REVIEW: ‘Fantastic Four’ #1

(Marvel Comics, 2014)

Written by James Robinson
Pencils by Leonard Kirk
Inked by Karl Kesel
Color Artwork by Jesus Aburtov

In the first issue of James Robinson’s Fantastic 4 there is a very obvious shift in tone to darker, somewhat more introspective terrain, particularly in contrast to Matt Fraction’s recently ended run which was much more action/ adventure oriented. The Fantastic Four has a very unique Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Zombie B.C.’ #1

(Self Published)

Story – Stephen Vold
Lead Artist – Steven Williams
Cover Artist – Malcom McClinton

Most people I know, over 30 geeks, hate to admit they’re part of a trend. It is abhorrent to admit that you follow the “in” crowd, especially when you’ve spent a good part of your life socially ostracized because of your passion for geeky things. Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Superior Spider-Man’ #28

(Marvel Comics, 2014)

Writer: Dan Slott
Pencils: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inks: John Dell
Colors: Antonio Fabela
Letters: Chris Eliopoulos

This is another excellent issue in the final arc on The Superior Spider-Man. There’s your review. I don’t know how many times I have to tell you to pick up this book.

Have you bought it? Good. It’s spoilers from here on out. Rosebud is a sled. Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Dead Body Road’ #3

(Image Comics, 2014)

Written by Justin Jordan
Artwork by Matteo Scalera
Color Artwork by Moreno DiNisio
Lettering by Pat Brosseau

Justin Jordan begins to show what he has up his sleeve just a bit with the third issue of this intriguing and brutally poetic crime drama. The main character, Orson Gage is an amalgamation of contradictory qualities; he’s a good cop gone bad and back again, he’s a chivalrous brawler Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Deadly Class’ #2

(Image Comics, 2014)

Written by Rick Remender
Artwork by Wes Craig
Color Artwork by Lee Loughridge
Lettering by Rus Wooton

Deadly Class has the potential to be the greatest new comic book in the line up of all Image Comics. Issue #1 of this series was a breath of fresh air filled with excitement and intrigue that reached out to my childhood of the 80s and 90s. Unfortunately for Rick Remender Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Liberator/Earth Crisis: Salvation of Innocents’ #1

(Black Mask Studios, 2014)

Written by Matt Miner and Earth Crisis
Pencils and Inks by Javier Sanchez Aranda
Colors by Joaquin Pereyra
Lettered by Crank!
Extra Art by Kathryn Mann

“What can one person do?” This is the question posed and answered in the newest Black Mask Studios book, Liberator: Earth Crisis. Matt Miner is back, taking up the cause of animal cruelty with the help of Earth Crisis, an American metalcore band. Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Revenge’ #1

(Image Comics, 2014)

Story by Jonathan Ross
Art by Ian Churchill
Lettering by Richard Starkings & Jimmy Betancourt
Coloring by Arif Prianto & Ian Churchill

I was not alive during the height of the EC Comics craze of the late mid-50’s. I didn’t get the opportunity to see those originals framed in black wire and lazily spinning through the dusty shafts of sunlight coming through the drugstore window… Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits’ #2

(Greentea Publishing, 2014)

Written by Vera Greentea
Art and Colors by Laura Muller
Letters by Adam Wollet

When last we left the children of Mexico City they were in the midst of the Day of the Dead ceremony…with one who was very likely of the dead. Greentea Publishing has released the second of its four issue series Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits, and it answers some questions while asking still more. Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Black Science’ #4

(Image Comics, 2014)

Written by Rick Remender
Artwork by Matteo Scalera
Painted Artwork by Dean White
Lettering & Design by Rus Wooton

Rick Remender’s engrossing tale of Grant McKay and his group of stranded Dimensionauts takes a dark turn in this issue. So far the wayward band of dimension hopping anarchists have seemed to be a fairly close knit unit however Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Punisher’ #2

(Marvel Comics, 2014)

Written by Nathan Edmondson
Artwork by Mitch Gerads
Lettering by VC’s Cory Petit

Nathan Edmonson and Mitch Gerads came out very appropriately with guns blazing on their first issue of the brand new Marvel Now Punisher series but, the obvious question is, as good as that inaugural issue was, does the second issue maintain the intensity Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Harley Quinn’ #3

(DC Comics, 2014)

Written by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti
Artwork by Chad Hardin
Color Artwork by Alex Sinclair
Lettering by John J. Hill

Happy Valentines Day from Harley Quinn! This new issues is filled with utter brilliance and delivers a boisterous laughable side to the dumbest holiday of the year. Even those of us with significant others will surely laugh at Harley Quinn as she fumbles her way through a V-Day without her Mr. J. Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Daredevil’ #36

(Marvel Comics, 2014)

Written by Mark Waid
Artwork by Chris Samnee
Color Artwork by Javier Rodriguez
Lettering by Joe Caramagna

With one flawless issue Mark Waid has written both a perfect, poignant ending and perfect, promising beginning in the on-going Daredevil story. This issue represents closure in many areas of Matt Murdock’s life while equally illustrating the boundless potential and limitless opportunities that await Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘New Warriors’ #1

(Marvel Comics, 2014)

Written by Christopher Yost
Artwork by Marcus To
Color Artwork by David Curiel
Lettering by Joe Caramagna

I have been waiting for this first issue ever since the groundwork for a New Warriors reunion of sorts was put down in Nova. I was around for the first series and always felt that the book deserved a bigger audience. Now I know this is not exactly a reunion, this team is a bit more diverse and dynamic with a roster Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Curse’ #2

(BOOM! Studios, 2014)

Written by Michael Moreci and Tim Daniel
Art by Riley Rossmo and Colin Lorimer
Additional Colors by Tamra Bonvillian
Letters by Jim Campbell

Who doesn’t love a werewolf story? Watching people walk through the darkened woods away from their broken down car (get back to the car!), or seeing their wide eyes as their heads whip around at the sound of an unearthly howl (get back to the car!) or seeing the “wolf’s view” as it gets closer and closer Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Mainfest Destiny’ #4

(Image Comics, 2014)

Written by Chris Dingess
Artwork by Matthew Roberts
Color Artwork by Owen Gieni
Lettering by Pat Brosseau

I never thought a comic book about Lewis and Clark’s historic expedition would up being one of my favorite horror comics ever! I mean sure Lewis and Clark’s exploration makes for some interesting reading but now, thanks to Chris Dingess and Matthew Roberts’ phenomenal imaginations Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: ‘RoboCop’

(MGM/Columbia Pictures, 2014)

RoboCop provides a scary, yet almost unavoidable reality of where our world may be headed. Drones, robots, and citizen-scanning machines infest the world of 2028 in this new re-boot of the famous 1987 flick. Director José Padilha and staff provide great visuals as to what a future might look like if the world keeps rolling at the pace that it is. Continue reading