John Kalisz


Green Arrow #44 Review: The Past Crimes of Oliver Queen

Green Arrow #44 Review: The Past Crimes of Oliver Queen

I’m not advocating drugging race horses, but it’s an oddly out-of-place crime in this narrative.[caption id="attachment_915504" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Green Arrow #44 art by Javier Fernandez and John Kalisz[/caption]Javier Fernandez contributes some stunning artwork to this book and composes some ambitious layouts on many of the pages They allow for high-energy and flowing sequences that really[...]

Green Arrow #43 Review: The Bensons Return Triumphant

Green Arrow #43 Review: The Bensons Return Triumphant

Green Arrow should have a team around him, and Ollie has cultivated quite the team over the years.The Citizen is an interesting and unnerving villain, and it has the potential to be among the more interesting takes on internet culture that Big Two comics have had in some time.[caption id="attachment_898303" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Green Arrow #43[...]

Jimmys Bastards #9 Review: A Brutally Cathartic Finale

Jimmy's Bastards #9 Review: A Brutally Cathartic Finale

It doesn’t seem like the kind that demands a sequel, but it conveys that Garth Ennis and Russ Braun aren’t 100% committed to closing the book on Jimmy’s Bastards.[caption id="attachment_880330" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Jimmy's Bastards #9 art by Russ Braun and John Kalisz[/caption]Speaking of Braun, the artwork stays strong through the finish[...]

Red Hood vs. Anarky #1 Review: Fighting for the Right to Party

Red Hood vs. Anarky #1 Review: Fighting for the Right to Party

Anarky #1 art by Javier Fernandez and John Kalisz[/caption]Javier Fernandez and Hugo Petrus deliver solid artwork with plenty of memorable panels and well-sequenced action Jason’s mask looks as intimidating as ever, and Anarky gets some good panels too John Kalisz is the color artist on this one, and he gives a good, darker palette that[...]

Jimmys Bastards #8 Advance Review: A Machine Gun Disguised as a Machine Gun

Jimmy's Bastards #8 Advance Review: A Machine Gun Disguised as a Machine Gun

John Kalisz keeps a well-balanced color palette and even manages to balance out the tons of red in this book.Jimmy’s Bastards #8 delivers the action-packed goods while setting up for the finale well Ennis and Braun have created a unique beast with this one, and I’m excited to see how this nihilistic and comedic take[...]

Batman Detective Comics #980 Review: Batwoman vs. Red Robin

Batman Detective Comics #980 Review: Batwoman vs. Red Robin

The duel they share in this comic would steal the spotlight if it weren’t for Spoiler.[caption id="attachment_845155" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Batman: Detective Comics #980 art by Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher, John Kalisz, and Allen Passalaqua[/caption]Scot Eaton’s artwork is solid and does justice to Batman and his associates The Omac’s look great especially[...]

Batman: Detective Comics #979 Review: Full Omactivation

Batman: Detective Comics #979 Review: Full Omactivation

The interplay between Tim and Ulysses is interesting, but it doesn’t hide how little actually happens in this installment.Also, the sequencing gets way too cute at times, and it becomes difficult to follow the flow.[caption id="attachment_838468" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Batman: Detective Comics #979 art by Philippe Briones and John Kalisz[/caption]Philippe Briones’ artwork is largely good with[...]

Batman Detective Comics #978 Review: A Strong Twist but a Thin Comic

Batman Detective Comics #978 Review: A Strong Twist but a Thin Comic

It’s a mystery story to which we already know the solution, and it is mostly getting its pieces into place for the grand finale to “Batmen Eternal.” It’s far from a bad issue, but it doesn’t have as much going on as most of the other installments of the title.[caption id="attachment_828187" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Batman: Detective[...]

Jimmys Bastards #7 Review: Battle of the Bastards — No Not that One

Jimmy's Bastards #7 Review: Battle of the Bastards — No, Not that One

You also get to see the endlessly put-upon Nancy open fire on some smug and rich bad guys.[caption id="attachment_821177" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Jimmys Bastards #7 art by Russ Braun and John Kalisz[/caption]Russ Braun’s artwork is up to the task, showing an ability to well-depict subtle emotion and brutal violence in equal measure[...]

Batman Detective Comics #977 Review: Colonizing the Future

Batman Detective Comics #977 Review: Colonizing the Future

I genuinely am unsure who will live and die in this story—with the exception of Batman, of course.[caption id="attachment_820581" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Batman: Detective Comics #977 art by Eddy Barrows and John Kalisz[/caption]Eddy Barrows, Javier Fernandez, and Eber Ferreira split the art of this issue, and the three of them bring their own style of the[...]

Detective Comics #976 Review: Another Dark Yet Absorbing Entry

Detective Comics #976 Review: Another Dark Yet Absorbing Entry

It tries to get just a little too cute for its own good, but this isn’t a common problem throughout the book.[caption id="attachment_811040" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Batman: Detective Comics #976 art by Javier Fernandez and John Kalisz[/caption]Javier Fernandez’s artwork is great It’s heavily shaded and shares some similarities with Greg Capullo’s work[...]

Jimmys Bastards #1 Review &#8211 Will This Book Upset SJWs or Alt-Righters

Jimmy's Bastards #1 Review – Will This Book Upset SJWs or Alt-Righters?

It's this, along with John Kalisz's nigh on primary coloured, pop, world, that serves The Boys comparisons even stronger It's also this that actually also helps the humour land so well.NSFW[caption id="attachment_660397" align="aligncenter" width="600"] //colourful chimp clowns - what about this isn't brilliant?[/caption]It was actually the humour that I'd initially had the biggest issue with[...]