Comic Book Review – Crosswind Vol. 1

Crosswind is an Image series written by Gail Simone, drawn by Cat Staggs, with letters from Simon Bowland.  The blurb at Image’s site describes it as “Goodfellas meets Freaky Friday” and it’s an apt description.  What happens if a Chicago hitman and a suburban housewife switch bodies?  Under Gail’s pen, you get vulgar, action-filled fun.… Continue reading Comic Book Review – Crosswind Vol. 1

Comic Book Review – Black Bolt Vol. 1, Hard Time

Volume 1 of Black Bolt’s solo series, subtitled Hard Time, is out.  Writer Saladin Ahmed and artist Christian Ward fulfilled the promise of the first issue (which I looked at previously) and more.  Ward says a lot about who gets put in prison and why, while not ignoring the kickass fights and teleporting dogs we… Continue reading Comic Book Review – Black Bolt Vol. 1, Hard Time

Comic Book Review – Black Bolt #1 by Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward

Creative Team: Writer: Saladin Ahmed Artist: Christian Ward Letterer: Clayton Cowles The Inhumans are in a tough spot, as far as the fandom goes.  They’ve been around a long time, created by Lee and Kirby no less.  But they’ve always been a bit of a niche group, mostly centered around the Fantastic Four.  It doesn’t… Continue reading Comic Book Review – Black Bolt #1 by Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward

Comic Book Review – Mockingbird, Volume 1: I Can Explain

We’ve been over the controversy regarding the series and how much of a jerk some of comics fandom can be, but I really want to talk about the Mockingbird comic, too.  IT’S GREAT.  Snarky, action-filled, mysterious, fun.  Bobbi herself gets to shine – it’s not often she does, having been used quite often in the… Continue reading Comic Book Review – Mockingbird, Volume 1: I Can Explain

Comic Book Reviews – Goldie Vance Volume 1, The Backstagers Volume 1

BOOM! Studios recently joined NetGalley, giving reviewers access to a selection of their comics and graphic novels, and I immediately requested the first volumes of Goldie Vance and The Backstagers.  Goldie Vance because of the art – Brittney Williams, who you may know from her work on Patsy Walker, a. k. a. Hellcat!, is the… Continue reading Comic Book Reviews – Goldie Vance Volume 1, The Backstagers Volume 1

Comic Book Review – The Vision #8

Creative Team: Writer:  Tom King Art:  Gabriel Hernandez Walta Colors:  Jordie Bellaire Letters:  Clayton Cowles Last month, the cover shown for this issue (shown in part above) seemed to indicate the arrival of the Avengers and the beginning of the final battle.  Well, as usual expectations are twisted.  There IS a new arrival, but it’s… Continue reading Comic Book Review – The Vision #8

What’s New on Marvel Unlimited – May 22 to May 28, 2016

Every week, Marvel adds new comics to their Marvel Unlimited service. Sometimes it’s new stuff – most series they publish get issues added about 6 months after they are released in shops – and others it’s older comics. But there’s always something interesting and I will point them out weekly. Starting thing this week is… Continue reading What’s New on Marvel Unlimited – May 22 to May 28, 2016

What’s New on Marvel Unlimited – May 11, 2016

Every week, Marvel adds new comics to their Marvel Unlimited service.  Sometimes it’s new stuff – most series they publish get issues added about 6 months after they are released in shops – and others it’s older comics.  But there’s always something interesting and I will point them out weekly. First thing to check out… Continue reading What’s New on Marvel Unlimited – May 11, 2016

Comic Book Review – Black Panther #2

Creative Team: Writer:  Ta-Nehisi Coates Art:  Brian Stelfreeze Colors:  Laura Martin Letters:  Joe Sabino Black Panther #2 continues to juggle the various stories established in the first issue, and does it well.  We get a bit more information in each, developing the various threats facing T’Challa and Wakanda while deepening a few of the mysteries.… Continue reading Comic Book Review – Black Panther #2

Comic Book Review – The Vision #7

Creative Team: Writer:  Tom King Art:  Michael Walsh Colors:  Jordie Bellaire Letters:  Clayton Cowles The Vision #7, as usual, plays with expectations.  You might think, considering the big tease at the end of the last issue, with Agatha Harkness warning a bunch of heroes about the Visions going off the rails, that you’d see some… Continue reading Comic Book Review – The Vision #7

What’s New on Marvel Unlimited – May 4, 2016

Every week, Marvel adds new comics to their Marvel Unlimited service.  Sometimes it’s new stuff – most series they publish get issues added about 6 months after they are released in shops – and others it’s older comics.  But there’s always something interesting and I will point them out weekly. First up is Marvel Spotlight… Continue reading What’s New on Marvel Unlimited – May 4, 2016

Comic Book Review – I Hate Fairyland Volume 1

Creative Team: Writer: Skottie Young Art: Skottie Young Colors: Jean-Francois Beaulieu Letters: Nate Piekos What would happen if Dorothy never left Oz?  If she was looking for those damn ruby slippers for the rest of her life?  That’s the premise of Skottie Young’s I Hate Fairyland, which follows Gert, and young girl who makes a… Continue reading Comic Book Review – I Hate Fairyland Volume 1