Reviews

Reviews

1 2 3 4 5 6 267
Reviews
“Champions” #20

By | May 25, 2018 | Reviews

I love stories about superheroes solving problems with superpowers. You’d think you’d see a lot of that in comics, but thanks to the influence of modern writers like Bendis and Johns, a lot more masks and capes books are about super-folk sitting around and eating and talking. There’s a time and a place for that, […]

MORE »
Elsewhere-7-featured-image Reviews
“Elsewhere” #7

By | May 25, 2018 | Reviews

“Elsewhere” #7 ends with a compelling cliffhanger that seems to signal a whole new array of narrative possibilities. Potential plot twists aside, however, Sumeyye Kasgin’s art and Ron Riley’s colors continue to be the big draw in this consistently solid all ages adventure. (Warning: minor spoilers ahead.) Written by Jay Faerber Illustrated by Sumeyye Kasgin […]

MORE »
Reviews
“Black Panther” #1

By | May 25, 2018 | Reviews

With its Fresh Start initiative, Marvel is relaunching Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “Black Panther” series with a new #1. Bring on Daniel Acuña as the artist, this series promises to deal with the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda teased in the Marvel Legacy one-shot last year. Check out our thoughts on “Black Panther” #1 in our review! Written […]

MORE »
Black-Hammer-Age-of-Doom-2-featured Reviews
“Black Hammer: Age of Doom” #2

By | May 24, 2018 | Reviews

“Black Hammer” has many insightful things to say about existence, the superhero, etc. but it’s most important statement might be on the nature of zombie-like creatures and necrophilia. Written by Jeff Lemire Illustrated by Dean Ormston Colored by Dave Stewart Lettered by Todd Klein The Eisner Award-winning superhero saga returns! As new Black Hammer Lucy […]

MORE »
Reviews
“Dark Souls: The Age Of Fire” #1

By | May 24, 2018 | Reviews

Dark Souls. A game infamous for its cult following and immense, almost arcane, wealth of lore behind it. There have been a few attempts at translating the source material into a comic before, some with more success than others, but now  Ryan O’Sullivan, Anton Kokarev, and Simon Bowland set out to map the age just […]

MORE »
The Terrifics 4 Featured Reviews
“The Terrifics” #4

By | May 24, 2018 | Reviews

A couple of issues in, “The Terrifics” is starting to lose focus. The first two entries elegantly produced a story pairing each member of the team together going on a mission but the last done-in-one installment was a troubling detour in a title that should be aiming towards the next big adventure. Hopefully, the comic […]

MORE »
flash-47-featured Reviews
“The Flash” #47

By | May 24, 2018 | Reviews

There have been many “heroes versus heroes” storylines from publishers over the last couple of years. While it is surely entertaining to see fan-favorite heroes going at it, those events can come up short if the motivations behind these differences are too contrived or not meaningful enough. With that in mind, it is certainly a […]

MORE »
Justice League: No Justice #3 Reviews
“Justice League: No Justice” #3

By | May 24, 2018 | Reviews

Our heroes rise up against the threat to Colu in “Justice League: No Justice” #3. Written by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV and Joshua Williamson Illustrated by Riley Rossmo and Marcus To Colored by Hi-Fi Lettered by Andworld Design Starfire makes a crushing discovery, Beast Boy uncovers a shocking betrayal, and Cyborg and Wonder Woman […]

MORE »
Detective Comics 981 Featured Reviews
Pick of the Week: “Detective Comics” #981

By | May 24, 2018 | Reviews

Since Rebirth, “Detective Comics” has been one of the strongest titles at DC and very different from its previous incarnation. Instead of focusing on Batman as detective, Tynion chose to make this book about the larger Bat- family and what the bat-symbol means for each member. Over the course of 47 issues, he’s interrogated what […]

MORE »
Slaine the Horned God Reviews
“Slaine: The Horned God”

By | May 22, 2018 | Reviews

Here is a true classic. Rare are the comics that are untouched by the hands of time, but this is one of them, a work that feels today, over 20 years later, as real and as immediate as it must have felt for the first time. “The Horned God” works both as a rousing adventure […]

MORE »
crossroad-blues-featured Reviews
“Crossroad Blues”

By | May 22, 2018 | Reviews

Adapted from Ace Atkins’s 1998 novel that launched a series of Nick Travers mysteries soaked in the blues tradition of the Mississippi Delta, Image’s “Crossroad Blues” is a 12-Gauge production with a nice pedigree, but does the graphic novel measure up to the acclaimed genre mystery? Written by Ace Atkins Illustrated by Marco Finnegan Lettered […]

MORE »
Reviews
Solo: A Star Wars Story

By | May 22, 2018 | Reviews

Fraught with production issues, Solo: A Star Wars Story is the second Star Wars film outside the Skywalker Saga, and the first film since the prequels to re-cast a beloved character with a younger actor. For those reasons, the anticipation for the film has been rather muted, at least by standard Star Wars standards. There […]

MORE »
You Are Deadpool 3 Featured Reviews
“You Are Deadpool” #3

By | May 18, 2018 | Reviews

Is there anything better than games and comics? How about a comic that is also a game? No, it’s not the “Marvel Super Heroes” roleplaying game, but rather, a choose your own adventure book with Deadpool and a dice-rolling mechanic that adds a level of luck and randomness to the adventure. So, how does it […]

MORE »
flavor-1-feature Reviews
“Flavor” #1

By | May 18, 2018 | Reviews

A young chef struggles to provide for her family’s restaurant as a mysterious threat lurks outside the city’s walls. If you’re craving a new food comic that aims to rival the likes of a Studio Ghibli feature, then “Flavor” will deliver. Our review will contain minor spoilers. Written by Joseph Keatinge Illustrated by Wook Jin […]

MORE »
Quicksilver_No_Surrender-feature Reviews
“Quicksilver: No Surrender” #1

By | May 18, 2018 | Reviews

Quicksilver has always stood in the peripheral of the Avengers. With a history that has become fluid between being mutant and not-mutant, son of Magneto and son of a working-class nobody, he’s always been a little complicated and just out of the spotlight. Now, in the wake of the ‘No Surrender’ event, breakout writer Saladin […]

MORE »
Infidel-03-featured-image Reviews
“Infidel” #3

By | May 18, 2018 | Reviews

With captivating artwork that continues to be intensely attuned to the book’s storyline and themes “Infidel” #3 shifts its focus to those who surround its central protagonist. (Warning: minor spoilers ahead.) Written by Pornsak Pichetshote Illustrated by Aaron Campbell Colored by José Villarubia Lettered by Jeff Powell Following last issue’s devastating events, the mysterious entities […]

MORE »
Avengers-2 Reviews
“Avengers” #2

By | May 18, 2018 | Reviews

Jason Aaron’s new run on “Avengers” heats up as the members assemble and clash in an attempt to take down the falling Celestials and a mysterious new foe. Warning, spoilers. Written by Jason Aaron Illustrated by Ed McGuinness Colored by David Curiel Lettered by VC’s Cory Petit Black Panther and Dr. Strange battle for their lives […]

MORE »
Reviews
“Rat Queens” #9

By | May 17, 2018 | Reviews

If you’ve fallen behind, “Rat Queens” has been on a roll lately. Or a series of critical success rolls if you prefer. It’s doubled down on what makes the series so fun. The central four Queens are a near perfect dungeon crawling party. All the comic needs to be successful is to send them on […]

MORE »

1 2 3 4 5 6 267