Friday, March 31, 2017

Review - Doc Savage: The Ring of Fire #1 (@DynamiteComics)


"That's quite a dream, but as you can see, I'm not burned to ashes."

Adventuring has its ups and downs, but you can't really complain about the travel. And when you're traveling to exotic locales in search of missing heroes while being one of the most renowned adventurers in the world is even better. In Doc Savage: The Ring of Fire #1 from Dynamite Comics, Doc Savage is that adventurer. The issue is written by David Avallone, illustrated by Dave Acosta, colored by Morgan Hickman and lettered by Taylor Esposito.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Review - Agent 1.22 #1


"I have so much more to give."

There's an inevitability to the future that we'll have robots. These robots will either help or hurt us and some of them will even become capable soldiers and spies. Agent 1.22 in the aptly named Agent 1.22 #1 is one of those robots. The issue is written by Stephan Nilson, illustrated by Doug Shuler and lettered by Charles Pritchett.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Review - Beautiful Canvas #1 (@blackmaskstudio)


"...go kill someone and I'll give you lots of money."

The life of an assassin can be a glamorous one at times. Other times though, the weight of the assassination can weigh pretty heavy on the assassin. Further complicating that weight is if the assassin has a life outside of assassinations like Lon Eisley in Beautiful Canvas #1 from Black Mask Studios. The issue is written by Ryan K. Lindsay, illustrated by Sami Kivela, colored by Triona Farrell and lettered by Ryan Ferrier.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Review - Tomorrow (@BHP_Comics)


"...hello?"

Life is pretty hard. It's easier when you have someone to help you through it. Whether it's a spouse or a child or a relative, just knowing that there's someone else to care for makes things a little less lonely. That applies even in a world where there's nobody left except you as in Tomorrow from Black Hearted Press. The issue is written by Jack Lothian, illustrated by Garry Mac, flats by Greg Watt and colors/lettering by Dha Nazir and Kirsty Hunter.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Review - Diablo House #1 (@IDWPublishing)


"Bottom line: things aren't always what they seem."

IDW Publishing is a business, but that doesn't mean it can't be creative and/or charitable. In their latest partnership with Humble Bundle they've offered something a little different in the form a comic by the publisher's CEO/Publisher Ted Adams. That offering is Diablo House #1. The issue is written by Ted Adams, illustrated by Santiperez, colored by Jay Fotos and lettered by Robbie Robbins.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Review - Divinity III: Escape from the Gulag #1 (@ValiantComics)


"My name is Obediah Archer. And...I am a criminal."

You'd be hard-pressed to find an odder couple than Archer and Armstrong throughout all of comics. The two couldn't be any different from one another, but they share an almost unbreakable bond that makes any situation manageable. That bond is even stronger in Divinity III: Escape from the Gulag #1 from Valiant Comics. The issue is written by Eliot Rahal, illustrated by Francis Portela, colored by Andrew Dalhouse and lettered by Dave Sharpe.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Review - All New Soulfire #1 (@AspenComics)


"Feels good to get away, don't it?"

To live in a world filled with magic is a dream for some and a nightmare for others. A lot of that depends on how those with the powers react to those without. In All New Soulfire #1 from Aspen Comics there's a good mix of responses. The issue is written by J.T. Krul, illustrated by Giuseppe Cafaro, colored by Wes Hartman and lettered by Zen.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Review - Vampirella 2017 #1 (@DynamiteComics)


"But...there's something...underneath it all.

Vampirella is a pretty fascinating character who's gone up against all manner of big bad in her history. There's still plenty of room though for her to explore new sides of herself and the world in general. Dynamite Comics is offering a new take in Vampirella 2017 #1. The issue is written by Paul Cornell, illustrated by Jimmy Broxton and lettered by Travis Lanham.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Review - Grass Kings #1 (@boomstudios)


"So let me tell you, this ain't a place you take to lightly."

History has a way of leaving people behind as those who fail to adapt are potentially doomed to become irrelevant. There are still pockets of peoples around the world content to live the way those before them lived, despite the fact that the world seems to move on without them. The citizens in Grass Kings #1 from BOOM! Studios are a prime example. The issue is written by Matt Kindt, illustrated by Tyler Jenkins and lettered by Jim Campbell.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Review - American Gods #1 (@DarkHorseComics)


"One day the magic door would open and he would walk through it."

When you're Neil Gaiman you get a lot of attention. And rightfully so, as much of his work is unparalleled in all of literature. One of his best-known works in American Gods is about to get the screen-treatment and the comic treatment in American Gods #1 from Dark Horse Publishing. The issue is written by Neil Gaiman, script and layouts by P. Craig Russell, art by Scott Hampton and letters by Rick Parker ("Somewhere in America" by Russell and Lovern Kindzierski).

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Review - Royal City #1 (@ImageComics)


"Sometimes I wonder if it was hard growing up in Royal City...or just hard growing up."

Talk to anyone and they'll likely tell you that they came from a small town. Growing up in a small town typically means you know a lot of people, but "getting out" can be a challenge. Still, there's something about the small town mentality that always draws people back and Royal City is such a town in Royal City #1 from Image Comics. The issue is written and illustrated by Jeff Lemire and illustrated by Steve Wands.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Review - Cosmic Scoundrels #1 (@IDWPublishing)


"But just like excrement, appearances can be deceiving..."

Life in space is hard enough just trying to survive relying on the basic resources necessary. Survival is further compounded by the need for money with which to get some of the aforementioned resources necessary for sustaining human life. You can either work hard for the money or steal it--the latter is definitely more entertaining. In Cosmic Scoundrels #1 from IDW Pulishing, Love Savage and Roshambo want to entertain readers. The issue is written by Matt Chapman, illustrated by Andy Suriano and lettered by Suriano with Comicraft.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Review - X-O Manowar 2017 #1 (@ValiantComics)


"I have need of you...one last time."

A man is only as good as his resourcefulness and tools at his disposal. Aric of Dacia is one such man, made an intergalactic warrior thanks to the X-O Manowar armor. Without the armor he's still a capable warrior and his prowess is on display in X-O Manowar 2017 #1 from Valiant Comics. The issue is written by Matt Kindt, illustrated by Tomas Giorello, colored by Diego Rodriguez and lettered by Dave Sharpe.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Review - All Time Comics: Crime Destroyer #1 (@fantagraphics)


"I'll sway them to do the right thing."

Choosing a life of crime is one thing. Choosing a life of fighting crime is another thing entirely. The latter typically brings with it a massive burden of responsibility, but there are some like Crime Destroyer in All Time Comics: Crime Destroyer #1 from Fantagraphics who's up to the challenge. The issue is written by Josh Bayer, illustrated by Herb Trimpe and inked by Benjamin Marra.