Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Review - Hard Place #1 (@imagecomics)

"Wake up, Gurney. It's time."

A good wheelman makes any crime that much easier to commit. Sometimes being a wheelman isn't all it's cracked up to be and there's a desire for a change of scenery. In Hard Place #1 from Image Comics, that change of scenery changes back real quick. The issue is written by Doug Wagner, illustrated by Nic Rummel, colored by Charlie Kirchoff and lettered by Frank Cvetkovic.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Review - Divinity #0 (@ValiantComics)

"At the end of my journey I encountered the fantastic. And the terrible. Something truly...unknown."

Universe-altering events are nothing new in comics. Typically, there's a big bad threatening everything and a group of characters normally at odds with one another come together to save everything. The aftermath can be more intriguing as decisions are made en route to saving that have lasting consequences, as is the case in Divinity #0 from Valiant Comics. The issue is written by Matt Kindt, illustrated by Renato Guedes and lettered by Dave Lanphear.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Review - Elsewhere #1 (@imagecomics)

"I'm Amelia."

Amelia Earhart did a lot of things in her time that were awe-inspiring. While doing all that awesome stuff, she disappeared and the mystery surrounding her disappearance continues to this day. Elsewhere #1 from Image Comics presents a scenario where she ended up in a very strange new land. The issue is written by Jay Faerber, illustrated by Sumeyye Kesgin, colored by Ron Riley and lettered by Thomas Mauer.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Review - Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump (@topshelfcomix)

"Be prepared, there is a small chance that our horrendous leadership could unknowingly lead us into World War III."

Aug 31, 2012 5:46 AM

Donald Trump is the President of the United States. Believe it or not, like it or not, it's the reality. Yet Trump is still just a man when you strip away all the titles and nothing reflects the man better than his tweets. Those tweets are handily compiled in Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump from Top Shelf Comix. The collection is written and illustrated by Shannon Wheeler.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Review - Danger Doll Squad #0 (@ActionLabDanger)

Zombie Tramp, Vampblade and DollFace are each very powerful characters who deal with all manner of evil. Bringing them all together in a story is an inevitability which is why Action Lab Danger Zone is doing just that in Danger Doll Squad #0. The issue is written by Jason Martin (with Dan Mendoza and Bryan Seaton), illustrated by Celor, Marco Maccagni and Winston Young, colored by Richard Garcia, Jason Martin, Christ Northrop and Valentina Pucci and lettered by Justin Birch.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Review - First Strike #1 (@idwpublishing)

"I hereby annex Earth into the Cybertronian Council of Worlds."

Working with Optimus Prime is the dream of many kids. Growing up to be a G.I. Joe is the career of choice. And some kids just want a M.A.S.K. motorcycle that turns into a helicopter. Mash all three together though and you've got something else entirely. First Strike #1 from IDW Publishing is that mash-up. The issue is written by Mairghread Scott and David A. Rodriguez, illustrated by Max Dunbar, colored by Ander Zarate and lettered by Tom B. Long.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Review - Redlands #1 (@imagecomics)

"Things soundin' mighty rowdy up there."

There are times when someone does something that's so infuriating you guiltily plot their comeuppance in your head. Very rarely does that thought come to fruition, but if you're a witch you've got a much better chance of making that thing happen. In Redlands #1 from Image Comics, the witches are very good at doling at comeuppance. The issue is written by Jordie Bellaire, illustrated by Vanesa R. Del Rey and lettered by Clayton Cowles.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Review - Mech Cadet Yu #1 (@boomstudios)

"We don't know where they're from or why they come..."

Mechs being part of humanity is an inevitability. How they help us remain to be seen, but they'll definitely come in handy if we ever have to deal with giant monsters or aliens. Mech Cadet Yu #1 from BOOM! Studios knows that too. The issue is written by Greg Pak, illustrated by Takeshi Miyazawa, colored by Triona Farrell and lettered by Simon Bowland.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Review - Bloodshot Salvation #1 (@ValiantComics)

When it comes to government-sponsored killing machines, few are as effective as Bloodshot. The nanite-infused soldier has handled his fair share of combat and missions, leaving him tired of it all and read for something new. Despite his best intentions in Bloodshot Salvation #1 from Valiant Comics though, external forces always seem to be conspiring as to how to get him back in the game. The issue is written by Jeff Lemire, illustrated by Lewis LaRosa and Mico Suayan, colored by Brian Reber and lettered by Simon Bowland.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Review - Sheena: Queen of the Jungle #0 (@DynamiteComics)

Sheena is one of the most intense guard dogs around when it comes to the jungle she protects. Her ferocity is always at the forefront when the jungle is threatened and she's more than capable of holding her own in that defense. In Sheena: Queen of the Jungle #0 from Dynamite Comics, new readers are given the chance to meet that Sheena. The issue is written by Marguerite Bennett and Christina Trujillo, illustrated by Moritat, colored by Andre Szymanowicz and lettered by Thomas Napolitano.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Review - POM #1

Superheroes deal with everything. Not all of what they deal with involves epic battles in the streets as they typically also deal with personality struggles. When those two things collide as they do in POM #1 fireworks are bound to go off. The issue is written by Marcell Dupree, illustrated by Joel Cotejar, colored by Franco Reisco and Claudio Lucania and lettered by Brant Fowler.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Review - B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know #1 (@DarkHorseComics)

"Have mercy on us."

The B.P.R.D. is an organization tasked with protecting the world from monsters. More often than not the group prevails, even if it's a tough battle. In B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know #1 from Dark Horse Comics, the stakes might be higher than ever. The issue is written by Mike Mignola and Scott Allie, illustrated by Laurence Campbell and colored by Dave Stewart.