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.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Review - Brigands: Ruin of Thieves #1 (@ActionLabDanger)

"This is the burden we must carry. The burden of knowing the truth."

For as much glitz and glamour pirates are portrayed as exuding, there's a lot of danger on the high seas. Finding port at a safe island always makes things better, but sometimes islands like in Brigands: Ruin of Thieves #1 from Action Lab Danger Zone a safe island isn't always safe. The issue is written by Ram V. and illustrated by Sumit Kumar.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Review - Flavor #1 (@ImageComics)

"Follow that truffle!"

A commitment to one's craft will allow someone to make sacrifices in order to be better. Many times those sacrifices are voluntary, but there are times like in Flavor #1 from Image Comics when they're not. The issue is written by Joe Keatinge, illustrated by Wook Jin Clark, colored by Tamra Bonvillain and lettered by Ariana Maher.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Review - Harbinger Wars II #1 (@ValiantComics)

"And how will we fix it?"

Friendships between heroes are subject to the same ebbs and flows as friendships between just about anyone. Sometimes your views are in alignment, whereas other times they're a little out of sync. It's typically the times when they're out of sync like in Harbinger Wars II #1 from Valiant Comics that war happens. The issue is written by Matt Kindt, illustrated by Tomás Giorello, colored by Diego Rodriguez and lettered by Dave Sharpe.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Review - Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock #1 (@Archaia)

"Mokey not wanting to paint? She was acting strange indeed."

Down in Fraggle Rock always seemed like a pretty hopping place to be. The Fraggles are no strangers to wild parties and being, well, fraggly. Sometimes though the Fraggles have to deal with other emotions like Mokey in Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock #1 from Archaia. The issue is written/illustrated by Jared Cullum and lettered by Mike Fiorentino.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Review - Blackwood #1 (@DarkHorseComics)

"There's still so much I have to do..."

Upon graduating high school there's a plethora of options out there. Some get a job right away while others go to college. And while a lot do go to college, it's likely that very few of those college enrollees go to a school where the focus is on the occult as in Blackwood #1 from Dark Horse Comics. The issue is written by Evan Dorkin, illustrated by Veronica Fish and layouts/lettered by Andy Fish.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Review - Savage Tales Vampirella One-Shot (@DynamiteComics)

"She can't fight all of us!"

Vampirella is pretty long in the tooth when it comes to being a familiar character. She's also long in the tooth physically seeing as how she's got some vampire in her. In Savage Tales Vampirella One-Shot from Dynamite Comics, her experience and ability combine to wreak havoc. "Savage Tales Vampirella" is written by Erik Burnham, illustrated by Anthony Marques, J. Bone, Fernando Ruiz and Daniel Hor, colored by Mohan and lettered by Tom Napolitano. "Valaka" is written by Doug Murray, illustrated by Lui Antonio, colored by Inlight Studio and lettered by Simon Bowland.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Review - Black [AF]: Widows and Orphans #1 (@blackmaskstudio)


Ninjas hold a special place in media. They're revered for their seemingly endless capabilities and feared for their talents. And they're what make Black [AF]: Widows and Orphans #1 from Black Mask Studios tick. The issue is written by Kwanza Osajyefo, illustrated by Tim Smith 3, colored by Derwin Robinson and lettered by David Sharpe.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Review - Death or Glory #1 (@imagecomics)

"A quiet and modest life brings more joy than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest."

Life has its ups and downs. It's how we react in those situations that dictate our overall outlook on things. In Death or Glory #1 from Image Comics, life definitely has its ups and downs. The issue is written by Rick Remender, illustrated by Bengal and lettered by Rus Wooton.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Review - Ether: Copper Golems #1 (@DarkHorseComics)

"Boone. Come on. You been bailed out."

Interdimensional travel takes its toll on the traveler. Whether it be disparities between the two worlds traveled or just the act of traveling, those trips add up. For Boone in Ether: Copper Golems #1 Dark Horse Comics the trips add up, but there are ways to mitigate their effect. The issue is written by Matt Kindt, illustrated by David Rubin and flatted by Kiko J. Diaz.