Category Archive: Image

Copperhead 6 (April 2015)

It’s a new arc for Copperhead and Faerber’s off to a strong start. The story moves ahead a bit–Clara and Boo are partners, Zeke’s got a babysitter and a secret friend in the… Continue reading

The Fade Out 5 (April 2015)

It’s a sort of gentle issue of The Fade Out, with Brubaker and Phillips heading to the country. The movie production is doing location shooting–albeit on sets, but they’re away from the studio… Continue reading

Manifest Destiny 14 (April 2015)

It’s another too fast issue of Manifest Destiny. Or maybe it’s just how Dingess uses the cliffhanger. He’s actually doing character development, both in scene and through the journal narration device, but it… Continue reading

Lazarus 16 (April 2015)

For the first time in ten issues or so, Lazarus doesn’t sit well. Oh, it’s fine–the script’s certainly stronger than the first arc of the series, but Rucka’s got a problem. He’s got… Continue reading

Velvet 10 (April 2015)

It’s a bridging issue. But, since it’s Brubaker, he feels the need to do it to bridge his arcs together. To give that trade paperback an extended cliffhanger, not just each issue in… Continue reading

Chrononauts 1 (March 2015)

I like how Mark Millar has gotten to the point I don’t even bother forming an opinion on his first issue. Take Chrononauts. Good–but surprisingly not great–art from Sean Murphy. Of course, Millar… Continue reading

Ghosted 19 (April 2015)

Okay, Laci’s art isn’t working out for Ghosted, especially not this issue. It’s talking heads–with one important bit of unexpected actions and one hinted one; so it’s mostly talking. And Laci can’t do… Continue reading

Big Man Plans 1 (March 2015)

The cynic in me hopes they do the Big Man Plans TV show well. I’m also hopeful for it, because if it gets a TV show, it’ll probably get another series. This series… Continue reading

D4VE 1 (February 2015)

D4VE is the traditional American story of the disaffected middle aged office worker, the one whose wife doesn’t find him attractive anymore, the one who has a terrible relationship with his kid. Only… Continue reading

Descender 2 (April 2015)

Lemire sure does know his sci-fi–this issue of Descender continues the A.I. vibe while throwing in some Outland. He also knows how to go straight for the heartstrings, which he does with a… Continue reading

Criminal: The Special Edition (February 2015)

Criminal’s back for a one-shot and, wow, it certainly does do a good job reminding of when Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips are hitting the high notes on the comic. The special brings… Continue reading

Satellite Sam 12 (March 2015)

It’s a good issue of Satellite Sam. Chaykin’s art is definitely stronger this time around. And the issue’s packed once again. Fraction checks in on various characters and their still active subplots–some are… Continue reading

Ghosted 18 (March 2015)

Very unexpected turns in this issue. Williamson almost seems to be getting to a place where he might wind Ghosted down. Soon. I hope not. This issue–this arc–is the greatest hits of the… Continue reading

Bitch Planet 3 (February 2015)

Robert Wilson IV’s guest art on this issue of Bitch Planet leaves a lot to be desired. Wilson seems like he wants to do cheesecake–or at least something more appropriate for Archie–and writer… Continue reading

Descender 1 (March 2015)

Descender isn’t the most original thing under the sun. It’s hard to read it and not be reminded of the Spielberg movie, A.I.. Writer Jeff Lemire borrows major android concepts, but apparently not… Continue reading

The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw 4 (February 2015)

Yeah, Dewey really can’t draw people. He’ll do this beautiful anthropomorphic giraffe and then the lame human character. Of course, the human character is only lame in how Dewey draws him; Busiek writes… Continue reading

MPH 5 (February 2015)

Millar gets to a nice manipulative finish on MPH. He does give Fegredo a bunch of cool stuff to draw and the art’s great, but Millar has enough story for another five issues… Continue reading

Manifest Destiny 13 (February 2015)

It’s a bridging issue of Manifest Destiny. Dingess makes it seem full, starting with a different journal than the normal one, but he doesn’t do much with it. He gets the reader’s brain… Continue reading

Lazarus 15 (February 2015)

Much of the issue–maybe even most of the issue–is a sword fight. There’s no dialogue, no description; Lark moves through the fight, sometimes showing reaction shots, sometimes working on a subplot, but the… Continue reading

Birthright 5 (February 2015)

Williamson has a surprise in him. Birthright has it’s big surprise, of course, the big overall one, but Williamson totally changes the series with the last scene and it’s pretty cool. Birthright, just… Continue reading

Ghosted 17 (February 2015)

Ghosted feels like a much different comic book with Vladimir Krstic Laci on art. It feels like a seventies ghost comic, slick in a classical sense, not a hip sense. It works against… Continue reading

Satellite Sam 11 (February 2015)

The writing on this issue of Satellite Sam is excellent. Fraction hits every subplot, sort of checks its temperature, stirs it a little, then combines a couple of them into the final scene… Continue reading

Velvet 9 (February 2015)

It’s a decent, not great, issue of Velvet. Brubaker’s resolution to his rip-off of The Rock works out a whole lot better than I would have expected; he and Epting do a nice… Continue reading

Nailbiter 10 (February 2015)

It’s a rather good issue of Nailbiter. I’m beginning to think the problem with Williamson’s writing isn’t too many ideas (or a lack of them on the fast issues), but a pacing one.… Continue reading

C.O.W.L. 8 (January 2015)

There are some definite issues with Reis’s art here. The people don’t look right; he’s maybe trying a new style and it doesn’t take. Or maybe there are just too many people to… Continue reading

Bitch Planet 2 (January 2015)

This issue of Bitch Planet, as far as DeConnick’s technical writing goes, is amazing. It’s the best plotted, best constructed comic I’ve read in a long time. The balance of talking heads to… Continue reading

The Dying and the Dead 1 (January 2015)

The Dying and the Dead sure seems like it’s got some good old fashioned zeitgeist elements to it, like the ancient protagonist who’s still an action movie badass. What would aging Hollywood actors… Continue reading

The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw 3 (January 2015)

Busiek finally seems to be going somewhere with The Autumnlands. It’s unfortunate he needed a human to get the story moving, but Busiek turns what appears to be a contrived new character into… Continue reading

ODY-C 2 (January 2015)

With the second issue of ODY-C, which is definitely easier to follow than the first, it’s still unclear why one should read the comic. Unless he or she is really, really interested in… Continue reading

Ghosted 16 (January 2015)

It’s a done-in-one setting up the next story arc, with Williamson following the villain through his evil plans in a small German town. Juan Jose Ryp does the art, which leads to some… Continue reading