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We Only Find Them When Theyre Dead #3 Review: Extremely Close

We Only Find Them When They're Dead #3 Review: Extremely Close

We Only Find Them When They're Dead has a hell of a concept. This series about a world where crews of essentially space vultures search out the bodies of gigantic, dead gods to harvest their valuable body parts is written by Al Ewing, illustrated by Simone Di Meo with color assists from Mariasara Miotti, and lettered by AndWorld Design. Let's […]

Batman #103 Review: Its Somewhat Entertaining

Batman #103 Review: It's Somewhat Entertaining

The last issue of this series had a lot of problems as it introduced Ghost-Maker, a mysterious "twisted reflection" of Batman that's been battling back and forth with the Dark Knight Detective since they were children. Logistics of that aside, there are still huge questions that don't have plausible answers. Batman #103, however, at least has […]

Commanders In Crisis #2 Review: Something To See

Commanders In Crisis #2 Review: Something To See

The first issue of this groundbreaking new series was all about bowling the reader over with the sheer volume and spectacle of its innovative idea. Somehow, almost impossibly, this issue takes a different tactic by making the happenings here as personal as they could be, revealing the characters behind the powers while not sacrificing the […]

Deadpool #7 Review: Great High Concept With Stunning Follow-through

Deadpool #7 Review: Great High Concept With Stunning Follow-through

Deadpool #7 continues the current run written by Kelly Thompson, which has crowned Deadpool of a monster-inhabited Staten Island. This issue, penciled by Gerardo Sandoval, inked by Victor Nava and Sandoval, colored by Chris Sotomayor, and lettered by VC's Joe Sabino, focuses on Elsa Bloodstone, who is being killed by the bloodstone in the flesh of her palm. It's crazy […]

Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious #2 Review: Ingranata Saves The Day

Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious #2 Review: Ingranata Saves The Day

Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious #2 continues the story of a Doctor and Dalek team-up, written by Jody Houser, drawn by Roberta Ingranata, colored by Enrica Eren Angiolini with flatters Shari Chankhamma and Sabrina Del Gross, and letterer Richard Starkings of Comicraft. The first issue felt incredibly light on story, but the beautiful artwork made it an enjoyable read. Let's see […]

Horizon Zero Dawn #3 Review: Best HZD Issue Yet

Horizon Zero Dawn #3 Review: Best HZD Issue Yet

Horizon Zero Dawn #3 continues Titan's tie-in comic to the popular game series. Written by Anne Toole, drawn by Ann Maulina, colored by Bryan Valenza, and lettered by Jim Campbell, this series seems tailor-made to appeal to both those familiar with the game as well as a daring comics reader who hasn't played but intrigued enough by these stellar Peach […]

Grimm Fairy Tales 2020 Holiday Special Review: A Robyn Hood Short

Grimm Fairy Tales 2020 Holiday Special Review: A Robyn Hood Short

In recent years, Zenescope has begun experimenting with its annual holiday special. Previous years have seen the issue released as Grimm Fairy Tales Holiday Special 2011, 2012, 2013, and so on. Other titles got the treatment instead, with Robyn Hood getting her own toward the end of the ongoing series' run in certain years. Now, […]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #19 Review: Nothing Here For Longtime Fans

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #19 Review: Nothing Here For Longtime Fans

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer #19 by writers Jordie Bellaire and Jeremy Lambert, artist Ramon Bachs, colorist Raúl Angulo, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, continues BOOM! Studios' reboot of Joss Whedon's iconic series. After the misstep of the last issue, which kicked off a new arc, can the team find their footing? Buffy the Vampire Slayer #19 continues from the previous issue in […]

We Only Find Them When Theyre Dead #3 Review: Into The Unknown

We Only Find Them When They're Dead #3 Review: Into The Unknown

This deep-space science fiction adventure takes on new layers as this issue puts forth a warp speed chase deep into uncharted territories with unknowable possibilities ahead. The crew of the Vihaan 2 are tired of the deep space rat race, tired of harvesting just enough materials from skyscraper-sized humanoids they call "gods," drifting dead in […]

Inkblot #3 Review: Despite My Efforts The Cat Remains At Large

Inkblot #3 Review: "Despite My Efforts, The Cat Remains At Large"

Inkblot #3 by Emma Kubert and Rusty Gladd continues the adventures of a reality-hopping cat in a fantasy world. Cat lovers are going to smile at the opening line: "Despite my efforts, the cat remains at large." We can relate. What's harder to relate to, though, is the other characters in Inkblot. It's easy to love the reality-hopping cat […]

Scarenthood #1 Review: A Strange New Horror Comic

Scarenthood #1 Review: A Strange New Horror Comic

Scarenthood is the new horror series from Nick Roche, who writes and draws, colorist Chris O'Halloran, and letterer Shawn Lee. Let's see what this new punny series from IDW is about. Scarenthood #1 is a strange one. It follows Cormac, a man who begins to get to know the parents of the kids that his daughter goes to […]

U.S.Agent #1 Review: Can Christopher Priest Redeem John Walker

U.S.Agent #1 Review: Can Christopher Priest Redeem John Walker?

Marvel's new U.S.Agent series takes on the controversial character of John Walker at an… interesting time in the political landscape. Writer Christopher Priest, who can turn even a story about Vampirella into a layered saga about politics, seems uniquely suited to write an impactful, interesting, nuanced U.S.Agent story. But does this tale of the one-time Captain America start […]

Savage Avengers #14 Review: Just Short Of Greatness

Savage Avengers #14 Review: Just Short Of Greatness

Conan and Magik, two sword-wielding heroes with no mind for prevarication, are on a quest to acquire one of the Eyes of Agamotto (apparently there are three, each with a different function). This one is in the grasp of Sadurang, an Asgardian red dragon with a bad temper and an inconvenient location. The two of […]

Seven Secrets #4 Review: Relentless Application of Craft

Seven Secrets #4 Review: Relentless Application of Craft

In true Stan Lee fashion, you should get caught up on the deal: an ancient organization fields some of the best trained, most skilled clandestine operatives in the world called Holders and Keepers to protect seven suitcases, each holding a secret that cannot be revealed to the world. Last issue, the protagonist Caspar (son of a Holder […]

Dark Nights: Death Metal Infinite Hours Exxxtreme #1: Fragtastic

Dark Nights: Death Metal Infinite Hours Exxxtreme! #1: Fragtastic

There is a certain sense of abandon inherent in realizing that what you're doing either will not have a lasting effect or, even better, leaves you free from consequences. Most superhero comics leave books like that as forgettable interludes. Dark Nights: Death Metal Infinite Hours Exxxtreme! #1 is an ambitious, ridiculous assemblage of pages goes […]

Taskmaster #1 Review: A Missed Opportunity

Taskmaster #1 Review: A Missed Opportunity

The Taskmaster, sometimes called "Tony Masters" is as much an enigma as he is a missed opportunity. With his photographic reflexes and encyclopedic catalog of skills to call on, he should be one of the most lethal, dangerous people in the world. Somehow, he's remained a punchline and here, manages to be the second or […]

Goosebumps: Secrets of the Swamp #2 Review: Yes Theyre Werewolves

Goosebumps: Secrets of the Swamp #2 Review: Yes, They're Werewolves

Goosebumps: Secrets of the Swamp launched just in time for spooky season, bringing new characters to one of the most memorable locations from R. L. Stine's original series: Fever Swamp. One of the most atmospheric and eerie novels of the first Goosebumps run, The Werewolf of Fever Swamp, was not only a terrific read for kids, but […]

King of Eden: Another Take on the Zombie Apocalypse

King of Eden: Another Take on the Zombie Apocalypse

King of Eden is a new horror manga written by Naoki Urusawa's frequent co-author Takashi Nagasaki. Nagasaki was the co-writer of Urusawa's most recent hit series, including Monster, 20th Century Boys, Master Keaton, Billy Bat, and Osamu Tezuka's reimagining's Astroboy storyline Pluto. The series is actually another take on the zombie genre. It offers a mythical origin for the […]

Grimm Fairy Tales #42 Review: Classic Blend of Superheroes &#038 Horror

Grimm Fairy Tales #42 Review: Classic Blend of Superheroes & Horror

While Zenescope shifts most of their publishing schedule to one-shot stories told in annuals and quarterlies, Grimm Fairy Tales remains as their one monthly title. This long-running series, the company's flagship, is now on the 42nd issue of its second iteration. Let's see how this issue, which brings Baba Yaga back into the fold, plays out. […]

Crossover #1 Review: A Comic Book About Comic Books

Crossover #1 Review: A Comic Book About Comic Books

It feels like just yesterday that writer Donny Cates, artist Geoff Shaw, colorist Dee Cunniffe, and letterer John J. Hill made big promises at what felt like an alternate reality SDCC for their new book, Crossover. Crossover, which tells the story of an epic comics crossover event bleeding over into the real world, was one of the most intriguing announcements of the […]