Author Archives: Gregory Ellner

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Lazarus Sourcebook #3: Vassalovka Featured Reviews
“Lazarus Sourcebook” #3: Vassalovka

By | Feb 23, 2018 | Reviews

While it may be in line with the “natural order” of the book, issues persist and accentuate in the third “Lazarus Sourcebook.” Written by Greg Rucka, Neal Bailey, David Brothers, Robert Mackenzie, Gareth-Michael Skarka, Eric Trautmann, and Dave Walker Illustrated by Michael Lark, Tristan Jones, and Eric Trautmann Colored by Tyler Boss and Santi Arcas […]

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Witchblade #3 Featured Reviews
Pick of the Week: “Witchblade” #3

By | Feb 8, 2018 | Pick of the Week, Reviews

By limiting the attention to the underlying mythos and delving into classic mystical hunts tied to mundane cases, “Witchblade” #3 is finally starting to move out of its slower pacing. Written by Caitlin Kitteridge Illustrated by Roberta Ingranata Colored by Bryan Valenza Lettered by Troy Peteri “LIFE AFTER,” Part Three A missing-child case brings Alex […]

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God Complex #4 Featured Reviews
“God Complex” #4

By | Feb 1, 2018 | Reviews

The plot thickens as well thought out character work mixes with a deeper insight to the makeup of the Rulers of Delphi. Written by Paul Jenkins Illustrated by Hendry Prasetya Colored by Sunny Gho Lettered by Jaka Ady It’s the moment of truth. After his confrontation with the revolutionaries, Seneca is getting rebuilt by the […]

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Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #1 Featured Reviews
“Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM” #1

By | Jan 26, 2018 | Reviews

RAAM begins his descent into glory with a fun story that incorporates other major characters, yet doesn’t lock people out of the plot. Written by Kurtis Wiebe Illustrated by Max Dunbar Colored by Jose Luis Rio Lettered by Gilberto Lazcano The most iconic villain of the Gears of War universe takes the spotlight! Years before […]

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Assassinistas #2 Featured Reviews
“Assassinistas” #2

By | Jan 19, 2018 | Reviews

Although the relatively simplistic artwork of “Assassinistas” #2 is not for everyone, the characterizations help to make an interesting story. Written by Tini Howard Illustrated by Gilbert Hernandez Colored by Rob Davis Lettered by Aditya Bidikar “Pregnant Pauses and Campout Makeouts” Dominic Price is a college-age cutie pie who just wants to spend the semester […]

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Darth Vader #10 Featured Reviews
“Darth Vader” #10

By | Jan 12, 2018 | Reviews

While a sad end to an arc, typical of Soule’s Vader, part four of ‘The Dying Light Part’ offers strong character moments and internal conflict. Written by Charles Soule Illustrated by Giuseppe Camuncoli Colored by David Curiel Lettered by Joe Caramagna Vader’s showdown with Jocasta Nu comes to a startling conclusion! What secret information has […]

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Penny Dreadful #8 Featured Reviews
“Penny Dreadful” #8

By | Jan 5, 2018 | Reviews

Pacing issues plague the possible apocalypse in “Penny Dreadful” #8. Written by Chris King Illustrated by Jesús Hervás Colored by Jason Wordie Lettered by Rob Steen Continues the story directly after the shocking events of Penny Dreadful’s season three finale! As the repeated solicitation for this series states, the “Penny Dreadful” ongoing has long been […]

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The Walking Dead 8x08 Featured Television
Five Thoughts on The Walking Dead‘s “How It’s Gotta Be”

By | Dec 11, 2017 | Television

Above even the expected failures, the midseason finale is thoroughly underwhelming and poorly handled, with many issues existing even beyond the five here. Then again, maybe that’s just “How It’s Gotta Be.” Be warned, major spoilers follow. 1. Problem of an Overstuffed Nighttime Episode At times, we may have some dark episodes, physically speaking: scenes […]

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Superman #36 Featured Reviews
“Superman” #36

By | Dec 8, 2017 | Reviews

The choice of a new God of Apokolips leaves more apprehension than resolution, though not without a mixture of hope with its dread. Written by Patrick Gleason and Peter J. Tomasi Illustrated by Doug Mahnke Colored by Wil Quintana Lettered by Rob Leigh “Imperius Lex” finale! Votes begin to be cast in Kryptonian blood as […]

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Batman Lost 1 Columns
This Month in Comics: November 2017

By | Dec 5, 2017 | Columns

With a range including DC, Top Cow/Image, Dark Horse, and Marvel, here’s the recap of November 2017 for comic books. There were also a multitude of television releases and other things, but let’s stick to just the books. Best Issue: “Batman: Lost” #1 Also known as: Breaking Bat. This entire issue, part of the ‘Dark […]

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Injustice 2 Annual #1 Featured Reviews
“Injustice 2 Annual” #1

By | Dec 1, 2017 | Reviews

Taking elements from the 2017 film in addition to making other unique spins on the classic Wonder Woman origin story, the first “Injustice 2” annual offers a fresh take on an old tale. Written by Kate Perkins and Tom Taylor Illustrated by Marco Santucci, Jamal Campbell, and David Yardin Colored by J. Nanjan, Jamal Campbell, […]

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