Going by cover date of the very first issue, it’s getting close to the 30th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. See these previews of IDW’s upcoming April comics. … Continued »
It’s been a “Superior” year-plus, but Peter Parker is now home righting the wrongs of the Green Goblin and picking up the pieces of “SpOck’s” life. The series finale moves at a brisk pace re-establishing Parker into the Marvel Universe. Part of me dreads that we’re going back to Pathetic Pete’s mundane “power and responsibility” routine. Spoilers for the “Goblin Nation” 40-page conclusion ahead in this review! … Continued »
The blurb from IDW states that Star Mage is Harry Potter meets The Last Starfighter, or a blend of sci-fi and magic. Darien Connors was once your typical teen underdog who’s ridiculed by bullies and musters up enough courage to agree to a study date. His father was a NASA astronaut who was to be the first man to visit Mars. One night, as the bullies are hoisting Darien up a flagpole, Darien discovers he has mysterious powers. … Continued »
I see much potential in Joe Keatinge and Leila Del Duca’s Shutter. The new series features explorer Kate Christopher, who has seen many worlds, about to undergo another adventure. Shutter #1 covers strange and alternate worlds, including a very diverse New York City, familial bonds, and how life is what one makes of it.
I like Del Duca’s artwork and the zany creatures that populate the story. My only wish is that I wanted more, but there’s always another month. There’s not much for me to say because I need to see the pieces of the puzzle come together. … Continued »
Tags: Image Comics
One of my favorite bits of trivia about pro wrestler Hulk Hogan is that for many years, Marvel Comics was the owner of the name “Hulk Hogan.” I derinitely noticed the credit to Marvel on some WWF merchandise I had. Marvel Comics potentially had a great opportunity for Hulk Hogan comics, but what did Marvel do with the Hulk Hogan trademark? … Continued »
City of Courts #3, titled “Beach Blanket Justice,” continues the twisted travelogue. If you’ve enjoyed the past adventures of Dredd out on the West Coast, then you’ll like Dredd taking on a giant shrimp. Fish out of water plot, indeed. Dredd does some detective work, but a new mythical figure is discussed within the issue. Mega-City Two may be full of sunshine and lax Judges, but the vapid idiots trying to get their 15 minutes of fame makes me uneasy. Yes, LA is shallow. I get it. … Continued »
Honestly, that headline may be weird. I find the Batman of 1966 alluring. The TV show is a clear example of camp, the guest stars are pretty high-caliber, and it’s a welcome break from the dark, brooding Dark Knight.
IDW and The Library of American Comics bring us this collection of Batman and Robin adventures. While DC’s Batman ’66 is fine, these strips give the authentic 1966 experience. Before the main event, there’s an essay detailing the origin of the strips with Julius Schwartz at the helm. … Continued »
Hey, TMNT fans! How was YOUR week? IDW will publish two Ninja Turtles adventures on 12 March, one new and one possibly new-to-you! The 30th anniversary is coming in May, and I hope to bring you a bit more coverage of the Green Team. … Continued »
A review of “Born to Lose,” parts one, two, and three.
Action-packed comics have adopted many contemporary trends over the decades. Without past mythologies and pulp detective stories, Superman and Batman would be far different. Embracing beat-em-up video games is a recent trend. Scott Pilgrim may have busted the door open, but Burn the Orphanage: Born to Lose, created by Daniel Freedman and Sina Grace, promises to destroy the whole wall. … Continued »
Tags: Image Comics
Mark Millar looks to the stars to expand Millarworld. Starlight #1 introduces us to the life of Duke McQueen, a man who dreams of his past glories as a space hero. As a savior of a distant planet, Duke’s triumph was celebrated with fireworks. However, his hopes of being admired and respected came crashing down when he returned to Earth and his beloved wife. … Continued »