REVIEW: ‘Magnus: Robot Fighter’ #1

(Dynamite Entertainment, 2014)

Writer – Fred Van Lente
Artist – Cory Smith
Colorist – Maricio Wallace
Letterer – Marshall Dillon

There’s something magical about finding a thing you like where you didn’t expect it to be. It’s happened to me at various times with films, mostly because I had Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Turok’ #2

(Dynamite Entertainment, 2014)

Writer – Greg Pak
Art – Mirko Colak and Cory Smith
Colorist – Lauren Affe
Letterer – Marshal Dillon

The Gold Key character Turok has been brought back to life thanks to Greg Pak and Mirko Colak, and he now he has to tangle with the toughest group of military mercenaries that ever stalked the 11th century, The Knights Templar. Continue reading

BrainTrust: Following Monkeybrain Comics, Ep.3

This week I’ve decided to focus again on some of the fantastic and original work coming out of Monkeybrain Comics. It’s a beautiful thing to see a small company backing creators as they produce their original work. Those are the kinds of business practices that are redeeming in this country, a chance for us to see what can happen when creators are given free reign. And with that kind of business you attract the kinds of people you want in that business. Continue reading

Bag and Bored’s ‘Best Of 2013’: BRAD GISCHIA

BEST OF 2013
with Brad Gischia

I began reviewing comics for Bagandbored.net about six months ago.  I was so fired up to get into it, but I specified, when I talked to our fearless leader, Cory, that I would be in more than a little bit of a jam when it comes to reviewing books.  I am not near a comic store.  So to get a gig that is so centered on ever changing wall books, or even monthly, well…it wouldn’t be easy. Continue reading

‘The Weekly Bat-Signals’ with Shawn Warner, Episode 17

Greetings and apologies fellow Gothamites, I must offer my most sincere request for your forgiveness for my absence last week. It seems even in Gotham the holidays can cause more chaos than a Riddler produced blackout. I tell you my friends that I would rather face The Joker, Killer Croc and Bane than a mob of WalMart Christmas shoppers waiting on queue for a deep discounted 52 inch hi def flat screen television Continue reading

REVIEW: “Code Monkey Save World” #1 and #2

(Monkeybrain Comics, 2013)

Review by Brad Gischia

Written by Greg Pak
Based on the songs of Jonathan Coulton
Pencils and Inks by Takeshi Miyazawa
Colors by Jessica Kholinne
Letters by Simon Bowland

*Some Spoilage

(Cue deep and gravelly voiced announcer) “In a world…where zombie armies roam, where animated dolls creep into your nighttime bedroom, where giant alien squids hover over your town like a baby Cthulu…don’t look to your boss, don’t look to the government, look to…Code Monkey!” Continue reading

REVIEW: “Batman/Superman” #2

(DC Comics, 2013)

Review by Galen Garner

WRITTEN BY:  Greg Pak
ARTWORK BY:  Jae Lee

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

REVIEW: “Batman / Superman” #1

(DC Comics, 2013)

Review by Shawn Warner

WRITTEN BY:  Greg Pak
ARTWORK BY:  Jae Lee & Ben Oliver

Gotham City seen through the eyes of Jae Lee is a terrifying place full of twisted gothic iron gates and filthy denizens of the crawling living night, perhaps that is why Clark Kent looks like he has just stepped into a waking nightmare on the first page of this esoteric look at the reigning kings of the DCU and their first meeting. Continue reading