REVIEW: ‘Liberator/Earth Crisis: Salvation of Innocents’ #2

(Black Mask Studios, 2014)

Created by Matt Miner
Written by Matt Miner and Earth Crisis
Pencils and Inks by Javier Sanchez Aranda
Colors by Joaquin Pereyra
Extras Art by Kathryn Mann
Cover by Rod Reis

Liberator/Earth Crisis: Salvation of Innocents is not your everyday comic book.  As of yet, I have seen no spandex.  There are grim realties at work and yet no pointy-eared and cloaked figure stepping from the shadows to knock the pistol out of the mugger’s hand, or a giant anvil in ethereal green light that appears Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Liberator/Earth Crisis: Salvation of Innocents’ #1

(Black Mask Studios, 2014)

Written by Matt Miner and Earth Crisis
Pencils and Inks by Javier Sanchez Aranda
Colors by Joaquin Pereyra
Lettered by Crank!
Extra Art by Kathryn Mann

“What can one person do?” This is the question posed and answered in the newest Black Mask Studios book, Liberator: Earth Crisis. Matt Miner is back, taking up the cause of animal cruelty with the help of Earth Crisis, an American metalcore band. 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

REVIEW: “Liberator” #4

(Black Mask Studios, 2013)

Review by Brad Gischia

Creator/Writer: Matt Miner
Art: Javier Sanchez Aranda
Colors: Joaquin Pereyra
Letters/Edits: Vito Delsante
Cover: Chris Burnham (art), Rod Reis (colors)

Each and every comic lover has, at one time or another, read a book and thought, “I can do that…and I can do it better.” In some cases it may have even been true. Matt Miner has done what so many of us wish we could do. He has Continue reading

REVIEW: “Liberator” #3

(Black Mask Studios, 2013)

Review by Brad Gischia

Created & Written by:  Matt Miner
Pencils & Inks:  Javier Sanchez Aranda
Colors Artwork:  Joaquin Pereyra
Letters & Edits:  Vito Delsante
Cover Artist:  Ben Templesmith

Note: Moderate Spoilers.  I’ll try not to get too deep into the story, only mentioning briefly some broad plot points that you would most likely infer from reading issues one and two anyway, because readers of this site and this comic are fantastically intelligent and thoughtful. Continue reading

REVIEW: “Liberator” #2

(Black Mask, 2013)

Review by Cory Thrall

CREATED & WRITTEN BY:  Matt Miner
ARTWORK BY:  Javier Sanchez Aranda
COLOR ARTWORK BY:  Joaquin Pereyra
LETTERED & EDITED BY:  Vito Delsante

In Brad Gischia’s review of “Liberator” #1 (linked below) the scope and importance of this title was established and explained in perfect detail, from the real life activism of creator and writer Matt Miner, to the realities of the situations displayed in the comic backed by amazingly intelligent articles at the end of the issue.  This is a comic that tells a whole new story, and a much needed one.  An incredibly important and largely overlooked ‘issue’ – the systematic torture and mistreatment of animals of all kinds.  Continue reading

REVIEW: “Liberator” #1

(Black Mask Studios, 2013)

Review by Brad Gischia

Creator/Writer – Matt Miner
Art – Javier Sanchez Aranda
Colors – Joaquin Pereyra
Letters/Edits – Vito Delsante

*Caution, moderate spoilers

Greetings from the Wasteland,

Does another Wednesday loom already?  Are you looking for something new to pick up on NCBD?  Look no further.  Liberator #1, “Rage Ignition”, will be on the stands. Continue reading