Category: Graphic Novels

JUPITER’S LEGACY #1

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Frank Quitely Published by Image Comics Okay, now that Millar has wisely changed his tune about digital distribution, he’s no longer waiting 3 months to release his creator-owned comics digitally after they’ve been published in print. So let me catch up on his latest alleged epic. With open with…

STARLIGHT #1

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Goran Parlov Publisher: Image Comics So here’s Mark Millar’s latest creator-owned comic. I haven’t tried anything of his since SUPERIOR, but I found this concept intriguing. This is the story of Duke McQueen, a former Air Force pilot. Decades ago, Duke was somehow sucked through a wormhole in space (we don’t…

HACKTIVIST #2

Created by: Alyssa Milano Writers: Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly Artist: Marcus To Publisher: Archaia Black Label Previously: HACKTIVIST #1 As we left off last issue, Nate was approached at a star-studded gala by a woman named Brynn Ori, a C.I.A. agent who happens to know all about he and Ed’s secret activities as the…

HACKTIVIST #1

  I’ve been a fan of Alyssa Milano since I was a kid, she was one of my first “celebrity crushes”. She’s the reason I watched and reviewed every episode of her TV show MISTRESSES last summer, as well as movies she’s been in like MY GIRLFRIEND’S BOYFRIEND and PATHOLOGY. So when I heard that…

SIDEKICK #4

I’m a couple of months late on this, and that’s because I didn’t really enjoy it. But since I did review issues one, two, and three, I guess I should @ least review this one too, just to explain why I’m stopping (and, of course, I need to increase my post-count here anyway). This issue…

PROTECTORS INC. #1

Written by J. Michael Straczynski Drawn by Gordon Purcell This is the 2nd superhero title from Staczynski’s creator-owned imprint Joe’s Comics (via Image Comics). Following SIDEKICK, which I have been reading, and am mostly enjoying. However, I can’t really say the same for this series. The premise is that during World War 2 an American…

CAPTAIN ULTIMATE #4

“LIVE FAST, CRY YOUNG” WRITERS: Benjamin Bailey & Joey Esposito ARTIST: Boy “Boykoesh” Akkerman COLORS: Ed Ryzowski LETTERS: Adam O. Pruett This is a special Halloween issue that came out last week, but somehow I missed it when buying my new comics. I only just found out it was out yesterday, when I searching Comixology…

CAPTAIN ULTIMATE #3

SPECIAL ORIGIN ISSUE! WRITERS: Benjamin Bailey & Joey Esposito ARTIST: Boy “Boykoesh” Akkerman COLORS: Ed Ryzowski LETTERS: Adam O. Pruett Picking up from last issue, reporter Ricki Ratcliffe is talking to Mitch Mackey, the Editor-in-Chief ofthe local newspaper. Sheclaims to have “the scoop of the century,” the original of Captain Ultimate, where he came from,…

GOD IS DEAD #1

This book came out last month and I wanted to check it out. But Avatar Press, the company that published it, didn’t make their comics available digitally, which is the way I prefer to read my comic-books these days. Then I read 3 days ago on Bleeding Cool that Avatar Press Goes Digitally Exclusive With…

SIDEKICK #3

At the end of the previous issue, Flyboy had packed a bag and left Sol City. Here we see that he has moved to St. Louis and, after buying a new costume for a seemingly shady character, has taken the new superhero name THE BULLET. He quickly establishes himself as a crimefighter and savior, with…

CAPTAIN ULTIMATE #2

“DESTRUCTION! IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER!” written by Benjamin Baily and Joey Esposito Drawn by Boykoesh Published by Monkeybrain Comics Since I thoroughly enjoyed the first issue of this new series, I had to get the 2nd issue, albeit a few weeks late, to see what happens next for our main character, Milo. The story opens…

SIDEKICK #2

As I said after reviewing the first issue, it was good enough to make me want to read the 2nd issue, which came out today. It opens where the last issue left off, with Flyboy sitting alone at night, on top of a building, drowning his sorrows in booze. Then he sees a spotlight in…

SIDEKICK #1

EVER AFTER Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Tom Mandrake This is the story of FLYBOY, a young man with the power to fly. He was the sidekick to a masked vigilante called THE RED COWL, and they operated in a place called Sol City. We learn that, throughout their career, Flyboy was mostly seen a…

CAPTAIN ULTIMATE #1

“THE DAY THE GIANT ROBOT OCTOPUS ALIEN MONSTER ATTACKED THE CITY” written by Benjamin Baily and Joey Esposito Drawn by Boykoesh Published by Monkeybrain Comics This issue opens with a multi-page flashback detailing the history of the Captain Ultimate, a standard archetype of the classic flying superhero, ala Superman and Captain Marvel. He was the…

FRANK MILLER’S HOLY TERROR

I bought this when it came out 2 years ago, because I’m often impulsive and, apparently, a bit of a masochist. This book was originally supposed to be a special Batman OGN, with Batman fighting members of Al-Qaeda, who launch a series of terrorist attacks in Gotham City, but after several years of development he…

Fame: Victoria Justice

Written by Michael Sacal Drawn by Jill Lamarina Published by Tidalwave Productions/Bluewater Comics If you’re a pre-teen, or the parent of a pre-teen, then you probably know who Victoria Justice is, as this young actress/singer initially rose to fame as one of the stars of the Nickelodeon TV series Zoey 101, as well as appearing…

OCEAN by Warren Ellis

Ocean was a 6-issue comic-book miniseries released in 2003-2004, written by Warren Ellis and drawn by Chris Sprouse, with inks by Karl Story. I recall picking this up back then, because the premise was intriguing, plus I liked the idea of a science fiction story with a Black lead character, something we which is all…

Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology

Tired of the same old superheroes, that have been around for decades? Tired of most them reflecting the traditional Western heroic ideal, ie, typically White males? Tired of Asian characters mostly being martial arts masters (if they’re heroes) or Yakuza members (if they’re villains) or sex objects (if they’re women)? Well, so were the publishers…

PITCHED! VOLUME 2

I reviewed Vol. 1 of PITCHED! back in Dec. 2009 (read HERE) and, y’know, I could have sworn that I reviewed the 2nd one when it came out. I know I planned to. But I checked my archives and there isn’t one. So, obviously, I never did. Well, better (extremely) late than never, right? Like…

CONCEPT CORE 2 by DANN

Concept Core 2 is the 2nd pocket-sized collection of black & white comics written and drawn by the enigmatic creator called DANN. I reviewed the previous collection HERE. This collection is a bit bigger than the first edition, with 100 pages instead of 80. The first half of the issue features a series of stories…

THOR: UNKILLABLE THUNDER CHRIST #1

This is the 2nd comic-book written by Eric M. Esquivel that I have read, the first was THE BLACKEST TERROR #1, which you can read about HERE. Unfortunately, despite an awesome premise, I ultimately felt let down by that issue. Well, I am happy to say that I have no such problem with this issue.…