Monday, July 16, 2018

Review - NuWay #1 (@AspenComics)

"...we haven't really evolved."

Pulling oneself up by their bootstraps has always been the quintessential way to make advancements in life. Often times though, all that hard work is still capitalized on by those in a better position in life. In NuWay #1 from Aspen Comics, the notion of giving it all you've got to improve is tested by those looking to exploit resolve. The issue is written by J.T. Krul, illustrated by Alex Konat, inked by Mark Roslan, colored by John Starr and lettered by Sal Cipriano.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Review - Britania: Lost of Eagles of Rome #1 (@ValiantComics)

"The eagles are venerated by the soldiers. For a Roman Eagle is more than simply the symbol of a legion--it represents the emperor."

The Roman Empire was a force to be reckoned with. And many opposing forces did just that, most of the time to their detriment. In Britania: Lost of Eagles of Rome #1 from Valiant Comics, that might is tested when a symbol of power goes missing. The issue is written by Peter Milligan, illustrated by Robert Gill, colored by José Villarrubia and Diego Rodriguez and lettered by Dave Sharpe.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Review - Quantum Age: From the World of Black Hammer #1 (@DarkHorseComics)

"Stop! I don't want to hurt anyone!"

For every story about superheroes, there's one that boasts of a world without superheroes. The two ends of the spectrum seem to define a good chunk of comics out there, but there's a lot of gray area in terms of how other characters react to the various scenarios. In Quantum Age: From the World of Black Hammer #1 from Dark Horse Comics, the characters' reactions tend to be a bit more optimistic at times. The issue is written by Jeff Lemire, illustrated by Wilfredo Torres, colored by Dave Stewart and lettered by Nate Piekos of BLAMBOT.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Review - The Immortal #1 (@215Ink)

"So you want to live forever. Are you willing to pay the price?"

A lot of people will tell you that if they could have any superpower, regeneration would be the one. Those people might be less inclined to say so if they lose a bit of their memory every time they come back. In The Immortal #1 from 215Ink, Z is faced with such a dilemma. The issue is written and illustrated by Darryl Knickrehm.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Review - Lowlifes #1 (@IDWPublishing)

"You're on a runaway train Leonard..."

Being a cop typically affords one a multitude of protections, one of which is the brotherhood of the force. Sometimes the law and camaraderie aren't enough, as is the case in Lowlifes #1 from IDW Publishing. The issue is written by Brian Buccellato, illustrated by Alexis Sentenac and lettered by Neil Uyetake.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Review - Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #1 (@DynamiteComics)

"Ready or not, here I come."

Elvira doesn't really need an introduction. It's likely that more people know about her than some of the other characters in Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #1 from Dynamite Comics. The issue is written by David Avallone, illustrated by Dave Acosta, colored by Andrew Covalt and lettered by Taylor Esposito.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Review - Farmhand #1 (@ImageComics)

"We're just branches on a tree of woe."

Healthcare is seemingly a fickle thing. Some countries seem to think it's a right, whereas other countries seem to think it's a privilege. Everyone should have healthcare, but even with healthcare there are some things (like organs) that can be in short supply. In Farmhand #1 from Image Comics, organs are abundant, but the gears of the healthcare machine are still grinding. The issue is written and illustrated by Rob Guillory, colored by Taylor Wells and lettered by Kody Chamberlain.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Review - She Could Fly #1 (@DarkHorseComics)

"I saw it. With my own eyes."

The reaction to superpowers typically runs the gamut from shock to wonder. In She Could Fly #1 from Dark Horse Comics, Luna's response is a little more obsessive. The issue is written by Christopher Cantwell, illustrated by Martin Morazzo and colored by Miroslav Mrva.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Review - Vampirella: Roses for the Dead #1 (@dynamitecomics)

"A moonless night...under a starry sky..."

Vampirella is a character who can either be a strong ally or a fearsome foe depending on your actions. She's has a moral compass that doesn't let her thirst for blood completely overwhelm her, but that compass might be turned off in Vampirella: Roses for the Dead #1 from Dynamite. The issue is written by Kristina Deak-Linsner, illustrated by Joseph Michael Linsner, colored by Ceci de la Cruz and lettered by Jeff Eckleberry.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Review - Modern Fantasy #1 (@DarkHorseComics)

"Good morning, God's Helm! You're listening to WGYX. Weather on the fives, traffic on the nines, news right now."

Being part of the rat race is certainly not something people look forward to. There's a rhythm to it for sure, but it brings with it plenty of trials and tribulations. In Modern Fantasy #1 from Dark Horse Comics, the rat race is set amidst elves, ogres and iScrolls. The issue is written by Rafer Roberts and illustrated by Kristen Gudsnuk.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Review - Little Girl #1 (@DevilsDue)

"Things will be back to normal soon I promise."

There is no shortage of things in the world that are scary. What makes something scary largely depends on the individual as we all have fears rooted in a variety of life experiences. It's likely though that it's a general agreement that ghost kids like Abby May in Little Girl #1 from Devil's Due Publishing are scary for everyone. The issue is written by Pat Shand, illustrated by Olivia Pelaez, colored by Frank Gamboa (with J.C. Ruiz) and lettered by Jim Campbell.

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.