Friday, June 30, 2017

Review - Zodiac Starforce: Cries of the Fire Prince #1 (@DarkHorseComics)

"Do you ever look back at your life and just have a million questions?"

When faced with a threat from another dimension you can either cower in fear or deal with it. Sometimes dealing with it means relying on a team specifically put together for dealing with such threats. A team like the one in Zodiac Starforce: Cries of the Fire Prince #1 from Dark Horse Comics is a great place to start. The issue is written by Kevin Panetta, illustrated by Paulina Ganucheau, colored by Sarah Stern and lettered by Christy Sawyer.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Review - Blood Brothers #1 (@DynamiteComics)

"It's time to get to work."

There are plenty of things around us that go bump in the night, but not everyone can see them to investigate. That's why it's a good idea to have people like Diego and Gabriel Soliz of Blood Brothers #1 from Dynamite Comics available to check those things out. The issue is written by Fabian Rangel, Jr., illustrated by Javier Caba and lettered by Ryan Ferrier.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Review - Hot Schitt #1

"Don't mind him. He just got Schitt-faced."

Being a detective in a big city isn't for everyone. For those who can pull it off though, it can be a fun gig--especially if you're as reckless as Jack Schitt in Hot Schitt #1. The issue is written and illustrated by Gordon Johnson.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Review - SwordQuest #1 (@DynamiteComics)

"So what's a SwordQuest?"

Video games didn't always used to be the massive spectacle that they've become now. In the past--before 4K was a thing--they relied more on a sense of friendship and huddling around one screen with a rental from Blockbuster. SwordQuest #1 from Dynamite Comics seeks to revisit that unified sense of friendship. The issue is written by Chad Bowers and Chris Sims, illustrated by Ghostwriter X, color flats by Karl Fan and lettered by Josh Krach.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Review - Crosswind #1 (@ImageComics)

"So, you know, good job, I guess."

A crosswind is any wind that cuts across a direction of travel. The effect is usually that it blows a traveler off course as it pushes them sideways. It's an extremely applicable as a title as well, as best evidenced by Crosswind #1 from Image Comics. The issue is written by Gail Simone, illustrated by Cat Staggs and lettered by Simon Bowland.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Review - Bankshot #1 (@DarkHorseComics)

"Now, I'm going to tell you a story."

The saying goes that war is hell. War is also profitable for many which is why so many countries seem ready to jump right in. It's only profitable for certain people, however, and Marcus King in Bankshot #1 from Dark Horse Comics is one of those people. The issue is written by Alex de Campi, illustrated by ChrisCross, colored by Snakebite Cortez and lettered by de Campi.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Review - Grave Wax #1

"Sleep thou, sleep, and away with thy sorrow."

Every town comes with its own legends and myths. Most of them surround the concept of a family's legacy intertwined with the town's. In Grave Wax #1, the intersection of family legacy and myth is where the story happens. The issue is written by Heather Palmer and illustrated/lettered by Allan MacRitchie.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Assassin's Creed: Origins Gameplay Preview

The folks at IGN were cool enough to get some hands-on time with Assassin's Creed: Origins and nice enough to post it on YouTube for all to see. Enjoy it after the jump.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Review - Briggs Land: Lone Wolves #1 (@DarkHorseComics)

"...from their perspective, my clients are living in perfect accordance with the ideal of America..."

It's no surprise that in today's America there are fringe groups walling themselves off and maintaining their own belief system. Optimistically, those belief systems don't venture too much further out and cause a standoff with the government at large. In Briggs Land: Lone Wolves #1 from Dark Horse Comics, it's pretty inevitable that's exactly what will happen. The issue is written by Brian Wood, illustrated by Mack Chater, colored by Lee Loughridge and lettered by Nate Piekos of BLAMBOT.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Spider-man PS4 Trailer (@insomniacgames)

It's been a while since Spider-man found his way onto a console in a game that was worthwhile of his name. That's looking to change in 2018 when Insomniac Games releases Spider-man for PS4. It's a long wait before then and for now it's all about peeping the trailer and reveling in it. Check it out after the break.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Review - The Divided States of Hysteria #1 (@ImageComics)

"...finally found their exceptionalism soured..."

It's no surprise that the 2016 US Presidential election was one fraught with surprise and emotion, both of which permeates down to the American society at large. Different people have different takes on the aftermath and one of the more unfiltered ones is that in The Divided States of Hysteria #1 from Image Comics. The issue is written and illustrated by Howard Chaykin, colored by Jesus Aburtov and lettered by Ken Bruzenak.

Assassin's Creed Origins Trailer

After taking a year off to regroup, Ubisoft looks to be getting down to business for real in Assassin's Creed Origins. The game hits October 27 and will be the first entrant in the series to be showcased in stunning 4K. Check out the trailer after the jump and prepare your eyes for the visual feast.

Microsoft Debuts Xbox One X (@Xbox)

Microsoft kicked off E3 2017 in full effect by finally dropping the details on its upcoming beast of a console: Xbox One X. The console was previously touted as Scorpio by just about everyone and now players know the real information behind the upcoming beastly console. The Xbox One X packs 40% more power than any other console that delivers what looks to be pretty stunning 4k gaming. The HDR and Atmos support are really just added bonuses.

Microsoft also got the memo about the console being a games console, to which end they showcased a record 42 games including 22 with console exclusivity from creators large and small. The lineup included “Forza Motorsport 7,” “Crackdown 3,” Minecraft, “Ori and the Will of the Wisps,” “Sea of Thieves,” “State of Decay 2,” “Tacoma,” “Cuphead,” “Super Lucky’s Tale” and much more.

Peep the launch video and full press release below. The console hits shelves on November 7 for $499.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Review - Things You Shouldn't Remember #1 (@DarbyPopComics)

There are things you try very hard to remember, things such as grocery lists, appointments, etc. There are other things you may remember that you don't really know why you're remembering them, such as song lyrics for instance. Unlike in Things You Shouldn't Remember #1 from Darby Pop Publishing, remembering the latter in your daily life won't get you killed. The issue is written and lettered by Luis Roldan Torquemada, illustrated by Mariano Eliceche and colored by Angel Lidon.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Review - Magnus #1 (@DynamiteComics)

AI is nice when it can turn on your lights or warm your house before you get home. AI isn't so nice when it thinks it's better than you and wants to do something about it. That's where having someone like Dr. Kerri Magnus in Magnus #1 from Dynamite Comics is very helpful. The issue is written by Kyle Higgins, illustrated by Jorge Forn├ęs, colored by Chris O'Halloran and lettered by Taylor Esposito. The Turok back-up story written by Chuck Wendig, illustrated by Alvaro Sarrasecca, colored by Triona Farrell and lettered by Taylor Esposito.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Review - Transience

Attacks on the public are nothing new and--sadly--happening more and more often. The consequences are often more physical in nature, but there are definitely more lasting psychological effects as well. In Transience, one such effect is anterograde amnesia. United Kingdom is written by Ricardo Mo and illustrated by Alberto Muriel, United States is written and illustrated by Natash Alterici, Republic of Ireland is written by Sam Read and illustrated by Cian Tormey, Australia is written by Ryan K. Lindsay and illustrated by Mark Lauthier, Italy is written by Kristen Grace and illustrated by Alex Diotto, United States (second) is written by Eric Grissom and illustrated by Will Perkins and Spain is written by Ben Kahn and illustrated by Bruno Hidalgo.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Review - Shirtless Bear-Fighter #1 (@ImageComics)

Venturing in the woods means you may encounter some wildlife. Deer, rabbits and chipmunks are the nicer ones you can encounter, but sometimes you'll come across a bear. Punching it in the face is rarely a good idea, but if you're the Shirtless Bear-Fighter #1 from Image Comics, it's all you know. The issue is written by Jody Leheup and Sebastian Girner, illustrated by Nil Vendrell Pallach, colored by Michael Spicer and lettered by Dave Lanphear.