Category: Graphic Novels

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…

The Supernals Experiment #2

Created by Phillip Buchanon Written by David F. Walker Drawn by Ramon F. Bachs Inked by Raul Fernandez Colors by Santiago Arcas Published by Canon Comics PREVIOUSLY: The Supernals Experiment #1 This issue steps up the action a bit. First we open with a flashback years ago at the Healing Hands Institute, where we see…

MPH #4

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Duncan Fegredo Publisher: Image Comics Previously: MPH #3 Okay, I’ve begun writing this post before I’ve read the issue. It’s early in the morning, I’m still waiting for Comixology to go live so I can buy the new comics. I generally try to avoid revealing major spoilers in each issue, so…

The F1rst Hero #4

Written by Anthony Ruttgaizer Drawn by Phillip Sevy Colors by Fred C. Stresing Published by Action Lab Entertainment Previously: The F1rst Hero #3 Picking up from last issue, Jake and Scotty are at the hideout of the group of Extrahumans who rescued them them the Extrahuman Task Force. Jake just wants to take Scotty away…

REAL HEROES #4

Written and drawn by Bryan Hitch Published by Image Comics Previously: Real Heroes #3 I have to be honest and say that, as of yesterday, I wasn’t planning to get this issue. Bryan Hitch has a history of lateness which usually keeps me from buying his projects, at least not in single issues. If it’s…

REALITY #1

Written by Tony McDougall Art by Marco Repiso Colored by Ashley Green Published by Lucha Comics I saw this book on Comixology and got it because the premise sounded mildly interesting and it was only $1.99. We’re quickly introduced to three young women, Jess, Kate, and Marie, who are all in Jess’ bedroom watching a…

The F1rst Hero #3

Written by Anthony Ruttgaizer Drawn by Phillip Sevy Colors by Fred C. Stresing Published by Action Lab Entertainment Previously: The F1rst Hero #2 The action really picks up this issue, beginning right where the previous issue left off. The cops have Jake and Scotty surrounded, and then Col. Paul Kirkson shows up, personally leading an…

TOMORROW JONES

Written and lettered by Brian Daniel Drawn and colored by Johan Manandin I saw this comic while browsing Comixology and it caught my eye. The promo copy reads: Tomorrow Jones, 14 years-old and the second child in a family of superheroes. While she may be strong enough to fold an armored truck into origami, Tomorrow…

LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS

Written by Gail Simone Drawn by Jim Calafiore Colored by Jason Wright Lettered by Dave Sharpe Published by Painfully Normal Productions LLC This original graphic novel began as a Kickstarter project back in fall 2012 which I backed at the time, and received a gorgeous hardcover edition for my efforts when completed. Last month it…

The F1rst Hero #2

Written by Anthony Ruttgaizer Drawn by Phillip Sevy Colors by Fred C. Stresing Published by Action Lab Entertainment Previously: The F1rst Hero #1 This story picks up some time after Jake has been discharged from the Marines. He’s back in his hometown in Philadelphia, staying with his parents. He’s been keeping to himself, staying indoors,…

The F1rst Hero #1

Written by Anthony Ruttgaizer Drawn by Phillip Sevy Colors by Fred C. Stresing Published by Action Lab Entertainment This is a 4 issue miniseries with an interesting premise. The world is like our except a small percentage of people occasionally randomly manifest super-powers. The cause is unknown, but the problem is that everyone who gets…

Avengers #34.1

Written by Al Ewing Drawn by Dale Keown Inked by Norman Lee Colored by Jason Keith Published by Marvel Comics First off, let me state that I have not been reading this ongoing Avengers series, so I have no idea what’s been happening in the previous 33 issues (nor do I know why this issue…

MPH #3

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Duncan Fegredo Publisher: Image Comics Previously: MPH #2 Yes, it’s been almost 3 months since the previous issue of this series. I could make some kind of joke about the irony of a book about super-speed coming out so slowly, and how it’s too bad that artist Duncan Fegredo doesn’t have…