Category Archives: Comics

Review: I Am Groot

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Groot!

I Am Groot collects issues #1-5 by Christopher Hastings, Flaviano, and Marco D’Alfonso.

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Review: Infamous Iron Man Vol. 2 Absolution of Doom

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Doctor Doom!

Infamous Iron Man Vol. 2 Absolution of Doom collects issues #7-12 by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev.

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Review: Nick Fury Vol. 1 Deep Cover

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Nick Fury!

Nick Fury Vol. 1 Deep Cover collects issues #1-6 by James Robinson and Aco.

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Review: Batman/The Shadow: The Murder Geniuses

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Batman and The Shadow!

Batman/The Shadow: The Murder Geniuses collects issues #1-6 and Batman Annual #1 by Scott Snyder, Steve Orlando, and Riley Rossmo.

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Review: Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1 Imperial Machine

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Darth Vader!

Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1 Imperial Machine collects issues #1-6 by Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli, and Jim Cheung.

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Review: Imaginary Fiends #1

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got a new Vertigo series!

Imaginary Fiends #1 is by Tim Seeley, Stephen Molnar, and Richard Pace.

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Review: The Demon: Hell is Earth #1

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Etrigan!

The Demon: Hell is Earth #1 is by Andrew Constant, Brad Walker, and Andrew Hennessy.

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Review: Long Lost #1

I’m not going to lie: I’ve been excited about Matthew Erman and Lisa Sterle’s Long Lost since it was announced by Scout Comics. The first issue is gorgeous and haunting, and very, very promising.

I was immediately drawn to the book’s cover. There’s something incredibly magnetic about it–maybe it’s the contrast between Frances, the character on the cover, and the foliage surrounding her. Maybe it’s the bright tangle of red thread that fades into subtle background color. Maybe it’s the detail that appears upon closer examination.

The first issue of Long Lost has pretty much everything I look for in a comic. Horror? Yes. Mystery? Heck yes. Gorgeous art? Definitely.

The story follows Piper, a young woman who seems content to live alone with her puppy, Pockets. Readers learn early that she is estranged from her mother and is quick to shut down phone calls from family. Erman uses Piper’s self-imposed isolation to shut out readers as well.

Though this doesn’t offer much in terms of Piper’s past, it does establish her personality, despite meaning that she as a character remains something of a mystery. Because of this, I found myself grasping for detail as I read, but the ones readers learn about Piper are more often horrific than ordinary.

The glimpses of Piper’s thoughts and dreams Erman and Sterle offer hint at something monstrous rising to the surface. The whole issue is a long, slow inhale–each little snippet of detail builds the tension between what Piper knows and what she’s experiencing and what the audience knows and is experiencing. It works well as exposition, giving readers just enough detail to fear whatever is hiding around the corner.

This is in large part due to Sterle’s art, which is both haunting and gorgeous. Piper and Pockets’s expressiveness makes them instantly relatable characters, even if the events they’re going through are less relatable.

The simple backgrounds and inky landscapes make each detail stand out, and the creepy scenes even more unsettling. The interior art has the same magnetic quality as the cover, and the nighttime scenes that open the book are particularly beautiful. Most of the comic is drawn in black and white and shaded in gray. There is a little color, but it’s used sparingly to add contrast, making it really effective in anteing up the tension.

With the first issue of Long Lost, Erman and Sterle have introduced us to an intriguing blend of horror and family drama, set in a haunting and atmospheric landscape. Mystery and thriller fans definitely aren’t going to want to miss the latest installment in Scout’s increasingly impressive lineup–this is one case you can absolutely judge the book by its cover and won’t be disappointed.

Review: Silver Sable and the Wild Pack #36

After faking her own death, Silver Sable is back in the mercenary game, and this time she REALLY might not survive! In the wake of Norman Osborn’s control of the Symkarian government, one of Sable’s operations goes south, and she finds herself and a small group of hostages trapped in the clutches of a dangerous group of terrorists! With no equipment and no back up Sable has to make sure that she and the innocents trapped with her find their way out alive. Piece of cake.

marvel has been producing a series of one-shots as part of Marvel Legacy taking us back to series and testing out the reaction to them. Silver Sable and the Wild Pack #36 takes us back to a character we’ve seen pop up recently in Amazing Spider-Man in a story that’s pretty close to a one-shot.

Writer Christa Faust takes us through the basics of Silver Sable in various ways as the character takes on Neo-Nazis attack refugees. The story is interesting in that it not so subtly takes on current real world issues, attacks on refugees and the rise of Neo-Nazism in Europe. The package that’s all delivered in is just ok though.

There’s nothing wrong with the issue at all and it’s a perfectly entertaining read. The issue is that we’ve see the kick-ass spy done so much between the last time Silver Sable had a series and now that the bar for an excellent story of this genre has been lifted exponentially. It’s not enough to just bust in and kick ass, we’re expecting some cool and style to it all. A bigger issue is that we’ve seen that in the not too distant past and even this week with the complete collection of the recent Nick Fury series.

That all includes the art by Paulo Siqueira which again isn’t bad, we’ve just seen so much better and so much better recently. Some of the scenes are a little confusing as far as the action (and that might be due to the digital review copy) but overall it’s pretty straightforward with not a whole lot that adds to the genre.

There’s nothing bad with this comic and there’s nothing that makes it stand out either. It’d be great to see Silver Sable back in an ongoing way but if that happens, we need to see the bar raised a bit in how it’s done. When there’s so many solid options out there, why do anything less?

Story: Christa Faust Art: Paulo Siqueira Cover Art: Mahmud A. Asrar
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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