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

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Review: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #2

(Boom! Studios 2016)

Written by Kyle Higgins

Illustrated by Hendry Prasetya

Colors by Matt Herms

Letters by Ed Dukeshire

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is back, and the second issue is just as strong as the first, maybe even stronger. Jumping right in with its theme of “Who am I?” the comic starts off with Billy, the Blue Ranger, and Trini, the Yellow Ranger, working on the Dragon Zord. 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: Robocop: Dead or Alive Vol. 2

(Boom! Studios 2016)

Writer- Joshua Williamson

Artist- Carlos Magno

Colorist- Marissa Louise

Letters- Ed Dukeshire

RoboCop is one of the quintessential ultra-violent 80’s action movies that a lot of us grew up on.  I quote it about as much as any other movie of its genre.  “Book him…he’s a cop killer.”, and you can’t forget, “The Tigers are playing… (drums the table) tonight! I never miss a game.”  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: Broken World #2

(Boom! Studios 2015)

Written by Frank J. Barbiere

Illustrated by Christopher Peterson

Colors by Marissa Louise

Letters by Ed Dukeshire

Frank J. Barbiere has a pretty great record in comics. His Five Ghosts was a successful Kickstarter project that proved so popular that Image Comics picked it up and made it an ongoing series. 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