Monday, February 27, 2017

Review - Sage Escape: Transhuman #1

"I'm relying on your services for my survival."

Exploration of space is tough. Not just because it's so big, but also because you need someone there you can trust to get your back. In Sage Escape: Transhuman #1 Sage is looking for such a team. The issue is written and illustrated by Damian S. Simankowicz and lettered by Primal Archetype.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Review - Darkness Visible #1 (@IDWPublishing)

"But perhaps you'll believe me when I say that I come from the old country."

Demons tend to get a bad rap and it might have to do with all the stereotypes surrounding them. Images of them with pitchforks poking people while flames abound isn't exactly a postcard of a place you'd want to visit. There are some demons who defy those stereotypes--just not the ones in Darkness Visible #1 from IDW Publishing. The issue is written by Mike Carey and Arvind Ethan David, illustrated by Brendan Cahill, colored by Joana Lafuente and lettered by Shawn Lee.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Review - Sun Bakery #1 (@imagecomics)

"A freaking grumpy-troid."

Shonen Jump has a reputation as cutting-edge volume of works that blends eastern and western artistic stylings in a great combination. The work's influence perseveres and has offered up some great works for readers to check out. Another entry in that style is Sun Bakery #1 from Image Comics. The issue is written and illustrated by Corey Lewis.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Review - Quantum Teens Are Go #1 (@blackmaskstudio)

"I can't get a lock! The damn thing is dampening the shot-tracker!"

There's been a big push recently to get kids more involved in STEM-related topics and activities. There's something to that for sure; the more creative thinking that's encouraged in kids will lead to more creative adults. Sometimes that devotion to a science is more than just passing as it is in Quantum Teens Are Go #1 from Black Mask Studios. The issue is written by Magdalene Visaggio, illustrated by Eryk Donovan, colored by Claudia Aguirre and lettered by Zaak Saam.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Review - Sink #1 (@ComixTribe)

"Glasgow, Scotland...the greatest city in the world."

A city at night is much different than that same city during the day. There are different crowds moving to and fro, different venues open and the time of day. At night, there are a lot more individuals content with causing harm and using the cover of darkness to do so are such people in Sink #1 from Comix Tribe. The issue is written by John Lees, illustrated by Alex Cormack and lettered by Colin Bell.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Review - Grimm Fairy Tales Steampunk: Alice in Wonderland #1 (@Zenescope)

"I was born with a great mind and I'm going to use it to make the world I want! A better world!"

Steampunk is a fun throwback to an imagined nostalgia. Even traditional characters can get swept up in that nostalgia and the most recent example is Alice in Grimm Fairy Tales Steampunk: Alice in Wonderland #1 from Zenescope Entertainment. The issue is written by Ryan Fassett, illustrated by Noah Salonga and Fritz Casas, colored by Robby Bevard and Erick Arciniega and lettered by Taylor Esposito.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Review - Delilah Blast #1

"There's no running from your destiny, Delilah."

Space exploration is inevitable. What's not inevitable is that we'll find someone else out there, but the assumption is that there's plenty of other beings out there. Delilah Blast #1 from Evoluzione Publishing offers a character and beings who definitely stretch the imagination as far as who's out there. The issue is written by Marcel Dupree, illustrated by Joel Cotejar, colored by Ramon Borge and lettered by Marco Della Verde.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Review - Crossfire #1 (@SplotchComics)

"Sometimes the answer is always no."

The premise of a government-funded super-team is not a new one. There's something interesting about the notion of the government funding a group of individuals to wage their wars for them. In Crossfire #1 from Splotch Comics, that concept is taken in a slightly different direction. The issue is written by Andrew J. Lucas, illustrated by Wong Comics and lettered by Nikki Sherman.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Review - All New Fathom Volume 6 #1 (@AspenComics)

"So you got punched in the face by God?"

When you're tasked with being a custodian for a culture, there can be a lot of pressure. Fortunately for Aspen Mathews, she's dealt with that pressure before on multiple occasions. All of that pressure has no doubt prepared her for her latest conflict in All New Fathom Volume 6 #1 from Aspen Comics. The issue is written by Blake Northcott, illustrated by Marco Renna, inked by Mark Roslan, colored by John Starr and lettered by Zen.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Review - John Carter: The End #1 (@DynamiteComics)

"Where is John Carter?"

As far as planetary liberators go, John Carter is one of the best-known. Most of his work was done on Mars, but his reputation has spread throughout the universe far and wide. In John Carter: The End #1 from Dynamite Comics, his reputation is put to the test as he seeks to step back from his notoriety. The issue is written by Brian Wood and Alex Cox, illustrated by Hayden Sherman, colored by Chris O'Halloran and lettered by Thomas Napolitano.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Review - Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern #1 (@boomstudios @DCComics)

"Nay'astoth. Ml'n'agado."

The Lantern Corps are tasked with defending the universe against all manner of evil. The Planet of the Apes are just trying to live--albeit under various definitions of what "ruling" should be. The clashing of the two is something to behold and thankfully BOOM! Studios and DC Comics have teamed up to let readers behold in Planet of the Apes Green Lantern #1. The issue is written by Justin Jordan, illustrated by Barnaby Bagenda, colored by Alex Guimaraes and lettered by Ed Dukeshire.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Review - Dante #1 (@TopCow)

"I have something to confess...sometimes I like to kill people."

The life of a hitman probably isn't as nearly as glamorous as movies would have you believe. Sure, you can probably get yourself out of any situation, but the fact that you're in those situations to begin with probably isn't ideal. Dante #1 from Top Cow Comics is about a hitman in a whole new situation entirely. The issue is written by Matt Hawkins and Jason Ning, illustrated by Darick Robertson, colored by Diego Rodriguez and lettered by Simon Bowland.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Review - Ladycastle #1 (@boomstudios)

"Once upon a time, a princess slept in a tower..."

The damsel in distress is a notion that's been prevalent in media going as far as back as fairy tales themselves. That stereotype typically brings with it a lot of preconceived notions that could probably stand to be thrown out the window at this point. Going out the window with them is the princess in Ladycastle #1 from BOOM! Studios. The issue is written by Delilah S. Dawson, illustrated by Ashley A. Woods and lettered by Jim Campbell.