Sword Daughter tells of Elizabeth Dagsdotter and her father as they seek revenge against the Vikings that killed their village. Is it a good read?
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Clan Killers begins with the Irish clans warring in ancient times, and the daughter of a king named Finola looking for a grand manner to rebel against her father. This rebellion will almost certainly involve bloodshed. Does it make for a good read?
We look back on the history of Aric, aka X-O Manowar. We see the strife between the Visigoths and the Romans centuries ago while Aric decides his next actions in the present. Is it a good read?
Incognegro: Renaissance continues with Zane finding another angle to follow with the help of Bette. This leads him to trailing an actor named Douglass and navigating the seedier sides of Harlem. Does it make for a good read?
Mehmet comes to grips with his own inadequacy during the fight. The first issue disappointed me somewhat with its sidetracking of what, at first glance, seemed to be a straightforward historical fiction by injecting it with the predictable vampiric elements that now accompany the legend of Vlad the Impaler Brothers Dracul #2 asks why we can't[...]
The Last Siege brings us the story of a castle village dealing with a power vacuum and a cruel lord vying for power when a wanderer with a secret arrives. Is it a good read?
Moonshine brings the tale of Lou trying to survive in the prison while he and his peers are harshly abused by the warden. Elsewhere, Holt suffers. Does it make for a good read?
Pestilence continues with the Fiat Lux spread across Europe in the aftermath of the Black Death. However, a new threat arrives. Does it make for a good read?
We are given the backstory behind the faithful companion of Bloodshot, the Bloodhound. This takes us back to the British/German front in World War I. Does it make for a good read?
Alice goes gung-ho in her proto-Starktech suit, Jack Johnson's bid to save Houdini causes more problems than it solves. That last one really bothers me, because it makes Johnson out to seem a little incompetent. It's also one of those historical fiction comics that seems to know the eventual fates of all its characters Usually that would[...]
Themistokles and his weary soldiers must defend Athens from the full force of Parius, and Darius and Xerxes bring down their strength on the city. Is it a good read?
We look at the married life of Mata Hari as the Captain continues to try and incriminate Mata in the present. Does it make for a good read?
It's a fun historical fiction twist on the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen structure with far less depth and general quality If you start loading up something like that simple idea with unneeded complexity and contrivance, it's going to show all the more. Rough Riders: Ride or Die #3 art by Patrick Olliffe and Gabe Eltaeb Patrick Olliffe's[...]
While I'm sure it will bother me less in issues to come, here, it felt like adding an unnecessary supernatural element to a comic that already had me engaged on the merits of simple historical fiction The story of Vlad and Radu as prisoners of the Ottoman Empire had me interested; this just felt like[...]
Comic Book Wins and Losses, Week of April 4th, 2018: Great New Image Titles and More Praise for Priest's Justice League
April 4th, 2018 was a jam-packed week for big comic book releases and series beginnings. Xerxes, Isola, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Analog alone began their runs this week. What were wins? What were losses? We're going to count them down together here.