Monday, June 18, 2018

Review - Awaken Skies #0 (@AspenComics)

"Hope you get this, Weaver."

Life as a scientist has its ups and downs. The ups are when you discover something fascinating, the downs are when you're being hunted by clandestine organizations because you know too much. In Awaken Skies #0 from Aspen Comics, knowing too much might be more trouble than it's worth. The issue is written by Frank Mastromauro, penciled by Marco Lorenzana, inked by Mark Roslan, colored by Justice and lettered by Taylor Esposito.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Review - By Night #1 (@boomstudios)

"She totally made me forget to go for dinner."

The thing about home towns is that they become such a part of your life that it's hard to forget about them. Visiting or moving back to them brings with it plenty of old memories and friends. In By Night #1 From BOOM! Box, those old memories and friends collide. The issue is written by John Allison, illustrated by Christine Larsen, colored by Sarah Stern and lettered by Jim Campbell.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Review - Tomb Raider: Inferno #1 (@DarkHorseComics)

"Our days of peace are over."

Exploring tombs is something that's more of a hobby than a profession. For Lara Croft in Tomb Raider: Inferno #1 from Dark Horse Comics, that profession comes with plenty of occupational hazards. The issue is written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, illustrated by Phillip Sevy, colored by Michael Atiyeh and lettered by Michael Heisler.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Review - Unnatural #1 (@imagecomics)

"It's all so...wrong. What's happening to me?"

Society has a way of thrusting its demands on its inhabitants. Some of those demands are more social contract, but there are others that are more dictatorial in nature. Unnatural #1 from Image Comics looks at the latter through the eyes of animals. The issue is written and illustrated by Mirka Andolfo.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Review - Sword Daughter #1 (@DarkHorseComics)

"I'm okay with being alone."

If history has taught us anything, it's that things have always been tough. There are different reasons why, but more often than not there's usually an aggressor making life difficult for the peaceful. In Sword Daughter #1 from Dark Horse Comics, the line between aggressor and peaceful is a little blurry. The issue is written by Brian Wood, illustrated by Mack Chater, colored by José Villarrubia and lettered by Nate Piekos of BLAMBOT.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Review - The Bawdy Tales of Lazlo Cale #1

"I believe this is what you're looking for..."

Bawdy is defined as "dealing with sexual matters in a comical way; humorously indecent." It adds a certain level of mischief to what are otherwise romantic proceedings and can be done with relatively innocent intent. In The Bawdy Tales of Lazlo Cale #1, there's seems to be plenty of innocent intent to be had. The issue is written by Andrew Maxwell, illustrated by Goran Gligovic and lettered by Bernardo Brice.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Review - We Are the Danger #1 (@blackmaskstudio)

"Could this be any more awkward?"

There's an allure to being in a band; the fame, the fortune, the sightseeing. Not everyone's cut out for it while others are thrown into the mix. In We Are the Danger #1 from Black Mask the rivalry between two bands puts a new twist on that allure. The issue is written and illustrated by Fabian Lelay, colored by Claudia Aguirre and lettered by Taylor Esposito (lettering assist by Jay Castro).

Friday, June 1, 2018

Review - The Last Siege #1 (@imagecomics)

"You're new in town."

Succession is rarely ever clean and tidy. There are always those vying for the throne when they may not have a right to it or those who have a right and don't want it. In The Last Siege #1 from Image Comics, there's a little bit of both. The issue is written by Landry Q. Walker, illustrated by Justin Greenwood, colored by Eric Jones and lettered by Patrick Brosseau.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Review - Judge Dredd: Under Siege #1 (@IDWPublishing)

"There's a reason why street judges are always in uniform."

Judge Dredd would make short work of a lot of issues plaguing society nowadays. The only problem is that society may ultimately end up in a situation similar to that of Mega City One. Thankfully, we're not there yet and the only window we have into that world are books like Judge Dredd: Under Siege #1 from IDW Publishing. The issue is written by Mark Russell, illustrated by Max Dunbar, colored by Jose Luis Rio and lettered by Simon Bowland.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Review - Executive Assistant Iris Vol.5 #1 (@AspenComics)

"It's like she's not scared of anything."

The role of "executive assistant" typically brings with it notions of making appointments and coffee runs. In Executive Assistant Iris Vol.5 #1 from Aspen Comics, that role also brings with it protection and fighting. The issue is written by Blake Northcott, illustrated by Donny Tran, colored by Omi Remalante Jr. (and Luis Guerrero) and lettered by Jaymes Reed.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Review - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #1 (@IDWPublishing)

"I don't believe I'm seeing this!"

Comics in the 90s were an interesting time. Marvel was bankrupt, DC was floundering and everyone was after variant covers. Image Comics was just a young upstart of comic hot shots, but they put out a series that was a gritty take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The series wasn't entirely successful commercially, but that didn't stop IDW Publishing from republishing it as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #1. The issue is written by Gary Carlson, illustrated by Frank Fosco, inked by Erik Larsen and Chance Wolf, colored by Adam Guzowski and lettered by Chris Eliopoulos.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Review - Proxima Centauri #1 (@ImageComics)

"What am I supposed to do?"

Space is the final frontier, but there's a lot to explore there. In Proxima Centauri #1 from Image Comics, Sherwood Breadcoat is doing plenty of exploring. The issue is written and illustrated by Farel Dalrymple.