Review: Seraphim 266613336 Wing

Serialized in Animage (1994-1996)

Published in the U.S. by Dark Horse Comics (2015)

Story by Mamoru Oshii, Art by Satoshi Kon

Summary: The signs were there, if anyone had read them. By the time they noticed, it was too late.

It began on the cusp of the twenty-first century. An unknown disease appeared from deep inside Eurasia, then spread uncontrollably until it decimated the continent. Continue reading

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Review: Shadow Star Vol. 1

Serialized in Afternoon (1998-2003)

Story & Art by Mohiro Kitoh

Published in the U.S. by Dark Horse Comics (2001-2005; Incomplete Run)

Summary: “From a dying planet shall come the children of light…”

While on vacation on a small island, young Shiina Tamai dives under the water near an old shrine and discovers an unearthly starfish-like creature. She nearly drowns but is rescued by the silent, wide-eyed little animal, who Shiina befriends and names Hoshimaru. Continue reading

Review: Aliens/Vampirella #3

(Dynamite/Dark Horse 2015)

Writer Corinna Bechko

Art Javier Garcia-Miranda

Letterer: Simon Bowland

Colorist In LIGHT Studios

Cover: Gabriel Hardman

Cover Colorist: Jordan Boyd

If there’s one thing guaranteed to catch your attention, Aliens / Vampirella #3 with its stunning cover by Gabriel Hardman, is bound to stand out from the crowd and be a must-read for fans of the Vampirella or the Aliens franchise. Continue reading

REVIEWS: ‘Red Sonja: Berserker’ and #1 Dollar Issue

(Dynamite Entertainment, 2014)

Red Sonja: Berserker
Written by Nancy A. Collins
Art by Fritz Casas
Colors by Mark Roberts
Letters by Rob Steen
Main Cover by Joseph Michael Linser

Red Sonja #1 (Dollar Book)
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Walter Giovani
Colors by Adriano Lucas
Letters by Simon Bowland
Cover by Jenny Frison

I’m trying something a little different this week thanks to the Dynamite release of two titles with the same main character. Red Sonja has often captured our imaginations and hearts Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Golden Age’

(Ginger Rabbit Studio, 2013)

Review by Brad Gischia

Story by Rob Harrington & Giulie Speziani
Art by Cecilia Latella
Letters by Deron Bennett
Design by Christopher Kosek
Colors (Page 5) Dustin Evans

My entry into a love of comics came the way most kids’ did. Someone gave me a book or I bought one, and I was instantly locked into a war of good an evil, blacks and whites, the stark reality of unrealities. It’s easy to fall into that. Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows’ #2

(Dark Horse Comics, 2014)

Review by Jeremiah Kielman

Written by Tim Siedell
Artwork by Gabriel Guzman
Color Artwork by Michael Atiyeh

Betrayal.  The clone once known as CT-5539.  Having assumed the alias Hock Malsuum attempts to deal with the Jedi’s betrayal of himself and really all clones during the War.  He goes about this in different ways during the course of his life. Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘S.H.O.O.T. First’ #1 – 4

(Dark Horse, 2012-2013)

Review by Brad Gischia

Story by Justin Aclin
Art by Nicolas Daniel Selma
Colors by Marlac
Lettering by Amanda Aguilar Selma

*Very moderate Spoilers

If you haven’t read S.H.O.O.T First from Dark Horse, you have just enough time to jump in before issue 4 comes out next Wednesday. If you’re looking for a fast paced shoot ‘em up story, dipped heavily in the realm of the science fiction fantastic, than this is the book for you. Continue reading

‘Lost in the Longbox’ Episode 19: “Sin City” #1

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Sin City #1
(Dark Horse, 1991)
Reprinted in Dark Horse One for One in 2010

Story & Art by: Frank Miller

Greetings from the Wasteland!

There are names in the history of comics that will forever be lauded. Lee, Kirby, Schuster, Kane…and so many more helped to form the foundation of the industry, as we know it today. But atop that foundation there must be a structure, and others moved in to build on it. Continue reading