Review: Lonesomes #1 and #2

Writer – Ryan Little

Pencils and Inks – Eder Messias

Colors – Fahriza Kamaputra

Letters – Jamie Me

Addl. Letters – Nick Warner

Tom Auld is lonely in a way that only a young person can be lonely.  He feels cut off from his family and his peers, and the old people ,teachers, just don’t connect.  It’s exactly the kind of person that the Lonesomes appear to. Continue reading

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Review: Ness #1

(Chris Welsh 2016)

Script by Chris Welsh

Art by Rob Carey

Colors by Dee Cunniffe

Letters by Robin Jones

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The idea of cryptids, Bigfoot, Loch Ness, etc. has always been fascinating to people.  The fact that humans have searched through so many isolated areas of our Earth and still believe are a testament to the strength of the idea.  People are always coming up with new incarnations of the legends, and every so often a sighting happens and the fervor is once again ramped up.  Just when you think you’ve read every story about Nessie, a tentacle reaches out of the Loch and wraps you in it’s icy grip. Continue reading

Review: Super Terre.r

(Devil’s Due/1First Comics 2016)

Written by Omaha Perez

Illustrated by Tony Talbert (Chapters 2-5)

and Greg Hinkle (Chapter 1 and back cover)

Front Cover by Bob Eggleton

From the very first moment you pick up your copy of Super Terre.r you are thrown into that classic sci-fi realm that was made popular with cheap dime novels of the 50’s and 60’s, where writers like Harlan Ellison and Ray Bradbury were pumping out stories and getting paid by the word, and where men like Isaac Asimov, through his creative look at the science of space travel and robotics, literally transformed the way future scientists looked at those very same topics. Continue reading

Review: Chum #1

(ComixTribe 2016)

Writer: Ryan K. Lindsay

Art: Sami Kivelä

Colors: Mark Dale

Letterer: Nic J. Shaw

Editor: Dan Hill

When you have a story with sex, murder, mystery, and a bag full of drug money, what could be better?  In this case, if the backdrop is an island surf town. Continue reading

Review: Elasticator 1 and 2

(Scout Comics 2016)

Written by A.C. Medina

Art by Kevin Shah

Colors by Ross A. Campbell

Cover by Jean-Francois Beulieu

Letters by Micah Myers

Sometimes it’s all about the cover.  I know it’s an awful way to decide what to read.  I know that my middle school librarian, Mrs. Paulson, would be horrified.  (Along with my librarian mother.)  Continue reading

Review: The King’s Leap

(Madius Comics 2016)

Written by Robin Jones

Art by Gareth Sleightholme

Vikings and monsters and tales of daring-do.  What more could you want in a comic?  There is a long history of stories that follow the epic adventures of Norsemen who faced unparalleled danger by venturing out into the ocean and striking out for new lands and plunder. Continue reading

Review: The Black Hand

(Alterna Comics-2015)

Writer- Erica J. Heflin

Artist- Fares Maese

Edson Alves

Colors- Fares Maese

Fabian Cobos

Editor- James O’Callaghan

The Black Hand is a 4 part mini-series digitally available from Alterna Comics.  The story follows Victoria Addair, a member of the Order of the Black Hand, who is sent to investigate a ghostly presence that is haunting a mountainside mining town.  Continue reading

Review: Heliosphere

(webcomic 2014, print 2016)

Created by Ben Jelter

Comic creator Ben Jelter comes from my wheelhouse.  He grew up in the late eighties and nineties, and watched a lot of animation.  Just look at his most current work, Heliosphere, and you’ll see what I mean.  He’s got credits as well, with previous projects Moscow 38 and The Tumor. Continue reading

REVIEW: Last Breath

(Angry Eggman, 2013)

Written by Sam Eggleston
Pencils by Jason Baroody
Inks by Josh Oakes
Colors and Letters by John Hunt
Edits by Kim Eggleston

In 1969 the United States landed men on the surface of the moon. Anyone who was alive that day can tell you where they were, who they were watching it with, and how it made them feel. It was the end of JFK’s “space race”, and in that ending was the beginning of so many possibilities for the human race. 42 years later, that race would end for the U.S. with the dissolution of the shuttle program by NASA. Continue reading

REVIEW: 566 Frames

(Borderline Press, 2013)

By Dennis Wojda

One cannot help but see reviews.  It’s the nature of the entertainment beast, of which I am a willing cog, that for every film trailer, book excerpt, or comic book PDF there will be a person tap-tapping away on his laptop, opining on a shadow in the corner or a too-closely-filled word balloon. At the same time, there is nothing better than being surprised and having your preconceived notions wonderfully smashed before your eyes.

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REVIEW: Find #1

(ComixTribe, 2015)

Story by Sam Read
Art by Alex Cormack
Letters by Tyler James
Edited by Steven Forbes

Comic books are a big business. Apart from many businesses though, it is also an art form, which brings it’s own set of complications. How do you judge art? It’s in the eye of the beholder of course, but there is a way to tap into the collective consciousness that makes something culturally popular and therefore financially successful, and at this point in time the term “comic book” seems to bring out wallets like never before.

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REVIEW: ‘Jack of Spades’ #1

(Sourcepoint Press, 2014)

Written by Trico Lutkins
Art by Joshua Werner

I love social media, from a comic book and reviewer standpoint, because of the ability it gives me to get into contact with people actually working in the industry. To know that the writer of a book read my review and enjoyed it, or that I caught the subtlety in a piece of art that the artist hoped the reader would get, it makes it all worth it.

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