Monday, July 31, 2017

Review - POM #1

Superheroes deal with everything. Not all of what they deal with involves epic battles in the streets as they typically also deal with personality struggles. When those two things collide as they do in POM #1 fireworks are bound to go off. The issue is written by Marcell Dupree, illustrated by Joel Cotejar, colored by Franco Reisco and Claudio Lucania and lettered by Brant Fowler.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Review - B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know #1 (@DarkHorseComics)

"Have mercy on us."

The B.P.R.D. is an organization tasked with protecting the world from monsters. More often than not the group prevails, even if it's a tough battle. In B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know #1 from Dark Horse Comics, the stakes might be higher than ever. The issue is written by Mike Mignola and Scott Allie, illustrated by Laurence Campbell and colored by Dave Stewart.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Review - Bettie Page #1 (@DynamiteComics)

"...but I always leap without looking."

Bettie Page needs really no introduction as her exploits are very well-known at this point. In Bettie Page #1, Dynamite Comics is delving into a side of Bettie Page that many people may not have thought of when considering her. The issue is written by David Avallone, illustrated by Colton Worley and lettered by Taylor Esposito.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Review - TMNT Usagi Yojimbo #1 (@IDWPublishing)

"Get him! He's only one guy!"

Usagi Yojimbo is a legend among both samurai and rabbits. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are a legend among both ninjas and turtles. Group them together as in TMNT Usagi Yojimbo #1 from IDW Comics and you've got plenty of legend to go around. The issue is written and illustrated by Stan Sakai and colored by Tom Luth.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Review - Sisters of Sorrow #1 (@boomstudios)

"I know someone who can help us hide this mess."

People turn to religion for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they need help with something, other times they just want to believe they're part of something bigger. It's not often though that people turn to faith for a violent path toward vengeance, but that doesn't stop the women in Sisters of Sorrow #1 from BOOM! Studios. The issue is written by Kurt Sutter and Courtney Alameda, illustrated by Hyeonjin Kim, colored by Jean-Paul Csuka and lettered by Jim Campbell.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Review - Bastard's Waltz #1 (@DarbyPopComics)

When you're known for taking out heroes that reputation brings with it a lot of responsibility. At some point, that responsibility of staying alive can be too much, prompting one to want to retire. In Bastard's Waltz #1 from Darby Pop Comics, John the Bastard needs a break from being a terror. The issue is written by Mark Bertolini, illustrated by Giovanni Guida and lettered by Micah Myers.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Review - Lola XOXO Volume 2 #1 (@AspenComics)

"...that next arrow could be meant for me."

Having good friends always makes life easier. Having good friends when roaming a post-apocalyptic world makes life easier as well. In Lola XOXO Volume 2 #1 from Aspen Comics, Lola has a great running crew which will pay off. The issue is written and illustrated by Siya Oum and lettered by Zen.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Review - Zojaqan #1 (@thevaultcomics)

Coping with a traumatic event is done in a variety of different ways. It's a good bet though that getting stranded in a strange, foreign environment with beings who want to devour you is on top of the list. Vault Comics has it on their list in Zojaqan #1. The issue is written by Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing, illustrated by Nathan Gooden, colored by Vittorio Astone and lettered by Deron Bennett.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Interview - Dino Caruso (Blue Hour)

Blue Hour is more than just a tale about being sad for an hour. It's about a group of disillusioned human colonists seeking refuge on a desolate planet in a remote binary star system. The Blue Hour is when the yellow sun sets and leaves only a blue son. Writer Dino Caruso was gracious enough to talk to Omnicomic about that hour and comics in general.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Review - Skin & Earth #1 (@DynamiteComics)

Climate change is a very real phenomenon in the world. The data can be disputed by just about anyone, but by and large there's truth to the notion that humans are having an impact on the world's climate. That premise is in full force in Skin & Earth #1 from Dynamite Comics. The issue is written and illustrated by Lights.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Review - Calexit #1 (@blackmaskstudio)

"Now let me welcome everybody to the wild, wild west. A state that's untouchable like Elliot Ness."

It's no secret that the United States as a country is having something of an identity crisis. Different sides of the spectrum are warring with words as to whose side is more in line with what the Constitution intended. For some people that belief goes so far as wanting to withdraw from the country entirely as California does in Calexit #1 from Black Mask Studio. The issue is written by Matteo Pizzolo, illustrated by Amancay Nahuelpan (flats by Dee Cunniffe), colored by Tyler Boss and lettered by Jim Campbell.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Review - Justice Inc: The Avenger #1 (@DynamiteComics)

When you're a superhero of sorts it's important to have a team that supports you and believes in you. Nothing can be truer when you're the superhero and you're being detained by law enforcement authorities. Richard Benson needs that help in Justice Inc: The Avenger #1 from Dynamite Entertainment. The issue is written by Kyle Higgins and Joe Gentile, illustrated by Alexandre Shibao, colored by Natalia Marques and lettered by Troy Peteri.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Review - Kim and Kim: Love is a Battlefield #1 (@blackmaskstudio)

"And we're back."

Intergalactic criminals often end up in situations that require them to be flexible and adapt to the changing situations. Those situations can result in some relatively harmless hijinks along the way, but when love is thrown into the mix everything is amplified. In Kim and Kim: Love is a Battlefield #1 from Black Mask Studios, love IS a battlefield. The issue is written by Magdalene Visaggio, penciled and inked by Eva Cabrera, colored by Claudia Aguirre and lettered by Zakx Saam.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Review - Rum Row #1

"To another year of prohibition!"

There are some who would argues that the few years when alcohol was banned in the United States were a dark time. That didn't stop people from drinking, but the illegality of it did make it more difficult. If imbibers had taken the solution to their problems to the skies as in Rum Row #1, things might have been a little different. The issue is written by Andrew Maxwell, illustrated by Michele Bandini, colored by Derek Dow and lettered by Adam O. Pruett.