REVIEW: Silver Surfer #5 – “One of the most fun comics being published right now”

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on August 28, 2014. Why is it that new series about The Defenders always struggle to find an audience? The combination of characters like Silver Surfer, Doctor Strange, and The Hulk allow creators to touch upon a diverse array of big ideas. The cosmic, the supernatural, and the […]

Review: Pop #1

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on August 28, 2014. For me the greatest sin a comic can commit is to be boring. Comics is a medium with more potential than any other. There are no budget considerations and the language of pictures is universal. The only constraint a comic has is the imagination […]

REVIEW: Inhuman #4 by Charles Soule & Ryan Stegman

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on August 27, 2014. You can’t manufacture success in the arts. Hollywood has been trying to do so for decades and, even with significantly more money and resources than the comics industry, it often fails. It’s difficult to predict which projects will and will not discover an audience. […]

Manhattan Projects #23 Review

  This article was originally published at Infinite Comix on August 27, 2014. Fidel Castro and Che Guevara walk into a casino and discuss how much they love money and hate poor people. This isn’t a joke. It’s The Manhattan Projects… and also a joke. The series has always presented history with a equal parts […]

World’s Finest: Planetary #7: Time To Be Someone Else

  Chase Magnett: The British Invasion of the 1980’s is one of the most important events in modern comics history. Creators like Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, and many others first rose to prominence in the late 80’s. Their diverse body of work changed not only the superhero comics which they were brought across the […]

Interview: Eric Powell: Always Striving for More

This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin on August 26, 2014. If you don’t know who Eric Powell is, then you’re missing out on some of the best comics being made today. Powell created The Goon fifteen years ago and his creation has grown in stature to stand alongside such comics icons as Hellboy and Usagi […]

Review: Dark Horse Presents #1 Succeeds In Assembling A Diverse Array Of Talented Storytellers And Stories

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on August 25, 2014. Anthology series are tough to review. At their best, they represent a wide array of talent telling a variety of different stories. That diversity results in lots of high and low points. Even in the best anthologies, readers are bound to find some comics […]

Review: All-New Ghost Rider #6 Is A Stand Out Issue

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on August 25, 2014. All-New Ghost Rider #1 was met with critical praise that I don’t think anyone really anticipated any Ghost Rider comic would ever receive. From the very start I was confident that it was the best iteration of the character I had read. Writer Felipe […]

ADVANCE REVIEW: Wayward #1 Is A Beautifully Told Introduction To A Brand New World

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on August 25, 2014. Wayward #1 features plenty to hook readers: mystery, action, mysticism, and more. But the most interesting component of the comic may be its clearly defined sense of place. Set in Tokyo, the debut issue begins on the tarmac of Narita International Airport and proceeds […]

Advance Review: ‘C.O.W.L’ #4 Starts to Ignite a Complex Story

This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin on August 25, 2014. Of all the major types of narrative conflict that are taught in English classrooms, “Person vs. Society” may have the most potential for depth and complexity. Yet stories that feature people combating the systems and constructs of society typically seem to lack nuance. […]