The Next Batman #1 is published today, for DC Future State, with its lead feature story featuring this new Batman revisiting some very familiar tropes, courtesy of 12 Years A Slave screenwriter John Ridley, Doom Patrol artist Nick Derington, colours by Tamra Bonvillian and letters by Clayton Cowles. Credit: DC Whether that be from The Dark Knight[...]
Clayton Cowles Archives
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 in[...]
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. The cover of Ludocrats #2 published by Image Comics with the creative team of Kieron Gillen, Jim Rossignol, Jeff[...]
(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[...]
REVIEW: Superman Up In The Sky #6 – "A Primer For Anyone Who Needs To Understand How The Creation Of Siegel And Shuster Endures"
=(DC Comics, creative team: Tom King, Andy Kubert, Sandra Hope, Brad Anderson, Clayton Cowles) There has been nothing wrong with the previous five issues in this series Superman, at his core, has been doggedly doing his Superman thing, hell bent on saving a single child, abducted by some alien warlord Here's the thing: writer Tom King[...]
(Marvel Comics: creative team: Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan, Sunny Gho, Rain Beredo, Clayton Cowles) Three of the most powerful and accomplished mutants in the world fight four very unexpected and frankly embarrassing new characters and it does not go the way you expect at all The counter-cultural intentions of the casting for these[...]
Quicksilver finally returns to our world, but he has an angry and violent double aiming to kill all of Pietro's friends. Is it a good read?
The Inhumans can't find their king, so Queen Medusa gathers the remaining royal family and finds outside help against the Kree. Is it a good read?
Nightwing pays Batman a visit in the fallout of the attempted wedding with Catwoman. Dick wants to make sure that Bruce is okay. Is it a good read?
Thanos Legacy finds the Mad Titan on his return from the far future. It also tells of another brutal test Thanos gave to young Gamora. Is it a good read?
The Guardians have surrounded Kirby. President Herod tells Stella she will be the next president if she kills Kirby. Can Kirby escape? Is it a good read?
Misty Knight and Carmen Torres find a mob boss making MGH and are put in the position of cooperating with Daredevil early in his career. Is it a good read?
Venom and Spider-Man Miles Morales have escaped from Knull, but that means the two are in free fall through the atmosphere. Is it a good read?
Daredevil meets his own made-up twin brother, Mike Murdock. How can this be? Well, a group of C-list villains interrupt the reunion. Is it a good read?
Captain Marvel struggles to cope with the revelations about her family and her brother's coma. Meanwhile, a Kree lands on Earth. Is it a good read?