Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Review - Jasmine Crown of Kings #1 (@zenescope)

"It is here we find Jasmine."

The thing about myths and legends is that somewhere along the way some of the particular details are lost or changed. That fact alone only adds to their legendary status and it makes for fascinating storytelling. Jasmine Crown of Kings #1 from Zenescope Entertainment is the latest take on a legend that changes quite a few things about Jasmine and Ali Baba. The issue is written by Howard Mackie, illustrated by Deivis Goetten, colored by Ceci de la Cruz and lettered by Taylor Esposito.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Review - Angelica Reigns #1 (@EvoluzionePub)

"Epic fail."

Family is family. You take the good with the bad, mainly because you're always going to be tied to your family. Things like that are a little trickier when your mom is a witch like in Angelica Reigns #1 from Evoluzione Publishing. The issue is written by Brian Hawkins, illustrated by Federico Sabbatini, colored by Chiara Miriade and lettered by Brant Fowler.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Review - Survival Fetish #1 (@blackmaskstudio)

"...amazing has an expiration date."

Honolulu is--by most accounts--a beautiful city on one of the most beautiful islands on the planet. There's great weather, nice people and really no reason to be inside. That is, unless you're in the Honolulu from Survival Fetish #1 from Black Mask Studios. The issue is written by Patrick Kindlon, illustrated by Antonio Fuso and lettered by Jim Campbell.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Review - Skyward #1 (@ImageComics)

"It's happening. No one believed me but...I was right."

Gravity is one of those fundamental knowns in the world. What goes up, must come down. Everything we know about how to live is largely based around the concept that you can't get into the air without the help of something else. That all changes in Skyward #1 from Image Comics. The issue is written by Joe Henderson, illustrated by Lee Garbett, colored by Antonio Fabela and lettered by Simon Bowland.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Review - World of Tanks: Citadel #1 (@DarkHorseComics)

"All in all, it was going to be a hot summer."

World War II has no shortage of tales about valor and combat, but those involving tanks are some of the more fascinating from a strategy perspective. The idea of both sides charging into battle with massive tanks rolling through is one that was really a modern (at the time) take on an older warfare strategy. In World of Tanks: Citadel #1 from Dark Horse Comics, that strategy gets top-billing. The issue is written by Garth Ennis, illustrated by P.J. Holden, colored by Michael Atiyeh and lettered by Rob Steer.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Review - Resident Alien: An Alien in New York #1 (@DarkHorseComics)

"Morning, Doc."

Finding out that aliens lives among us would certainly be surprising on some levels, but would make sense on other levels (depending on who it was we found out was an alien). There's a hope that such an alien would want to do good and be nice to others though. That's certainly the case in Resident Alien: An Alien in New York #1 from Dark Horse Comics. The issue is written by Peter Hogan and illustrated by Steve Parkhouse.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Review - Robocop: Citizen's Arrest #1 (@boomstudios)

"--in Detroit's history, we've never see corruption like this--"

Robocop depicted Detroit as a city on the brink of complete desolation. The sad thing is that the real-world counterpart of the city isn't faring much better. In Robocop: Citizen's Arrest #1 from BOOM Studios, New Detroit offers a glimmer of hope for its citizens. The issue is written by Brian Wood, illustrated by Jorge Coelho, colored by Doug Garbark and lettered by Ed Dukeshire.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Review - Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #1 (@DarkHorseComics)

"It begins, as all wars doo, with a grievance."

Like all good empires, the Greek empire had its power before falling. Same goes for the Persians. Where they intersect is Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #1 from Dark Horse Comics. The issue is written and illustrated by Frank Miller and colored by Alex Sinclair.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Review - Portal Bound #1 (@AspenComics)

"Technically the portal isn't magic--"

It may not be well-known or proven, but there's a good chance that Earth is tied to other planets via some sort of direct link. Those links have yet to be discovered, but chances are if (when?) they are it'll be made clear that there's a lot going out there that we have no clue about. In Portal Bound #1 from Aspen Comics there's a war going down on one of the planets tied to Earth and they need Earth's help. The issue is written by Mark Roslan and Gabe Carrasco, illustrated by Alex Arizmendi, colored by Wes Hartman and lettered by Zen.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Review - Demi-God #1 (@IDWPublishing)

"Bout time you showed up. I've been waiting."

Olden times often featured gods ruling the lives of mortals on Earth. Those gods may or may not have had any influence on the inner workings of man, but there were definitely stories about their interactions. In Demi-God #1 from IDW Publishing, Jason is the newest character to have a tie to Greek gods. The issue is written by Ron Marz, illustrated by Andy Smith, colored by Michael Atiyeh and lettered by Steve Dutro.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Review - The Crow: Memento Mori #1 (@IDWPublishing)

"Son of man, set your face against Sidon; prophesy against her."

The Crow is a pretty popular character in some circles. The fact that Brandon Lee while filming the titular character adds another level of gravitas to the property and plays into the mythos surrounding it. That's why The Crow: Memento Mori #1 from IDW Publishing has a lot of moodiness to work with. The issue is written by Roberto Recchioni, illustrated by Werther Dell'Edera, colored by Giovanna Niro and lettered by Giovanni Marinovich. "Buried Virtue" is written and illustrated by Matteo Scalera, colored by Moreno Dinisio and lettered by Marinovich.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Review - Black Hammer: Age of Doom (@darkhorsecomics)

"...I remember everything! I know where we are!"

Superhero team-ups are nothing new, but the cause for their coming together can be. In the case of the seemingly misfit superheroes in Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1 from Dark Horse Comics, their time together is focused on one objective: getting the hell out of their current situation. The issue is written by Jeff Lemire, illustrated by Dean Ormston, colored by Dave Stewart and lettered by Todd Klein.