Hate is one of those things that human beings have felt since the beginning of time. What has changed as of recent is that certain types of hate have become more acceptable. What was abhorred only a few years ago has been encouraged by certain people in power. The 2016 election and what has happened since has shown that America has not made any real progress from the founding of our country.
Certain hate groups have found themselves to be not so much “true” villains anymore. Morals have truly become divided along party lines. Which brings me to question would someone or anyone who believes in hate be considered a “good person”? In the debut issue of brilliantly crafted American Carnage, writer Bryan Edward Hill and the creative team seeks to explore those lines of divide as an FBI agent goes undercover in a Neo Nazi group.
We open on FBI Agent Curry where she is testifying before an ethics board on the incident which led to her injuries. We soon find out a Neo-Nazi group terrorized a family Curry had befriended as the domestic terrorists firebombed their home with them in it. We also meet a former FBI Agent, Richard Wright, who now works as a private detective. Curry tries to convince Wright that there is something more sinister to a local politician. While it might seem on the surface nothing is there there’s clearly something brewing.
Overall, an excellent debut issue that drops you into a world that is unfortunately way too familiar. The story by Hill is excellent. The art by the creative team is beautiful. Altogether, a sobering looks at the ugliness hiding in plain sight.
Story: Bryan Edward Hill Art: Leandro Fernandez, Dean White, and Ben Oliver
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy
Out this week is American Carnage #1, one of the new series that’s part of DC Comics‘ Vertigo relaunch.
In this thrilling crime saga, disgraced FBI agent Richard Wright, who is biracial but can pass for white, goes undercover in a white supremacist group believed to be responsible for the death of a fellow agent.
The series is by Bryan Hill, Leandro Fernandez, Dean White, Pat Brosseau, Maggie Howell, and Andy Khouri.
You can pre-order the comic now from your local comic shop now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online.
DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review
What If? X-Men #1
(W) Bryan Hill (A) Neil Edwards, Giannis Milonogiannis (CA) Rahzzah
In Shops: Oct 03, 2018
From the publisher that gave you OLD MAN LOGAN and HOUSE OF M… The X-Men as you never imagined! Welcome to the EXE/scape, a digital wonderland of business and pleasure accessible to anyone with the social (or monetary) capital for the bio-mods needed to log in… Or you can bypass all of that by being born carrying an .EXE/gene! But circumventing the login regulations is exactly what got the likes of Charles Xavier and his .EXE/men banned and driven underground in the first place… Free-roamers u/Domino and u/Cable have taken every dirty job there is on the ‘scape, but when a simple data scrubbing job turns bad, the life of bio-mod magnate Erik Lehnsherr hangs in the balance, and with it, their very society… It’s a whole new world of X-Men by Bryan Edward Hill (Detective Comics), Neil Edwards (Justice League) and Giannis Milonogiannis (Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network)!
CYBER FORCE #6
(W) Bryan Hill, Matt Hawkins (A/CA) Antonio Rojo
Stryker vs. Ripclaw! To balance the chaos of the blackout, Stryker needs a team and wants Ripclaw on it… but Ripclaw has his own battle to fight and won’t let Morgan Stryker stand in his way.
(W) Bryan Hill (A/CA) Rhoald Marcelliusa
The future of the city is decided when the Boneheads rise against their corporate overlords, but what will Detective Hideki choose? Will he follow his instincts and become the hero the city needs, or will he bend to the corporate masters controlling the police, freedom, and justice.
APHRODITE V #3
(W) Bryan Hill (A/CA) Jeff Spokes
The secrets of BASILISK are revealed and Aphrodite must help Martin and Hui-Men defend a city from the technological sins of Martin’s father.
This December, Killmonger gets the focus in a five-part series from writer Bryan Edward Hill and artist Juan Ferreyra. Killmonger #1 goes on sale Wednesday, December 5.
Hill will explore the choices and failures that have driven the character to dedicate his life to revenge. Hill sees the character as having been failed by Wakanda and the people outside of Wakanda. His is a conflict born out of a tragic misunderstanding and a young man taken from his home.
Killmonger is about the fall of a person who could have been something much better.
Wildstorm: Michael Cray #11
(W) Bryan Hill (A) N. Steven Harris, Dexter Vines (CA) Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
What is the price for keeping death inside your mind? For Michael Cray, it could be the lives of anyone who cares about him…and his sanity. As Michael is drawn closer to the truth of the consciousness living inside him, the brutal desires of Diana Prince threaten the entire world. After this long night in London, Michael Cray will either face the power inside of him, or succumb to its will.
CYBER FORCE #5
(W) Bryan Hill, Matt Hawkins (A/CA) Atilio Rojo
NEW STORY ARC! With the world still reeling from the sudden blackout of all networked technology, Stryker, Aphrodite, and Velocity are sent to find a deadly bounty hunter that could help them bring order to the chaos… but this bounty hunter has a secret that might stop CYBER FORCE before it starts.