Review: The X-Files #3

(IDW 2016)
Writer: Joe Harris
Art: Matthew Dow Smith
Colors: Jordie Bellaire
Letters: Dezi Sienty
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Following the success of the X-Files triumphant return in the Fox TV event series earlier this year, Special FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully’s investigations into the unexplained continues in The X-Files #3, the all-new ongoing comic book series from IDW Publishing together with the participation of Chris Carter. Continue reading

Review: Transformer #54

(IDW 2016)
Writer: John Barber
Art: Andrew Griffith
Colors: Josh Burcham
Letters: Tom B Long

The full implications of Optimus Prime’s choice to annex Earth as part of Cybertron’s Council of Worlds begin to unfold in IDW Publishing’s Transformers #54, as All Hail Optimus: Part 5 sees Optimus’ new alliance with Soundwave quickly running into trouble. Continue reading

Review: Star Trek #58

(IDW 2016)

Writer: Mike Johnson

Art: Tony Shasteen

Colors: David Mastrolonardo

Letters: Andworld Design

Regular Cover: Tony Shasteen

Having escaped from the Romulan Empire, Star Trek #58 finds the elder Spock reunited with the Vulcan fleet just as Romulan war ships, led by the two remaining Romulans from Nero’s crew, begin to close in. Spock must attempt to avert total war breaking out with the Romulan Empire as the Vulcans search for a new home world in the Ceti Alpha system. Continue reading

Review: X-Files #2

(IDW 2016)

Writer: Joe Harris

Art: Matthew Dow Smith

Colors: Jordie Bellaire

Letters: Dezi Sienty

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Spinning out from the recent Fox TV event series the adventures of iconic FBI Agents Mulder and Scully continue in the The X-Files #2, the brand new ongoing series from IDW Publishing with the participation of Chris Carter! Returning to the Bureau and the X-Files, FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully have resumed their investigations into strange and unexplained cases. The X-Files #2 sends Mulder and Scully on their most challenging case so far, as two young siblings with a sinister power watching over them go on the run. Continue reading

Review: Star Trek #57

(IDW 2016)

Writer: Mike Johnson

Art: Tony Shasteen

Colors: David Mastrolonardo

Letters: Andworld Design

Regular Cover: Tony Shasteen

The elder Spock has been incarcerated and put on trail by the Romulan Empire, now in Star Trek #57 distant memories from Spock’s alternative past return, and the quest for a new Vulcan home world faces a dire threat. Legacy of Spock: Part 3 continues in IDW Publishing’s Star Trek #57, written by Mike Johnson and with art by Tony Shasteen, this special storyline brings Spoc’ís life-long journey full circle as the gulf between the centuries and timelines converge in this startling new chapter of IDW’s flagship comic book series. Continue reading

Review: The X-Files #1

(IDW 2016)

Writer: Joe Harris

Art: Matthew Dow Smith

Colors: Jordie Bellaire

Letters: Chris Mowry

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The Truth is back, and its still out there in The X-Files #1, the new ongoing series from IDW Publishing. Thirteen years on from the original series run, The X-Files returned to television in 2016 in Fox’s spectacular events series from creator / executive producer Chris Carter. Now, along with the involvement of Chris Carter, IDW brings us a new comic book series by Joe Harris, Matthew Dow Smith, and Jordie Bellaire, which charts the continuing adventures of special FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Continue reading

Review: Transformers 52

(IDW 2016)

Writer: John Barber

Art: Livid Ramdondelli

Letters: Tom B Long

Regular Cover: Andrew Griffith & Josh Burcham

The brand new era continues in IDW’s Transformers #52 as All Hail Optimus: Part 3 builds on the implications of Optimus Prime’s decision to annex Earth and make it part of Cybertron’s Council of Worlds during the series’ blockbusting 50th issue. Optimus may have declared that Earth is his territory now, but a recent face-off between the Autobots and the EDC on the lawn of the White House has only compound the situation and soured relations.  In order to achieve his goal Optimus Prime realizes he must now reach out to Cybertron and form a coalition with some old friends, and even some of his oldest enemies. Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who The Ninth Doctor #1

(Titan Comics 2016)

Writer: Caven Scott

Art: Adriana Melo

Colorist: Matheus Lopes

Letterers: Richard Starkings & Comiccraft’s Jimmy Betancourt

Main Cover: Shea Standefer

The ninth Doctor returns, along with companions Rose and former time agent Captain Jack Harkness, in Doctor Who The Ninth Doctor #1, the brand new ongoing series from Titan Comics. While busy setting up temporal beacons on a distant world, the TARDIS intercepts a strange message. Following the transmission back to its source could lead to clues about why Jack’s mind was wiped, but when they arrive on Gharusa Prime the Doctor and his friends are stunned to discover it’s a world where the 9th Doctor has become a celebrity! Continue reading

Review: X-Files Season 3 #8

(IDW 2016)

Writer: Joe Harris

Art: Matthew Dow Smith

Colors: Jordie Bellaire

Letters: Robbie Robbins

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Mulder and Scully face the prospect of Gibson Praise’s master plan becoming a reality in The X-Files Season 11 #8, Endgames, Part 3 of (3), the truth shattering Season 11 finale of IDW Publishing’s thrilling comic book series. Scully has discovered Assistant Director Morales is in league with the faceless alien rebels, while in the Northern Utah desert Fox Mulder and Director Walter Skinner face the imminent threat of Gibson’s invasion, but with all the pieces now falling in place will Mulder and Scully be able to stop Gibson in time? Continue reading

Review: IDW’s Greatest Hits Star Trek #1

(IDW 2016)

Writer: Mike Johnson

Art: Stephen Molnar

Colors: John Rauch

Letters: Neil Uyetake

Cover Art: Tim Bradstreet Trek #1 IDWís Great Hits Edition

Get ready for warp speed with the introduction of IDW’s Greatest Hits Editions, special one-dollar versions of significant issue featuring popular storylines and iconic moments from IDW Publishing’s major comic book titles. March sees the release of Star Trek #1 IDW’s Greatest Hits Edition, where IDW’s comic book series followed on from the events of the 2009 Star Trek film, and continued the adventures of the crew of the USS Enterprise as they embark on their  five year mission to boldly go where no man has gone before. Continue reading

Review: Lords of the Jungle #1

(Dynamite Entertainment 2016)

Writer: Corinna Bechko

Artist: Roberto Castro

Colors: Alex Guimaraes

Letters: Simon Bowland

Cover A: Alex Ross

Cover B Roberto Castro & Dinei Ribeiro of the Jungle #1

Review by Paul Bowler

Sheena Queen of the Jungle joins forces with Tarzan in Lords of the Jungle #1, the new six-part crossover series from Dynamite Entertainment, where the boundaries of space and time are broken to bring these two iconic protectors of the jungle together at last! Continue reading

Review: X-Files Deviations One-Shot

(IDW 2016)

Writer: Amy Chu

Art: Elena Casagrande and Silvia Califano

Colors: Arianna Florean

Letters: Robbie Robbins

Regular Cover: Cat Staggs

Subscription Cover: Gordon Purcell & Monica Kubina

Prepare to believe in a whole new reality in IDW Publishing’s The X-Files Deviations, a world where fate took a very different path after the young Fox Mulder was mysteriously abducted by aliens in 1973 instead of his sister, Samantha, and never seen again. Now another Mulder has become the believer working at the FBI on the X-Files, Samantha Mulder, and despite the reservations of her skeptical new partner, Agent Dana Scully, Samantha won’t rest until she discovers the truth about what really happened to her brother. Continue reading

Review: Army of Darkness: Furious Road

(Dynamite 2016)

Writer: Nancy A Collins

Art: Kewber Baal

Colors: Schimerys Baal

Letters: Simon Bowland

Cover A: Tyler Crook / Colors: Vinicius Andrade

Cover B: Gabriel Hardman / Colors: Jordan Boyd

Cover C: Francesco Francavilla

Cover D: Rony Fleecs

Subscription Cover E: Robert Hack 

The iconic square-jawed demon-killing hero Ash is back, as Dynamite Entertainment brings us the latest chapter in its flagship saga: Army of Darkness Furious Road. Continue reading

Review: Plutona #4

(Image Comics 2016)

Story: Jeff Lemire & Emi Lenox

Script: Jeff Lemire

Art: Emi Lenox

Colors: Jordie Bellaire

Letters: Steve Wands

Cover: Emi Lenox

Having made a pact to keep Plutona’s body a secret, Mie starts to suspect one of her friends has broken their promise. Now, as Mie gets closer to the truth, a shocking discovery awaits this tale of five ordinary kids who happen to discover the body of Plutona, the world’s greatest superhero, while out exploring the woods after school, reaches its penultimate issue with Plutona #4, the new Image Comics super-hero series by Jeff Lemire and Emi Lenox. Continue reading

Review: Godzilla in Hell TPB

(IDW 2016)

Writers & Artists

James Stokoe / Bob Eggleton / Ulises Farinas / Erick Freitas / Buster Moody

Brandon Seifert / Ibrahim Moustafa. Godzilla in Hell TPB

Over the many decades of city-leveling battles and victories against untold monstrous adversaries, Godzilla now faces his greatest challenge of all in this mammoth 120 page Trade Paper Back edition which collects the epic five-issue miniseries: Godzilla in Hell! Continue reading

Review: Aliens/Vampirella #6

(Dynamite 2016)

Writer Corinna Bechko

Art Javier Garcia-Miranda

Letterer: Simon Bowland

Colorist In LIGHT Studios

Cover: Gabriel Hardman

Cover Colorist: Jordan Boyd

  The Alien outbreak on the human Mars base reaches its thrilling finale in Aliens / Vampirella #6 as Sarah and the crew of the supply ship are left reeling from what they’ve just seen unfold, while Vampirella and the resurrected Nosferatu confront the misinformed military to unite with them against the Aliens. In their frantic battle to escape from the Xenomorphs, the fate of everyone remaining on Mars – living and undead – rests on a knife’s edge as Vampirella confronts the savage fury of the Queen Alien / Vampire Hybrid. Continue reading

Review: The X-Files Season 11 #7

(IDW 2016)

Writer: Joe Harris

Art: Matthew Dow Smith

Colors: Jordie Bellaire

Letters: Robbie Robbins

Reunited at last, Mulder and Scully find themselves one step closer to the truth in The X-Files Season 11 #7, as we reach the penultimate issue of Season 11 in IDW’s excellent comic book series. With the help of the Lone Gunmen to decipher a clue provided by Gibson Praise, Mulder and Scully travelled to a top secret facility in Utah, and discover it was really a magnetite mining operation. As Gibson’s machinations unfold, the faceless alien rebels attack, and now Mulder must find out whatí’s happened to Scully. Continue reading

Review: X-Files Season 11 #6

(IDW 2016)

Writer: Joe Harris

Art: Matthew Dow Smith

Colors: Jordie Bellaire

Letters: Chris Mowry

Its time to trust no one and tape an X to your window as IDW’s outstanding X-Files comic book series builds towards Season 11’s startling finale! Mulder and Scully must confront the fact that Gibson Praise’s master plan could become a reality in The X-Files Season 11 #6, but how can they stop him, and will they choose to? Endgames, part 1 of (3) begins here, as Mulder and Scully face their greatest challenge since the X-Files began! Continue reading

Review: Star Trek #53

(IDW-2016)

Writer: Mike Johnson

Art: Tony Shasteen

Colors: Davide Mastrolonardo

Regular Cover: Tony Shasteen

Variant Cover: Cat Staggs

The ongoing mission boldly continues in IDW Publishing’s Star Trek #53, with Reunion: Part 1, written by Mike Johnson and featuring artwork and cover by Tony Shasteen. Captain Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise embark on an all-new two-part adventure that sees them confronted with a renegade faction of Orions that are determined to upset the truce which currently exist between their race and the Federation. Continue reading