REVIEW: ‘The Wake’ #9

(DC Comics / Vertigo, 2014)

Written by Scott Snyder
Artwork by Sean Murphy
Color Artwork by Matt Hollingsworth
Lettering by Jared K. Fletcher

The penultimate issue of The Wake opens with Leeward, now the first mate of the enigmatic Captain Mary’s crew, recording a “captain’s” log very similar to those of her numinous predecessor Lee Archer. Having convinced Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘American Vampire: Second Cycle’ #1

(Vertigo/DC Comics, 2014)

Written by Scott Snyder
Artwork by Rafael Albuquerque
Color Artwork by Dave McCaig
Lettering by Steve Wands

Skinner Sweet and Pearl Jones, the undead stars or Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque’s epic horror story American Vampire, are back after an extended hiatus and having just read the first issue of the second cycle, I can tell you it is worth the wait. Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Animal Man’ #27

(DC Comics, 2014)

Written by Jeff Lemire
Artwork by Rafael Albuquerque
Color Artwork by Dave McVaig
Lettering by Jared K. Fletcher

Jeff Lemire promised us a “perfect ending for the Baker family” and as the finale of one the best and most consistent series in the New 52 inches ever closer Lemire seems like he is going to make good on that promise. This issue returns to the business of resolving existing plot threads in a big way after last issue’s brief cosmic departure. Continue reading

REVIEW: “Federal Bureau of Physics” #5

(Vertigo / DC Comics, 2013)

Review by John Monaghan

Story:  Simon Oliver
Art: Robbi Rodriguez
Colours: Rico Renzi
Letters: Jared K. Fletcher

In my reviews of FBP #1 and #2 I praised Oliver for the tension and pace of the comic, which plunged us head first into a world of physics anomalies where the fragment of the universe was unstable, and straight into a conflict between two partners at the FBP Continue reading

REVIEW: “Sandman: Overture” #1

(Vertigo Comics, 2013)

Review by Shawn Warner

Written by: Neil Gaiman
Artwork by: J.H. Williams III
Color Artwork by: Dave Stewart
Lettering by: Todd Klein

Someone turned back the clocks too far this Day Light Savings Time, instead of one hour time has been turned back to the 90’s. That’s obvious because Sandman is still on the racks of our local comic shops and just as amazing as ever. Is this an episode of The Twilight Zone? Continue reading

REVIEW: “The Wake” #4

(DC Comics/Vertigo, 2013)

Review by Zakk Saam

WRITTEN BY: Scott Snyder
ARTWORK BY: Sean Murphy
COVER ART BY: Sean Murphy

Today marked the release of The Wake #4, the fourth chapter of ten in a sea monster story written by Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Batman) and illustrated by Sean Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus).

The Wake #4 follows Doctor Lee Archer, a specialist in hydroacoustics and her team as they try and escape a damaged underwater rig Continue reading

REVIEW: “Collider” #1

(Vertigo Comics, 2013)

Review by John Monaghan

WRITTEN BY:  Simon Oliver
ARTWORK BY:  Robbi Rodriguez
COLOR ARTWORK BY:  Rico Renzi
LETTERING BY:  Steve Wands

The premise of Collider is that the fabric of the universe is unstable: the fundamental laws of physics “that were chiselled into stone at the beginning of time… are not as permanent as we thought.” Continue reading