When the first issue of Calexit hit, It was another really good comic from Black Mask Studios. Writer Matteo Pizzolo also wears his politics on his sleeve in the first issue. He wove that message about an administration feared to become tyrannical with a compelling story. That drove me to dive into the second issue when it dropped into my inbox.
Jack Kirby was called the King for a reason. After leaving Marvel, he went to DC and in the space of four years, he drew an average of over two dozen pages of comics a day. He created two legendary mythologies, the New Gods and the Great Disaster. The Great Disaster consisted of Kamandi, and
I wasn't going to read this comic, much less review it. Red Sonja is an anachronism in this age of feminist portrayals in comics. Red Sonja is an iconic, strong female protagonist, defined almost primarily by a chain mail bikini. At various times, her portrayal has sometimes defied that stereotype, and at others, has been defined by it. This dichotomy often leaves me unsatisfied by Red Sonja, so I wasn't looking at giving this issue much thought. I saw Ben Caldwell's cover and was intrigued. Let's talk about that while I review this issue.
I was struck by one of the covers to Red Sonja #13 and went looking in my e-mail for the review copy Dynamite sent. In one of the e-mails, I saw three names, Red Sonja, Tarzan and Gail Simone. To be honest, I just can't get into Red Sonja, as much as I want to. She's this unfortunate paradox of a strong female character that is defined almost entirely by a chain mail bikini. She's also had the good fortune to be written by Gail Simone, who doesn't take writing female protagonists lightly. So when I saw this press release in my search results, I was intrigued. I'm gonna give it a shot. I would suggest you keep an open mind with it, just like I will.
Marvel Comics dropped an announcement today about a new direction for Marvel Comics in 2018. My opinion of this "fresh start" is going to become very apparent as this article is dripping with sarcasm. We've all been down this road before, so let's just in this Spider-Buggy and take a ride.
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,