Review: Ancestor

(Image – 2016)

By Matt Sheean and Malachi Ward

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What is the future of the Internet?  In what ways will technology impact people and how we interact with on another?   Social theorists, scientists, comedians, all of them talk about what it would be like to have the power of the Internet at your very whim, implanted into your brain.  Some see it as the next reasonable step.  What would the ramifications be? Continue reading

Review: Dream Police #11

(Image-2016)

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski

Artist: Sid Kotian

Color: HíFí

Letters: Troy Peterí

Making yourself an asset to your employer is usually a good thing. Unless you are Joe Thursday, and you work for the Dream Police. That just might make you a slave to justice…dream justice. Besides Joe Thursday being a day short of being Joe Friday, he doesn’t seem to have trouble holding his own in the sleeping world of the Dreamscape. But because of this, it has him in the dangerous position of being the best Dream Policeman on the force. Continue reading

Review: I Hate Fairyland #8

(Image 2016)

Story and Art by Skottie Young

Guest Artist – Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz

Colors by Jean-Francois Beaulieu

Letter by Nate Piekos of Blambot

Logo and Design  by Rian Hughes

So if you’ve missed anything…Gertrude is a little girl who has been trapped in Fairyland for thirty years.  She nearly made it home in the first story arc, only to kill the Queen and become Queen herself, which she made a complete mess of.  She’s been fired and now roams the sugar-sweet countryside once again, with an ax in her hand and murder in her tiny heart. Continue reading

Review: Renato Jones: The One % #1

(Image Comics 2016)

Created, Written, Drawn, and Owned by Kaare Kyle Andrews

Lettered and Designed by Jeff Powell

Edited by Sebastian Granger

Flats by Alice Ito

Inspiration – Nicole Andrews

The list of creator-owned comics has been steadily growing in the past two decades.  With the advent of Image Comics “own your work” business model the number of creator-owned properties has exploded with varying degrees of success. Continue reading

Review: The Rattler

(Image 2016)

Writer – Jason McNamara

Artist – Greg Hinkle

Editor – Joel Enos

I’m past the “spoiler reveal”.  If you don’t want to know what happens, it’s pretty easy to avoid a spoiler for a day or two, and for the most part, even if I get a spoiler, I’m so far behind in film and television watching that I’ll forget it by the time I actually consume the media.  That being said, and much to the detriment of what I do on this site…

I highly recommend that you not read this review.  The Rattler, by Jason McNamara and Greg Hinkle, is best consumed without any knowledge of it’s contents. Continue reading

Review: Cry Havoc #2

(Image Comics 2016)

Words by Simon Spurrier

Pictures by Ryan Kelly

Inks by Barbara Guttman

Colors by Nick Filardi, Lee Loughridge, and Matt Wilson

Letters by Simon Bowland

“So far…in London, street musician Louise Canton was savaged by a ghostly hound…in Afghanistan she travelled with supernatural soldiers to life the creature’s curse…in the Red Place she’s the captive of the rogue monsters she came to kill.”  That’s issue #1 in a super cool nutshell. Continue reading

Review: Plutona #4

(Image Comics 2016)

Story: Jeff Lemire & Emi Lenox

Script: Jeff Lemire

Art: Emi Lenox

Colors: Jordie Bellaire

Letters: Steve Wands

Cover: Emi Lenox

Having made a pact to keep Plutona’s body a secret, Mie starts to suspect one of her friends has broken their promise. Now, as Mie gets closer to the truth, a shocking discovery awaits this tale of five ordinary kids who happen to discover the body of Plutona, the world’s greatest superhero, while out exploring the woods after school, reaches its penultimate issue with Plutona #4, the new Image Comics super-hero series by Jeff Lemire and Emi Lenox. Continue reading

Review: Black Jack Ketchum #1

(Image Comics 2015)

Written by Brian Schirmer

Art by Claudia Balboni

Letters by Rob Bowman

There are not enough Western comics in my opinion.  Each and every time I see one I get a little excited.  Even when something is described as having “western” as it’s narrative base, that’s pretty much enough for me.  I always jump on a new western title.  Black Jack Ketchum #1 was no different. Continue reading

Review: I Hate Fairyland

(Image 2015)

Story and Art by Skottie Young

Colors by Jean-Francois Beaulieu

Lettering by Nate Piekos of Blambot

Logo and Design by Rian Hughes

I was just explaining to my 9 year old how art is subjective. How everything is in the eye of the beholder, and how art’s value to me is dependant wholly on the originality and skill behind said art. Continue reading

Review: Starve #4

(Image Comics 2015)

Created by Brian Wood Danijel Zezelj, and Dave Stewart

Lettering and Production by Steve Wands

It’s the future. Food is scarce, and that scarcity has given birth to the ultimate cooking show, Starve, which pits chefs against each other to cook the most fantastic, most rare, dishes in sometimes-hostile environments. Continue reading

Review: Starve #2

(Image Comics 2015)

Created by Brian Wood, Danijel Zezelj, and Dave Stewart

Lettering and Production by Steve Wands

Class discrimination has always been a convenient screen to show the sins of the past in a futuristic setting. Films like Blade Runner and Total Recall highlighted what one man can do to change the dominant paradigm, to reset the classes in a way that is more fair and equitable for everyone. Continue reading