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.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Review - Vampire Hunter D: Message from Mars #1 (@strangercomics)


"Yet I'm calm. That's because of you, D. Because I know you're coming."

Hunting vampires is almost cliche at this point, but there are some who are more seasoned at it than others. Van Helsing for instance. Vampirella. Even Vampire Hunter D has been around the block a few times when it comes to hunting vampires and what's one more trip in Vampire Hunter D: Message from Mars #1 from Stranger Comics. The issue is written by Brandon Easton, illustrated by Michael Broussard (backgrounds by Sheldon Mitchell) and lettered by A Larger World Studios.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Review - Grand Passion #1 (@DynamiteComics)


"No pattern, that was the key."

Bonnie and Clyde were probably the most famous of all the relationship criminals in history. The duo tore across the country, scoring big and trusting their life with the other. If Bonnie fell in love with a cop though the story could've turned out a lot differently and Dynamite Comics has some notion of that difference in Grand Passion #1. The issue is written by James Robinson, illustrated by Tom Feister, colored by David Curiel and lettered by Simon Bowland.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Review - Exodus #1 (@Tres_C_Studios)


Space may be the final frontier, but when humans visit there are vestiges of past frontiers. Exodus #1 from Tres Calaveras Studios blends together some concepts from the past with the futuristic trends of space. The issue is written and lettered by Emilio Rodriguez, illustrated by Unai Ortiz de Zarate, colored by David de Alonso.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Review - Geek Girl #1 (@Markosia)


"Well, you've only been at this a couple days, Ruby--"

Being in college has its own difficulties with being social and academic. The former can be complicated by the latter in extreme cases. Geek Girl #1 from Markosia Enterprises is one such case. The issue is written by Sam Johnson, illustrated by Carlos Granda, colored by NAHP and lettered by Paul Mclaren.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Review - Brigands #1 (@ActionLabDanger)


"Prisoner at the gates! Guards on the ready!"

If it wasn't the Black Plague that got you in medieval eras it was maybe the Spanish Inquisition. Or maybe the Salem Witch Trials. The point is that past eras were filled with hysterias caused for whatever reasons that made life had for anyone who wasn't royalty. Brigands #1 from Action Lab Danger Zone is poised to capitalize on those dangers. The issue is written by Ram V and illustrated by Nick Barber, Jason Lewis and Kel Nuttall.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Review - Namesake #1 (@boomstudios)


"We've got another one. Who can respond?"

New Year's Eve. Mardi Gras. Burning Man. These are all events that bring together plenty of people in a single area with vary intentions as to how best to celebrate what brought them there in the first place. The big difference between those events and Earth overlapping with Ektae as it does in Namesake #1 from BOOM! Studios is that only the latter involves Ektae magic. The issue is written by Steve Orlando, illustrated by Jakub Rebelka and lettered by Thomas Mauer.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Review - Batman TMNT Adventures #1 (@IDWPublishing)


"I want you to tell all your friends about me."

Batman has a penchant for going it alone. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are the exact opposite, relying on the brotherly bonds to get them through any and all situations. Bringing them all together for a singular purpose is a good bet to be interesting. And it is in Batman TMNT Adventures #1 from IDW Publishing. The issue is written by Matthew K. Manning, illustrated by Jon Sommariva, inked by Sean Parsons, colored by Leonardo Ito and lettered by Shawn Lee.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Review - Ether #1 (@DarkHorseComics)


"And every time, I'm a little more prepared."

Getting away from reality for a vacation is always welcome. It alleviates many of the responsibilities associated with the day-to-day and gives you the chance to just relax. For some that relaxation is maybe a beach, but for Boone Dias of Ether #1 from Dark Horse Comics that relaxation involves solving crimes in a magical realm. The issue is written by Matt Kindt and illustrated/lettered by David Rubin.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Review - Sonic: Mega Drive – The Next Level One-Shot (@ArchieComics)


"Do you wanna fight a snowman?!"

Sonic the Hedgehog has maintained an enduring popularity despite the waning presence of Sega as a game developer. The character continues to be a great one for fans of all ages to enjoy and Archie Comics continues that popular appeal in Sonic: Mega Drive – The Next Level One-Shot. The issue is written by Ian Flynn, line art by Tyson Hesse, colors by Matt Hesse and lettered by Jack Morelli.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Review - Transformers: Revolution #1 (@IDWPublishing)


"You picked the wrong day to mess with me buddy. I'm going to throw you into the sun."

The Autobots are largely misunderstood by inhabitants of Earth. Many times they're trying to help the planet out, but people on Earth have a tendency to be scared of giant robots that can turn into everyday objects. If all of them were as delightful as Thundercracker is in Transformers: Revolution #1 from IDW Publishing then perhaps it might be a different story. The issue is written by John Barber, illustrated by Andrew Griffith, colored by Thomas Deer and lettered by Gilberto Lazland.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Review - Flash Gordon: King's Cross #1 (@DynamiteComics)


"Death to Ming!"

Routine is always threatened by chaos. Sometimes that chaos is pretty harmless like a late bus or train, but other times it's a lot more dangerous like an alien warlord seeking to take over your home planet. Flash Gordon: King's Cross #1 from Dynamite Comics seems to think the former is tamer than the latter and they're going big. The issue is written by Jeff Parker, illustrated by Jesse Hamm, colored by Grace Allison and lettered by Simon Bowland.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Review - Spirit Hunters #1 (@Zenescope)


"Twenty hours with no sleep...I'm getting jumpy."

There are some who will boldly proclaim that they "ain't afraid of no ghosts." Yet there are others who are terrified at merely the suggestion that there could be other entities walking the world beside us. It's a good bet that there would be reason to be scared of some of the aforementioned entities if they're evil and malicious as they are in Spirit Hunters #1 from Zenescope Comics. The issue is written by Ralph Tedesco and Joe Brusha, illustrated by Julius Abrera, colored by Jorge Cortes and lettered by Taylor Esposito.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Review - Armored Science Kung-Fu Cats #1


"We can't use the suits...you know what will happen."

Cats are one of the two more predominant pets in the homes of many. There's an almost endless debate as to which pet is preferred, but you'd be hard-pressed to argue that cats with armor and martial arts talents wouldn't be better in many situations. Armored Science Kung-Fu Cats #1 is one of those situations. The issue is written and illustrated by Tom Caffrey.