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

Another month, another couple first issues, plus a big European collection roundup. In this case, the big European collection is Humanoids reissuing Metabarons artist Juan Giménez's solo collection called The Fourth Power. Sera And The Royal Stars issue one by Jon Tsuei, Audrey Mok, Raúl Angulo, Jim Campbell, and Tim Daniel: A Persian-influenced swords and […]

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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, […]

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. […]

Thor #1 cover by Mike del Mundo

Thor #1 Review: A Storybook Fantasy for Superhero Fans

Thor is searching for the powerful artifacts spread across the globe when Asgardia exploded. This search has led him to a temple devoted to the rage demon Cytorrak in Thailand. Consequently, this has put him in the path of the Unstoppable Juggernaut, and Thor's new hammer is not yet ready. In the follow-up story set […]

Black Bolt #12 cover by Christian Ward

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

Ahura and Blinky arrive in Black Bolt's memories, as the Jailer uses Blackagar's memories of his own father to torment the Midnight King. Elsewhere, Titania and the Absorbing Man reunite, and Titania tells Crusher what is happening with Black Bolt and the Jailer. The two decide to go help "Old Wishbone," using Lockjaw to get […]

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

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

It's time for that time-honored tradition of a doofy guy with pretensions of being an expert on the subject telling you what comics you should look for at your comic shop this week. That's right, it's time to figure out what comics should go in your pull box on April 4th, 2018. For the full […]

Black Bolt #9 cover by Christian Ward

Black Bolt #9 Review: A Funeral for a Friend

The Absorbing Man is dead, and Black Bolt and Blinky have to tell Titania that her husband is gone. Understandably, she is devastated, and Black Bolt and Blinky help her put a funeral together for Carl "Crusher" Creel. Unfortunately, some otherwise welcome people may ruin the procession. This is one of the most heartfelt comics […]

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 #4 Review: The Ballad Of The Absorbing Man

Through happenstance, it looks like Joe Glass and I will be having dueling reviews again, even though we have similar feelings on this comic, too. Black Bolt, the former King of the Inhumans, has been trapped in an intergalactic prison thanks to the deceptions of his brother, Maximus the Mad. He has been unable to escape this […]

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Black Bolt #4 – The Ballad Of Crusher Creel

Oh what an interesting little series Black Bolt is. 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 […]

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

Whilst we've known since the early days of ResurrXion marketing that Black Bolt would see the titular character in an intergalactic prison, the reason for his incarceration was unclear. 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 […]

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: Congratulations […]

Buy Christian Ward A New Bathroom

I once bought a bunch of the DC Comics Elseworld Eighty Page Giant. 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. […]

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

It's my gaff. My manor. My part of the world. The London Super Comic Con, the largest comic convention in the UK that's dedicated to comic books, is happening next weekend at the ExCel Centre. Bob Layton once told me that he earned more money at that show than any other. It's where the wallets […]

Christian Ward's Doctor Spektor Covers

This weekend we're looking at the Gold Key revival that Dynamite Entertainment did recently. 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, […]