Friday, April 28, 2017

Review - No World #1 (@AspenComics)

"The entire incident lasted exactly sixty seconds."

What do you get when you cross a hitwoman, a fairy and a mercenary? Certainly not a fun buddy comedy. Aspen Comics has something different in mind for No World #1. The issue is written by Scott Lobdell, penciled by Jordan Gunderson, inked by Mark Roslan and Charlie Mok, colored by JUANCHOo and lettered by Zen.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Review - Ravage #1

"Sorry, I don't deal anymore."

Criminals have a tendency to do things that are largely selfish. There is some regard for others around them, but it's generally extended as far as those around them can offer them something they need. That theory is put to the test in Ravage #1. The issue is written by Damian S. Simankowicz, illustrated by Greg Woronchak, colored by Mike Stefan and lettered by Primal Arhcetype.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Review - Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea (@DarkHorseComics)

"Oh, pilot, 'tis a fearful night--"

Having a giant demon-hand comes with benefits. It also comes with a lot of responsibility, in that there's a lot of fear on the part of those around you as to whether or not you mean them harm. Hellboy has lived with that reaction his entire life, but it doesn't make him any less qualified to handle an array of situations. Those situations include being captured by a pirate ship in Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea from Dark Horse Comics. The issue is written by Mike Mignola and Gary Gianni, illustrated by Gianni, colored by Dave Stewart and lettered by Clem Robins.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Review - The Greatest Adventure #1 (@DynamiteComics)

"To say I was in trouble makes me guilty of considerable understatement."

Tarzan is pretty much a known entity. It helps that the most recent attempt at rebooting him as a film franchise came out recently, but there's a lot more to the legend of the character that has endured. There are quite a few other characters created by Edgar Rice Burroughs that may not be as well known to modern day readers. Dynamite Entertainment is looking to change that in The Greatest Adventure #1. The issue is written by Bill Willingham, illustrated by Cezar Razek, colored by Daniela Miwa and lettered by Taylor Esposito.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Review - Plague #1 (@Markosia)

"This valley smells of...death."

In the history of the world, you'd be hard-pressed to find a pandemic as devastating as that of the Black Plague (unless you're playing the game Pandemic and are wiped out around the fourth turn). The disease destroyed families and debilitated countries/kingdoms, paying no attention to the affected. Markosia posits that the plague would have even affected fairies in The Plague #1. The issue is written by Dennis Magee Fallon and Jason Palmatier, illustrated by Zach Brunner and lettered by Dave Sharpe.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Review - Immortal Brothers: The Tale of the Green Knight #1 (@ValiantComics)

"King Arthur lay at Camelot upon a Christmas-tide..."

Back in the day, Marvel was always a big fan of the "What if" scenarios where they would take characters out of their element and put them in strange--but intriguing--situations. Those stories always stretched the imagination of the reader as it allowed the norm to be subverted in the name of the abstract. Immortal Brothers: The Tale of the Green Knight #1 from Valiant Comics is a worthy mention in that category of what if. The issue is written by Fred Van Lente, illustrated by Cary Nord with Clayton Henry, inked by Mark Morales and colored by Brian Reber.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Review - Aldous Spark: Meddler In History And Other Unsavory Affairs #1 (Grenade Fight, Inc.)

"I don't recall the boat being ablaze when we left it..."

An adventurer's lifestyle isn't quite what it used to be. There are still adventurers for sure, but a lot of the glamour that comes with being such a person has sort of fizzled out. That changes in Aldous Spark: Meddler In History And Other Unsavory Affairs #1 from Grenade Fight, Inc. The issue is written by Andrew Maxwell and Peter Miriani, illustrated by Mauricio Alvarez, colored by Derek Dow and lettered by Bernardo Brice.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Review - Aliens: Dead Orbit #1 (@DarkHorseComics)

"Maybe nobody's home?"

Aliens are out there. Whether or not they're as terrifying as James Cameron makes them out to be remains to be seen. That mythos does lend itself well to terror and Dark Horse Comics is all about that terror in Aliens: Dead Orbit #1. The issue is written and illustrated by James Stokoe.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Review - Black Cloud #1 (@ImageComics)

"The future will always be dark."

One thing that's guaranteed about humans is that we're always looking for some way to escape. It may be some aspect of our life we're not keen on or we just need a break, there's something to be said about getting away for whatever reason. It's very rare that the "away" is a parallel dimension full of animal gangsters. Image Comics has a world like that in Black Cloud #1. The issue is written by Ivan Brandon (story by Brandon and Jason Latour), illustrated by Greg Hinkle, colored by Matt Wilson, color flats by Dee Cunniffe and lettered by Aditya Bidikar.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Review - The Courier #1 (@zenescope)

Rebuilding after a worldwide disaster is a tall order that requires people to pull together. Despite this, there will still be some who are content to hole up and let the rest of the world continue to suffer. That leaves a void that needs to be filled by someone like Eve in The Courier #1 from Zenescope. The issue is written by Ralph Tedesco, illustrated by J.G. Miranda, colored by Bryan Valenza and lettered by Kurt Hathaway.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Review - Jughead: The Hunger #1 (@ArchieComics)

The concept of an unknown killer prowling the streets at night and being a mild-mannered citizen by day certainly isn't new. Just like knowing Jughead likes to eat A LOT isn't entirely new. Knowing that Jughead might be a combination of both of the above statements might be news though, but it's pretty fun to read about in Jughead: The Hunger #1 from Archie Comics. The issue is written by Frank Tieri, illustrated by Michael Walsh, colored by Walsh and Dee Cunniffe and lettered by Jack Morelli.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Review - Space Riders: Galaxy of Brutality #1 (@blackmaskstudio)

"What kind of scum would attack a ship full of refugees?"

The vastness of space lends itself to adventure. In the middle of a lot of the stranger adventures is Capitan and his journeys continue in Space Riders: Galaxy of Brutality #1 from Black Mask Studio. The issue is written by Fabian Rangel, Jr., illustrated by Alexis Ziritt and lettered by Ryan Ferrier.