Chris O'Halloran


Silver Surfer Annual #1 cover by Philip Tan and Marte Gracia

The Silver Surfer Annual #1 Review: A Faithful and Classic-Feeling Return

Years ago, the Silver Surfer was still the Herald of Galactus, charged with the task of seeking out planets for the World-Eater to consume. On one such trek, the man once known as Norrin Radd heard a song coming from within a world. On the surface, he finds nothing but war, cruelty, and death. The […]

Exiles #4 cover by David Marquez and Matthew Wilson

Exiles #4 Review: Walks the Tone Tight-Rope and the Genre Plank

The Exiles have narrowly escaped an atomic blast and now find themselves on another Earth in the late 1700's. Slavery is still practiced, and saving a runaway leads the team to Blackbeard, aka Benjamin Grimm. He and his pirate allies are waging war against the slavers, and he wants the Exiles to help. Doing so […]

Exiles #3 cover by David Marquez and Justin Ponsor

Exiles #3 Review: Li'l Wolvie and Valkyrie, Friends Forever

The Exiles land on a world full of less-than-happy sentient dinosaurs before arriving on another psychedelic world with a pair of surprisingly familiar faces. After this detour, they arrive on an Earth still experiencing World War II, and Peggy Carter is Captain America with her partner, Becky. The Red Skull is enacting his final gambit […]

ice cream man vol 1

Missing Great Opportunity, Image Comics Releases Plain Vanilla Ice Cream Man TPB in June

Just in time for summer, Image Comics is releasing a trade paperback collection of Ice Cream Man, the ongoing series by writer W. Maxwell Prince, artist Martín Morazzo, and colorist Chris O'Halloran that features standalone single-issue stories tied together by the titular Ice Cream Man, a press release reveals. Unfortunately, as far as we can tell, despite […]

Exiles #2 cover by David Marquez and Matthew Wilson

Exiles #2 Review: An Explosive Second Installment

Blink, Khan, and Iron Lad narrowly escape demise at the hands (or mouth) of the Time-Eater. The three universe-hopping heroes find themselves in another version of Asgard, witnessing a Valkyrie in heated combat with Surtur, the Fire Demon. The Exiles aid Valkyrie against Surtur and his monstrous horde. Saladin Ahmed and Javier Rodriguez's Exiles continues […]

Thanos Annual #1 cover by Geoff Shaw and Antonio Fabela

Thanos Annual #1 Review: Reading Nietzsche While Watching Caddyshack

Thanos Annual #1 presents us with a series of stories of the Mad Titan delivered by the Cosmic Ghost Rider in the afterlife. The first gives an anecdote of Thanos training Gamora to be a warrior. The second is an interesting hobby of the tyrant. The third is a show of artistic flair from the […]

X-Men: Bland Design – Learning the Names of the Cast in Spider-Man vs. Deadpool #28

If you can't get enough Deadpool, this is your week! Welcome, dear readers, to X-Men: Bland Design, the weekly multi-part recap column that strives to answer the question: "What if Ed Piskor had no art skills, a juvenile sense of humor, and less classic material to work with?" Things have changed in the X-Men comics (and superhero comics in general) since the […]

America #12 cover by Joe Quinones

America #12 Review: A Photo Finish to a Unique and Endearing Series

America is intent on saving her homeworld of Fuertona from La Legion. To do so, she calls upon the power of the the star Uzum, which is a mass of glowing material lodged in Fuertona. With this, America hopes to defeat La Legion for good and save her grandmother, Madrimar. America #12 arrives at a photo finish […]