Monday, January 30, 2017

Review - Loose Ends #1 (@imagecomics)

"Jes' be patient, aight. I gotta handle somethin' first."

Tying up loose ends is a fool's errand of sorts, namely because there are typically more loose ends than can be dealt with. For some those loose ends are relatively harmless, but for others they're a lot more complex. In Loose Ends #1 from Image Comics, Sonny Gibson's loose ends are a little violent too. The issue is written by Jason Latour, illustrated by Chris Brunner and colored by Rico Renzi.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Review - The Dregs #1 (@blackmaskstudio)

"Yeah, but he's a prime piece."

There's a constant push towards modernization and urbanization. Many cities present those two as beneficial to the city's livelihood--often at the expense of some of the less fortunate. More often than not, the less fortunate are pushed out at the expense of "progress." For the less fortunate in The Dregs #1 from Black Mask Studio, simply being pushed out is a little more savory to them. The issue is written by Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson, illustrated by Eric Zawadzki and colored by Dee Cunniffe.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Review - Dollface #1 (@ActionLabDanger)

"That's a good slang word right?"

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Not all of them are "alive" in the true sense of the word, but that doesn't make them any less heroic. Dollface in Dollface #1 from Action Lab Danger Zone is one such hero. The issue is written and illustrated by Dan Mendoza, colored by Mendoza and Valentina Pucci and lettered by Adam Wollet.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Review - Slayer: Repentless #1 (@DarkHorseComics)

"I've stopped letting the rage tunnel into me and cloud my mind with blame."

There's an inherent risk among society when people form groups. There's comfort in finding others share similar ideas as your own, but when the ideals of the group become bigger than the individuals messages get perverted. That perversion leads to violence, especially in Slayer: Repentless #1 from Dark Horse Comics. The issue is written by Jon Schnepp and illustrated by Guiu Vilanova.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Review - God Country #1 (@Imagecomics)

"The wrath of God lies sleeping."

There are parts of the world where things move a little more slowly. When people familiar with a faster-pace visit these parts of the world there's some adjusting that must be undertaken un order to understand the difference in the ways of life. In God Country #1 from Image Comics, nothing can prepare Roy and his family for the life that Roy's father Emmet leads. The issue is written by Donny Cates, illustrated by Geoff Shaw, colored by Jason Wordie and lettered by John J. Hill.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Review - Angel Season 11 #1 (@DarkHorseComics)

"Sun's about to go down. We should get to it."

Angel is one of the most interesting characters to spin out of the Buffy: The Vampire Slayer universe. His persistent conflict that brings him to the edge of insanity and destruction is always fascinating, which means he needs to rely on those around him for support. One of those characters is a goddess and she gets top-billing in Angel Season 11 #1 from Dark Horse Comics. The issue is written by Corinna Bechko, illustrated by Geraldo Borges, colored by Michelle Madsen and lettered by Richard Starkings and Jimmy Betancourt.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Review - Artful #1 (@ActionLab)

"Don't you worry none about the Artful. He gots ways."

Vampires are never easy to deal with. If you're a character with a reputation for being dodgy then maybe you have a better chance of making it through the night. The Artful Dodger in Artful #1 from Action Lab is one such character. The issue is written by Peter David (adapted by Nicole D'Andria), illustrated by Laura Neubert and lettered by Justin Birch.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Review - Divinity III: Stalinverse #1 (@ValiantComics)

"Death to any who would threaten the motherland."

Heroes are supposed to protect the world from the villains. Generally, those heroes align for a common sense of good, but what if that common sense is a different version of "good?" In Divinity III: Stalinverse #1 from Valiant Entertainment, Russia proves that even it has ideals it believe are worth fighting for. The issue is written by Matt Kindt, penciled by Trevor Hairsine, inked by Ryan Winn, colored by David Barron and lettered by Dave Lanphear.