Thomas Mauer Archives

Jim Shooter Brings Slow City Blues to Image Comics in February
From writer Samuel Haine, penciler Shawn Moll, inker John Livesay, colorist JD Smith, and letterer Thomas Mauer comes Slow City Blues, a series about a cop who retreats into a fantasy world in his own mind after accidentally killing a young girl Shooter, who began his comics career with DC comics at the age of[...]
Next Week, Black Mask Will Revive Classic Property 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank Again
Next week will finally see a new issue of 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank, the classic Black Mask comic book from by fancy superstar writer Matthew Rosenberg, artist Tyler Boss, and letterer Thomas Mauer Originally launched back in April 2016, when Barrack Obama was president and Ethan Van Sciver still had a Twitter account,[...]
Rasputin Works As A Comic Because It Avoids TMI
Written by Alex Grecian, with art by Riley Rossmo, colors by Ivan Plascencia, and letters by Thomas Mauer, Rasputin even seems to be timed for publication by Image Comics for winter with its Siberian settings and frost and snow-driven themes When I had three issues in hand, I finally sat down with a big cup[...]
Preview Imperial #2 From Man Of Action At Image
Seagle, who also does the logo and design work, with pencilling and inking by Mark Dos Santos, lettering by Thomas Mauer, and colors by Brad Simpson. They describe Issue #2 thus: ALL TREMBLE BEFORE THE EVIL THAT IS METERAX AND HIS… ah, you know what? Who gives a damn? Mark's wedding to Katie is looming and he[...]
Imperial's Real Feel And Shakespearian Dialogue For The Win
Also, Thomas Mauer gets some of the best gags in the entire issue with his lettering. The first issue is 30 pages of ad-free excitement for $2.99 It's hard to find a better bang for your buck in comics these days Whether the book can continue that rate indefinitely remains up to be seen, but it's[...]
5 Things About Umbral Issue # 4 – From Pirate Ships To Clever Rascal
There's nothing precious here, just a smart, terrified young woman facing the end of the world and swearing at it, as we all would. 2.     Pirate Ship Christopher Mitten, Jordan Boyd and Thomas Mauer really flex their muscles this issue, with several left hand splash page reveals and some beautifully placed, subtle lettering[...]
5 Things About Umbral Issue #3- From Wrong Reactions to Mistwalkers
The small 'oh' is masterfully placed too, Thomas Mauer's subtle lettering guiding the eye around the page Again, really impressive stuff. Umbral Issue # 3 is published by Image, written by Antony Johnston, drawn by Christopher Mitten, coloured by Jordan Boyd and lettered by Thomas Mauer It's great You should go buy it and the previous[...]
Five Thoughts About Umbral, A Dirty-Fingernailed Fantasy
Antony Johnston, Christopher Mitten, John Rauch and Thomas Mauer's new fantasy series is brutal, dirty-fingernailed fantasy of a sort that doesn't get enough press Following Rascal, a female thief who sees something horrific begin its invasion of her kingdom and her friends, the book is Invasion of the Bodysnatchers by way of fantasy, steampunk and[...]
Live From The Comic Shop: Wraith, Umbral, Rocket Girl Expand Their Genres
As welcome as this would probably be as a film treatment, this first issue alone strongly suggests that there are things that comics can simply do better, and should. Umbral is out this week from Image, a "dark fantasy" according to ads, and its "scribe" is Antony Johnston, "Illuminator" is Christopher Mitten, "Painter" is John Rauch,[...]
Here We Go – A Mother/Son Adventure With Heart
This particular story was drawn my Anwar Madrigal and lettered by Thomas Mauer Madrigal previously worked on the The Legend Of Isis: Dogs Of War series from Blue Water Productions… back when they were doing books other than bio work. Young said of his latest story that he felt it had a very Pixar feel to[...]