Review: The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #1

(Dynamite Entertainment – 2017)
Writer / Artist / Letterer Francesco Francavilla

Fans of hard-boiled pulp and crime-comics are in for a real treat with The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #1 as renowned comic book writer-artist Francesco Francavilla brings us his distinct take on Will Eisner’s legendary masked crime-fighter The Spirit! The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #1 kicks off the first part of this brand new five part mini-series from Dynamite Entertainment were Central City has been struck by a series of unexplained deaths, the Police can find nothing to connect the victims, but there is something far more sinister going on than anyone truly realizes, and its not long before The Spirit and his trusty sidekick Ebony White are on the case! Continue reading

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Review: Lords of the Jungle #6

(Dynamite Entertainment 2016)
Writer: Corinna Bechko
Art Roberto Castro
Colors: Alex Guimaraes
Letters: Simon Bowland
Cover A: Felipe Massafera
Cover B Roberto Castro & Dinei Ribeiro

Lords of The Jungle #6 provides an exciting finale for Tarzan and Sheena’s adventures, as they square off in London against a woman whose existences shouldn’t be possible, and a crazy cult with incredible technology. Continue reading

Review: Lords of the Jungle #1

(Dynamite Entertainment 2016)

Writer: Corinna Bechko

Artist: Roberto Castro

Colors: Alex Guimaraes

Letters: Simon Bowland

Cover A: Alex Ross

Cover B Roberto Castro & Dinei Ribeiro of the Jungle #1

Review by Paul Bowler

Sheena Queen of the Jungle joins forces with Tarzan in Lords of the Jungle #1, the new six-part crossover series from Dynamite Entertainment, where the boundaries of space and time are broken to bring these two iconic protectors of the jungle together at last! Continue reading

Review: Aliens/Vampirella #6

(Dynamite 2016)

Writer Corinna Bechko

Art Javier Garcia-Miranda

Letterer: Simon Bowland

Colorist In LIGHT Studios

Cover: Gabriel Hardman

Cover Colorist: Jordan Boyd

  The Alien outbreak on the human Mars base reaches its thrilling finale in Aliens / Vampirella #6 as Sarah and the crew of the supply ship are left reeling from what they’ve just seen unfold, while Vampirella and the resurrected Nosferatu confront the misinformed military to unite with them against the Aliens. In their frantic battle to escape from the Xenomorphs, the fate of everyone remaining on Mars – living and undead – rests on a knife’s edge as Vampirella confronts the savage fury of the Queen Alien / Vampire Hybrid. Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Lone Ranger: Vindicated’ #1

(Dynamite Entertainment, 2014)

Story: Justin Gray
Art: Rey Villegas
Colours: Morgan Hickman
Letters: Simon Bowland

I didn’t follow Dynamite’s Lone Ranger comics which launched in 2006 and recently ended despite reading a number of positive reviews over the years and it was with some trepidation that I requested this #1 to review. I’ve been in the wilderness for a while and reviewing a first issue feels like a good jumping-in point Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Alice Cooper: The Last Temptation’ 20th Anniv. Edition

(Dynamite Entertainment, 2014)

Writer: Neil Gaiman
Illustrator: Michael Zulli

Summary: Welcome to the world of the Theatre of the Real, where nightmares come to roost and the choice is yours to stay or go – but either way, life will never be the same. That is what happens to Steven, a boy who is afraid and confused by the hard truth of growing up. Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly’ #1

(Dynamite Entertainment, 2014)

Written by Patricia Briggs & Rik Hoskin
Illustrated by Tom Garcia
Color Artwork by Mohan
Lettered by Bill Tortolini

Well everyone, I’m back – and jumping in with a great comic for you. Based off the book series of the same name and author (Briggs), Mercy Thompson is a refreshing new story line for the comic book universe. The world in which Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Justice Inc.’ #2

(Dynamite Entertainment, 2014)

Written by Michael Uslan
Illustrated by Giovanni Timpano
Color Artwork by Marco Lesko
Lettered by Simon Bowland

When Doc Savage’s experiment with the Super Collider to produce the “Wells Particle” in the present day inadvertently opens a wormhole to 1939, an airliner gets caught in the rift and sent back through time. Doc Savage follows the aircraft Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers’ #1

(Dynamite Entertainment, 2014)

Writer: Joe Casey
Artist: Nathan Fox, Jim Rugg, Ulises Farinas
Colorist: Brad Simpson
Letterer: Simon Bowland

Based on Characters Created by Jack Kirby

Summary: What if you were told that your brain was so valuable, and you’re a member of the military, that if you die in the line of fire your mind will be transferred into a genetically perfect clone body? Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Twilight Zone: Annual 2014’

(Dynamite Entertainment, 2014)

Written by Mark Rahner
Illustrated by Randy Valiente, Jose Malaga, and Edu Menna
Colors by Lisa Moore, Marco Lesko, and Sandra Molina
Letters by Rob Steen

I love an annual.  It’s the extra really.  The getting of something more than the average.  Granted, it always came with a heftier price tag, and perhaps that forced the cancellation of the Cloak and Dagger or Power Pack you were going to buy, but it was always worth it, not just because there was more, but because annuals marked a passage of seasons. Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Dejah of Mars’ #1

(Dynamite Entertainment, 2014)

Written by Mark Rahner
Illustrated by Jethro Morales
Colored by Salvatore Aiala Studios
Lettered by Marshall Oillon

I don’t know how much John Carter experience you have reader, but I myself haven’t had too much, but I plan on changing that soon (i.e. reading the Edgar Burroughs 1911 book series). Well, that is if Dejah is anything like her comic. Continue reading