REVIEW: Mister Miracle #1 – Escaping Reality With A Miraculous Debut

REVIEW: Mister Miracle #1 – Escaping Reality With A Miraculous Debut

DC Comics has been absolutely killing it with their Jack Kirby tributes this year, which marks the 100th anniversary of the King of Comics’ birth. Not every project has been stellar, of course, but most have been bold in their own ways and all of them have displayed obvious love for the endlessly creative Kirby. And none get off to a more auspicious and brilliant beginning as Mister Miracle #1, written by Tom King with…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: ROSE #5 – Tightly Plotted, Enjoyable Heroic Fantasy

ADVANCE REVIEW: ROSE #5  – Tightly Plotted, Enjoyable Heroic Fantasy

As a genre, Fantasy goes together with comics extremely well. Comics employ mythic archetypes to great effect, and part of what makes Rose #5 such a successful instalment of its larger ongoing storyline is the way in which writer Meredith Finch and artist Ig Guara continue to employ these archetypes to create an adventure that should thrill any fantasy fan. The story of Rose #5 is split between two plot lines. In the minor storyline,…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Redlands #1 – Hell Comes to a Town That Deserves It

ADVANCE REVIEW: Redlands #1 – Hell Comes to a Town That Deserves It

The entirety of Redlands #1, the first issue of a new horror series from writer/color artist Jordie Bellaire and artist Vanesa R. Del Rey, is structured like the final act of most horror films. A small group of ordinary people are holed up in a confined location, under siege by horrifying supernatural forces, seemingly with no hope of escaping a bloody end. It’s a bold way to begin the story to be sure, but Redlands…

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First Look at Josh Brolin as Cable in “Deadpool 2” Hits the Web!

First Look at Josh Brolin as Cable in “Deadpool 2” Hits the Web!

Just last week, Deadpool 2‘s star and driving creative force Ryan Reynolds blew the doors of the inter webs by tweeting a look at Zazie Beetz as Domino in the upcoming sequel. Today, Reynolds tweeted out the first pictures of another hotly-anticipated Marvel character to be featured in the sequel; the popular time-displaced old soldier Cable, as played by Josh Brolin. And the photos didn’t disappoint.   We all have that one, grumpy, heavily armed Uncle…

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Marvel Warps New Generation of Up and Coming Artists With Chip Zdarsky’s Variant How-To Covers

Marvel Warps New Generation of Up and Coming Artists With Chip Zdarsky’s Variant How-To Covers

Claiming they are champions of up and coming comic creators, Marvel is releasing a “How To Draw Variant Covers” series of….variant covers. In addition to the title being a little on the nose, the series also gets off to the wrong start by having Chip Zdarsky, notorious….well…let’s say artist?…as the driving creative force behind the series. Readers looking for tips on how to draw their favorite Marvel characters (and Hawkeye) can pick up these variants…

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REVIEW: The New Gods Special #1 – A Tribute That Reminds Us Why The King Was Unique

REVIEW: The New Gods Special #1 – A Tribute That Reminds Us Why The King Was Unique

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the King of comics, Mr. Jack Kirby, and DC Comics has marked 2017 with a series of Kirby-related projects that celebrate the master’s contribution to their universe. In fact, they’ve really made Marvel Comics look bad, given that Kirby’s legendary reputation was made at the House of Ideas. The New Gods Special #1 is one of those projects, and though everyone involved tries their best…

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Image & Top Cow To Release Gritty Sci-Fi Graphic Novel “Golgotha” This Fall

Image & Top Cow To Release Gritty Sci-Fi Graphic Novel “Golgotha” This Fall

Image Comics and Top Cow are releasing a graphic novel called Golgotha this October, a gritty sci-fi story about the first human off-world colony that explores real-world concerns. Written by Matt Hawkins (“Think Tank”) and Bryan Hill (“Postal”) with art by Yuki Saeki (“GameSpace”), Golgotha tells the story of Mike, a disgraced but effective soldier who is “volunteered” for humanity’s first mission to establish an off-world colony. He and the crew of the Golgotha head…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: The Dregs TPB: Haunting, Uncompromising, Honest, Beautiful

ADVANCE REVIEW: The Dregs TPB: Haunting, Uncompromising, Honest, Beautiful

Though I call the middle of America home these days, I am originally from the West Coast of Canada, and spent most of my life living in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia. Vancouver is, of course, renowned for its scenic beauty, but as The Dregs proves, it’s also home to one of the most significant communities of drug addiction and homelessness in North America; the downtown east side (or DTES, as it’s known). The…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Bloodshot: Salvation #1 – Taking A Soldier On A New Path

ADVANCE REVIEW: Bloodshot: Salvation #1 – Taking A Soldier On A New Path

Ever since writer Jeff Lemire became a driving creative force for the character, he’s added layers to Bloodshot even as he’s also given him some engrossing adventures to showcase the character’s strengths. Bloodshot: Salvation #1 is another high point for the franchise, and if the ongoing series that follows this debut issue can keep up this level of quality, then the character’s renaissance will continue. The issue uses a structure that finds the narrative alternating…

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The Creators of “Divinity” Return This Fall With Valiant’s “Eternity”

The Creators of “Divinity” Return This Fall With Valiant’s “Eternity”

Valiant Entertainment has released preview pages for the first issue of their upcoming series Eternity, a four-issue cosmic odyssey from the creative team behind the critically acclaimed “Divinity” series; writer Matt Kindt and artist Trevor Hairsine. We’ve got the pages below, released hot on the heels of a revealing exclusive interview with Kindt released today at Paste. Valiant describes the new mini-series this way: Beyond time… Beyond space… Beyond reality itself… Eternity awaits! This fall, in…

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