Before I start reviewing this latest New Mutants series, I want to make one thing clear. I always want to review any comic written by Matt Rosenberg. Since We Can Never Go Home, he's been one of my favorite writers.
Archie Comics has a new addition to the Archie Horror line among its new releases this week, Vampironica. I shared an early look at it a month ago. I was excited at the time, and upon reading the preview Archie Comics sent out, I am still excited. Why, do you ask?
The Barbarella series from Dynamite has been hit or miss. The first issue was impressive enough, but the next two seemed less than stellar, to say the least. However, I was still intrigued by the treatment of the character. I decided to try the fourth issue. There was enough science fiction in that first story to be interesting. With a new storyline, I decided to give Barbarella another chance.
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.
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.
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.
There are very few books that I can honestly say that I've been looking forward to. Bingo Love is one of those books. From the time I read about the Kickstarter to the preview comic I picked up at HeroesCon, I have been waiting to read this book, and was thrilled when it was announced that Image would be publishing it.. This can be a double-edged sword for a comic, because it has a lot of anticipation to live up to.
As many of you know, Princess Leia came in as the top toy for 2016 as requested by our readers and staff. Maybe it was due to the passing of Carrie Fisher but still, this in one nice figure! Is she perfect? No but she has a lot going for her. I am really digging
The final issue of Secret Wars is out and we can now see what made the All-New Marvel Universe the way that it is. As expected, it all comes down to Reed Richards against Doctor Doom. Does the finale live up to all that it could be, including the hype behind months of spin-off series and late comics? Oh yeah... SPOILERS!
It's nice to contacted by people that genuinely want to know what we think of their work, and I'm happy that Scott Duvall, writer of Narcopolis: Continuum #1 was one of them. He contacted us early on and maintained contact with us in a professional and friendly manner. Also, we don't many chances to review comics published by Heavy Metal, so I was intrigued.
I promised an Archie #5 review, so buckle up. Archie #5 hits your local comic shop today with amazing variant covers and a new artist, Veronica Fish. The previous issues have done very well. Will this one continue a streak of excellent comics?
The first issue of Squadron Supreme was shocking, so how does Squadron Supreme #2 follow it up? It just simply does it, following up on one of the more shocking moments in Marvel Comics to date. Spoiler warnings follow in case you haven't read Squadron Supreme #1 yet. That spoiler is even in the cover, so do not go past the break unless you want it spoiled.