Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Review - Dauntless #1 (@Tres_C_Studios)

"The first hit always gets the cobwebs out. Now I'm warmed up."

People will fight for any cause they believe in. There are times when that fight involves words, other times it involves passive resistance. There are some times when fighting for a cause requires actual fighting as the case in Dauntless #1 from Tres Calaveras Studios. The issue is written by Emilio Rodriguez, illustrated and lettered by Juan Martinez Alarcon and colored by David de Alonso.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Review - Red Agent: The Human Order #1 (@Zenescope)

"Be ready! I'm coming in hot."

Britney Waters is one of the big players in the Zenescope universe and it's only fitting that she get the chance to play a grand role in maintaining order in said universe. Red Agent: The Human Order #1 from Zenescope is another one of those chances. The issue is written by Lou Iovino, illustrated by Wilson Santos and Marc Rosete, colored by Hedwin Zaldivar, Ceci de la Cruz and Grostieta and lettered by Taylor Esposito.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Review - Wonder Woman '77 Meets The Bionic Woman #1 (@DynamiteComics @DCComics)

"I see I'm not the only one with strength!"

Wonder Woman is an icon of DC Comics and--heavy metal riff aside--garners tremendous respect from other characters within that universe. Bionic Woman is a character created with some of the same abilities and the same penchant for wanting to help those who need it. Wonder Woman '77 Meets The Bionic Woman #1 from Dynamite and DC Comics is a mash-up of two great characters in a very era-appropriate setting. The issue is written by Andy Mangels, illustrated by Judit Tondora, colored by Michael Bartolo and Stuart Chaifetz and lettered by Tom Orzechowski and Lois Buhalis.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Review - Savage #1 (@ValiantComics)

"It's okay--we're safe--we're safe--"

The rich and famous generally have an easy go of things, parlaying their success into obtaining anything and everything they could possibly want. That success often comes at the expense of privacy and normalcy and regardless of whether or not you think it's a fair trade, there's something to be said about being able to get away. In Savage #1 from Valiant Comics, getting away is a little more violent than one successful couple imagined. The issue is written by B. Clay Moore, illustrated by Lewis Larosa and Clayton Henry, colored by Brian Reber and lettered by Dave Lanphear.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Review - No Angel #1 (@blackmaskstudio)

"Relax. This is not my first rodeo."

Individuals who find solace in a religion do so in an effort to reinforce their lives. Some religions are more universally recognized than others and some of them emphasize the notion that there are otherworldly beings who exist within that religion. More often than not those individuals exist on a different plane, but not the beings in No Angel #1 from Black Mask Studios. The issue is written by Eric and Adrianne Palicki, illustrated by Ari Syahrazad, colored by Jean-Paul Csuka and lettered by Jim Campbell.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Review - Athena Voltaire and the Volcano Goddess #1 (@ActionLab)

"I always have a thing or two up my sleeve."

Athena Voltaire is something of a world-renowned traveler with a penchant for treasure hunts. Danger doesn't slow her down and she's always one for a new adventure. She's getting a little bit of both in Athena Voltaire and the Volcano Goddess #1 from Action Lab Entertainment. The issue is written, illustrated and lettered by Steve Bryant and colored by Jim Nelson (color assists by Drew Browne).

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Review - The Untamed: Killing Floor #1 (@strangercomics)

"My life is a shadow that deepens in death."

Some will argue that life in the Dark Ages was pretty rough. It had to have been, considering the entire era was named for it. In The Untamed: Killing Floor #1 from Stranger Comics, life in a fantasy world reminiscent of the Dark Ages is just as hard. The issue is written by Sebastian A. Jones, illustrated by Peter Bergting, layouts by Darrell May and lettering by A Larger World Studios.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Review - Sweet Lullaby #1 (@DarbyPopComics)

"What she doesn't know won't hurt her."

The life of a spy is nothing if not exciting. There are plans to steal, innocents to seduce and a whole host of other fun and/or exciting duties that come along with being a spy. In Sweet Lullaby #1 from Darby Pop Publishing, Lullaby is born and raised a spy. The issue is written by AJ Scherkenbach and illustrated by J. Briscoe Allison.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Review - Supernaut #1 (@215ink)

"I'm back. Everything is doomed!"

The universe is a lot bigger than a lot of people realize, meaning there's plenty of room for interstellar shenanigans. Amidst all the travel and locations, people still need to make a living. Some people do so by way of being thieves like in Supernaut #1 from 215 Ink. The issue is written and illustrated by Michael David Nelsen.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Review - Reggie and Me #1 (@ArchieComics)

Archie more or less runs Riverdale. He'll usually never let his status go to his head, but there are still some in Riverdale who really want to see Archie fail regardless of how nice a guy he may seem otherwise. Reggie and Vader in Reggie and Me #1 from Archie Comics is one such duo. The issue is written by Tom DeFalco, illustrated by Sandy Jerrell, colored by Kelly Fitzpatrick and lettered by Jack Morelli.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Review - Go Home #1 (@ALTERNACOMICS)

"Because this is war. And things will never be the same again."

War is a hellish creation that brings out the best and worst in people. Most wars are fought over ideological guidelines and they typically bring with them an abundance of time in assessing one's own morality. Husk in Go Home #1 from Alterna Comics does just that. The issue is written by Dan Hill and illustrated by Andrew Herbst.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Review - Yakuza: Demon Killers #1 (@IDWPublishing)

"The familiar stranger that we all fear. It has finally come for me..."

There are often tales of wars waged without the knowledge of the people at large. These battles are typically against supernatural forces and typically feature some sort of fighting force tailored specifically to their opponent. It's not often that it's a group such as the Yakuza fighting demons as in Yakuza: Demon Killers #1 from IDW Publishing. The issue is written by Amit Chauhan, illustrated by Eli Powell, colored by K. Michael Russell and lettered by Marshall Dillon.