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GLAAD 2023 Comics Award Nominations Name More Than Just The Writer
Here are the 2023 nominations for outstanding comic book and outstanding graphic novel and they mention… everyone! Okay, almost everyone. GLAAD 2023 Comics Award Nominations Name More Than Just The Writer GLAAD 2023 Outstanding Comic Book I Hate This Place, by Kyle Starks, Artyom Topilin, Lee Loughridge, Pat Brosseau (Image Comics) Immortal X-Men, by Kieron Gillen, Lucas Werneck, Michele Bandini, David[...]
Giant-Size X-Men: Fantomex #1 Review: Rod Reis's Art Stuns
As a team of writers, including Tini Howard and Vita Ayala and more, run their own X-titles and prepare for the X of Swords crossover, Hickman himself teamed up with artist Rod Reis and letterer VC's Ariana Maher for a one-shot story about Fantomex with Giant-Size X-Men: Fantomex #1. Rod Reis delivers a stunning cover for Giant-Size X-Men: Fantomex #1[...]
Jonathan Hickman Goes Giant-Sized
This Giant-Sized undertaking (not sorry for the pun, let's move on) continues with a new #1 issue focusing on Weapon Plus program's Weapon XIII, set for release on August 5th: GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: FANTOMEX #1. Joining Jonathan Hickman on FANTOMEX #1 is Rod Reis, who is known for work on multiple Marvel titles, as well as having[...]
Winter Soldier #1 Review: Bucky's Got a Brand New (Boring) Bag
SUMMARY: Writer: Kyle Higgins, Artist: Rod Reis, Letterer: VC's Clayton Cowles,Associate Editor: Alanna Smith, Editor Tom Brevoort, Varant Covers: Bill Sienkiewicz; Butch Guice & Frank D'Armata, Publisher: Marvel Comics, Release Date: Out Now, Price: $3.99. This new Winter Soldier mini (by my count the sixth WS series in the last 7 years) seems focused on setting[...]
A New Winter Soldier Comic Launches in December by Kyle Higgins and Rod Reis
Bucky Barnes is returning in his own 5-issue mini-series this holiday season from the superstar creative team of Kyle Higgins and Rod Reis Marvel revealed the news in a press release, which starts off pretty presumptuously: You know his name You know the things he's done. What if this is our first time reading a comic, Marvel?[...]
Exiles #7 cover by Mike McKone
We get to see a nice showing of the team's abilities, and the pacing is solid and never gets too bogged down. Exiles #7 art by Rod Reis Rod Reis is the main artist on this book again, with Lee Ferguson covering the final two pages Reis imbues the comic with a bit of surrealism while still[...]
Exiles #6 cover by Mike McKone
Blink, Valkyrie, Wolvie, and Iron Lad are a likable motley bunch. Exiles #6 art by Rod Reis Rod Reis takes over for Javier Rodriguez this issue, and he gives a nice ethereal touch to the comic That said, much of the comic is far more grounded and fleshed-out than what I've become accustomed to from Reis[...]
Captain America #702 cover by Michael Cho
It doesn't add anything of note to the book, but it does give Rod Reis an excuse to draw a brief sequence of WWII Cap material. The ending of the comic adds a nice twist, and there is an appealing quality to a story that treats Captain America as an inspiring legend instead of an active[...]
Wong and the Midnight Sons make their final stand against the hordes of Hell and the demonically-possessed Avengers. Before long, Mephisto himself arrives to gloat over having killed Johnny Blaze. However, Mephisto does not know that the Ghost Rider has become the king of Hell, and the tides may soon turn in favor of Wong. Doctor Strange: Damnation ends better than it began. While some of the deliberate lack of repentance on the part of Stephen Strange and the lack of focus on the members of the Midnight Sons that aren’t Wong and Strange does bother me, this final installment didn’t really get on my nerves as much as the first. Don’t get me wrong, this issue still has a myriad of problems that keep it from being required reading. This story was stretched to breaking point, and a good portion of what matters happened in the Ghost Rider issue. This book is a protracted third act. As far as plot-relevance goes, Blade, Doctor Voodoo, Bloodstone, Man-Thing, Scarlet Spider, Moon Knight, and Iron Fist may as well not be here. Even in their own tie-ins, Iron Fist and Scarlet Spider don’t really do anything important to the story. The follow-up story promises more with the Midnight Sons though, and that will hopefully come to something. Rod Reis’ artwork is a welcome presence in this book. His style lends itself to the ethereal and surreal nature of this setting and plot. The color gradience adds a unique atmosphere and generally looks quite good. Szymon Kudranski and Dan Brown handle the epilogue with the Midnight Sons and Doc Strange. The more realistic aesthetic does contrast Reis’ work in an odd manner, but it looks good too. Doctor Strange: Damnation #4 is a decent enough read. If you liked the rest of the story, you’ll like this one too. The fact that the story at least acknowledges that Strange’s idea was terrible from the start and ties it to personal problems helps a lot. Reis, Kudranksi, and Brown provide good visuals. Feel free to check it out.
However, Mephisto does not know that the Ghost Rider has become the king of Hell, and the tides may soon turn in favor of Wong. Doctor Strange: Damnation #4 cover by Rod Reis Doctor Strange: Damnation ends better than it began While some of the deliberate lack of repentance on the part of Stephen Strange and the[...]
Doctor Strange: Damnation #1 cover by Rod Reis
Joyous celebration quickly turns to shock and horror when the Hotel Inferno, a casino owned and operated by Mephisto himself, arrives on the Vegas strip to claim souls. Doctor Strange: Damnation #1 cover by Rod Reis Sometimes a premise is so bad from the outset that what follows can only be a string of misfires Doctor Strange:[...]
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #12 cover by Francesco Mattina
The characters are still overall enjoyable, and it at least foreshadows some intrigue in the near future. All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #12 art by Rod Reis Speaking of Secret Empire, Rod Reis takes over the art for this issue I enjoyed his work in the Steve Rogers dream sequences in SE, but that was only an[...]
Secret Empire #10 Review: The Destination Was Not Worth The Journey
It's not right or fair to expect readers to pick up every single possibly tangential issue for the hope that a key plot point will be explained. Secret Empire #10 Art by Steve McNiven, Rod Reis, Jay Leisten and Matthew Wilson We're left wondering: if Hydra Cap still remained after Kobik's fix, and if he does, why[...]
secret empire #10
What's worse is the fact that they got a lot of really talented artists: McNiven, Rod Reis, David Marquez, Paco Medina, Jesus Arburtov, Juan Vlasco, and Ron Lim They deserve more than to be scattered like buckshot all over a comic in the hopes that the extra names will mean that people will like it[...]
Secret Empire
Leinil Francis Yu, Rod Reis, and Joe Bennett provide good artwork, and the color work of Sunny Gho and Dono Sanchez-Almara complements them well However, it doesn't make the proceedings entertaining in any way. Hopefully, Bucky Barnes will be in a better comic after this story is over. Put Winter Soldier in something like, I don't know…another[...]
Secret Empire #4 Review: Ditches Fascism, Becomes Enjoyable Read
[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Secret Empire #4 cover With the latest issue of Secret Empire by Nick Spencer, Leinil Francis Yu, Rod Reis and Joshua Cassara, we get quite a change of pace from the series thus far. The story largely focuses on the opposing Avengers teams, the underground rebel Avengers led by the AI of Tony Stark, and the[...]
The Penny Drops – Secret Empire #2 Reviewed (SPOILERS)
When the scene changes to this, despite being drawn by a different artist in Rod Reis, there is no caption to let us know where this scene is This is telling because previously, every scene change to a new location is accompanied by a caption with the location In fact, the only caption in the[...]
Cap's Betrayal Begins: Secret Empire #0 Review
Ignoring the controversy surrounding the series, this issue is actually a damn good comic. The art by Daniel Acuña and Rod Reis is fantastic, for the most part There are a couple of panels where Steve's face is steeped in shadow, but the shadowing is so blocky it looks a little out of place with the[...]
Improbable Previews: Civil War 2 Limps To The Finish Line With The Oath #1
We can't guarantee 100% accuracy- in fact, our accuracy may be much lower than that – but we can guarantee that it's better than looking at a bunch of unfinished pages. In this issue of Improbable Previews, we attempted to figure out what was happening in Nick Spencer and Rod Reis' Civil War 2: The Oath #1[...]
Looking Under the C.O.W.L. with Kyle Higgins at Image Expo
By Kevin Schmidt Generally, we think of superheroes as working in small teams, but writers Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel with artist Rod Reis are looking to change that with their new Image book C.O.W.L which promises to explore the complexities of a superhero labor union. Kevin Schmidt:  Why did you choose Image for your foray into[...]
The Lessons of Liberator
The logo was designed by Robin Helfritch and production art was done by Vincent Kukua with Chris Burnham and Rod Reis providing cover art and color respectively and Sean Von Gorman producing the 'Lil Liberator' backup It's available now, as are the previous issues, all priced $3.50 Alasdair Stuart writes; Black Mask have had a hell[...]