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One More Notch: The Fourth Power & Others [Reviews]

When I think about Sera And The Royal Stars for longer, I think of it more as a family story, since Sera riding out on her own to save her family from a curse does drive the plot.Tommy Gun Wizards issue one by Christian Ward, Sami Kivelä, Dee Cunniffee, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou: Al Capone versus[...]

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A Prohibition on Magic – Christian Ward's Tommy Gun Wizards #1 Gets a Preview

Tommy Gun Wizards, the new series from Christian Ward and Sami Kivelä published by Dark Horse is going to Final Order Cut-Off today This is Christian Ward's first comic as writer, and Dark Horse Comics - who will be making the first two issues fully refundable.Christian is also colouring the comic with Dee Cunniffe, lettered[...]

Dark Horse to Publish Critical Role Art Book

Dark Horse Comics to Publish Critical Role Art Book

Dark Horse Comics came to Diamond's Retail Summit, held in Las Vegas this weekend, to promote their upcoming politics to comic book retailers across the USA – and beyond. Dark Horse has the comic book license to the web TV series Critical Role in which a group of professional voice actors play Dungeons & Dragons. […]

'Invisible Kingdom' One of the Most Unique Sci-Fi Comics Since 'Saga' (REVIEW)

Christian Ward's art is boldly evocative, each panel populated with a cast of characters and locations that transport you effortlessly into the story.And what a story!It's still too early to tell where Invisible Kingdom is going, but I haven't had this kind of reaction to a sci-fi comic since the first issue of Saga[...]

Thor #1 cover by Mike del Mundo

Thor #1 Review: A Storybook Fantasy for Superhero Fans

That’s not even the most egregious case of this happening.[caption id="attachment_866642" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Thor #1 art by Mike del Mundo[/caption][user_id]Mike del Mundo portrays the first story while Christian Ward takes the second Both do fine work Their painted and ethereal style does an excellent job of giving the comic this storybook mythology quality, which fits[...]

Comic Book Wins and Losses, Week of 04/04/18: sonic the hedgehog and more

Comic Book Wins and Losses, Week of April 4th, 2018: Great New Image Titles and More Praise for Priest's Justice League

I just couldn't let the little blue bastard get away with being the worst.[caption id="attachment_822454" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Black Bolt #12 cover by Christian Ward[/caption]Win: Black Bolt #12 Brings the Series to a Photo-FinishMarvel had another series end this week, and it was the last Inhuman ongoing outside of Ms Marvel. Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward's Black Bolt impressed many, myself included,[...]

Black Bolt #12 cover by Christian Ward

Black Bolt #12 Review: A Finale Fitting of a (Midnight) King

The two decide to go help “Old Wishbone,” using Lockjaw to get there.[caption id="attachment_822454" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Black Bolt #12 cover by Christian Ward[/caption]Black Bolt #12 marks the end of Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward’s acclaimed Inhuman series It ends on a warm note, as Black Bolt’s friends and family unite to save him from the[...]

Comics for Your Pull Box, Week of 04/04/18

Comics for Your Pull Box, Week of April 4th, 2018: New Series Galore!

This one should be interesting.[caption id="attachment_822454" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Black Bolt #12 cover by Christian Ward[/caption]Black Bolt #12Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward's beloved Black Bolt series comes to an end with his former queen, Medusa, finally coming to save him from demons both interior and exterior Friends and family also return to save the Midnight King[...]

Black Bolt #9 cover by Christian Ward

Black Bolt #9 Review: A Funeral for a Friend

Unfortunately, some otherwise welcome people may ruin the procession.[caption id="attachment_770719" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Black Bolt #9 cover by Christian Ward[/caption]This is one of the most heartfelt comics I’ve read in quite some time, and it is centered around how great one of Marvel’s greatest and one of my personal favorite villains.Seeing Black Bolt, Blinky, Titania, the[...]

Black Bolt #8

Black Bolt #8 Review and Preview: Kaleidoscopic Intensity

Black Bolt #8 is a great jumping-on point from Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward, and if it has, how has this book passed you by? Today marks the release of both this and the collection (Hard Time) of issues one through six, and hopefully this issue will make you go back and buy that if[...]

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Black Bolt #5 Review – This Is How You Do Inhumans Well, By Doing Something Different

[rwp-review-recap id="0"]Black Bolt #5 continues the quirky, wonderful and different comic series, as Black Bolt, freed of the prison that has tormented him since the start by his faithful hound Lockjaw, has to decide does he run, or does he save the despots and thugs that have become his friends inside.[caption id="attachment_710614" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Black[...]

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Black Bolt #4 Review: The Ballad Of The Absorbing Man

It does manage to keep tension with its premise though, and that keeps it from being completely without conflict.Christian Ward’s art style is very unique It’s fairly ethereal in nature, but it also manages to be very detailed He plays with color in a very pleasing fashion too This comic is a lot of blues[...]

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Black Bolt #4 – The Ballad Of Crusher Creel

Black Bolt #4 from Marvel by Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward has thus far been something so unlike a lot of what Marvel puts out at the moment, and it's really the same story with this issue A wonderfully quirky tale celebrating the beauty of life in the fear of death, even a life filled[...]

So Why Is Black Bolt In Prison? Royals #2 Reveals All!

And no, he's not a Nazi.Similarly, it may have left readers wondering where Black Bolt's series, by Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward, fits in with Royals by Al Ewing and Jonboy Meyers, which also featured the character.Well, this week's Royals #2 seems to have answered all of that and set up the Black Bolt series[...]

Captain America Artist Wonders Why He Is Losing Friends Over His Patriotism

Futurists artist Mitch Breitweiser is known for drawing the Star Spangled Avenger, but it was an artistic tribute to a different sort of American icon that caused him sorrow on social media this week. Following the election victory of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, Breitweiser made the following tweet, congratulating Trump on the win and wishing him success: […]

Buy Christian Ward A New Bathroom

They paid for a new bathroom.Well, Christian Ward is doing it the harder way He writes, Bad news: We’ve had a bathroom emergency (which sounds like a particular bad bowel movement) so we’re looking at big bill to sort it out.Good news: To help pay for the work  I’ve put a 20% discount on all my original[...]

Next Week… I'll Be At London Super Comic Con. Will You?

If you see me, say hi, I always appreciate it.Here's a look at what's waiting for me.Attending creators include Brian Bolland, Frank Cho, David Finch, Humberto Ramos, Mike Zeck, Marv Wolfman, David Aja, Heather Antos, Mahmud Asrar, Jeremy Bastion, Simone Bianchi, Mark Buckingham, Howard Chaykin, Ian Churchill, Katie Cook, Steve Dillon, Duncan Fegredo, Meredith Finch, Gary[...]

Christian Ward's Doctor Spektor Covers

One of the things that stood out among the series were the covers and here we have a small gallery of cover by artist Christian Ward for the Doctor Spektor series We get to see the covers in all their glory, without the trade dress Ward's work is very stylistic and not the type of[...]