Author Archives: Christa Harader

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Guy Gardner JLI Punch Columns
My Comics Year: Thank You, Mr. Gardner

By | Dec 27, 2018 | Columns

It’s been a YEAR, y’all. There’s a lot going on in the world, most of it sinister and upsetting at best and downright terrifying at worst, and escaping into the land of well-crafted comics has been a bit of a blessing. It wasn’t always like that for me, though. I’ve been reading comics since I […]

Night Moves 2 Featured Reviews
“Night Moves” #2

By | Dec 21, 2018 | Reviews

“Night Moves” #2 continues the book’s fast pace, with some nice pops to help lift a heavy narrative load. Written by V.J. Written by V.J. Boyd & Justin Boyd Illustrated by Clay McCormack Colored by Mike Spicer Lettered by Shawn DePasquale A horrific encounter with a possessed gangster changes everything for Chris and Alexis, leaving […]

Hey Kids Comics #5 Featured Reviews
“Hey Kids! Comics!” #5

By | Dec 13, 2018 | Reviews

The deeds are done, the secrets buried and the mythology intact. “Hey Kids! Comics!” #5 rounds out a packed run on the nitty gritty of the comics industry, with emphasis on the gritty. Written & Illustrated by Howard Chaykin Colored by Wil Quintana Lettered by Ken Bruzenak The innocent seduced… and the credulous corrupted. Stories […]

Lodger 2 Featured Reviews
“Lodger” #2

By | Dec 6, 2018 | Reviews

Coming off the heels of an intriguing but rocky debut, “Lodger” #2 tries to pause its breakneck pace to build out its world. Written by David & Maria Lapham Illustrated by David Lapham Ricky Toledo was 15 when a handsome lodger rented a room in her family’s small, rural home. Lust, adultery and murder would […]

“Lightstep” #1

By | Nov 23, 2018 | Reviews

“Lightstep” #1 introduces us to an extremely beautiful race of advanced people living on a privileged planet at the pinnacle of innovation, excellence, and supremacy – too bad they’re so focused on genetic purity, eh? Mild spoilers ahead. Written by Miloš Slavković & Mirko Topalski Illustrated by Miloš Slavković Lettered by Andrej Bunjac January Lee […]

“Cemetery Beach” #3

By | Nov 16, 2018 | Reviews

“Cemetery Beach” #3 continues Ellis’s high-speed space chase in a nicely balanced issue that pairs more weird action with some key character details to keep us hooked. Written by Warren Ellis Illustrated and Colored by Jason Howard Lettered by Fonografiks President Barrow has created his perfect society on an alien world. It’s been running smoothly […]

“Death Orb” #2

By | Nov 9, 2018 | Reviews

“Death Orb” #2 roars into life with Rider in chains, Father besieged by betrayal and a very large mech intent on beating its way into a desert bunker. Just another day in paradise! Written by Ryan Ferrier Illustrated by Alejandro Aragon Colored by Chris O’Halloran Lettered by Ryan Ferrier In a post-apocalyptic American landscape controlled […]

Ice Cream Man 8 Featured Reviews
“Ice Cream Man” #8

By | Nov 2, 2018 | Reviews

Over the past year, “Ice Cream Man” has been lauded to the skies by just about everyone, and for good reason. If you’re not reading this book yet, now’s a perfect time to start. We’ve got a few months to wait for the next issue, and #8 is a hair-raising conclusion to one of the […]

Burnouts 2 Featured Reviews
“Burnouts” #2

By | Oct 26, 2018 | Reviews

What do you get when you combine anti-drug satire with adults writing teenagers and some very smash-able aliens? An admirable swing and near-hit on a punchy second issue. Written by Dennis Culver Illustrated and Colored by Geoffo Flatted by Lauren Perry Lettered by Dave Dwonch After learning aliens are real, Andy goes on the run-from […]


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