Monday, October 31, 2016

Review - The Black Hood Season Two #1 (@DrkCircleComics)


"Of course, I never sleep."

Fighting crime is typically left to the crimefighters such as the police and military. Very rarely do citizens take it upon themselves to do the enforcing. Greg Hettinger is one such man in The Black Hood Season Two #1 from Dark Circle Comics. The issue is written by Duane Swierczynski, illustrated by Greg Scott, colored by Kelly Fitzpatrick and lettered by Rachel Deering.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Review - Hellchild: The Unholy #1 (@Zenescope)


"Judas wasn't all bad."

Being the child of a good is one thing. Being the child of a god who's killed and then brought back with some vampire in you is something else entirely. In Hellchild: The Unholy #1 from Zenescope, Angelica Blackstone gets to be all of the above and then some. The issue is written by Pat Shand, illustrated by Renzo Rodriguez, colored by Walter Baiamonte and lettered by Ryan Ferrier.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Review - Bloodshot U.S.A. #1 (@ValiantComics)


"...I think we can replicate what happened in Colorado and make our own Bloodshot virus."

Bloodshot is a hero whether he believes it or not. He was created as an experiment before going rogue in an effort to find out more about himself. Project Rising Spirit is far from the most philanthropic organizations and they believe that more experiments like Bloodshot are better than fewer. They take that to the extreme in Bloodshot U.S.A. #1 from Valiant Comics. The issue is written by Jeff Lemire, illustrated by Doug Braithwaite, colored by Brian Reber and lettered by Dave Lanphear.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Review - Wolfcop #1 (@DynamiteComics)


"WHAT THE--!"

A full moon is a werewolf's worst nightmare. Not only does it thrust them into an unpredictable rage once a month, but it also means that you lose complete control and don't really have full control. Mix that in with being a cop like Wolfcop #1 from Dynamite Comics and you get a really intresting story. The issue is written by Max Marks and illustrated by Arcana Studios.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Review - Serenity: No Power in the 'Verse #1 (@DarkHorseComics)


"Not getting paid enough for this fei hua..."

Firefly is one of those properties that developed a cult following because people weren't overexposed to it. Since it went off the air over a decade ago, the series has really lived on in the comics. The latest comic to carry the torch for the series is Serenity: No Power in the 'Verse #1 from Dark Horse Comics. The issue is written by Chris Roberson, penciled by Georges Jeanty, inked by Karl Story, colored by Wes Dzioba and lettered by Michael Heisler.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Review - The Skeptics #1 (@blackmaskstudio)


"This way, into the lab, won't you?"

The saying goes that perception is reality in that if people believe something to be true then that's the reality for them. It's something that works in all walks of life, from marketing to politics. It hasn't really been tested in the superhero realm that much though--until The Skeptics #1 from Black Mask Studio. The issue is written by Tini Howard, illustrated by Devaki Neogi, colored by Jen Hickman and lettered by Aditya Bidikar.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Review - Gears of War 4 (@CoalitionGears)


It's been a minute since players have had the opportunity to shudder at the sound of "Boom" as an alien bellows it followed by a grenade launched in your direction. Gears of War Judgment was the last iteration of the series and wasn't as well-received as the previous three entries into the series. Since that game's release, Microsoft bought the IP and handed the reins over to The Coalition and their hard work has just seen release in Gears of War 4.

Omnicomic reviewed Gears of War 4 via a review code provided by Microsoft Studios.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Review - The October Faction: Deadly Season #1 (@IDWPublishing)


Family is family. Sticking together is immensely important and requires members of a family to protect and support one another. That's especially true when faced with the undead in The October Faction: Deadly Season #1 from IDW Publishing. The issue is written by Steve Niles, illustrated by Damien Worm, color assists by Alyzia Zherno and lettered by Shawn Lee.

Review - Kiss #1 (@DynamiteComics)


"A world without heroes is like a world without sun."

Kiss is one of the most recognized bands in the world. Their discography and larger than life personas have made them cultural icons whose reputation is second to none. Dynamite Comics wants to bring more fans into the fold with Kiss #1. The issue is written by Amy Chu, illustrated by Kewber Baal, colored by Schumerys Baal and lettered by Troy Peteri.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Review - Villain #1


"Them superheroes always make me nervous."

In a world of superheroes and powers, it's only natural that those without would feel nervous. It's often likely that those powers are never used on innocents, but when they are things go bad really quickly. For a former villain like Gil Grimes in Villain #1 from Evoluzione Publishing, things are probably going to get a lot worse. The issue is written by Joshua Metzger, illustrated by Grzegorz Pawlak, colored by Ryan Burt and lettered by E.T. Dollman.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Review - Echoes TPB (@DarkHorseComics)


"This will be the last time..."

If we ever figure out time travel, there will be lots of destinations and eras people would visit. The reasons for those visits would be many, but you can be sure that things will get crazy sooner than later. In Echoes TPB from Dark Horse Comics, things are definitely getting intense. The issue is written by Mike Richardson, illustrated by Gabriel Guzmán, colored by Java Tartaglia and lettered by Nate Piekos.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Review - Pathfinder: Worldscape #1 (@DynamiteComics)


"Time for answers. Where am I? What have you people done with my friends?"

There are plenty of fantasy worlds out there to explore. The important thing is to remember to explore them with people you can trust and know will help out you in a tough situation. If those people are taken away from you and you have seek them out (as in Pathfinder: Worldscape #1 from Dynamite Comics), then just make sure you're good with a sword. The issue is written by Erik Mona, illustrated by Jonathan Lau, colored by Omi Remalante and lettered by Simon Bowland.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Review - James Bond Hammerhead #1 (@DynamiteComics)


"Inefficient 007, inadequate."

James Bond is a legend in both literature and film. The concept of the character is pretty ingenious, glamorizing the otherwise mundane life affiliated with intelligence gathering. Dynamite Comics thinks the character is very complex and offers a new version of him in James Bond Hammerhead #1. The issue is written by Andy Diggle, illustrated by Luca Casalanguida, colored by Chris Blythe and lettered by Simon Bowland.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Review - Warlords of Appalachia #1 (@boomstudios)


"You drawn from the river, big man?"

There are clear, cultural biases based on where one calls home. Many of those biases are typically the reason why wars break out and why one of America's most bloodiest in the Civil War occurred. For Warlords of Appalachia #1 from BOOM! Studios, the fallout from one Civil War wasn't enough. The issue is written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson, illustrated by Jonas Scharf, colored by Doug Garbark and lettered by Jim Campbell.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Review - Reborn #1 (@imagecomics)


"I know you look different and have no idea what's going on..."

Life after death is something of an abstract concept that's riddled societies for years. It's a very abstract concept that has a relatively simple scientific solution, but the question of the soul isn't nearly as simplistic. Reborn #1 from Image Comics seeks to offer a solution for both sides of the coin. The issue is written by Mark Millar, penciled by Greg Capullo, inked by Jonathan Glapion, colored by Fco Plascenscia and lettered by Nate Piekos.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Review - Doctor Crowe #1 (@215Ink)


"So we're walking into a trap, eh?"

Doctors have a way of curing what ails you. Sometimes it's just a viral infection, whereas other times it's a werewolf. Those experienced in the latter like Doctor Crowe in Doctor Crowe #1 from 215 Ink are definitely few and far between. "Beneath the Black" is written by Corey Fryia, illustrated by Tony Gregori, colored by Josh Jensen and lettered by Micah Myers. "Wretched" is written by Fryia, illustrated by Matt Horak, colored by Doug Garback and Mark Dale and lettered by Nic J. Shaw. "The Lost Coven" is written by Fryia, illustrated by Karim Whalen, colored by Laura Lee and lettered by Myers. "Dreamwaker" is written by Fryia, illustrated by Gregori, colored by Jensen and lettered by Taylor Esposito.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Review - Black #1 (BlackMaskStudio)


"They patrol the places, but they don't know the faces."

Various peoples have faced various levels of hardships throughout history and the one concept is a general feeling that one group is "better" in some way than the other. It's something that leads to violence, hatred and a rapid descent into becoming even more close-minded. Black #1 from Black Mask Studio looks at that concept and puts a superhero twist on it. The issue is written by Kwanza Osajyefo, illustrated by Jamal Igle, inks by Robin Riggs, tones by Sarah Stern and letters by Dave Sharpe.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Review - Archie Meets Ramones (@ArchieComics)


"We are the worst band on the planet."

Archie pretty much runs Riverdale, acting as a mediator in lover's quarrels and an all-around best friend. He's great at those roles, but his performance as a musician leaves something to be desired. Good things The Ramones are around in Archie Meets Ramones from Archie Comics to teach him a thing or two. The issue is written by Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg, illustrated by Gisèle Lagacé and colored by Ma. Victoria Robado and Digikore Studios.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Review - Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York #1 (@boomstudios)


"Welcome to the office, Snake."

In the history of action movies, few characters have been as buoyantly garish as Jake from Big Trouble in Little China. The role popularized by Kurt Russell improved the movie dramatically and added in the right amount of action and humor. Russell's portrayal of Snake Plissken was quite different, although the two characters did share similarities. Those similarities are on display in Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York #1 from BOOM! Studios. The issue is written by Greg Pak, illustrated by Daniel Bayliss, colored by Triona Farrell and lettered by Simon Bowland.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Review - Grimm Fairy Tales Holiday Edition 2016 (@zenescope)


"Feels great to just unwind for once."

Halloween is a holiday that begs people to scare one another. Whether those scares come from something physical or something mental is up to the scarers. Zenescope is big on fostering a universe full of terror and they're tapping into that for Grimm Fairy Tales Holiday Edition 2016. "Stories From The Stoop" is written by, penciled by Wilton Santos, inked by Emanuel Braga and colored Erick Arciniega. "Ghost Story" is writyen Lou Iovino, penciled by Moy R. and colors Fran Gamboa & J.C. Ruiz. "Werewolf Story" is written by Troy Brownfield and illustrated by Marcelo Costa. "Vampire Story" is written by Meredith Finch, penciled by Alessandro Miracolo and colored Robby Bevard. "Witch Story" is written by Dan Wickline, penciled by Julius Abrera, colored by Jorge Cortes and lettered by Matt Krotzer.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Review - Army of Darkness/Xena Warrior Princess: Forever...And a Day #1 (@DynamiteComics)


"Summon the warrior who walks through time."

Xena and Gabrielle face all manner of enemy in their travels and the two of them can typically handle whatever is thrown at them. Sometimes the odds are a little too overwhelming though and they need help. Xena has an in with Hercules, but when his strength isn't the right type of help she needs a little more boom. Army of Darkness/Xena Warrior Princess: Forever...And a Day #1 from Dynamite Comics offers plenty of the boom. The issue is written by Scott Lobdell, illustrated by Elliot Fernandez, colored by Pete Pantazis and lettered by Taylor Esposito.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Review - Spell on Wheels #1 (@DarkHorseComics)


"You didn't put luck in that li'l horseshoe, did you?"

Witchcraft reflects a pretty dark time in our country's nascent lifetime. There was a lot of frustration and confusion about the supposed powers of witches in a purely Puritanical society. The concept of witches has definitely waned in the years since, but there's still some interest in them as evidenced by Spell on Wheels #1 from Dark Horse Comics. The issue is written by Kate Leth, illustrated by Megan Levens and colored by Marissa Louise.