“Nowhere Men #1”

“Nowhere Men #1”

Nowhere Men is written by renowned and prolific Eric Stephenson, executive director of Image Comics. He gives us World Corp., the “supergroup” of brilliant, celebrity scientists: Dave Ellis, a neuroscientist who reads Ray Bradbury and dreams of “sustainable peace;” Simon Grimshaw, the Ayn Rand materialist, a geneticist whose greatest ambition is perfection and greatest influence is “the prospect of failure or poverty;”  Emerson Strange, who, as his name might suggest, is the eccentric inventor-philosopher and…

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Retrovirus

Retrovirus

If you tossed Outbreak into a blender along with Jurassic Park, then peppered it with a dash of Encino Man, you’d probably get something similar to RETROVIRUS. I decided to give this latest Image release a chance largely on the strength of some of the past work by the creative team of Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti. While my reading was primarily centered on things like All-Star Western, the writing was always tight enough that…

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“My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1”

“My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1”

I know what you’re thinking. My Little Pony is probably the last book you’d expect to see featured here; but with pre-order numbers over 90,000 more than a month in advance (to put that in perspective, last months Batman hit 148k total sales) and over a dozen varient covers, we couldn’t help but take notice! These are huge numbers for any book, let alone a #1—an all ages #1 no less. So how does this instant hit for IDW…

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“Judge Dredd #1”

“Judge Dredd #1”

About a year and a half ago I sat down to finally take in a little British Sci-fi show called “Doctor Who.” I knew there was a huge history behind it that had been going on for ages, but I didn’t know much beyond that. Cue present day and I have a couple sonic screwdrivers and a cardboard cutout of the TARDIS in my bedroom. You can say that I became a bit of a…

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“The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #4”

“The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #4”

      The Rocketeer: C.O.D. is among the very best drawn comics on the stands. Every pen stroke that exits Chris Samnee’s hand is deliberately executed and every splash of color from Jordie Bellaire is appropriate to the scene’s intended mood. I’d say the art is reason enough to buy this book (it is) if the story weren’t so noteworthy, too.       Issue #4 brings the story arc to its most logical conclusion: having The Rocketeer…

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“Batgirl #14”

“Batgirl #14”

This issue of Batgirl is one that I’ve been waiting to read! Batgirl has not been a consistent title that I buy each month. Some months it is in my pull list, other times it has just been skipped. This issue took a huge step forward with the title character and if it continues this trend, then I could see myself buying Batgirl month in and month out. I was a fan of the Stephanie…

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“Locke & Key: Omega #1”

“Locke & Key: Omega #1”

Locke & Key is one of the best comic series of this era, but like all great things, it must come to an end.  That end begins this week with “Omega #1,” the first part of the sixth and final mini-series.  If you haven’t read the first five volumes of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s award-winning saga, go do that right now.  You’re already going to the comic shop today.  I can wait.     There…

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2012

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2012

  (w) Kevin Eastman & Tom Waltz (a) Kevin Eastman IDW Publishing $8.99, 64 pages     I’ll start right out and say that I did not expect to see Kevin Eastman on art duties for this book.     Eastman, along with Peter Laird, created the Turtles what seems like ages ago. Eastman did have a heavy hand in the latest relaunch of the Turtles. He has provided story for each issue, and he also had…

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“The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #3”

“The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #3”

At this point you’ve probably heard of a little book at Marvel called Daredevil, written by Mark Waid with art by Chris Samnee. Month in and month out, the duo have been taking a character that had been drowning in several years’ worth of dark, brooding melodrama and, against all odds, made him synonymous with a word wholly unfamiliar to Daredevil comics; fun. So when I heard Mark Waid and Chris Samnee had collaborated on…

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“The Secret Adventures of Houdini”

“The Secret Adventures of Houdini”

When it comes to historic figures begging to have their stories committed to pulp, Harry Houdini ranks near the top of the list. The most renowned escape artist in the world, possibly of all time, he spent the latter years of his life debunking hoaxers who attempted to bilk unknowing rubes out of hard-earned coin with cheap parlor tricks they passed off as magic.       But what happens when he runs into people who aren’t…

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