Tag Archive: Mike Carey

Suicide Risk 13 (May 2014)

And I’m done. While it’s obvious Carey isn’t done with all his reveals on Suicide Risk, he’s also gotten to the point of no return. When you start aping Back to the Future,… Continue reading

Suicide Risk 12 (April 2014)

Carey continues to let Suicide Risk slide down further. It’s not a terrible issue, though the stuff with Requiem fighting his family and then leaving them when the mind control villain shows up… Continue reading

Suicide Risk 11 (March 2014)

Leo–see, only took me ten issues to remember his name–is now under control of his other-dimensional evil self who’s trying to figure what’s happened. I can’t quite remember the fill-in explaining everything, but… Continue reading

Suicide Risk 10 (February 2014)

In a series without a lot of strong women–unless you count them having superpowers–Carey reveals the guy selling superpowers is under the spell of another evil woman. It’s kind of mean. Carey just… Continue reading

Suicide Risk 9 (January 2014)

Casagrande’s getting really good. Suicide Risk is developing a new style, especially with how Carey is developing the characters. There’s a lot of good moves this issue, not just with Leo–his family even… Continue reading

Suicide Risk 8 (December 2013)

The first half of the issue is a lot better than the second. The second is why you don’t try to do an action scene as talking heads. Carey opens with a lot… Continue reading

Suicide Risk 7 (November 2013)

I finally remember the lead character’s name–Leo–though I don’t know why. Maybe because his name becomes so unimportant in this issue, as it becomes clear Carey does have some alternate reality reveal planned… Continue reading

Suicide Risk 6 (October 2013)

Apparently all Carey needed to do with Suicide Risk to sustain the comic was send it to Mexico. This issue is another strong one, maybe even the best so far in the normal… Continue reading

Suicide Risk 5 (September 2013)

It’s the best issue of Suicide Risk by miles and I really wish it weren’t. See, it’s a side story. It’s Carey doing the story of a put-upon housewife who gets the chance… Continue reading

Suicide Risk 4 (August 2013)

So Carey has his best issue and Casagrande has her worst. One of the nuttier supervillains whisks the protagonist off to her temple and Carey spends half the issue introducing some really dense… Continue reading

Suicide Risk 3 (July 2013)

I’m getting really sick of Carey’s cliffhangers. He doesn’t have a good resolution for the previous issue’s and then he has another weak one here. He’s introducing a bunch of information this time… Continue reading

Suicide Risk 2 (June 2013)

Carey really needs to work on his cliffhangers for Risk. He passes up an interesting one–the protagonist’s wife wondering about him talking to a woman in his sleep–for a common one. Supervillain fight… Continue reading

Suicide Risk 1 (May 2013)

Mike Carey’s got one big problem with Suicide Risk… he’s doing a new realistic superpowers series and everyone’s been doing those series for almost a decade now. The shades of Powers and The… Continue reading

The Unwritten 35.5 (May 2012)

Interesting, now Carey’s using the final .5 issue to set up something else forthcoming. He introduces the reader–for the first time–to a peon in the Cabal. The protagonist this issue, Danny, is a… Continue reading

The Unwritten 35 (May 2012)

Maybe Tom seems like an action hero because of his outfit. He’s got suspenders for some reason, looking a little like Bullitt. It’s a Tom and Pullman issue. There’s some action, but there’s… Continue reading

The Unwritten 34.5 (April 2012)

The issue reads a little like “Wilson Taylor: Year One.” Gross and Carey give him a decent origin story, set in the trenches of World War I. Carey concentrates on the soldiers’ experience,… Continue reading

The Unwritten 34 (April 2012)

Perker’s finishes over Gross lead to a somewhat different look for the book. Besides Tom looking more like an action movie star than a twenty-something, there are some weird panel transitions. It’s not… Continue reading

The Unwritten 33.5 (March 2012)

This issue’s exceedingly good. These .5 issues really do give Carey the ability to show off his talent; even though they relate to the main series, they don’t rely upon it fully. This… Continue reading

The Unwritten 33 (March 2012)

Something’s off about the art this issue. I can’t tell if it’s Gross or Perker, but something’s definitely off. Tom looks like a bland underwear model. This issue features Tom’s assault on the… Continue reading

The Unwritten 32.5 (February 2012)

It’s more from the adventures of young Pullman. I was wondering if it would turn out to be him and it does. Not sure if it’s supposed to be a surprise–Dean Ormston, who… Continue reading

The Unwritten 32 (February 2012)

I’m perplexed. Pullman does something bad, but I can’t figure out what he’s done or why it will put Tommy and the gang in danger. What’s incredibly frustrating is Carey spends about half… Continue reading

The Unwritten 31.5 (January 2012)

Carey–with plotting assistance from Gross–internally spins off Unwritten with these .5s. I’m guessing, anyway; this one is my first .5. Carey uses Wilson Taylor’s journals investigating the Cabal’s history. Michael Kaluta handles the… Continue reading

The Unwritten 31 (January 2012)

Frankenstein’s Monster does join the gang, but he doesn’t really do anything. He’s muscle, without a lot of dialogue; it’s too bad. This issue features Tom wielding the magic, Lizzie and Richie freaking… Continue reading

The Unwritten 30 (December 2011)

Carey’s resolution is unexpected. It’s sort of celebratory and life affirming (and shows he and Gross could easily spin-off titles from Unwritten) but it also has the series’s first big fight scene in… Continue reading

The Unwritten 29 (November 2011)

Carey sort of sidesteps the maximum tragedy to keep the narrative more interesting. It requires him to bring in a new character and pretend he’s been there for an issue… it’s an unfortunate… Continue reading

The Unwritten 28 (October 2011)

Not a happy issue. Not one bit. Carey is forecasting an inevitable, devastating turn of events in his flashbacks. He’s really turning the screws too, as Tom’s dad meets a woman and, in… Continue reading

The Unwritten 27 (September 2011)

Carey packs this issue. Maybe not with content–there’s a lot of conversation, then some extraneous stuff in a flashback (Vince Locke nicely inks Gross for those pages)–but with atmosphere. This kind of issue… Continue reading

The Unwritten 26 (August 2011)

Carey manages to be predictable and not. This issue closes off a two-parter and opens up something else… it’s not clear what yet, but definitely something. There’s a lot more action than I… Continue reading

The Unwritten 25 (July 2011)

Creepy business abound this issue. Well, not really. It’s implied at the end. Along with some more backstory into Tommy’s childhood, which Mike Carey has a lot of fun teasing. The issue opens… Continue reading

The Mystic Hands of Dr. Strange 1 (May 2010)

This issue is an homage to Marvel’s old black and white magazines, though at the regular, modern comic size. And, with the exception of including a text story (I don’t care who wrote… Continue reading