Category: Graphic Novels

HUCK #6

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: HUCK #5 I have to say that this has been one of Mark Millar’s most enjoyable recent projects. With some inventive use of Anna’s powers, Huck busts the two of them out of the Siberian prison, and then mother and son team…

Empress #1

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Stuart Immonen Publish by Icon/Marvel Comics Mark Millar returns to Marvel Comics for this new series, published under their creator-owned Icon Imprint. I must say that I had high hopes for this title up initially hearing about it. First, because of his collaborator and co-creator Stuart Immonen, whose work…

JACKED #6

Written by Eric Kripke Drawn by John Higgins Published by DC Comics/Vertigo PREVIOUSLY: JACKED #5 This is it, the final issue, and it goes out with a bang, although I don’t mean that literally (or do I?). Now, I can’t say too much, as I want to avoid major spoilers. But as per last issue’s…

SOUL MATES #1

Written by Martin Chuzz Drawn by Claudia Balboni Published by Convinct Comics This is an interesting little book, billed as a romantic comedy. Denzel is a demon from Hell, charged finding and getting people to sell their souls to Satan. While Holly is an angel from Heaven, charged with finding and converting 100 souls for…

100 COVERS by Rick Lundeen

Written and drawn by Rick Lundeen Published by Epoch Productions This is such a unique and awesome concept, I wish I’d thought of it myself. The idea here is that this issue is a collection of the first 100 covers of a fictional ongoing comic-book series about a superhero team called THE BATTALION. Just the…

Leaving Megalopolis: Surviving Megalopolis #1

Written by Gail Simone Drawn by Jim Calafiore Published by Dark Horse Comics PREVIOUSLY: LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS It’s back! I loved the original graphic novel, which began as a Kickstarter project, has now returned in a new sequel series! Now, first, you need to read the original book before reading this series. If you’re a newbie…

LIKE FATHER, LIKE DAUGHTER #1

Written by Kathryn “Comic Uno” Calamia Drawn by Wayne Brown Colored by David Aravena Published by Short Fuse Media Group I picked this up on impulse last Wednesday, as I browsed the New Submit section on Comixology. I thought the premise sounded interesting (and it was cheap). Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite live up to it’s…

Huck #5

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: HUCK #4 Okay, first of all, though I will try to avoid too much spoiling of this issue, do not ready any further unless you’ve read the first four issues first. Seriously, just stop. You have been warned. Okay, so the big…

Huck #4

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: HUCK #3 So here it is, The Secret Origin of Huck. Through flashbacks, as told by his newly discovered twin brother Tom, we see how he and Huck’s mother was part of Russia’s experimental superhuman program back in the late 70’s, and…

JACKED #5

Written by Eric Kripke Drawn by John Higgins and Marc Olivent Published by DC Comics/Vertigo First, I will note that it was this cover which caught my eye, and lead to me getting this whole miniseries, which I originally assumed was closer to a traditional “superhero” story (albeit one on DC’s Vertigo imprint, which means…

JACKED #4

Written by Eric Kripke Drawn by John Higgins Published by DC Comics/Vertigo In an interesting call-back to the first issue, the first few pages are narrated by Josh’s wife Alice. It turns out that, like him, she’s facing many of the same insecurities about her life and about growing older. And we see how, ironically,…

JACKED #3

Written by Eric Kripke Drawn by John Higgins Published by DC Comics/Vertigo The action really kicks it up a notch in this issue. First, Josh tries to stop taking the Jacked pills, but the withdrawals are too much for him to handle, so he starts taking them again. Meanwhile Damon is still in a coma…

JACKED #2

Written by EriC Kripke Drawn by John Higgins Published by DC Comics/Vertigo Picking up from the first issue, Josh wakes up the next morning wondering about what happened the day before. He tries calling the creator of Jacked to ask about the pills, but we see that man being arrested by the police. Josh is…

JACKED #1

Written by Eric Kripke Drawn by John Higgins Published by DC Comics/Vertigo I had never heard of this series until this past Wednesday. If there’s been any news or talk about it, I haven’t seen it. And I never noticed any previous issue when checking Comixology every week. But as I was browsing the “new…

Hyperion #1

Written by Chuck Wendig Drawn by Nicole Virella Published by Marvel Comics First, if you’re unaware of this character, see my previous review for AVENGERS #34.1, where I go over the character’s backstory, both in terms of creation and publication. And now that you’ve read that, you’ll see how much I enjoyed that portrayal of…

MPH #5

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Duncan Fegredo Publisher: Image Comics Previously: MPH #4 After reviewing HUCK #2, which made reference to a character alluded to in this series, I realize that even though I’d published reviews of the first 4 issue of MPH, I never did get around to reviewing this final 5th issues. Truthfully, it’s…

Huck #3

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: HUCK #2 Taking place not too long after the events of the previous issue, we see Huck completing the remaining tasks he was asked to do. First, in the gritty urban streets of New Jersey he travels to crack house to find…

Huck #2

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: HUCK #1 This issue begins with a flashback to 1981 in Siberia, where wee see the appearance of a Russian woman with apparent telepathic powers. For longtime Mark Millar fans you may remember that the existence of such a woman was alluded…

Startup #1.1

Written by Darin Henry Drawn by Craig Rousseau Published by Sitcomics This is the story of a woman named Renee Garcia-Gibson. She’s a 33 year old single mother living in Philadelphia with her 12 year old son, Malcolm, and her elderly mother Rosa, while she works as a court stenographer. Renee is a good-natured woman…

Crack Comics #63

PREVIOUSLY: Silver Streak Comics #24 Crack Comics was an ongoing anthology series published by Quality Comics, starting in 1940, until it was canceled after 62 issues. In November 2011, Image Comics published this as the third (and, to date, the last) entry in their Next Issue Project. This 52-page comic featured 9 stories of various…

Silver Streak Comics #24

PREVIOUSLY: Fantastic Comics #24 Silver Streak Comics was first published in 1939 by Lev Gleason Publications, and lasted 23 issues. In December 2009, Image Comics released this one-shot 24th issue as the 2nd installment in their Next Issue Project. This is a shorter issue (30 pages) with 5 stories. 1) DAREDEVIL Written and drawn by…

Fantastic Comics #24

This comic was the first in series called The Next Issue Project, put together by Erik Larsen and published by Image Comics. The idea is that each issue would be an over-sized anthology, where various writers and artists would create new stories using old obscure comic-book characters, whose copyrights had expired and therefor were now…