Category: Graphic Novels

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…

The Greatest American Hero (Comic-Book series)

Written by William Katt, Christopher Folino, Derek McCaw, and Sean O’Reilly Drawn by Clint Hilinski Published by Arcana Comics/Catastrophic Comics In 2008 Arcana Comics teamed up with Catastrophic Comics to publish a 3-issue miniseries based on the 1980’s hit TV show THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO. This series is not a continuation of the TV show,…

New Money #1

Created by Phillip Buchanon Written by Hannibal Tabu Drawn by N. Steven Harris Colored by Alejandro Sanchez Published by Canon Comics When I bought The Supernals Experiment #1 last night, I noticed the publisher, Canon Comics, had one other title available on Comixology. And since I mostly enjoyed Supernals and it was also only .99…

The Supernals Experiment #1

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 Robert Jeffrey (y’know, the bloke who wrote Route 3, Radio Free Amerika, and other stuff) told me to buy this tonight. So I did. I’d never heard of it,…

Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #4

Written Eric M. Esquivel Drawn by Jerry Gaylord Inked by Jerry and Penelope Gaylord Colored by Gabriel Cassata Published by Boom! Studios PREVIOUSLY: Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #3 Well, this is it, the exciting conclusion to this miniseries. Loki is now the most powerful God in all of existence. And he has revealed himself to…

Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #3

Written Eric M. Esquivel Drawn by Jerry Gaylord Inked by Jerry and Penelope Gaylord Colored by Gabriel Cassata Published by Boom! Studios PREVIOUSLY: Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #2 Okay, I’ve been trying my best to review this series, and make clear how awesome it is, without spoiling it. Well, things are reaching their climax here,…

Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #2

Written Eric M. Esquivel Drawn by Jerry Gaylord Colored by Gabriel Cassata Published by Boom! Studios PREVIOUSLY: Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #1 It’s 6 months since Loki has been banished to Earth. During that time he’s became a famous rock star. He’s got a guy named David as his drummer, and two women, Masumi his…

Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #1

Written Eric M. Esquivel Drawn by Jerry Gaylord Colored by Gabriel Cassata Published by Boom! Studios While I was underwhelmed by Eric M. Esquivel’s BLACKEST TERROR, I was more more impressed with his THOR: UNKILLABLE THUNDER CHRIST, and had hoped for further adventures of his version of Thor. This isn’t that sequel, but once again…

SUPERCROOKS by Mark Millar and Leinil Yu

Written by Mark Millar (co-plotted by Nacho Vigalondo) Drawn by Leinil Yu Inked by Gerry Alanguilan Colored by Sunny Gho Published by Marvel Comics/Icon Imprint While I may not have been impressed with NEMESIS, I still decided to check out Mark Millar’s other fairly recent creator-owned series that I originally missed, Supercrooks. And I am…

MILLAR & MCNIVEN’S NEMESIS

Written by Mark Millar Art by Steve McNiven Published by Marvel Comics/Icon After having given up on Mark Millar after his miniseries SUPERIOR, which I found underwhelming, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by his latest creator-owned titles, Starlight, Jupiter’s Legacy, and MPH. I also read his Marvel 1985 miniseries earlier this year, and liked that too.…

FANTASTIC FOUR #275

Writer and Artist: John Byrne Inker: Al Gordon Publisher: Marvel Comics “THE NAKED TRUTH” After posting my review of THE SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK (Marvel Graphic Novel #18) I had several people point out to me that this wasn’t the first time that John Byrne wrote a story involving She-Hulk’s nudity. That is correct. Which is what…