REVIEW: ‘In The Dark: A Horror Anthology’

(Tiny Behemoth Press & IDW Publishing, 2014)

Edited by Rachel Deering

Writers – (in order of appearance) Cullen Bunn, Justin Jordan, Rachel Deering, Michael Moreci, Steve Seeley, Mike Oliveri, Steve Niles, Tim Seeley, Christopher Sebella, Tom Taylor, James Tynion IV, Duane Swiercynski, Matthew Down Smith, F. Paul Wilson, Scott Snyder, Sean E. Williams, Brian Keene, Jody Leheup, Nate Southard, Thomas Boatwright, Ed Brisson, Paul Tobin, Valerie D’Orazio, and Marguerite Bennett Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Kill All Monsters’ Vol.1

(Alterna Comics, 2013)

Kill All Monsters Volume 1: The Ruins of Paris
Written by Michael May
Illustrated by Jason Copland
Lettered by Ed Brisson

Last year, Pacific Rim was number 16 worldwide in total gross income according to Box Office Mojo.  Giant Monsters vs. Giant Robots.  The concept seems so simple.  And yet, there have been few movies that have done it successfully. Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘The Field’ #2

(Image Comics, 2014)

Written and Lettered by Ed Brisson
Illustrated by Simon Roy
Colored by Simon Gough

“Ok…I know what’s going on…oh wait…that’s different…didn’t see that one comi…oh no…that was unexpected…ugh…his head exploded all over the….is that a sword of Kahless?…”

Oh crap.  I hope to God I never wake up in a field.  Better yet, never in The Field, for that, comic friends, is a twisted and dark path filled Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Shutter’ #2

(Image Comics, 2014)

Written by Joe Keatinge
Art by Leila Del Duca
Colors by Owen Gieni
Letters by Ed Brisson

I begged and pleaded, and despite the combined weight of my many Twitter followers and urgent calls from my aged grandmother, Image went ahead with their proposed release date and made me wait a whole month for issue #2 of Shutter. Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Fuse’ #3

(Image Comics, 2014)

Written by Antony Johnston
Illustrated by Justin Greenwood
Colored by Shari Chankhamma
Lettered by Ed Brisson

A planet in crisis, politically and socially, a murder at the heart of the corruption…it’s all in Fuse #3 releasing this week from Image.

Antony Johnston (Wasteland, Umbral) takes his love of the crime comic and fuses it Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Shutter’ #1

(Image Comics, 2014)

Writer & Co-Creator: Joe Keatinge
Artist & Co Creator: Leila Del Duca
Colorist: Owen Gieni
Letterer: Ed Brisson

I’ve come to a point where first issues, good first issues, have become an annoyance. Don’t get me wrong, I love being able to catch hold of that bouncing rope hanging from the hot-air balloon, hanging on for dear life as the story hauls you into the air and…then the first issue ends. The tips of your toes have left furrows in the ground, the rubber toes of your shoes across the grass just enough to stain them and then Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘The Field’ #1

(Image Comics, 2014)

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?

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REVIEW: ‘The Fuse’ #2

(Image Comics, 2014)

Written by Antony Johnston
Illustrated by Justin Greenwood
Colored by Shari Chankhamma
Lettered by Ed Brisson

Image was always the first company to push the creator more than the comic. It gave us the rock star creators of the 90’s, and despite the glut of amazing garbage that we saw during that time; there were gems as well. Who can forget the first time they saw Continue reading