REVIEW: ‘Inhuman’ #6

(Marvel Comics, 2014)

Written by Charles Soule
Artwork by Ryan Stegman
Color Artwork by Marte Gracia

This series was originally conceived as a Matt Fraction project, however when artistic differences reared their insidious head it fell to Charles Soule to save the day and the book, which he has done by slowly and methodically building a complex and Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Recipes For The Dead’ #3

(Greentea Publishing, 2014)

Recipes for the Dead #3: Steam Minted Meringue
Written by Vera Greentea
Art by Allison Strom
Lettering by Adam Wollet

*Recipes for the Dead #3: Steam Minted Meringue will debut this coming weekend at New York Comic Con

By most accounts the business of indie comics is a struggle, a grind against time.  If you have the stamina and more than a little bit of talent, you have but a chance.  This is not meant to be disparaging Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly’ #1

(Dynamite Entertainment, 2014)

Written by Patricia Briggs & Rik Hoskin
Illustrated by Tom Garcia
Color Artwork by Mohan
Lettered by Bill Tortolini

Well everyone, I’m back – and jumping in with a great comic for you. Based off the book series of the same name and author (Briggs), Mercy Thompson is a refreshing new story line for the comic book universe. The world in which Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘Deadpool’ #35

(Marvel Comics, 2014)

Written by Brian Posehn & Gerry Duggan
Pencils by Mike Hawthorne
Inks by Terry Pallot
Color Artwork by Jordie Bellaire

This series has been one of my favorites since the very first issue. As any long-time Deadpool fan can attest, our beloved Merc with the Mouth has certainly had more than his share of ups and downs, and boy were some of those downs bad. Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘Butterfly’ #1

(Archaia, 2014)

Story by Arash Amel
Written by Marguerite Bennett
Illustrated by Antonio Fuso
Colored by Adam Guzowski
Lettered by Steve Wands
Cover by Phil Noto

*Major Spoilage…you’ve been warned.

As I’ve gotten more involved with the comic industry, and more vigilant on the entertainment industry as well, I’ve found it easier to watch trends.  Most recently of course we saw Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘Justice Inc.’ #2

(Dynamite Entertainment, 2014)

Written by Michael Uslan
Illustrated by Giovanni Timpano
Color Artwork by Marco Lesko
Lettered by Simon Bowland

When Doc Savage’s experiment with the Super Collider to produce the “Wells Particle” in the present day inadvertently opens a wormhole to 1939, an airliner gets caught in the rift and sent back through time. Doc Savage follows the aircraft Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘Critical Hit’ #1

(Black Mask Studios, 2014)

Written by Matt Miner
Pencils and Inks by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Colors by Doug Garbark
Lettered by Crank!

It’s hard to stay on top of modern entertainment.  It comes out so fast now that before you know it “I’ll start watching Game of Thrones after the first season is collected…” becomes, “…oh crap, Game of Thrones is starting it’s fifth season and I’ve yet to watch any of them…” Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘Thor’ #25

(Marvel Comics, 2014)

Written by Jason Aaron
Artwork by Esad Ribic, R.M. Guera, Simon Bisley

Although technically the final issue of this glorious run, issue #25 is more of a bookend bridging one amazing chapter in the epic saga of Thor’s life to another intriguing and increasingly tantalizing chapter full of exciting potential. Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘The Multiversity: Society of Super-Heroes’ #1

(DC Comics, 2014)

Written by Grant Morrison
Pencils by Chris Sprouse
Inks by Walden Wong
Color Artwork by Dave McCaig

The Multiversity: Society of Super Heroes #1: Conquerors from the Counter World

The second installment in Grant Morrison’s wildly imaginative epic journey in the Multiverse of the DCU is as entertaining and exciting as comic books get. The tone Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Sirens’ #1

(BOOM! Studios, 2014)

Written, Illustrated, and Created by George Perez
Colors by Leonardo Paciarotti

Let’s not bury the lead.  George M*[email protected]&*.^%’in Perez!  Need I say more?  The man who helped define the look of a generation of comic books has released his first original book.  BOOM! Studios and George Perez release Sirens this week, but don’t expect to get it on the first read.  Perez’s brain works on several Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘Saltire: Annihilation’ Part 1

(Diamondsteel Comics, 2014)

Created by John Ferguson
Art by Claire Roe and Lauren Knight

In 2013 we saw the introduction of the “first Scottish superhero” into the comics canon.  Saltire: Invasion showed us how the Roman army ran face-first into the blue-skinned, dual-claymore wielding, behemoth, and was crushed beneath his mighty heel.  Now creator John Ferguson has penned the second issue, Saltire: Annihilation. Continue reading


REVIEW: ‘Wild’s End’ #1 (of 6)

(BOOM! Studios)

Created by Dan Abnett & I.N.J. Culbard
Written by Dan Abnett
Illustrated & Lettered by I.N.J. Culbard

I usually try to begin a review with a snappy anecdote, some little tidbit about my personal history with comics or entertainment that will bring the reader more easily over to my point of view.  (Because the long and short of it is if you’re reading this you’re wondering about the book and my review was one that popped up on your search engine.)  With Wild’s End #1, out from BOOM! Studios this week Continue reading

Baltimore Comic Con 2014: Vendors and Cosplayers

Vendors and Cosplayers: In the Trenches at Baltimore Comic Con 2014
By Shawn Warner

A major part of any convention is the show floor, sure lots of important panels, keynote speeches and endless informative programs are held in the meeting rooms and large ballrooms of the convention center, but the rank and file of vendors, fans and cosplayers can be found on the show floor making deals, finding that elusive issue that completes a favorite run or Continue reading

Baltimore Comic Con 2014: A Brief Overview of Comic Book Bliss

Baltimore Comic Con 2014: A Brief Overview of Comic Book Bliss

by Shawn Warner

Friday, September 5th was the first of three magical days devoted as they were to all things comic book related; the 2014 Baltimore Comic Con opened and transformed the city into a sequential art inspired utopia. I was joined by my good friend Matt Seal who served as my right hand for all three days Continue reading