Comics

05 Apr. 2014

FCBD Sneak Peek Review


Here is a sneak look at a selection of books you might like to snag this May 3rd from your local comic retailer. The list is broken into four sections that are pretty self explanatory; for everyone, for kids, for adults and hidden gems which just highlights a couple books worth picking up that might …

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03 Feb. 2014

Thunderbolts Annual #1


Conventional storytelling on TV has evolved from single episode stories in the eighties to more complex season long, and in some cases show enduring plots than employ deeper characters and rich relationships that you see in almost any show you tube into nowadays. The medium of comics has evolved in a similar fashion. Where once …

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31 Jan. 2014

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1


  If you’re a fan of Firefly and the Serenity movie then you know there just simply isn’t enough of it to go around. There have been only three other comic books that have come out and every dyed-in-the-wool Firefly fan has them and was slightly disappointed. They weren’t bad, but they didn’t give us …

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19 Jun. 2012

Batman: Court of Owls HC Vol.1


Secret societies, elite assassins and conspiracies… it sounds like a Dan Brown novel, but in this case it’s actually the center of the new Batman series and these are the first seven issues that launch Bats into the new 52! Writer Scott Snyder is fast becoming one of DC’s biggest guns with his history steeped …

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Any Empire HC
08 Jun. 2012

Any Empire HC


Both nostalgic and haunting, Nate Powell’s slice of American life shows us the fragility of youth and the pain of losing our innocence. Despite it’s thickness, the pages can be turned with lightning speed due to the sparse dialogue -some of which are literally and intentionally unintelligible scribbles, (the way you only half hear things …

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GI Combat #1
14 May. 2012

GI Combat #1


When DC cancelled Men at War and Blackhawks, did they really think a new War book would good idea? How about one that is pretty flat and dull, pandering and derivative? So there are two stories. The first is about combat troops facing dinosaurs for unknown reasons and the second is yet another version of …

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Dial H #1
13 May. 2012

Dial H #1


Out of all DC’s new books, Dial H held the least personal appeal. I held out the least amount of hope but sometimes life can please and at least amuse and, apparently, so can Dial H. The series has a very unorthodox formula in the world of superheroes and secret identities; when you use a …

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X-O Manowar #1
12 May. 2012

X-O Manowar #1


Part Gladiator, part Metroid and part Captain America and all together an entirely new beast of comic creation, the origin of X-O was fantastic even back in the nineties and since then there hasn’t really been anything like it. Valiant returns with one of it’s strongest titles carrying their banner into battle. Cary Nord is …

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World’s Finest #1
10 May. 2012

World’s Finest #1


Straight out of the pages of Earth 2 #1, Supergirl (Powergirl) and Robin (Huntress) are stuck in our (the new DC 52) universe. We catch up on just how they’ve been spending the last five years and how they rename themselves before throwing down with the Irradiated man or at least starting to as it’s …

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