REVIEW: ‘Superman’ #34

(DC Comics, 2014)

Written by Geoff Johns
Pencils by John Romita, Jr.
Inks by Klaus Janson
Color Artwork by Laura Martin

Geoff Johns, John Romita Jr and Superman; three of my favorite names in comic books, but even I am amazed at just how darn good this run has been out of the gate. From the very first issue of this comic book dream team the quality of storytelling has been unsurpassed Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘The Undoubtables’ GN

(Markosia Enterprises, 2014)

Story and Letters: Wes Locher
Art: Emre Ozdamarlar
Cover Colors: Kell Smith
Interior Colors: Kefas Armando
Logo Design: Amanda Kent

There are certain themes and tropes that never get old.  They come up again and again in popular entertainment because they work.  Prison breaks, heists, revenge…all are popular ways to help us escape into another world.  And The Undoubtables has all of this in spades. Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘In The Dark: A Horror Anthology’

(Tiny Behemoth Press & IDW Publishing, 2014)

Edited by Rachel Deering

Writers – (in order of appearance) Cullen Bunn, Justin Jordan, Rachel Deering, Michael Moreci, Steve Seeley, Mike Oliveri, Steve Niles, Tim Seeley, Christopher Sebella, Tom Taylor, James Tynion IV, Duane Swiercynski, Matthew Down Smith, F. Paul Wilson, Scott Snyder, Sean E. Williams, Brian Keene, Jody Leheup, Nate Southard, Thomas Boatwright, Ed Brisson, Paul Tobin, Valerie D’Orazio, and Marguerite Bennett Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘Batman & Robin’ #34

(DC Comics, 2014)

Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Pencils by Patrick Gleasno
Inks by Mick Gray
Color Artwork by John Kalisz

First of all let me just comment on how nice it is to have a series actually called Batman and Robin again because as regular readers of this series know, that has not been the case since Damien Wayne’s untimely demise during which time the book was called Batman and everyone from Ra’s al Ghul to Frankenstein. Continue reading


REVIEW: “The Multiversity’ #1

(DC Comics, 2014)

Written by Grant Morrison
Pencils by Ivan Reis
Inks by Joe Prado
Color Artwork by Nei Ruffino

I awoke this Wednesday and like all Wednesdays prior to this one I was excited at the prospect of all the new comic books that my subscription box at Universal Comics would be filled with, however there was something more to this day Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘Trees’ #4

(Image Comics, 2014)

Written by Warren Ellis
Artwork by Jason Howard
Lettering by Fonografiks

I will admit that TREES is starting to grow on me a little. In four issues Warren Ellis has established the foundations of a story that for now, I can only describe as ambitious. Character development has been good all around, especially Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘Constantine’ #17

(DC Comics, 2014)

Written by Ray Fawkes
Pencils by Edgar Salazar
Inks by Jay Leisten
Color Artwork by Tanya & Richard Horie
Lettering by Taylor Esposito

John Constantine has always been one of my all-time favorite characters for the simple reason that he is a consummate survivor. He’s survived every sort of occult enemy, ethereal attackers of all sorts, sizes and denominations and he has even faced the sinister Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘Thomas Alsop’ #3

(BOOM! Studios, 2014)

Written by Chris Miskiewicz
Art by Palle Schmidt
Lettering by Deron Bennett

Time slips by so quickly.  Already Thomas Alsop is on issue #3, and I’ve been backpedaling, trying to be caught up so that I can read it and enjoy.  I’ve got to come up with a good name for that…”Passage of Time and Missing New Stuff Algorithm?”  POTAMNSA?   Nah.  I suppose there isn’t always a good acronym for everything. Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘Skullkickers’ #30

(Image Comics, 2014)

Writers: Jim Zub & Will Hindmarch
Artists: Jeff “Chamba” Cruz & Royce “FooRay” Southerland
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Skullkickers created by Jim Zub & Chris Stevens

Summary: Skullkickers is a zany adventure story about two warriors and their search for fame, money, and all-around glory in battle. Set in a fantasy realm usually Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘Hexed’ #1

(BOOM! Studios, 2014)

Created & Written by Michael Alan Nelson
Illustrated by Dan Mora
Colors by Gabriel Cassata
Letters by Ed Dukeshire

There is no shortage of new books.  It’s amazing to me that I spent so much time as I was growing up reading nothing but the X-Men and Superman and now, well, I can’t tell you the last time I picked up a book by either of the big two. Continue reading