Category: Graphic Novels

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…

REALITY CHECK

Written by Glen Brunswick Drawn by Viktor Bogdanovic Published by Image Comics This is an interesting little 4-issue miniseries, published last year, that I just bought the other day on Comixology (like I buy and read almost all of my comic-books now). The lead character is Willard, a lonely guy who’s life pretty much went…

MPH #2

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Duncan Fegredo Publisher: Image Comics Previously: MPH #1 This issue opens with showing us Rosa at home. She lives in an apartment with her Aunt and her little brother whom she calls “Baseball”, who is getting mixed up with a local gang. She had an older brother who was killed sometime…

REAL HEROES #3

Written and drawn by Bryan Hitch Published by Image Comics Previously: Real Heroes #2 So must have the cast are plummeting to their death’s, having fallen out of the Olympians’ flying HQ, the Pantheon, along with Brute, who is basically the Hulk. Thankfully, their super-powers starts kicking in. Jennifer suddenly shrinks to tiny size and…

REAL HEROES #2

Written and drawn by Bryan Hitch Published by Image Comics Previously: Real Heroes #1 This issue opens with a flashback that shows the “real” Olympian getting blown to smithereens by the same type of robot that attacked the actors last issue. It’s from a film that Smitty has been showing the crew, to convince them…

REAL HEROES #1

Written and drawn by Bryan Hitch Published by Image Comics This new creator-owned miniseries from Bryan Hitch has a simple but potentially exciting premise: A group of actors who have played superheroes in a movie are transported to a parallel Earth to become those superheroes for real. It has been tagged The Avengers Meets Galaxy…

STARLIGHT #4

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Goran Parlov Publisher: Image Comics Previously: STARLIGHT #3 Duke and Krish are trapped in prison, along with another prisoner named Wes, who happens to be a big fan of Earth pop culture and dresses like The Fonz, when they’re interrogated by Kingfisher’s 2nd-in-command, Admiral Pindar. A daring escape is led by…

STARLIGHT #3

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Goran Parlov Publisher: Image Comics Previously: STARLIGHT #2 We’re on Tantalus, where we get a glimpse of the new dictator, The Kingfisher, and see him brutally murder a former member of the Royal Guard as a warning to the rest of the planet to obey him. Duke and Krish (whom Duke…

STARLIGHT #2

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Goran Parlov Publisher: Image Comics Previously: STARLIGHT #1 We pick up right from the previous cliffhanger. Duke is startled to see the familiar spaceship landing in his front yard, and then out steps a young boy with purple hair who introduces himself. He says his name is Krish and he is…

HACKTIVIST #4

Created by: Alyssa Milano Writers: Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly Artist: Marcus To Publisher: Archaia Black Label Previously: Hacktivist #3 Yes, I know I’m quite late on this issue. I actually thought I had reviewed this. But as I thinking about getting ready to watch and review Mistresses tonight, which stars Alyssa Milano, it made…

IF I COULD BUY THE UNCANNY X-MEN…

Following up on the previous post about hypothetically buying the rights from Marvel to publish Fantastic Four comics, it made me think about the other Marvel property that Fox owns the film rights to, The X-Men. Let’s say, hypothetically, Marvel was willing to give them up for sale, for comic-books. Now, as I mentioned before,…

IF I COULD BUY THE FANTASTIC FOUR. . .

Art by John Byrne, colorist unknown So the story broke last week, thanks to Rich Johnston at Bleedingcool.com, that Disney/Marvel is apparently so upset about the fact that Fox Studios owns the complete film rights to the Fantastic Four (& apparently will own them in perpetuity, as long as they keep making a new film…

SECRET IDENTITIES ARE COOL! (part 2)

Previously: SECRET IDENTITIES ARE COOL! Following up on that previous post, I’ve had a few people tell me that they mostly agree, but that it depends on the character. I certainly agree with that. And there are some characters who can work either with or without them, it just depends on how they’re written. But…

SECRET IDENTITIES ARE COOL!

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and I saw that one of my friends had posted the following article, saying that he agreed with it: NO MORE SECRET IDENTITIES: THE TROUBLE WITH ALTER-EGOS by Marshall Lemon Well, I immediately disagreed, just by reading the title. And then even after reading the article, my opinion…

CAPTAIN ULTIMATE #5

WRITERS: Benjamin Bailey & Joey Esposito ARTIST: Boy “Boykoesh” Akkerman COLORS: Ed Ryzowski LETTERS: Adam O. Pruett PUBLISHER: Monkeybrain Comics Previously: CAPTAIN ULTIMATE #4 This issue opens in Milo’s classroom, they’re having a Show And Tell presentation. We see Milo’s classmate Lisa showing the class pictures she’s drawn from her homemade Captain Ultimate comic-book, retelling…

MPH #1

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Duncan Fegredo Publisher: Image Comics This issue opens in 1986, where we learn that “the world’s first and only superhuman”, known only as Mr. Springfield, went on a superspeed run through several states, causing massive destruction before he finally stopped, his powers having ran out. The only clue the authorities found…

HACKTIVIST #3

Created by: Alyssa Milano Writers: Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly Artist: Marcus To Publisher: Archaia Black Label Previously: HACKTIVIST #2 We open in Tunisia, were Ed has escaped to. He’s gone there to join the revolution that he and Nate helped start (as we saw back in issue #1). He meets with a local woman…

JUPITER’S LEGACY #4

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Frank Quitely Published by Image Comics Previously: Jupiter’s Legacy #3 This issue jumps ahead to 2022, where Hutch and Chloe have been living in secret ever since Walter and Brandon murdered Chloe’s parents. They live with their nine-year old son Jason, who has inherited superpowers like his mother and…

JUPITER’S LEGACY #3

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Frank Quitely Published by Image Comics Previously: Jupiter’s Legacy #2 After agreeing to join together last issue, Walter and Brandon put their plan into motion. First we get a glimpse of Utopian in his secret identity of Sheldon Sampson, owner of an auto-repair shop. He invites Hutch over to…

JUPITER’S LEGACY #2

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Frank Quitely Published by Image Comics Previously: Jupiter’s Legacy #1 We open with Brandon and some of his superfriends trying to “help” a cruise ship get across the ocean faster, even though it’s clear that the Captain doesn’t actually need or want their help. But since Brandon and his…