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: Postal #2

(Image Comics/Top Cow, 2015)

Written by Bryan Hill and Matt Hawkins
Art by Isaac Goodhart
Colors by Betsy Gonia
Letters by Troy Peteri

How do you ferret out the truth when the teller is a proven liar? Where do you turn to solve a murder in a town filled with convicted criminals? Who can you possibly believe? Continue reading

REVIEW: Postal #1

(Image Comics, 2015)

Written by Bryan Hill and Matt Hawkins
Art by Isaac Goodhart
Colors by Betsy Gonia
Letters by Troy Peteri

When I was a kid it was easy to find the hero in the story. The guy with the tights, the girl with the lasso, the mild-mannered person who occupied nearly every frame of the book until something bad happened, and then they pulled a cape out and went to work was the good guy. The bad guy was the one who either had a sinister grin on his face, or was dangling the hero’s lady-friend or aged aunt off the edge of a building.

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REVIEW: ‘C.O.W.L.’ #1

(Image Comics, 2014)

Story by Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel
Art by Rod Reis
Letters by Troy Peteri
Cover by Trevor McCarthy

I see this one come up in the queue, and I wonder, is this just another acronym book?  And then I open it.  Ahh…ladies and gentlemen, if I may be so bold, it is definitely not. Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Dream Police’ #1

(Image Comics, 2014)

Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Line Art by Sid Kotian
Color by Bill Farmer
Letters by Troy Peteri

I’ve been singing the Cheap Trick song in my head for about an hour now, every since opened the PDF of this comic.  So to try to excise the demons and scrape Robin Zander’s chant from my mind, I’ll write about comics.  Good comics, not happy comics.  Please J. Michael Straczynski, scour my brain. Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Tales of Honor’ #1

(Top Cow/Image Comics, 2014)

Writer – Matt Hawkins
Artist – Jung-Geun Yoon
Letterer – Troy Peteri
Editor – Betsy Gonia

I grew up reading the Asimov’s Science Fiction and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, both the small, reader’s digest size magazines that fit so well into your back pocket or hid perfectly in that small front zippered pocket of your backpack. At the time Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Sidekick’ #5

(Image Comics/Joe’s Comics, 2014)

Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Artwork by Tom Mandrake
Color Atwork by Hi-Fi
Lettering by Troy Peteri

The deconstruction of a super hero is not a new concept; it has been done to great acclaim by the likes of Alan Moore, Mark Waid and Grant Morrison to name a few of the stand-outs. Now, with his engrossing and intriguing series Sidekick hitting its stride, it seems we can add J. Michael Straczynski’s name to that list. Continue reading