Review: Klaus #5

(Boom! Studios 2016)

Written by Grant Morrison

Illustrated by Dan Mora

Letters by Ed Dukeshire

I’ve long been a fan of Grant Morrison, when Klaus came out I made sure to review the first issue.  Retelling a classic tale comes with a certain amount of baggage, the years of preconceived notions, and also a set of crosshairs from “the INTERNET”, which is ready to jump at the first sign of weakness.  Morrison has a pedigree that is among the highest in the industry, one that would allow him a measure of bulletproofing.  He doesn’t need it. Continue reading

Review: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1

(Boom! Studios 2016)

Writer: Kyle Higgins

Illustrator: Hendry Prasetya

Color: Matt Herms

Letterer: Ed. Dukeshire

On August 28, 1993 children all over America, including three-year-old me, sat glued in front of the television as the Power Rangers formed for the very first time. I watched the show for years and had all things Yellow Ranger. And even after I had stopped watching, the show stayed with me throughout my life, which is why I was so excited to do this review. Continue reading

Review: Butterfly HC

(Boom! Studios-2015)

Creator and Story- Arash Amel

Writer- Marguerite Bennett

Artists- Antonio Fuso(Chapters 1&2) Stefano Simeone(Chapters 3&4)

Colorist- Adam Guzowski

Letterer- Steve Wands

Butterfly is the story of Rebecca, a lethal assassin that works for The Project, a secret government sect of the Department of Defense. Continue reading

Review: Strange Fruit #1

(Boom! Studios 2015)

Storytellers – J.G. Jones and Mark Waid

Art –J.G. Jones

Lettering – Deron Bennett

Oy. This one is a hot potato for sure. Where to start with this review? I guess I will mention that I had already read a pretty scathing review that focused heavily on the racial tropes present in the story, and the title that can be construed as insensitive. Continue reading

REVIEW: Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #3

(IDW Publishing / Boom! Studios, 2015)

Written by Scott and David Tipton
Art by Rachael Stott
Colors by Charlie Krichoff
Lettered by Tom B. Long

I was never a Trekkie. I never had that fanboy appreciation for the series or films that ensnares half of the geek culture. (because let’s face it, you’re either a Trek fan or a Star Wars fan.) I came to Star Trek by a much longer route, through the films, Wrath of Kahn is still my favorite, and eventually through my children. Continue reading

REVIEW: Hit 1955

(Boom! Studios, 2014)

Written by Bryce Carlson
Illustrated by Vanessa R. Del Rey
Colors by Archie Van Buren
Letters by Ed Dukeshire

I’ve gotten past the idea that the awesome cover art that peeks over the dividers on comic store shelves matches the art inside.  My younger self was burned more than once on the deal.  With Hit 1955 I was pleasantly surprised.  The awesome cover art only opened into pages and pages of similarly awesome interior art. Continue reading

REVIEW: Escape from New York #1

(Boom! Studios, 2014)

Writer – Christopher Sebela
Artist – Diego Barreto
Colorist – Marissa Louise
Letterer – Ed Dukeshire

I’ve a love of post-apocalyptic fiction and prose that began long before I first read about zombie’s taking over the world.  That love was born and bred of films I loved growing up, films that took the bright and shiny future and filled it with the most loathsome buggers around, and then made those guys the heroes.  Mad MaxThe Running Man (yes, that one too), and especially Escape From New York captured the imaginations of a generation of kids who grew up with Ronald Reagan and George Bush, and thought that whatever was coming was most assuredly not going to be better.  There were sequels to some of those films, some good, some…not so good, but now, under the leadership of Boom! Studios, we’re getting another sequel, this time to a classic.

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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*$@er&*.^%’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: ‘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