I really don't know why I've held off from reviewing an issue of the Archies for so long. I love the writing of Matt Rosenberg, and Alex Segura has never let me down, and I have no problem with the concept of the Archies as a band. Maybe with "the New Riverdale," I was a little hesitant how it would work with the story working its way through the core title.It was a slow day for me and the Archie Comics previews arrived in my inbox, and liking Tegan and Sara since "Hell," I wanted to give it a fighting chance.
I really wasn't going to review this, but there's been a bit of talk online about it. Essentially, I've tripped across enough links to reviews and promotion to feel like it deserved a bit of talking about here. It could be considered that there are spoilers, so if you want to avoid any spoilers whatsoever, don't progress any further.
Pretty soon, Titan Comics will feature new comic book adventures for all of the Doctors. This isn't a bad thing, as any Doctor Who fan who's gone back and watched classic episodes can attest. Personally, I am very partial to the First Doctor's adventures, but will agree with many that the Seventh Doctor is underrated in the quality of the adventures that featured this quirky Doctor. The fact that so many stories have been crafted for the various incarnations of the Doctor is what makes Doctor Who comics so much fun.
Titan Comics announced the creative team for the Thirteenth Doctor's adventures in comic books this week. Featuring some great talent, especially artist Rachael Stott, who's already given us a preview of how her thirteenth doctor will look after Jodie Whitaker was announced as the thirteenth Doctor. Her work on the Twelfth Doctor's comic book adventures were impressive enough to gain the appreciation of the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi. Her style is a great match for Doctor Who adventures, as she can nail the likenesses of the familiar cast members. She's not only demonstrated this with the Twelfth Doctor but with her work on Star Trek/Planet of the Apes. Joined by writer Jody Houser, who's written some good stuff, this next series of the Doctor's adventures look to be one to check out.
There’s always this fear when I hear that a comic book is getting turned into a television series or a movie. I understand that some liberties need to be taken and there needs to be some diverting from the source material. If every comic book movie were a straight up point-by-point recreation of a comic
I held off on reviewing Titan Comics' Fighting American when it first came out. However, now with the collection coming out and a follow-up mini-series on the way, it seemed like an opportunity to give the entire story another chance. What I didn't realize was that in my reading of this latest interpretation of a Jack Kirby creation, I would see a validation of something that had been brewing in my head for some time.
Needing an independent comic to review, I found inspiration in Boss Fight Studio’s line of Bucky O’Hare figures. I have absolutely no background in reading these comics, although I remember them being advertised and perhaps even seeing them on a spinner rack, however, this period saw me getting most of my comics from a comics shop,
Bill Sienkiewicz is one of those artists that has elevated comic art by raising the bar every time his work is published. We covered his 1980s cover art before, but his current work continues to astound with its quality. Image Comics and Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment released his latest three variants for The Walking Dead #177-179.
Megan and Greg Smallwood are behind the latest addition to Archie's Horror line, Vampironica. In this story, Veronica becomes a vampire and has to deal with a monster invasion of Riverdale. Fans of Greg Smallwood's art for Marvel should love this book, as the art is the great quality you've come to expect from him.
I know, but I couldn't resist writing the title of the article like that. About Betty's Boob looks to be a quality comic dealing with a serious issue that affects 1/3 to 1/2 of women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Dynamite released a collection last week of Project Superpowers: Hero Killers. Hero Killers was a five issue limited series that explored what happened when some frustrated sidekicks snap and become the murderers of the heroes they once served. When the first issue came out last year, I read it and wasn't terribly impressed. However, the premise and the creators are intriguing enough that when the TPB came out, I wanted to give it a second chance.