REVIEW: Deathlok #1

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on October 31, 2014. Marvel is giving the character Deathlok another series after his appearance on Agents of SHIELD last fall, this time being written by Nathan Edmondson and drawn by Mike Perkins. The team is a good fit for the morally gray, hyper violent, and high concept […]

Wonder Woman #35 is a Conclusion Worthy of a God (Review)

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on October 31, 2014. The announcement of the New 52 promised something big. It promised an opportunity for the characters and properties at DC Comics to be imagined anew by some of the best creators in the industry. It promised a fresh starting point with exciting perspectives. DC […]

Archer & Armstrong #25 Celebrates Everything Excellent About The Series (Review)

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on October 31, 2014. Valiant Entertainment has made a tradition of treating their 25th issues as a special event. The publisher is still relatively new to the modern comics scene (having only returned to publishing comics in 2012) and 25 is a landmark for any modern series (especially […]

Hellboy and the BPRD #1 is a Slow Burn with Lots of Promise (Review)

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on October 30, 2014. Hellboy and the BPRD #1 marks the exciting return of Hellboy to the land of the living (albeit in 1952) and is headlined by a powerhouse team up of creators. Hellboy and B.P.R.D. scribes Mike Mignola and John Arcudi are providing the script for […]

Saga #24 is Everything You Want It To Be in Three Pages (Review)

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on October 29, 2014. What more needs to be said about Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga? Besides The Walking Dead, it is consistently the best selling creator owned comic in the American marketplace. It has made regular appearances at the biggest award ceremonies in comics since […]

Southern Bastards #5: Blood on the Field (Advance Review)

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on October 28, 2014. I just returned from a college football game. The Nebraska Cornhuskers played the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, NE and won handily 42 to 24. Some fans may have been nervous in case of a potential upset, but the men of […]

Comics Are High Art, A Response to The New York Times

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on October 27, 2014. Chris Suellentrop, a freelance contributor to The New York Times, wrote an opinion piece printed on Sunday (October 26, 2014) regarding the future of videogames and the recent Gamergate debacle. The column is generally thoughtful and well written with one major exception. Suellentrop makes […]

Sunday Slugfest: Stray Bullets: Killers #8

This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin on October 26, 2014. Incredible. Heart rending. Tremendous. Powerful. Transcendent. I do not have enough superlatives for David and Maria Lapham’s Stray Bullets. After an almost decade long hiatus, it returned this year in the form of the new series Stray Bullets: Killers giving younger readers like myself a chance […]

Sunday Slugfest: Multiversity: The Just #1

This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin on October 26, 2014. I would not be opposed to Grant Morrison creating number one issues for DC Comics as a full time job. The centerpiece of his series Multiversity is a collection of issues that introduce brand new takes on the DC universe. Two issues in and he […]

Axis #3: Lots of Noise with Little Defintion

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on October 24, 2014. The first act of Avengers & X-Men: Axis, “The Red Supremacy” is complete. Although there’s still a lot of story in this mini-series left to be told, it’s a good point to stop and assess the event so far. In my reviews of Axis […]