Friday, May 26, 2017

Review - Mass Effect: Discovery #1 (@DarkHorseComics)


"...we found a hostile surprise waiting for us when we touched down."

Life throughout the galaxy largely depends on what alien race you've managed to upset for whatever reason. And there's a lot of that in the Mass Effect series as players delicately balance tough choices with alien political relations. In Mass Effect: Discovery #1 from Dark Horse Comics, making those decisions drives the story. The issue is written by Jeremy Barlow (story by Barlow and John Dombrow), illustrated by Gabriel Guzman, colored by Michael Atiyeh and lettered by Michael Heisler.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Review - Wonderland: Birth of Madness (@Zenescope)


"There dwelled a land where peace ruled...and dreams became reality."

Based on its name, Wonderland implies that things are cheerful, happy and full of wonder. While that may be the case most days, there are other days when things aren't so nice. Wonderland: Birth of Madness from Zenescope is one of those days. The issue is written by Dave Franchini, illustrated by Renzo Rodriguez, colored by Leonardo Paciarotti and lettered by Kurt Hathaway.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Review - Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks #1 (@ImageComics)


"Daph! Hook me up wid a twenny 'a that quality broccoli!"

Getting involved in the drug trade comes with highs and lows (no pun intended), some of which involve violence. The entire game is predicated on supply and demand and that brings with it a need for force sometimes. In the case of Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks #1 from Image Comics, that force comes from three young women and a pair of magic socks. The issue is written and illustrated by Jim Mahfood, colored and lettered by Justin Stewart.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Review - Eternal Warrior: Awakening #1 (@ValiantComics)


"You have never been a farmer at all."

When you're immortal you tend to see a lot. And because you see a lot, you're forced to remember a lot which means you could forget other things. In Eternal Warrior: Awakening #1 from Valiant, Gilad Anni-Padda forgets one of the most important things he can forget: who he is. The issue is written by Robert Venditti, illustrated by Renato Guedes, colored by Ulises Arreola and lettered by Dave Sharpe.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Review - Medisin #1 (@ActionLabDanger)


"Health care for supervillains. What a concept, huh?"

Being an employee typically brings with it the benefit of health care. That plan can take care of you when you're injured without breaking your wallet. If you're a superpowered individual though, finding someone who can take care of you besides a confidant can often be tricky. In Medisin #1 from Action Lab Danger Zone, some villains find a solution. The issue is written by Jeff Dyer and Mark McKeon, illustrated by David Brame, colored by Joaquin Pereyra and lettered by Adam Wollet.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Review - Bubblegun Volume 2 #1 (@AspenComics)


"But how? With our luck we'll be human traffickers by the end of the week."

The future is one full of potential. Flying cars, neon signs everywhere and the potential for criminal capers. Bubblegun Volume 2 #1 from Aspen Comics offers all of the above. The issue is written by Mark Roslan, illustrated by Angel Tovar, colored by Peter Steigerwald and Federica Bee and lettered by Zen.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Review - Dragon Age: Knight Errant #1 (@DarkHorseComics)


"The war had barely ended, and it was about to begin anew."

The role of knight is one filled with honor and respect. It's not often that you're both a knight and something less knightly, such as a thief. Dragon Age: Knight Errant #1 from Dark Horse Comics is fine with that dichotomy. The issue is written by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, illustrated by Fernando Heinz Furukawa, colored by Michael Atiyeh and lettered by Nate Piekos of Blambot.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Review - Red Sonja: The Long Walk to Oblivion (@DynamiteComics)


"...and our only salvation is a devil."

Red Sonja is someone who gets things done. And generally speaking, she offers her services at a very fair price depending on the magnitude of the opponent she's being asked to square off against. In Red Sonja: The Long Walk to Oblivion from Dynamite Entertainment, her reward for fighting a massive demon isn't what you'd expect. The issue is written by Erik Burnham, illustrated by Tom Mandrake, colored by Mohan and lettered by Tom Napolitano.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Review - Secret Weapons #1 (@ValiantComics)


"Bring me a champion for your next soak."

Comics have a tendency to glamorize what it means to have superpowers. There are plenty of instances where characters contend with a moral crisis as a result of their abilities, but by and large the fact that they have abilities is still a point of enjoyment. Secret Weapons #1 from Valiant is an example of characters with abilities and no glamour. The issue is written by Eric Heisserer and illustrated by Raúl Allén and colored by Patricia Martin.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Review - Real Science Adventures #1 (@IDWPublishing)


War breeds fascinating relationships and dynamics. The bonds forged during battle are often everlasting and lead to groups of individuals who essentially form running crews. The Flying She-Devils are a running crew forged from war and they're into something a little different in Real Science Adventures #1 from IDW Publishing. The issue is written by Brian Clevinger, illustrated by Lo Baker and Wook Jin Clark, colored by Anthony Clark and lettered by Jeff Powell.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Review - Predator: Hunters #1 (@DarkHorseComics)


Aliens are out there. Right now they're not really bothering us, but if/when they arrive on Earth it could be something we have to contend with. One of the most prolific aliens in media is the Predator and the character has made a name for itself by terrorizing other civilizations. The tables are turned in Predator: Hunters #1 from Dark Horse Comics. The issue is written by Chris Warner, illustrated by Francisco Ruiz Velasco and lettered by Michael Heisler.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Review - There's Nothing There #1 (blackmaskstudio)


The lifestyles of the rich and famous are something that very few everyday people can really fathom, primarily because they seem so unattainable. A lot of what goes with that culture is an approach to life rife with hedonism. Sometimes that hedonism leads to perverse after-effects that could border on supernatural as in There's Nothing There #1 from Black Mask Studio. The issue is written by Patrick Kindlon, illustrated by Maria Llovet and lettered by Jim Campbell.