye Mathers in Grimm Fairy Tales #1 from Zenescope is looking to pick up her mother's mantle with those higher stakes. The issue is written by Joe Brusha, penciled by Ediano Silva, colored by Ivan Nunes and lettered by Taylor Esposito.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Review - Dead Inside #1 (@DarkHorseComics)

"Bennet Pen is where you're headed. They got two dead bodies. Time to earn your paycheck, detective."

A detective's life is nothing if not interesting, but usually it comes at a cost. While many assume the cost to be personal there are professional costs as well, such as being relegated to investigating crimes in jails. Detective Linda Caruso in Dead Inside #1 from Dark Horse Comics is one such detective, forced to work cases that no one seems invested in seeing through. The issue is written by John Arcudi, illustrated by Toni Fejzula, colored by André May and lettered by Joe Sabino.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Review - Optimus Prime #1 (@IDWPublishing)

"Things were changing on Cybertron...too fast for some..."

Optimus Prime needs no introduction. Except to the people of Earth he's seemingly always trying to help even if they don't want it. Turns out he had a past though that some may not know about and Optimus Prime #1 from IDW Publishing explores that past. The issue is written by John Barber, illustrated by Kei Zama, colored by Josh Burcham and lettered by Tom B. Long.