The Bulletproof Coffin: The One-Thousand Yard Stare Review

This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin on June 7, 2017. Taken at face value The Bulletproof Coffin is a comic that should not work. That is especially true of its newest installment, a one-shot titled “The One-Thousand Yard Stare”. It riffs on the ever-smaller and more incestuous comics industry while delivering a layered […]

Review of Deadly Class #28

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on May 24, 2017. In a market drowning in soap operas, Deadly Class has continually set the standard for American comics over the past three years. After some significant twists and turns, that remains true as it reaches the middle chapters of its fifth collection in Deadly Class […]

Review: The Wicked + The Divine 455 A.D. #1

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on May 17, 2017. Written by Kieron Gillen Art by Andre Araujo Colors by Matthew Wilson Letters by Clayton Cowles One of the greatest strengths of The Wicked + The Divine as a series is the tight timeline in which it has wrapped its high concept. The notion […]

Advance Review: Aliens: Dead Orbit

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on April 19, 2017. Created by James Stokoe In even the best licensed comics there is typically a gap between “the thing” and “the thing, itself”. The comics attempt to recapture the experience of a film, television show, video game, or some other form of media, but fall […]

Review of Royal City #1

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on March 3, 2017. Jeff Lemire broke into comics by offering himself as a complete package, a cartoonist with style unlike anything currently around also capable of breaking into the mainstream. From his first critical success in Lost Dogs to the refinement of his artwork in even bigger […]

Review of The Visitor #1

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on February 22, 2017. Writers: Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson Artist: Paul Grist Colorist: Bill Crabtree Publisher: Dark Horse Comics While Hellboy sleeps in the underworld, Mike Mignola and his collaborators are seizing the opportunity to explore some of the smaller characters in this universe. They don’t come […]

REVIEW: The Wildstorm #1

This article was originally published on February 15, 2017 at ComicBook.Com. Written by Warren Ellis Drawn by Jon Davis-Hunt Colored by Ivan Plascencia Published by DC Comics There’s nothing about the idea of a Wildstorm relaunch that guarantees success. The original series rode on the popularity of Jim Lee and other headlining creators of the […]

Advance Review of Scooter Girl

This article was originally published on February 14, 2017 at ComicBook.Com. Writer & Illustrator: Chynna Clugston Flores Colorist: George Kambadais Letterers: Bryan Lee O’Malley with Christopher Butcher In the midst of new series being launched every month it’s easy to forget about the variety of stories that are being reprinted at Image Comics. Their mission as […]

Review: East of West #31

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on February 8, 2017. Written by Jonathan Hickman Art by Nick Dragotta Colors by Frank Martin Letters by Rus Wooton Published by Image Comics Fans may complain, but the truth is that all comics are political. Anything we say or create carries meaning about how we see the […]

Invincible #132 Works Hard to Establish the Beginning of the End

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on February 2, 2017. Written by Robert Kirkman Art by Corey Walker Colors by Nathan Fairbairn Published by Image Comics Invincible #132 is functionally the season finale before a planned final season of television. It is tasked with simultaneously establishing the status quo for the most epic and […]