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REVIEW: Hardcore Reloaded #4 -- "A Recipe For High Octane Excitement"

REVIEW: Hardcore Reloaded #4 — "A Recipe For High Octane Excitement"

(Image Comics, creative team: Brandon Thomas, Francis Portela, Leonardo Paciarotti, Thomas Mauer)The first thing you'll notice and likely love about this book is its crisp, detailed sense of spectacle If you liked Juan Jose Ryp, the visuals presented by Portela, Paciarotti and Mauer will likely tickle your fancy Then let's look at Brandon Thomas' action[...]

Khary Randolph and Brandon Thomas Make Magic at Image with Excellence in May

Image Comics has announced a new action/fantasy comic from Khary Randolph and Brandon Thomas, with Emilio Lopez also listed on the cover, called Excellence, touted in the press release for featuring a creative team comprised entirely of creators of color Spencer Dales is the protagonist of the series, son of a member of a secret society of[...]

Anatomy Lesson – Mr Majestic #1

Brandon Thomas writes for Bleeding Cool:“Cosmology” by Joe Casey, Brian Holguin, and Ed McGuinessThe first issue of Mr Majestic is one of my favorite superhero stories of all time for a pretty simple reason…it’s an actual no bullshit for real superhero comic…What I mean when I say that of course is that in the[...]

Anatomy Lessons – Action Comics #761

Brandon Thomas writes for Bleeding Cool:“For A Thousand Years…”  by Joe Kelly & German GarciaJoe Kelly is one of the most underrated comics writers of the Modern Age.Now clearly, he’s certainly enjoyed a long and successful career in comics, and written almost every major character there is, but for whatever reason he’s not of those[...]

Anatomy Lessons – Sensational Spider-Man Annual #1

Brandon Thomas writes for Bleeding Cool:“To Have and To Hold” by Matt Fraction & Salvador LarrocaOnce upon a time, I famously (well, internet famously anyway) threw a stink bomb onto the soul of fandom when I wrote a piece in defense of the largely reviled One More Day storyline that erased Spider-Man’s marriage to Mary Jane.I[...]

Anatomy Lessons – All Star Superman #10

Brandon Thomas writes for Bleeding CoolFor my money, All-Star Superman by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely is the most potent, enduring portrayal of Superman that comics has ever produced.Everything anyone needs to know and understand about the character is explored in great depth somewhere in its twelve issues, and as storytellers, Morrison and Quitely produced[...]

Anatomy Lessons – The Saga of the Swamp Thing #21

Brandon Thomas writes for Bleeding CoolWelcome to Anatomy Lessons, an all-new feature series on this site that breaks down my favorite single-issue comics of all time…It could be a completely self-contained story, or appear smack in the middle of a monster storyline, but in either case it’s gotta be great from cover to cover[...]

A Voltron #4 Commentary By Brandon Thomas

Brandon Thomas writes about his fourth issue of Volron from Dynamite;This is my favorite issue of the series thus far, and that’s because everything finally feels balanced Like every single element that I want to offer fans in my Voltron run is starting to blend together and gel almost exactly like I wanted it to[...]

Brandon Graham Contributes To Fantastic Four #9 Project

Jason Young has decided to commission a wide variety of artists and cartoonists to re-create Fantastic Four issue 9, page by page, from his own pocket, beginning with Chester Brown. He's well under way to completing it, including work by Nate Powell, Jeffrey Brown and James Kochalka, Well, it seems that his next commission is […]