Clayton Cowles


5 Thoughts About Adventureman #1 from Image Comics

5 Thoughts About Adventureman #1 from Image Comics

I imagine somewhere in a Chicago suburb pulp fan John Siuntres laughed as he read it. The main character and bookseller Claire Connell wears hearing aids and one of the cool things Clayton Cowles does to simulate the character being hard of hearing is to blur out text, or in some cases, have the letters[...]

Ludocrats #2 Review: The Professionals are at Work Here

Ludocrats #2 Review: The Professionals are at Work Here

To say he is “whimsical” would be like calling the Pacific Ocean “a puddle.” He starts off the issue a drooling amnesiac riddled with more than a dozen syringe harpoons, fired from the guards of the Hyper-Pope.[caption id="attachment_1223186" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The cover of Ludocrats #2 published by Image Comics with the creative team of Kieron[...]

REVIEW: Die #10 &#8211 A Steady Hand On The Wheel

REVIEW: Die #10 – "A Steady Hand On The Wheel"

(Image Comics, creative team: Kieron Gillen, Stephanie Hans, Clayton Cowles)The basic premise of a group of childhood friends sucked back into the magical and often deadly activities of their childhood is well-bolstered here by a story of struggle between two of their number Working together for a singular plan, everything hinges on the ability of[...]



Quicksilver: No Surrender #5 Review &#8211 Sprinting Across Finish Line

Quicksilver: No Surrender #5 Review – Sprinting Across Finish Line

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Quicksilver centers himself, and his shades finally disappear. However, one remains. It talks and looks even more like Pietro than the others. It taunts Quicksilver and promises to kill everyone he loves. It somehow tears through the barrier and enters our world with Pietro shortly behind. Time is finally moving again for our […]

Death of the Inhumans #3: A Gloriously Depressing Dirge

Death of the Inhumans #3: A Gloriously Depressing Dirge

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Black Bolt hasn't come back from his meeting with the Kree, and Medusa is becoming restless. She gathers Karnak, Crystal, and Gorgon to seek aid against the Kree's Inhuman genocide. Meanwhile, Black Bolt himself has had his voice decimated and can only let out small yet still dangerous whispers. He breaks free of […]

Batman #54 Review: Treating a Vulnerable Batman

Batman #54 Review: Treating a Vulnerable Batman

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Nightwing teams up with Batman to take down Crazy Quilt in a Gotham museum. Batman insists that he needs no help, but Nightwing sticks around anyway. Dick is staying at Wayne Manor to help Bruce to get over being left by Catwoman. They later team up again to stop the Condiment King. All […]

Thanos Legacy #1 Review: Half of a Great Comic

Thanos Legacy #1 Review: Half of a Great Comic

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] We go back to Thanos returning from meeting with his future self. What will be his legacy? What is next for the Mad Titan? Inevitably, Requiem comes for Thanos, and death comes with it. However, even after the Titan's death, he has visitors concerned with his body. In the second tale, young Gamora […]

The New World #2 Review: Dystopian Romeo and Juliet

The New World #2 Review: Dystopian Romeo and Juliet

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] The New California government and the Guardians have tracked down Kirby's residence. Logan Maximus and the police are using Kirby's friends to get an in to Kirby's house. President Herod tells Stella that this is her kill, and he is planning on retiring soon and appointing Stella Maris as his replacement. All she […]

Daredevil Annual #1 Review: The World Needs More Misty Knight Stories

Daredevil Annual #1 Review: The World Needs More Misty Knight Stories

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] We go back to the earlier days of Daredevil, when the Man Without Fear was still a fledgling hero and Misty Knight was still Detective Mercedes Knight. Detective Knight and her partner, Carmen Torres, have their night interrupted by a body falling out of a window onto the hood of Misty's car. Upon […]

Venom #5 Review: Venom Has Wings Now

Venom #5 Review: Venom Has Wings Now!

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Venom and Spider-Man (Miles Morales) are in free fall. Spider-Man freed himself and Eddie from Knull, but he's out of web and without a means of slowing their descent. Somehow, Eddie's symbiote sprouts wings, leaves Miles on a rooftop, and Venom has a very confused conversation with himself. The symbiote reveals how it […]

Daredevil #607 Review: The Return of Mike Murdock

Daredevil #607 Review: The Return of Mike Murdock

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Daredevil has met Matt Murdock's twin brother, Mike Murdock. Unfortunately, Mike Murdock never truly existed; he was a cover for Matt Murdock to keep people from knowing that he was Daredevil. The Man Without Fear interrogates Mike but is interrupted when Trapster, Speed Demon, White Rabbit, and Overdrive enter the bar. After that […]


The Dead Hand #1 Review: Brubaker-Esque Cold War Action and Intrigue

The Dead Hand #1 Review: Brubaker-Esque Cold War Action and Intrigue

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Carter Carlson was a special ops agent during the Cold War. He performed many top-secret wet work missions, and, at the end of the war, he was sent after a group of Soviet scientists allegedly responsible for creating many of the most dangerous weapons of the war. However, he finds a facility abandoned, […]

X-Men: Bland Design &#8211 A Familiar Foe Returns in Astonishing X-Men #8

X-Men: Bland Design – A Familiar Foe Returns in Astonishing X-Men #8

Time to check out Astonishing X-Men...Astonishing X-Men #8 Writer: Charles Soule Penciler: Paulo Siqueira Inkers: Walder Wong and Roberto Poggi Colorist: Edgar Delgado Letterer: Clayton Cowles Cover: Mike Deodato Jr and Frank MartinWe're joining the storyline A Man Called X in progress here, which sees Professor Xavier return as a dashing young man, replacing Fantomex in Fantomex's body..[...]

X-Men: Bland Design &#8211 All Good Things Must End Like Generation X #87

X-Men: Bland Design – All Good Things Must End, Like Generation X #87

We'll start with the saddest recap of the week...Generation X #87 (of 12) Writer: Christina Strain Artist: Amilcar Pinna Colorist: Felipe Sobreiro Letterer: Clayton Cowles Cover: The DodsonsThe sad day has finally arrived After 12 issues and one legacy-number relaunch, Generation X's final issue is out One of the best X-books of the ResurrXion era, Generation X received a lot[...]

X-Men: Bland Design &#8211 Burn Baby Burn in Generation X #86 [Spoilers]

X-Men: Bland Design – Burn, Baby, Burn in Generation X #86 [Spoilers]

You can see read every X-Men: Bland Design column going back to the very beginning (which was last week) at this link.Next up is Generation X #86...Generation X #86 Writer: Christina Strain Artist: Amilcar Pinna Colorist: Felipe Sobreira Letterer: Clayton Cowles Damage: $3.99Generation X #86 is the second part of the Survival of the Fittest storyline[...]

The Wicked + the Divine Christmas Annual #1 Review: Oh Hot Damn Spicy Christmas

The Wicked + the Divine Christmas Annual #1 Review: Oh Hot Damn, Spicy Christmas!

Oh, and if you are a fan of WicDiv, then you HAVE to get this issue.[caption id="attachment_759000" align="aligncenter" width="585"] The Wicked + the Divine Christmas Annual #1 cover by Jamie McKelvie[/caption]Okay, The Wicked + the Divine Christmas Annual #1 from Image Comics by Kieron Gillen, Kris Anka, Jen Bartel, Dee Cunniffe, Matt Wilson, Rachel Stott,[...]

Batman #36 Review: The Dark Knight Does Meet-Cute and Friendship Well

Batman #36 Review: The Dark Knight Does Meet-Cute and Friendship Well

[rwp-review-recap id="0"]Batman #36 from DC Comics by Tom King, Clay Mann, Seth Mann, Jordie Bellaire, and Clayton Cowles starts a new arc — one that actually makes for a fun jumping-on point for new readers, too.Exploring how Batman and Superman view their friendship, urged on with the news of Batman's engagement to Catwoman, the issue[...]