Created, Written, & Drawn by Bryan Hitch
Inked by Paul Neary
Colored by Laura Martin
Lettered by Chris Eliopoulos
Production by Drew Gill
Well, reader, what can I say about Real Heroes… How about you will never see it coming? Now I’m sure you’re saying, “See what coming?” How about everything? Real Heroes #1 is filled with so many twists and turns at times it was hard to keep up. Ultimately though, it has a great cliff hanger ending that makes you wish Issue #2 was out already. I don’t want to give away too much of the story line, or you will miss out on all the fun of being caught off guard. But I definitely want to talk about the importance of what this comic entails – and that would be none other than the title of this comic.
Illustrated by Simon Roy Written and Lettered by Ed Brisson Colored by Simon Gough
The standard for listing creator credits in a comic book is writer, artist, then coloring and lettering if needed, along with the editors and any other illustration or creative help. When I opened The Field, the first thing I was struck by was that the artist was listed first. I’m not sure if, pre-reviewing, I would have noticed this, but now it struck out at me from the page. Why?
STORY BY: Paul Guinan & Anina Bennett
SCRIPT BY: Anina Bennett
ARTWORK BY: Paul Guinan
LETTERING BY: Willie Schubert
My thanks to monkeybrain comics and bagandbored.net, they’ve done my job for me this week. Heartbreakers was originally published in Dark Horse Presents #35 on December 1, 1989, so that puts it smack in the middle of my usual era for longbox reading. Continue reading →
2ComicNerds are back at it again, and this time it’s a review of the newest issue of “Superior Spider-Man” - #15! They’ve really been working hard on these videos and I must say this one is one of the most thoughtful reviews they’ve done so far. Continue reading →
WRITTEN BY: Rick Remender
BREAKDOWNS BY: John Romita Jr.
FINISHES BY: Klaus Janson with Scott Hanna & Tom Palmer
COLOR ARTWORK BY: Dean White
We are breathlessly approaching the conclusion of Rick Remender and John Romita Jr’s epic opening story arc, with one issue remaining the complex multi-layered plot shows no signs of slowing. Continue reading →
I love that this issue of Batman and Superman came out a few days after the big DC movie announcement last week at the San Diego Comic-Con. If anyone hasn’t been on the Internet in the last week then I am happy to be the one to let you know that DC Comics is going to produce a Batman and Superman movie to be release in 2015.
If the cinema versions of the Caped Crusader and the Last Son of Krypton compliment each other anything like Pak’s version, the world is in for a wonderful treat. Continue reading →
DIRECTED BY: Guillermo Del Torro
STORY BY: Travis Beacham
SCREENPLAY BY: Travis Beacham & Guillermo Del Torro
STARRING: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, and Charlie Day
Warning – Spoilers!
Giant robots fight giant sea monsters!
Last night, I decided that it was time for me to go see Pacific Rim in the all and powerful IMAX Experience. I am usually a major snob when it comes to IMAX movies and reserve them for superhero movies, so I felt like I was walking on broken glass going into the theatre. Continue reading →
WRITTEN BY: Si Spurrier
ARTWORK BY: PJ Holden
COLOR ARTWORK BY: Jordie Bellaire
LETTERING BY: Simon Bowland
Being released today, July 17th, Titan Comics new title “Numbercruncher” is not at all what you might think from the cover, but isn’t that supposed to always be the case? What looks to be a mobster of some kind is actually a false face for the genius and inventive story that lies behind it. This is no ‘normal’ comic, and that’s a very good thing. Originally published in “Judge Dredd: Megazine” #306-308, this is a comic that shifts from black and white to fully colored artwork, making for a curious and satisfying read. Continue reading →
WRITTEN BY: Geoff Johns
PENCILS BY: Ivan Reis
INKS BY: Joe Prado & Oclair Albert
COLOR ARTWORK BY: Rod Reis
Begun the Trinity War has. Sorry. I couldn’t resist. Justice League #22 kicks off one of the most complex and multi-facetted events in recent memory. Geoff Johns takes elements from all three Justice Leagues as well as heavily mining material from the Shazam/ Black Adam back-up story that recently ended in Justice League#21. It takes a master story teller like Johns to weave a unified narrative out of so many components but he is off to an intriguing and exciting start. Continue reading →
STORY BY: Duane Swierczynski
ARTWORK BY: Eric Nguyen
COLOR ARTWORK BY: Michelle Madsen
Dark Horse’s recent relaunch of the tile “X” has been a good ride so far. I was hesitant at first, as I had not read the 90′s incarnation. I just didn’t seem interesting to me at the time. Beginning with issue #0, the story of our mysterious ‘anti-hero’ X is one mixed with Mobsters, heavy amounts of crime, and lots and lots of bloody violence. Sound like a rehashed idea? Maybe in a way it is. Whatever it may be, it works in a way I hadn’t expected. After reading issue #0 a bit ago, I was excited for #1′s release, and had this excitement rewarded with a high quality book. While it seemed to step away from the ultra-violence of #0 in a way, it had the needed good set up and enough action to make it a solid beginning. The issues to come, leading us here to issue #3 - have been a little more troubled. Continue reading →
WRITTEN BY: Matt Fraction
ARTWORK BY: Francesco Francavilla
For the second time since the new Hawkeye series began last year, Matt Fraction has once again teamed up with pulp-comic artist Francesco Francavilla for the most recent issues of Hawkeye. Continue reading →
WRITTEN BY: Steve Niles, Matt Santoro
ARTWORK BY: Dave Wachter
COVER ARTWORK: Dave Wachter
The varied stories of the Golem have been in Jewish Folklore for centuries. This is a common story linked from generation to generation over time, with multiple tales and takes on what we now consider the Golem - a speechless, towering ‘man’ made of mud, dirt, sometimes ash. We’ve seen in films from many periods how this can go wrong, how a mindless creature following orders exactly as they are given can lead to a nightmarish situation - one where the creator is forced to trick the Golem into its own destruction. This is a bit of folklore that has transcended from these old stories into a commonly shared one, regardless of the origins of this creature. Now, here in the 21st century, there are but a small number of films or media regarding this tale. Luckily for comic fans and history/folklore fans alike, we now have the 3 issue mini-series “Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem”. Continue reading →
Story & Art by Francesco Francavilla
Lettering by Nate Piekos of BlamBot
Covers by Francesco Francavilla
Series Editor: Jim Gibbons
Let’s be clear: I LOVE FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA. That is a fact. You NEED to know that right off the bat.
And another point of interest: You NEED to love Francesco Francavilla, too! Beyond being one of the industry’s most sought after cover artists he’s also one of the absolute best comic book storytelling artists in the game. Continue reading →
WRITTEN BY: Jeff Lindsay
ARTWORK BY: Dalibor Talajic
COLOR ARTWORK BY: Ive Svorcina
LETTERING BY: VC’s Cory Petit
When I first heard that there was going to be a comic book based on Dexter, the serial killing Miami P.D. blood spatter expert and star of books and the Showtime television series, I thought,” Why not? If Chew and The Walking Dead are such big hits dealing with equally dark subject matter then Image is going to have another successful book on their hands.” Then I heard it was not going to be Image publishing Dexter but Marvel! This book is a definite departure for the predominately super hero comic publisher but I am very happy to report it is good. Jeff Lindsay, the creator of Dexter, handles the writing on this first issue and does an impressive job; needless to say he has no problem finding the character’s voice and is quite adept at writing believable dialog for these characters he knows so intimately. Continue reading →
WRITTEN BY: Cullen Bunn
ARTWORK BY: Salvador Espin
This is the final entry in the Deadpool trilogy or should I say ”killology” that began with Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe and then the carnage continued in Deadpool: Killustrated. The premise tying these mini-series together is Wade’s desire to remove himself from existence, since he cannot be killed for the most part; it has presented him with a rather unique and vexing dilemma. Continue reading →
WRITTEN BY: James Asmus
ARTWORK BY: Tom Fowler
COLOR ARTWORK BY: Jordie Bellaire
Greetings from the Wasteland!
*Here there be Spoilers.
When you consider the greatest super duos of all time, what names top your list? Green Arrow and Green Lantern? The Green Hornet and Kato? Batman and…anyone? Add to that list Quantum and Woody, the newest release from writer James Asmus and Valiant Comics. Continue reading →
Though reviewing comics is fairly new to me, one of the greatest things is that I occasionally get a chance to read something in advance of its release. And quite often, the books I see are great ones that I ordinarily wouldn’t have picked up or had the chance to see. Just so with Death Sentence, written by Montynero and beautifully illustrated by Mike Dowling. Continue reading →