Friday, March 16, 2018

Review - American Gods: My Ainsel #1 (@DarkHorseComics)

"Festive, yet classy."

American Gods is one of Neil Gaiman's greatest works that's slowly making it way to the comics. If you've been dying for another incarnation, then American Gods: My Ainsel #1 from Dark Horse Comics can scratch that itch. The story is by Neil Gaiman, written by P. Craig Russell, illustrated by Scott Hampton and lettered by Rick Parker.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Review - Highest House #1 (@IDWPublishing)

"Your master must be some great lord, surely."

The life of a poor child in a peasant village features days filled with skipping rocks, singing to oneself and generally passing the time. There's not really an awareness or sense of anything greater and just being able to survive is a gift. In The Highest House #1 from IDW Publishing, some of those children find out there's a bit more to life. The issue is written by Mike Carey, illustrated and lettered by Peter Gross and colored by Fabien Alquier.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Review - Come Into Me #1 (@blackmaskstudio)

"What is marvelous our mind's ability to generate emotion."

People will often say "I know your pain" or "I know what you're going through," but very rarely do they fully understand exactly what it is that person is experiencing. Empathy is only as good as the experience of the empathizer so being able to truly get into another's head would do wonders for increasing empathy. Such an action bears a cost though as imagined in Come Into Me #1 from Black Mask Studios. The issue is written by Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler, illustrated by Piotr Kowalski, colored by Niko Guardia and lettered by Ryan Ferrier.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Review - Wailing Blade #1 (@ComixTribe)

"They will hate you."

Every good tyrant needs a good executioner. Every good executioner needs a good blade. Wailing Blade #1 from Comix Tribe has both of the above and then some. The issue is written by Rich Douek, illustrated by Joe Mulvey, colored by Christopher Sotomayor and lettered by Taylor Esposito.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Review - Betty 'The Slayer' Mitchell #1 (@Markosia)

"Dear Miss Elizabeth Mitchell. I hope that this letter reaches you soon. We are really in desperate need of your services..."

History is littered with heroes and villains. The two fight one another in an endless struggle for dominance. Sometimes though a new hero is inserted in history against a familiar villain. Betty 'The Slayer' Mitchell #1 from Markosia is one such instance. The issue is written by Alex Giles and illustrated by Oscar Perez Gallardo.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Review - Prism Stalker #1 (@imagecomics)

"We were cowards once. You and I."

Subjugation is never easy for the subjugated. Those in power tend to relish that position of authority and will do what is necessary to maintain it. That doesn't mean that uprisings foment themselves as in Prism Stalker #1 from Image Comics. The issue is written and illustrated by Sloane Leong.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Review - The Beef #1 (@imagecomics)

"Not the burgers!"

A diet consisting entirely of hamburgers, french fries and soda isn't really one that someone should strive to maintain. There are still plenty of people in the world (America specifically) who don't mind the excess, consequences be damned. In The Beef #1 from Image Comics, that diet could turn into something else entirely. The issue is written by Richard Starkings and Tyler Shainline, illustrated by Shaky Kane and lettered by Starkings.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Review - The Wilds #1 (@blackmaskstudio)

"They're coming..."

Dealing with society is its own beast. Dealing with a society that has individuals who act like beasts is something else entirely. In The Wilds #1 from Black Mask Studios, life must go on. The issue is written by Vita Ayala, illustrated by Emily Pearson, colored by Marissa Louise and lettered by Jim Campbell.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Review - Vampironica #1 (@ArchieComics)

"...this will all be over soon."

Vampires are eternal, both in life and popular culture. So of course it makes sense that they would invade Riverdale in Vampironica #1 from Archie Comics. The issue is written by Greg Smallwood and Meg Smallwood, illustrated by Greg Smallwood and lettered by Jack Morelli.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Review - James Bond: M (@dynamite)

"There are always consequences to your actions."

Being a supervisor to 00 agents brings with it a tremendous amount of responsibility. That responsibility includes cleaning up any messes those agents may make. In James Bond: M from Dynamite Entertainment, one of those messes that need cleaning is made by the supervisor himself. The issue is written by Declan Shalvey, illustrated by PJ Holden, colored by Derbhla Kelly and lettered by Simon Bowland.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Review - Lucas Stand: Inner Demons #1 (@boomstudios)

"I don't like demons, and I don't like liars."

Fighting demons is an ongoing endeavor. It takes stamina, grit and a resolve to keep on keeping on in the face of adversity. In Lucas Stand: Inner Demons #1 from BOOM! Studios, that quest continues. The issue is written by Kurt Sutter and Caitlin Kittredge, illustrated by Jesús Hervás, colored by Alex Guimarães and lettered by Jim Campbell.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Review - Postal: Mark #1 (@TopCow)

"Peace came for Eden, but not the Shiffron family."

The family dynamic is extremely hard to define. What works for one family may not work for another family, which means that different families have different problems they must contend with. Postal: Mark #1 from Top Cow Comics looks at some of the woes beguiling the Shiffron family. The issue is written by Matt Hawkins, illustrated by Raffaele Ienco and lettered by Troy Peteri.