Category: Graphic Novels

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…

Huck #1

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque Published by Image Comics Here we have the latest creator-owned release from writer Mark Millar. Although I have been a fan of much (although not all) of Mark Millar’s work, this is a comic-book that I originally didn’t intend to buy. The reason being that, well, the…

Mighty Man #1

Written by Gary Carlson and Erik Larsen Drawn and colored by Mark Englert Published by Image Comics This is a comic that I didn’t even know existed until it popped up in my “recommended for you” list on Amazon. This is character created by Erik Larsen that originally appeared in the early issues of his…

Grimm Fairy Tales #25 and #26

Written by Linda Ly and Raven Gregory Drawn by Claudio Sepulveda Colored by Nei Ruffino Published by Zenescope Today I’m reviewing two issues of this ongoing series, which features updates of classic fairy tales told in the present and frequently with an horrific twist. This is a two-part adaptation of The Little Mermaid (which is…

Hamster Rage #1

Written and drawn by Brian J. Crowley Colored by Rochelle Rosenberg and Marc Lewis Much like Drew Edwards’ Halloween Man (which creator Brian J. Crowley has worked on before), Hamster Rage began it’s life (and continues) as a webcomic. If you thought an undead half-zombie fighting monsters while armed with a big shovel was weird,…

Jupiter’s Legacy #5

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Frank Quitely Published by Image Comics Previously: Jupiter’s Legacy #4 It’s been a loooooong time since the previous issue. Is it worth the wait? Well, I’ll finish this after I read it, and we’ll see. Okay, read it. As per last issue, Hutch and Chloe are hiding out in…

STRAY #1

Written by Vito Delsante Drawn by Sean Izaakse Published by Action Lab Entertainment Dan Weller was a masked vigilante called The Doberman, who fought crime with his martial arts/athletic skills and a variety of high-tech weapons. Through flashbacks we learn that 11 years earlier his wife died (or maybeshe was killed, no specifics are given)…

Wonder Woman ’77 #1

Written by Marc Andreyko Drawn by Drew Johnson Published by DC Comics This is an intriguing new series. It’s telling brand new Wonder Woman stories but is based on the classic 1970’s Wonder Woman TV series, which starred Lynda Carter. This is the version of Wonder Woman that remains most ingrained in the public consciousness,…

Bitch Planet #1

Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick Drawn by Valentine De Landro Published by Image Comics I picked this book up on impulse, just based on the title. It’s a sci-fi take on Women In Prison films. I would assume that it takes place in the future, although no date is given, but the brief scenes of…

HYPER-ACTIVES

Written by Darin Wagner Art by Clint Hilinski Colors by Andrew Dalhouse Letters by Bill Tortolini Published by Arcana Comics This is a 4-issue miniseries that was published years ago, I think around 2006. I started to buy it back then mainly because I knew the writer, Darin Wagner, from a couple of message boards…

Super #1

Written by Joshua Crowther Drawn by Bruno Chiroleu Published by Jay Crow Comics This little indie comic caught my eye while browsing new comics on Comixology last week, and it was only .99 cents, so I picked it up. The story takes place both in the present and in serious of flashbacks dating back to…