REVIEW: ‘Recipes for the Dead’ #1-2

(Greentea Publishing, 2010/2012)

Recipes for the Dead:
#1 Dark Delight with Cranberries
Story by Vera Greentea
Art by Ein Lee
#2 Apricot Asylum
Story by Vera Greentea
Art by Allison Strom

I’m often amazed at the number of comic projects out there that I’ve never heard of.  Wait…perhaps not amazed, perhaps dismayed is a better word.  I would be amazed if all good comics were to pass by me on a conveyor, waiting to be picked up and read.  That doesn’t happen.  So, with the great help of social media, I’m able to connect in some small way with creators Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘Trees’ #1

(Image Comics, 2014)

Words: Warren Ellis
Art: Jason Howard

A whole lot of something.

I have the upmost respect for Warren Ellis. The man has written some of the most highly regarded stories in modern comics. With The Authority, Transmetropolitan, and Planetary being the most notable standouts in a very stellar body of work. So you can imagine that before reading Trees #1, I couldn’t help but be exited. Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘Batman’ #31

(DC Comics, 2014)

Written by Scott Snyder
Artwork by Greg Capullo
Color Artwork by FCO Plascencia
Lettering by Steve Wands

Scott Snyder has gone to great lengths to humanize Batman and in so doing he has created a flawed hero who rises above those flaws to become stronger; it is, in fact, those flaws that go on to define the hero. It could be said that Batman was born the moment Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘C.O.W.L.’ #1

(Image Comics, 2014)

Story by Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel
Art by Rod Reis
Letters by Troy Peteri
Cover by Trevor McCarthy

I see this one come up in the queue, and I wonder, is this just another acronym book?  And then I open it.  Ahh…ladies and gentlemen, if I may be so bold, it is definitely not. Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Dejah of Mars’ #1

(Dynamite Entertainment, 2014)

Written by Mark Rahner
Illustrated by Jethro Morales
Colored by Salvatore Aiala Studios
Lettered by Marshall Oillon

I don’t know how much John Carter experience you have reader, but I myself haven’t had too much, but I plan on changing that soon (i.e. reading the Edgar Burroughs 1911 book series). Well, that is if Dejah is anything like her comic. Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘Star Slammers’ #3

(IDW Publishing, 2014)

Written by Walter Simonson
Artwork by Walter Simonson
Color Artwork by Len O’Grady
Lettering by John Workman

Walter Simonson is a member of that ultra-elite class of comic book creators that sadly gets smaller every year. He has brought his highly recognizable and unique visual style to the most iconic characters of both DC and Marvel at some point in his illustrious career. His work at DC includes groundbreaking runs on Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘Flash Gordon’ #2

(Dynamite Entertainment, 2014)

Written by Jeff Parker
Illustrated by Evan Shaner
Colored by Jordie Bellaire
Lettered by Simon Bowland

Welcome back kids!  It’s another Saturday afternoon, you’ve got a quarter burning a hole in your pocket, and there’s a new Flash Gordon serial on at the Butler Theater!  Come in, enjoy the cool dark smell of buttered popcorn, and relax in our musty comfort. Continue reading

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PREVIEW: ‘Toe Tag Riot’

We here at Bag & Bored are excited to announce that two of our favorite creators have returned with yet another earth shaking series.

Matt Miner, writer of the tragic and meaningful protest comic series “Liberator”and the follow-up “Liberator/Earth Crisis: Salvation of Innocents” is back, this time with top notch artist Sean Von Gorman (Pawn Shop, FUBAR, Occupy Comics) to bring us a series that is destined to be as big a hit as it is socially important. Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘Mercenary Sea’ #4

(Image Comics, 2014)

Writer: Kel Symons
Art & Colors: Mathew Reynolds
Lettering & Design: Pat Brosseau

The seafaring adventures of Captain Jack Harper and the crew of the Venture, a refitted German U Boat, continues in The Mercenary Sea #4 as their mission to rescue a British spy, code-named “Top Hat,” from Japanese soldiers takes an unexpected turn. After a tense confrontation at sea with their Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘Forever Evil’ #7

(DC Comics, 2014)

Written by Geoff Johns
Pencils by David Finch
Inks by Richard Friend
Color Artwork by Sonia Oback

The delay between issues 6 and 7 took a lot of power out of the punch that was ultimately delivered by this concluding chapter of Forever Evil, particularly where the fate of Dick Grayson is concerned. However, that being said there is still a lot to be excited about in the final act of this epic tale. Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘The Last Broadcast’ #1

(Archaia, 2014)

Written by Andre Sirangelo
Illustrated by Gabriel Iumazark
Letters by Deron Bennett

There is a magnetism about the world of the stage magician, especially about those at the turn of the century, who really perfected illusions on stage and the way to divert an audiences’ attention.  Harry Houdini is the obvious and most popular, but there were countless others, including the Maskelyne and Robert Houdin.  When films like Continue reading


FILM REVIEW: ‘Godzilla’

Fear and fascination with a hint of 50s flare. That is the best one sentence description that I could think of for the new Godzilla movie from Director, Gareth Edwards. If you are looking for a suspenseful, visually spectacular summer flick, look no further than the King of the Monsters. The great lizard king is once again the King of the Cinemas. Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘The Field’ #2

(Image Comics, 2014)

Written and Lettered by Ed Brisson
Illustrated by Simon Roy
Colored by Simon Gough

“Ok…I know what’s going on…oh wait…that’s different…didn’t see that one comi…oh no…that was unexpected…ugh…his head exploded all over the….is that a sword of Kahless?…”

Oh crap.  I hope to God I never wake up in a field.  Better yet, never in The Field, for that, comic friends, is a twisted and dark path filled Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘All New Ghost Rider’ #3

(Marvel Comics, 2014)

Written by Felipe Smith
Artwork by Tradd Moore
Color Artwork by Val Staples
Lettering by Joe Caramagna

This series came out of the gate strong and has only gotten better. Now three issues into the first arc All-New Ghost Rider is at full speed and not looking back. Felipe Smith has captured the poignant sense of restlessly sought vengeance that fueled James O’Barr’s original Crow narrative, added a liberal dose of intense car action straight out of the Fast and Furious films and gave Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘Starlight’ #3

(Image Comics, 2014)

Created by Mark Millar & Goran Parlov
Written by Mark Millar
Artwork by Goran Parlov
Color Artwork by Ive Svorcina

Mark Millar has captured the spirit of Star Wars, the nostalgia of Flash Gordon, the adventure of Indiana Jones and Buck Rogers and thrown in his usual heaping helping of over- the- top violence; the result is Continue reading