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.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Review - Xena #1 (@DynamiteComics)


"Then it's a good thing I'm no coward!"

Xena is a warrior princess. She's combat capable and has a heart that won't let the innocent be harmed. In Xena #1 from Dynamite Comics, she's making her way through the countryside with those same traits. The issue is written by Meredith Finch, illustrated by Vicente Cifuentes, colored by Triona Farrell and lettered by Cardinal Rae.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Review - Musketeers #1 (@zenescope)


"The book of fables chose you three, to activate your dormant highborn heritage. The next choice is yours."

The Three Musketeers prided themselves on their teamwork and camaraderie, working flawlessly together to get out tough spots. That relationship is what allowed them to endure and in Musketeers #1 from Zenescope Entertainment that relationship is put through its paces. The issue is written by Terry Kavanagh, illustrated by Daniel Maine, colored by Bryan Valenza and lettered by Taylor Esposito.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Review - Oblivion Song #1 (@ImageComics)


"I call it the Oblivion Song."

Traveling between parallel universes is no small feat. You have to contend with being able to do it, but also having to figure out what's going to be on the other side when you jump. In Oblivion Song #1 from Image Comics, what's on the other side is not very endearing. The issue is written by Robert Kirkman and illustrated by Lorenzo De Felici and Annalisa Leoni.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Review - VS #1 (@ImageComics)


"I can't abide a silence."

Everyone loves a good game show. The people playing the game show typically also love it as well, unless the game show involves lots of gunplay and the threat of death. VS #1 from Image Comics has all of the above. The issue is written by Ivan Brandon, illustrated by Esad Ribić, colored by Nic Klein and lettered by Aditya Bidikar.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Review - Legenderry: Red Sonja #1 (@DynamiteComics)


"Boom."

Red Sonja is someone you want on your side and not someone you want to go up against. She has a way of running through opponents with an almost reckless abandon and that's no different despite the setting. In Legenderry: Red Sonja #1 from Dynamite Comics, the setting is new, but the outcome is the same. The issue is written by Marc Andreyko, illustrated by Igor Lima, colored by Adriano Augusto and lettered by Thomas Napolitano.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Review - Portal Bound #0 (@AspenComics)


"Keep her safe, Horuk. If sybil ends up being dragged into this...it will be your end."

We all need a little help from time to time. How that help is applied varies based on who's asking for it. In Portal Bound #0 from Aspen Comics, Sybil needs help from someone else she doesn't even really knows exists...yet. The issue is written by Marc Roslan and Gabe Carrasco, illustrated by Alex Arizmendi, colored by Wes Hartman and lettered by Zen.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Review - Gideon Falls #1 (@imagecomics)


"Our father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name."

People turn to different coping mechanisms for different events. Some people turn to religion, some people turn to a psychosis. Regardless, there's something for everyone to cope with things and Gideon Falls #1 from Image Comics has both. The issue is written by Jeff Lemire, illustrated by Andrea Sorrentino and colored by Dave Stewart.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Review - Black [AF]: America's Sweetheart (@blackmaskstudio)


"My name is Eli Franklin, I'm fifteen, and I don't think I'm like most girls in Helena, Montana."

America has a lot of issues with its identity. Many (most) of them are rooted in centuries old stereotypes and prejudices that are derived from a different era. Despite the best efforts of some, there are others desperately clinging to the way things were which makes a book like Black [AF]: America's Sweetheart from Black Mask Studios all the more relevant. The issue is written by Kwanza Osajyefo, illustrated by Jennifer Johnson and lettered by David Sharpe.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Review - Mata Hari #1 (@DarkHorseComics)


"...help me make my revenge."

One of the most important components of war is espionage. The thing is, you never hear that much about it--otherwise, the spies would be really bad at their jobs. Dark Horse Comics takes a look at a spy who wasn't bad at her job in Mata Hari #1. The issue is written by Emma Beeby, illustrated by Ariela Kristantina and colored by Pat Masioni.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Review - Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #1 (@IDWPublishing)


"They deserve some recognition for their good."

Gears of War was a tour de force when it first released for the Xbox 360 in November 2006. The game pushed the limits of violence and relied on a fresh take on the cover system to offer fast combat and gameplay. The prime nemesis in the original game was RAAM, a Locust leader with an axe to grind against the COGs. In Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #1 from IDW Publishing, readers gain a little more insight into RAAM's thought process. The issue is written by Kurtis Wiebe, illustrated by Max Dunbar, colored by Jose Luis Rio and lettered by Gilberto Lazcano.