Since it was announced, Grant Morrison's Klaus has been an intriguing book. The first looks at this book showed a Santa Claus that was built like a super-hero, and was decidedly less jolly than the Santa we've all come to know. However strong Grant Morrison's reputation is, this story's premise seemed unlike something that could actually work as a comic. Despite all of these doubts, Grant Morrison has written some of the best comics of the last twenty years. Will Klaus stand up next to Invisibles, All-Star Superman and Batman & Robin?
Reviewing the last issue of a series, especially one like Day Men, is hard to do. Obviously, there's the reluctance to give anything that could be construed a spoiler. There's also the reluctance to say goodbye to a series and characters that I really enjoyed, cared about, and want to see go on indefinitely. I'll get more into these elements in our review of Day Men #8.
I'm always on the lookout for something new, so when I saw the previews come in for Power Up, by Kate Leth (Bravest Warriors, Adventure Time: Seeing Red) and Matt Cummings (Adventure Time), I was sure to give it a shot. How is it? Read on, preview pages follow the review.
Lumberjanes won two Eisner awards at San Diego Comic-Con, which means that its way past time for us to do a proper review of an issue. This series has gotten a lot of positive word of mouth, but is more directed to teenage girls, so I might not be the target audience for it. However, I do appreciate good comics, so if it's as good as people say, my age and gender shouldn't matter.
I'm a sucker for science fiction comics. Although Marvel and DC seemed determined to keep publishing super-heroes, the smaller publishers like BOOM! are ready to take chances on stories with a good, catchy sci-fi premise. This week sees the latest new series from them, Broken World by Frank Barbiere and Christopher Peterson. BOOM! was nice enough to send us a review copy and provide preview pages for you.
I have loved this series, but it has really frustrated me in that the delay between issues has me forgetting precisely what has occurred previously. However, each issue has been set up to stand on its own and not be so serial that every issue has to be read in order at one sitting. Essentially, this series is written like a television show.
Bill and Ted are back! Since word got started that Alex Winter was working on Bill & Ted 3, fans that hold onto the first two Bill and Ted films fondly have been hoping to see them return. BOOM! Found a way to make that happen with a new Bill & Ted mini-series, which hasn't been done since Evan Dorkin's series from Marvel back in the 1990s, which many fans still hold in high regard. Does it live up to it? Read on.
This morning, we got this editorial by BOOM! Studios CEO Ross Ritchie as part of their 10th Anniversary celebration. It's a very well-written idea on where to take the comics industry, so I decided to share it with you.
Ten years ago, BOOM! Studios started publishing comics and to mark the beginning of a year of celebration, they have sent out a timeline of milestones in their history. Most of you might be unfamiliar with the origins of BOOM! and how they came to be a major player in the comics industry, having about 2.5 % of the market share in the industry.(source) Their kaboom imprint holds some staples in the all ages genre of comics, and have published some wonderful licensed properties like Robocop, Sons of Anarchy, Planet of the Apes, and Big Trouble In Little China, to name a few. Courtesy of BOOM!, here's a brief timeline to update everyone on the history of the company.
Between now and Christmas, every day we’ll highlight a suggestion for gift giving. All of these suggestions will be comics-themed, and every day will see one featured. For Day Eighteen, We're going to go for something more appropriate for all ages with something from KaBOOM!
Between now and Christmas, every day we’ll highlight a suggestion for gift giving. All of these suggestions will be comics-themed, and every day will see one featured. For Day Two, I’m suggesting something I’ve already reviewed, but this is the type of book that deserves a larger readership. Day Men Vol. 1 TPB Writers: Matt Gagnon,