Friday, October 20, 2017

Review - Sherlock Frankenstein & the Legion of Evil: From the World of Black Hammer #1 (@DarkHorseComics)


"...I need to get to work."

Being the child of a superhero or supervillain brings with it a wide variety of issues that one has to contend with. The superhero/supervillain surname automatically brings with it a lot of baggage and how the offspring handle that baggage is telling. In Sherlock Frankenstein & the Legion of Evil: From the World of Black Hammer #1 from Dark Horse Comics, Lucy Weber is looking to parley her baggage into answers. The issue is written by Jeff Lemire, illustrated/colored/lettered by David Rubin and flats by Kike J. Diaz.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Review - The Family Trade #1 (@ImageComics)


"My family's task--my task--is to make sure the Float keeps floating."

Everyone's family has its own quirks. Some families have a uncouth uncle or a prejudiced grandparent for instance, but they're still considered to be family. In The Family Trade #1 from Image Comics, families have a lot more than just culturally inappropriate relatives. The issue is written by Justin Jordan and Nikki Ryan, illustrated by Morgan Beem and lettered by Rachel Deering.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Review - Aspen Universe: Decimation #1 (@AspenComics)


"There most definitely was a bang."

Despite all their scheming and machinations, the plans of villains can often be distilled down to one immutable fact: destruction of something. In Aspen Universe: Decimation #1 from Aspen Comics, that destruction of something becomes the decimation of everything. The issue is written by Vince Hernandez, penciled by Marco Renna, inked by Mark Roslan, colored by Federico Bee & John Starr and lettered by Zen.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Review - Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica #1 (@ArchieComics @DCComics)


"Attention rabble! It's the opportunity of your young, unfortunate lives!"

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy have made names for themselves in the DC Universe as fierce characters willing to do whatever it takes to see their objective to the end. Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge have made names for themselves in the Archie Comics universe as fierce characters willing to do whatever it takes to see their objective (typically social) to the end. It only makes sense that the two square off in Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica #1 from Archie Comics and DC Comics. The issue is written by Paul Dini and Marc Andreyko, illustrated by Laura Braga, colored by Tony Avina and Arif Prianto and lettered by Deron Bennett.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Review - Eternity #1 (@ValiantComics)


"The brothers must know! But many eyes are open."

There are characters in every universe who are more powerful than others. The most-powerful are the ones at the top who move players around for the perceived benefit of the universe at large, but whether or not they really are keeping the best interests of everyone at the forefront remains to be seen. In Eternity #1 from Valiant Comics, big changes are afoot. The issue is written by Matt Kindt and illustrated by Trevor Hairsine.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Review - Vessels #1 (@davescook)


"Now go! Fulfill your oath. Seek out the one they call Wake."

Living in older times was tough for a multitude of reasons. One of those is having to ascribe events to a seemingly unknown and incomprehensible entity. In the case of Vessels #1, that entity is looking to kill everyone. The issue is written by Dave Cook, illustrated by Rafael Desquitado, Jr., colored by Dennis Lehmann and lettered by Garrett Gunn.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Review - Slots #1 (@imagecomics)


"Gotta feed the luck meter."

There are some people in the world who can get buy with a smile on their face and sheer luck. Those people typically drift in and out of situations without a worry in the world because they know that everything will work out for them in the end. Stanley Dance is one such character in Slots #1 from Image Comics. The issue is written by Dan Panosian.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Review - Shadowman/Rae Sremmurd One-Shot (@ValiantComics)


"We're artists, man. Not bed movers. What the hell kind of life is this?"

Rae Sremmurd have already got a few hits under their belt, but that doesn't mean they're planning to let up anytime soon. Their ability to make hits and win crowds wasn't given to them and Shadowman Rae Sremmurd One-Shot from Valiant Comics offers an interesting twist on their success. The issue is written by Eliot Rahal, illustrated by Renator Guedes and lettered by Dave Lanphear.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Review - Hack/Slash vs. Vampirella #1 (@DynamiteComics)


"This place, it smells of puke and perpetual desperation."

Cassie Hack's reputation isn't as strong as Vampirella's, but that doesn't mean the former is any less formidable than the latter. The two have yet to cross paths before, but leave it to a cannibalistic queen in Hack/Slash vs. Vampirella #1 from Dynamite Entertainment to change that. The issue is written by Shawn Aldridge, illustrated by Rapha Lobosco, colored by Chris O'Halloran and lettered by Crank!.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Review - The Infinite Loop: Nothing But the Truth #1 (@IDWPublishing)


"It's your truth against mine. Appearance against context."

The saying goes that "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." There have been numerous variations of that message, but the main point is that people who don't learn from their mistakes are prone to making the same mistakes. For Teddy in The Infinite Loop: Nothing But the Truth #1 from IDW Publishing, she's not so much making mistakes but repeatedly finding herself in trouble doing the same thing over and over. The issue is written by Pierrick Colinet and Elsa Charretier, illustrated by Daniele Di Nicuolo, colored by Sarah Stern and lettered by Ed Dukeshire.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Review - Catalyst Prime Astonisher #1 (@lionforge)


Meteor hits are fairly inevitable considering Earth is in space and all. Most of those impacts are fairly innocuous, but there are the occasional few that land and imbue some of Earth's inhabitants with superpowers. That's the premise behind Catalyst Prime Astonisher #1 from Lion Forge Comics. The issue is written by Alex de Campi, illustrated by Pop Mhan, colored by Jessica Kholinne and lettered by Tom Napolitano.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Review - Misbegotten: Runaway Nun #1 (@actionlabdanger)


"We love flying by the gospels. Not one verse later."

Religion is something that can both bring people together, but also has a tendency to tear people apart. In Misbegotten: Runaway Nun #1 from Action Lab Danger Zone religion and science set the stage for a massive conflict of interest. The issue is written by Caesar Voghan, Justin Case and Eric Granger, illustrated by Case and lettered by William Bohm.