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.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Review - Jenny Finn #1 (@DarkHorseComics)

"This world's no better for us bein' in it."

Times in older eras were rough for a variety of reason. London was no exception, as the din and clamor of the river it sits on made every day an adventure in society. In Jenny Finn #1 from Dark Horse Comics, that difficulty is further compounded by a mysterious horror stalking prey. The issue is written by Mike Mignola, illustrated by Troy Nixey and colored by Dave Stewart.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Review - The Harcourt Legacy #1 (@ActionLab)

"I understand now."

Family inheritance is always a thorny subject. Some relatives feel they get too little, while others feel that a relative got something they should've. Very rarely is magic involved in the inheritance as it is in The Harcourt Legacy #1 from Action Lab Entertainment. The issue is written and lettered by Brendan Cahill, illustrated by Jason Federhenn and colored by Josh Burcham.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Review - Port of Earth #1 (@imagecomics)

"We always knew we weren't alone."

Earth's place in the galaxy is one that seems pretty inconsequential in the grand scheme of things. That could--and will--definitely change as we make more advancements in rocket technology, but for now we're left to dream. In Port of Earth #1 from Image Comics, that dream becomes a reality of sorts. The issue is written by Zack Kaplan, illustrated by Andrea Mutti, colored by Vladimir Popov and lettered by Troy Peteri.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Review - Betty and Veronica Vixens #1 (@ArchieComics)

" means we're about to kick some ass."

Betty and Veronica is an example of one of the most enduring love/hate relationships in all of media. The two of have moved from best friends to worst enemies at the proverbial drop of a dime. In Betty and Veronica Vixens #1 from Archie Comics, the two take their relationship to a new place as members of an outlaw biker gang. The issue is written by Jamie Lee Rotante, illustrated by Eva Cabrera, colored by Elaina Unger and lettered by Rachel Deering.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Review - Stain the Seas Scarlet #1 (@@ryanklindsay)

"We will stomp your face in until the noises are onomatopoeic of rainfall into a filth clogged gutter. You realise this, yes?"

History is rife with civilizations and societies who have been subverted by a more powerful and aggressive group of individuals. In some instances those oppressed simply roll over, but in some cases they actually fight back and make a stand. One such instance occurs in Stain the Seas Scarlet #1. The issue is written by Ryan K. Lindsay, illustrated by Alex Cormack and lettered by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Review - The Gravediggers Union #1 (@imagecomics)

"It's the end of the world...but what else is new, am I right?"

Gravediggers have one job: dig graves. It's a straightforward and often thankless job, as they regularly inter the remains of those previously loved and/or despised. It's not often they have to bury the same body twice, but that's the premise behind The Gravediggers Union #1 from Image Comics. The issue is written by Wes Craig, illustrated by Craig (pages 1-5) and Toby Cypress, colored by Niko Guardia and lettered by Jared K. Fletcher.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Review - Atomic Robo: Spectre of Tomorrow #1 (@IDWPublishing)

"Not this one. HOA business. Robo's eyes only."

Atomic Robo is a talented and capable robot who really knows no bounds. He can create artificial intelligence and he can run a sophisticated team of engineers and scientists, but for some reason he can't keep the noise down. In Atomic Robo: Spectre of Tomorrow #1 from IDW Publishing the latter proves to be the most alarming of his problems. The issue is written by Brian Clevinger, illustrated by Scott Wegener, colored by Anthony Clark and lettered by Jeff Powell.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Review - Agent 47: Birth of Hitman #1 (@dynamitecomics)

"So many possibilities. Car bomb sounds good to you?"

An assassin is typically cold, calculated and methodical. That approach to life is one that requires a certain type of focus and commitment that persists through life. In Agent 47: Birth of Hitman #1 from Dynamite Comics, Agent 47 is contemplating a change in approach. The issue is written by Christopher Sebela, illustrated by Jonathan Lau and Ariel Medel, colored by Omi Remalante and lettered by Thomas Napolitano.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Review - Ghostbusters: Answer the Call #1 (@IDWPublishing)

Dealing with the paranormal requires a certain set of skills. Patience is one of them, as is an ability to compartmentalize fear. IDW Publishing has both of the above and more in Ghostbusters: Answer the Call #1. The issue is written by Kelly Thompson, illustrated by Corin Howell, colored by Valentina Pinto and lettered by Neil Uyetake.