Jordie Bellaire



Death of the Inhumans #3 cover by Kaare Andrews

Death of the Inhumans #3: A Gloriously Depressing Dirge

The second guest-star…well, I certainly wasn’t expecting him and definitely not in this fashion.[caption id="attachment_914540" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Death of the Inhumans #3 art by Ariel Olivetti and Jordie Bellaire[/caption]Ariel Olivetti continues to bring his talent to the page, detailing this issue with an almost cold and precise style It adds to the somber atmosphere well,[...]

Batgirl Annual #2 cover by Emanuela Lupacchino and Dave Stewart

Batgirl Annual #2 Review: Murderous Sibling Rivalry

The dialogue holds steady for much of the book, though it stretches to make a metaphor about stars and darkness that becomes exceedingly forced by the end of the comic.Beyond that, it’s a good story that brings Barbara back to the family history she’d rather forget.[caption id="attachment_910140" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Batgirl Annual #2 art by Elena[...]

Days of Hate #7 cover by Danijel Zezelj

Days of Hate #7 Review: Clarity Problems Don't Undermind the High Quality

Even without clear context, the scene is still harrowing, but it’s not quite the personal tragedy for one of the characters which the book seems to be conveying due to the lack of clarity.Also, something as simple as using characters’ names more would help.[caption id="attachment_909619" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Days of Hate #7 art by Danijel Zezelj[...]

The Dead Hand #5 cover by Stephen Mooney and Jordie Bellaire

The Dead Hand #5 Review: More Cold War Intrigue and Danger

However, the council informs Carter that Ellis and Vil are on their way to Mountainview.[caption id="attachment_900825" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Dead Hand #5 cover by Stephen Mooney and Jordie Bellaire[/caption]The Dead Hand #5 gives a more in-depth look at Roger, his creation, and what he was intended to do It serves as a solid allegory for[...]

Death of the Inhumans #2 cover by Kaare Andrews

Death of the Inhumans #2 Review: Rage of the Silent King

The ending undercuts it a little, but it doesn’t completely cover the fact that this issue has Black Bolt reciting the names of dead Inhumans as a weapon against his enemies.[caption id="attachment_897929" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Death of the Inhumans #2 art by Ariel Olivetti and Jordie Bellaire[/caption]Ariel Olivetti renders this comic once again, and I still[...]

The Dead Hand #4 cover by Stephen Mooney and Jordie Bellaire

The Dead Hand #4 Review: Uncovering the Truth in the Name of Teen Angst

Meanwhile, Ellis links up with an old Soviet agent named Vil, and the two make their way towards Mountainview.[caption id="attachment_895603" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Dead Hand #4 cover by Stephen Mooney and Jordie Bellaire[/caption]Dead Hand #4 further complicates the tenuous peace of Mountainview with the approach of Ellis and Vil as well as Harriet’s rebellious youth[...]

Infinity Countdown #5 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell

Infinity Countdown #5 Review: Good Enough

However, it had me invested, if only for a little bit.[caption id="attachment_885969" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Infinity Countdown #5 art by Mike Hawthorne, Jose Marzan Jr., and Jordie Bellaire[/caption]Mike Hawthorne and Aaron Kuder both do a decent job in this issue Kuder’s work really disappointed me last issue, and that is mostly made up for in this[...]

Death of the Inhumans #1 cover by Kaare Andrews

Death of the Inhumans #1 Review: Named Character Meat Grinder

They deserve better than to be struck down with this reckless abandon.[caption id="attachment_878533" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Death of the Inhumans #1 art by Ariel Olivetti and Jordie Bellaire[/caption]Ariel Olivetti provides the art to this comic, and his work is almost unrecognizable here That’s not to say that it’s bad, but it lacks that textured 3-D feeling[...]

Batman #50 cover by Mikel Janin

Advance Review: Batman #50 – Profoundly Unsatisfying [Spoiler-Free]

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] The day of Batman and Catwoman's wedding has arrived at last, and the two gather their witnesses and a judge to marry them off at dawn on a rooftop in downtown Gotham. While they prepare, Bruce and Selina individually reminisce about their times together, each other, and how their relationship has developed over […]

Ninja-K #8 cover by Tonci Zonjic

Ninja-K #8 Review: Big Superhero Team Smackdown

Why awkwardly villainize an entire nation when you have plenty of decent supervillains lying around?[caption id="attachment_872929" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ninja-K #8 art by Juan Jose Ryp and Jordie Bellaire[/caption]Juan Jose Ryp triumphs in this setup, playing with the powers and fighting styles of the characters in sequences of beautifully controlled chaos The fight scenes are punchy[...]

Days of Hate #6 cover by Danijel Zezelj

Days of Hate #6 Review: Love in a Time of Hate

That said, I was into it before long.Pontifications on the nature of the medium and comic love ballads aside, this issue, despite its increased wordiness, managed to stay compelling from beginning to end.[caption id="attachment_872177" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Days of Hate #6 art by Danijel Zezelj and Jordie Bellaire[/caption]Danijel Zezelj continues to impress with his shadow-heavy and[...]

Captain America #704 cover by Michael Cho

Captain America #704 Review: A Confused Mess of an Ending

Then the book decides that’s a psyche and presents Jack’s actions as just the right thing to do to honor the legacy of Captain America.Speaking of Captain America’s legacy, I wouldn’t say that Steve’s greatest lesson was “always being vigilant for threats to liberty.” The book ends its story with that implication, and that’s a[...]

Bloodshot Salvation #10 cover by Kenneth Rocafort

Bloodshot Salvation #10 Review: Building the Tension

It wants you hyped for the big blow out, and it does a decent job of doing so.[caption id="attachment_868121" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Bloodshot Salvation #10 art by Doug Braithwaite and Jordie Bellaire[/caption]The artist on this issue is Doug Braithwaite, and his work is impeccable The detailing is thorough and appealing, the fight scenes have punch to[...]

The Dead Hand #3 cover by Stephen Mooney and Jordie Bellaire

The Dead Hand #3 Review: Deepening the Conspiracy

Carter and Renae have united the council to decide what to do after Frederick’s incursion into Mountainview.[caption id="attachment_865832" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Dead Hand #3 cover by Stephen Mooney and Jordie Bellaire[/caption]Dead Hand #3 continues to deepen the conspiracy of Mountainview while explaining some of the fundamentals of how this town works.That last bit is nice,[...]

Titans Special #1 cover by Brandon Peterson

Titans Special #1 Review: A New Era of Titans

I will say each artist and color artist contributed great work to the book, with Nicola Scott, Ben Oliver, Jordie Bellaire, and Romulo Fajardo Jr especially standing out.Titans Special #1 is an excellent jumping-on point for anyone who have not checked out the title, and it satisfies fans who have been following the team since[...]

Marvel Two-in-One Annual #1 cover by Chip Zdarsky

Marvel Two-in-One Annual #1 Review: Journey to the Center of Doom

Given the circumstances, I’m okay with that.[caption id="attachment_866707" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Marvel Two-in-One Annual #1 art by Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire[/caption]Marvel Two-in-One Annual #1’s art is handled by the great Declan Shalvey, and he puts excellent work into this one His style is detailed and clear, but it aims more for an effected classic comic[...]

Batgirl vs. the Riddler #1 cover by Rafael Albuquerque and Dave McCaig

Batgirl vs. the Riddler #1 Review: Ed Nigma the Nice Guy

the Riddler #1 art by Minkyu Jung, Jose Marzan Jr., and Jordie Bellaire[/caption]Minkyu Jung’s artwork brings the comic to life quite well It’s what one might call a standard comic book style, but it’s a very good version of that idea The figures look good, the action is kinetic, and the scenes are detailed[...]

Captain America #703 cover by Michael Cho

Captain America #703 Review: The Story Comes Into its Own

As such, I can’t complain too much about them.[caption id="attachment_862646" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Captain America #703 art by Leonardo Romero and Jordie Bellaire[/caption]Leonardo Romero is joined by artists Alan Davis and Mark Farmer in this issue Romero is still a powerhouse artist who performs excellently in this setting, though the Red Skull does look off in[...]

Infinity Countdown #4 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell

Infinity Countdown #4 Review: A Low Point in an Unexciting Series

It does bend over backwards to restore a status quo though.[caption id="attachment_861569" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Infinity Countdown #4 art by Mike Hawthorne, Terry Pallot, Jose Marzon Jr., and Jordie Bellaire[/caption]Mike Hawthorne does excellent work rendering Galactus in this book, and that half of the book looks good in general despite how much Silver Surfer looks like[...]