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Darth Vader Annual #2 Review: A Brutal Prequel to Rogue One

This is not an Annual that overstays its welcome.[caption id="attachment_891487" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Darth Vader Annual #2 art by Leonard Kirk, Walden Wong, Scott Hanna, and Nolan Woodard[/caption]Leonard Kirk is the artist on this comic, and he brings a sleekness and expression to the comic that does the story justice There are moments where Vader looks[...]

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All-Star Cast and All-Star Creators Set for September's Domino Annual #1

And they're pulling out all the stops.Gail Simone, Fabian Nicieza, Dennis Hopeless, and Leah Williams are all writing for the series, along with artists Victor Ibanez, Juan Gedeon, Natacha Bustos, Leonard Kirk, and More (who we presume to be a Franco-Belgian comic artist -- it's pronounced More-ay) As if that weren't enough star power, the[...]

Comic Book Wins and Losses, Week of April 17th, 2018: One Bat Flies and the Other Falters

The ending scene with T'Challa and Storm is especially enjoyable, and Leonard Kirk's art is quite solid.[caption id="attachment_830467" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1 cover by Dean Ormston[/caption]Loss: Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1 Doesn't ImpressI've become fond of Jeff Lemire's Dark Horse-based Black Hammer line of comics in the past year, but Age of Doom #1 was not among its[...]

Black Panther #172 cover by Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, and Matt Milla

Black Panther #172 Review: The Arc Ends on a High Note

This issue had a single direction and a single goal, and it succeeded for it.[caption id="attachment_833733" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Black Panther #172 art by Leonard Kirk, Marc Deering, Walden Wong, and Laura Martin[/caption]Leonard Kirk brings things to a similarly satisfying conclusion in the visual department There is a flowing and energetic quality to his detailed and[...]

Black Panther #171 cover by Brian Stelfreeze and Laura Martin

Black Panther #171 Review: T'Challa Finally Reaches the Klaw

Plus, we still have one more issue before it truly finishes.[caption id="attachment_819992" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Black Panther #171 art by Leonard Kirk and Laura Martin[/caption]Leonard Kirk’s artwork brings all of this to life in a solidly detailed yet still fairly cartoonish fashion The characters look great, and the action sequences are handled well, even if they[...]

Comics for Your Pull Box, Week of 03/28/18

Comics for Your Pull Box, Week of March 28th, 2018: Dark Doomsday Metal Clock

Plus, the Originators are finally making their return. Ta-Nehisi Coates is nearing the end of this Black Panther run, so the story should start be really exciting. Leonard Kirk is delivering the art on this one, so it will definitely look good.[caption id="attachment_817590" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Daredevil #600 cover by Dan Mora[/caption]Daredevil #600The climax to 'Mayor Fisk' arrives with the highly anticipated[...]

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Comic Book Wins and Losses for the Week of February 28th, 2018: Terrifics Indeed!

Again, this issue was far from bad on its own; it's just not the kind of installment this book needed right now. Leonard Kirk and Laura Martin delivered solid work as always, at least.Win: Detective Comics and the Trial of Batwoman, but Also Batman[caption id="attachment_804168" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Detective Comics #975 cover by Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez, and Brad Anderson[/caption]In[...]

Black Panther #170 cover by Phil Noto

Black Panther #170 Review: The Story Grinds Forward with a Climactic Battle

However, this story’s crumbling beneath its own weight unabashedly continues in this issue.[caption id="attachment_803233" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Black Panther #170 art by Leonard Kirk and Laura Martin[/caption]Leonard Kirk provides the art to this issue, and he can do some damn good work in an action scene Unfortunately, the ones presented here are large and chaotic[...]

Black Panther #1 Cover by Brian Stelfreeze and Laura Martin

Five Days of Black Panther- Day 5: Current Series by Ta-Nehisi Coates

[rwp-review-recap id="0"]We arrive at the conclusion of Bleeding Cool’s Five Days of Black Panther with the current Black Panther series by writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artists such as Chris Sprouse, Brian Stelfreeze, and Leonard Kirk.This was my first Black Panther solo series, as I was turned onto the character primarily by Al Ewing’s Ultimates[...]

Black Panther #169 cover by Brian Stelfreeze and Laura Martin

Black Panther #169 Review: Don't Mess with the Dora Milaje

It focuses on Aneka’s escape attempt and is very action-oriented.It does feel dangerously close to another stopgap that is further padding out “Avengers of the New World.” However, there are details in the margins and brought to centerstage in the ending that show we may be close to concluding this story at last.As I’ve said[...]

Black Panther #167 cover by Brian Stelfreeze and Laura Martin

Black Panther #167 Review: A Complex If Questionable Explanation

Black Panther and Shuri are ever-engaging protagonists, and the read has me absorbed almost entirely throughout.The comic doesn’t advance the Klaw or Originators plot that much, but it manages to keep things interesting through character interaction and additional backstory.Leonard Kirk’s artwork is a good addition to the series He did exemplary work on All-New Wolverine,[...]

Chapterhouse February 2018

Chapterhouse February 2018 Solicits: First Die Kitty Die Collection, Plus More Captain Canuck

Plus, another volume of Captain Canuck by Kalman Andrasofszky and Leonard Kirk, Van Jensen's Fallen Suns gets its first collected volume, and issues for Andrew Wheeler's Freelance and Ray Fawkes's Fantomah All of this is from Chapterhouse Entertainment in February of 2018.CAPTAIN CANUCK TP VOL 03 HARBINGER (C: 0-0-1) (W) Kalman Andrasofszky (A) Leonard Kirk (CA) John Gallagher Don’t miss this collected edition of Captain Canuck Season 3! Tom Evans[...]

Marvel Legacy Black Panther #166 Review: The Sound Of The Klaw

There is no Black Panther, Shuri, or Dora Milaje in this comic.However, it’s such an enthralling characterization of the Klaw and his psyche that I didn’t mind waiting another issue to see the current arc advanced further.We also get to see the brutality of this “new” Klaw, brought to life by the artwork of Leonard[...]

All-New Wolverine #24 Review: The Series Is Really Picking Up

And I dig it.Leonard Kirk’s work here is absolutely stellar With an expressive style and fluid motion, he brings the Wolverine to life Sometimes details do get lost a little too quickly in the background, but, overall, Kirk’s art is nothing but a boon for the comic.Garland and Arciniega give some fantastic color contrast to[...]

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All-New Wolverine #23 Review: Tonal Issues And Contrivance Make For A Weak Issue

That seems a bit douchey to say, given that Wolverine just watched her sister turn into a giant horrific bug monster.Leonard Kirk’s artwork is still very good, as he has become quite adept at drawing Laura Kinney and her adventures Characters are very expressive, the figures look great, and the Brood are aptly vicious in[...]

All-New Wolverine #22 Review: The Guardians Were In The Neighborhood

While that does allow for a lot of plot to transpire, it also results in a comic that can’t stay in one place too long.Leonard Kirk’s art has been fairly good throughout this series, and this issue is no exception He’s good at depicting expressions, but his figures tend to be a bit scrawny and[...]

The X-Men Return To Hope: X-Men Prime Review

The other artists Ibraim Roberson, Leonard Kirk and Guillermo Ortego all bring great work too, with colours from Morry Hollowell, Frank D'Armata and Michael Garland that add depth to the proceedings, and also seem a little brighter than usual, perhaps? If so, this helps add to the sense of hope that the book does indeed[...]