Thursday, June 22, 2017

Comic Book Reviews

The Lord of the Jungle in All His Sunday Glory: A Review of ‘Tarzan...

Back in the day the highlight for many newspaper readers was the Sunday comics section and millions across the U.S. turned to the four color strips as a way to escape the ever increasing horrors found on the front pages of the 1930s and 1940s.

There’s More Than One Cap in Town: A Review of ‘Captain Freebird – American...

Sometimes I think if Cormac McCarthy penned comics those books would read a lot like Matt and Shawn Fillbach’s non-Star Wars work. Ok… Maybe McCarthy wouldn’t delve into something like the Fillbach’s Tales of the S.S. Chunky Star, since that’s aimed at kids, but much of the Fillbach’s other recent work does possess a serious McCarthy vibe; heavy on imagery and tone while including great stretches with minimal dialogue.

‘X-O Manowar’ #24 Reviewed

Continuing their fight now at near-earth orbit as they drift away from the wreckage of the failed Vine invasion, Aric and the Alien (Malgam) continue to go at it. You'll find Malgam is equipped with some kind of partial X-O armor himself and is able to regenerate, which makes this tricky for Aric.

Valiant Entertainment Comic Reviews for April 9th, 2014

Mission: Improbable, and the Archer & Armstrong crossover, concludes in this release and the fun stats right off the bat with Bloodshot and Armstrong going at it. After being knocked unconscious, Archer wakes up and may finally get his chance to take down Kozol once and for all and maybe Project Rising Spirit while he's at it?

It’s Really Not Easy Being Green!: A Review of ‘The Green Lantern/Green Arrow Collection’

As far as this collection is concerned, I recommend this set to any of those who love the raw original comic form. If you read comics in the 70's or 80's and yearn for down to earth classics, with a thirst for history, this is your ticket. If you’re a fan of the individual characters then this is must have.

Artwork Sure to BioShock You!: ‘The Art of BioShock Infinite’ Reviewed

Overall, I found the art book and amount of concepts to really hit the spot. It makes me want to play through the game again just to look more at details I may have been blinded to. I am a big fan of the BioShock games which were worth the time and bucks to buy. The price of the book may be enough to buy you a discounted game on its own but for the amount of content I'd say you'll get what you pay for, especially if you are a fan of the game.

A Very Different Galaxy Far, Far Away: A Review of ‘The Star Wars’ Issue...

The Star Wars universe can be many things but one of those things should never be “boring.”

Threads in the Tapestry: A Review of ‘Lives’ from First Comics

I’ll preface this review by mentioning I’ve had the distinct pleasure of meeting both Matt and Shawn Fillbach at C2E2 as well as SDCC and kicked it having a few beers...

A Look at Valiant Issues #0 of Archer & Armstrong and Shadowman

I remember the beginning, when Valiant published Magnus, Robot Fighter back in 1991, then came Solar and Harbinger. The giant Solar panel you assembled...

Looking for a Ghoul? Go See Cal!: A Review of ‘Criminal Macabre – No...

Having seen the 30 Days of Night film back in 2007, and reading a few of the comics, I have been looking forward to exploring this other venture of Steve Nile's work...

A Chimp Off the Old Block?: A Review of ‘Korak, Son of Tarzan’ Archives...

Overall, the collection is on the correct side of fun, but it doesn’t have much of a spark to make it a must buy. It has its moments, it sometimes drags and feels tedious, it’s not in the least bit complex or thought-provoking…but sometimes simple is good.

A Perfect Entry Point into Dragon Age? A Review of ‘Dragon Age: Until...

Taking place after the events of BioWare's Dragon Age II game, Dragon Age: Until We Sleep is the first in a three part series that will be just the fix fans are looking for until DA3 comes out later this year.

Aliens, Soviets and More in a Must Have Collection: A Review of ‘Nexus Omnibus...

If you’re not familiar with Nexus, first of all, shame on you. Second of all, Mike Baron and Steve Rude’s Nexus, originally published by First Comics from 1981 to 1991, chronicles the adventures of Horatio Hellpop, recruited by the alien Merk to kill mass murderers. Nexus is driven by dreams and physical pain to assassinate murderers, no matter if they repentant, ignorant of their crimes, or reveling in their mischief.

A Piece of Darth Vader Defined: A Review of ‘Star Wars – Darth Vader...

As a true Star Wars fan, I'm sure you looked into many of the stories that have linked Episode III and IV. However, if you have not checked this one out yet, you are in for a treat.
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