Review: Cosmic Scoundrels #1

(IDW-2017)

Writer: Matt Chapman

Art: Andy Suriano

Letters: Andy Suriano with Comicraft

“I dropped acid at the Sagrada Familia, which was a trip to say the least.” – Victor Johnson, The Rules of Attraction

Cosmic Scoundrels #1 is a wheels-off space adventure that has no real endgame except to infiltrate the serious comic readers mind, and force feed them a tab of comic relief calamity. Thank Mongo Prime for levity in comics. Continue reading

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Review: The Comic Book History of Comics #2

(IDW-2016)

Writer and Letterer- Fred Van Lente

Art- Ryan Dunlavey

Colors- Adam Guzowski

Are you interested in comic books? Do you have an appreciation for the comic book art form, and how it came to be? If you are reading this you love comics. If you are reading this you also have a mind that whats to delve into more than just the comic books themselves. You are a high-minded sponge wanting to contextualize the books in more than its finished form. Continue reading

Kickstarter Spotlight: GWAR interview with Matt Miner

GWAR: ORGASMAGEDDON Kickstarter Campaign

Starts: 10-24-16

Ends: 11-25-16

Writer: Matt Miner

Artist: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer

Colors: Marissa Louise

Letters: Taylor Esposito

JUST LAUNCHED on Kickstarter – GWAR: ORGASMAGEDDON, a blasphemous and blood-drenched 4-issue full-color comic book series by shock rock legends GWAR, writer Matt Miner (Toe Tag Riot, Critical Hit), artist Jonathan Brandon Sawyer (Welcome Back, Critical Hit), colorist Marissa Louise (RoboCop, Escape from New York), letterer Taylor Esposito (Batman Eternal, Red Hood and the Outlaws) and editor Brendan Wright (Archie vs. Predator, Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight). Continue reading

Review: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: A Spoon Too Short

(IDW-2016)

Writer: Arvind Ethan David

Artist: Ilias Kyriazis

Colorist: Charlie Kirchoff

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is a Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) creation that revolves around Dirk Gently, a detective that bases his practice on solving mysteries without looking for clues. That’s right, he instead relies on his fundamental belief in the interconnectedness of all things. Continue reading

Review: Dream Police #11

(Image-2016)

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski

Artist: Sid Kotian

Color: HíFí

Letters: Troy Peterí

Making yourself an asset to your employer is usually a good thing. Unless you are Joe Thursday, and you work for the Dream Police. That just might make you a slave to justice…dream justice. Besides Joe Thursday being a day short of being Joe Friday, he doesn’t seem to have trouble holding his own in the sleeping world of the Dreamscape. But because of this, it has him in the dangerous position of being the best Dream Policeman on the force. Continue reading

Review: Chum #2

(ComixTribe 2016)

Writer: Ryan K. Lindsay

Art: Sami Kivelä

Colors: Mark Dale

Letterer: Nic J. Shaw

Editor: Dan Hill

Chief Brody started to dig into the guts and blood with his scoop. Cigarette dangling, he hurled the soupy gook into the salty water. “Come on down and chum some of this (awkwardly dubbed) stuff.” (Thanks TBS) Continue reading

Review: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: Great White Whale Edition #1

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: Great White Whale Edition #1

Adaptation: Troy Little

(IDW-2016)

The top was down on the cherry red convertible as he raced across the nothing that was the desert west of Vegas. The dry air was running over him like a drug-addled ghost.  In 1971 this had been deemed a search for the “American Dream”, but Troy Little was on his own vison quest for truth.   Unlike the ’71 trek, psychological suicide was not Little’s means to enlightenment…art was.   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: Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. II

(Archaia-2016)

Concept, character designs and cover- Brian Froud

Writer- Joshua Dysart

Art- Alex Sheikman and Lizzy John

Letterer- Deron Bennett

Archaia’s The Dark Crystal journey began back in 2011 with a Free Comic Book Day story.  The journey continued, and saw a 3 volume series of prequel stories called The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths be released from 2012 to 2015 in hardback graphic novel editions.  Continue reading

Review: Haunted Love #2

(IDW-2016)

Various Writers and Artists

Valentine’s Day may be over, but love is still in the air…horrific and weird love, that is, and we can thank IDW for that.

IDW has put together a three-part anthology style smattering of spooky love stories from a variety of 50’s comic books, and bestowed the title Haunted Love upon it. Continue reading

Review: Robocop: Dead or Alive Vol. 2

(Boom! Studios 2016)

Writer- Joshua Williamson

Artist- Carlos Magno

Colorist- Marissa Louise

Letters- Ed Dukeshire

RoboCop is one of the quintessential ultra-violent 80’s action movies that a lot of us grew up on.  I quote it about as much as any other movie of its genre.  “Book him…he’s a cop killer.”, and you can’t forget, “The Tigers are playing… (drums the table) tonight! I never miss a game.”  Continue reading

Review: Dallas Comic-Con: Fan Days

The story you are about to read about Dallas Comic-Con: Fan Days is true.  The names have been changed to protect the innocent (not really).

It was a sunny morning in the Irving, TX Wal-Mart parking lot.  I was meeting my friend Rusty.  The day was sunny with a cool breeze coming in from the East.  Rusty was already there so we gave each other the normal limited speaking fist bump greeting, and proceeded into Wal-Mart to stock up on water, Red Bull, and sketch books.  All the essentials for the con we were about to attend.  The con starts at 10 o’clock, and we were already behind.  Rusty is on the camera today.  My name is Jonathan, and I’m here to observe.  This is our story. Continue reading