REVIEW: Coulson lives out a Fanboy’s Dream in “S.H.I.E.L.D. #1”

REVIEW: Coulson lives out a Fanboy’s Dream in “S.H.I.E.L.D. #1”

Marvel W: Mark Waid A: Carlos Pacheco This series really was inevitable. From the day that ABC Studios green-lit Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., it was a foregone conclusion to anyone who’s paid attention to the synergy-driven strategy of multimedia conglomerates that, sooner or later, the characters who make up the show’s core cast would find their way onto the printed page. We are shown a day in the life of Phil Coulson, the smart-aleck, charming,…

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An Interview with BAD SUMMER’s Ed Laroche

An Interview with BAD SUMMER’s Ed Laroche

BAD SUMMER, written and illustrated by Ed Laroche(ALMIGHTY, WAVEFORM) is being published by imprint, RADCO.  It has been optioned as a feature film by LOGAN PICTURES, to be directed by Paul Minor.  BAD SUMMER is an environmental horror story with a noire feel to it.  It even premiered as a short run at last years New York Comic Con.  I was given the privilege of reading it and then talking with Laroche, Minor, and producer…

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REVIEW: The Woods #8 – Sweetheart Like You

REVIEW: The Woods #8 – Sweetheart Like You

Written by: James Tynion IV Art by: Michael Dialynas Published by: BOOM! Studios $3.99 I wasn’t sure about The Woods at first and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I couldn’t see how the characters were going to fit together, who they were, or why they were that way. Series writer James Tynion IV has done an amazing job of fleshing these characters out with each successive issue and this installment is by far the…

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REVIEW: Birthright #3 – Iron and Steel

REVIEW: Birthright #3 – Iron and Steel

Written by: Joshua Williamson Art by: Andrei Bressan and Adriano Lucas Published by: Image Comics $2.99 The layers of this series are sublime. This book is working on so many levels and it continues to improve with each installment. This third issue of Birthright uses the familiar motif of present day struggle coupled with flashbacks. This tag-team approach has been used by writer Joshua Williamson and artist Andrei Bressan to sterling effect. They have managed to…

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CBTVB: Jerry Bruckheimer Bringing Global Frequency to TV

CBTVB: Jerry Bruckheimer Bringing Global Frequency to TV

Mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer is joining the trend and is taking on a DC Entertainment property with a pilot production commitment at Fox for Warren Ellis‘ Global Frequency from DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint. Global Frequency was a 12-issue mini-series of the same name published by DC Comics’ Wildstorm Publications, and centered around a secret global organization that solves crimes by enlisting the services of 1,001 operatives, in a sense crime-fighting by crowd-sourcing. The purpose of the organization…

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REVIEW: Hexed #4 – Sibling Rivalry on a New Level

REVIEW: Hexed #4 – Sibling Rivalry on a New Level

Writer:  Michael Alan Nelson Artist:  Dan Mora Publisher:  Boom! Studios When Hexed began we met Lucifer, a thief, her boss Ms. Brisendine, and the intern Raina.  Lucifer isn’t your normal thief; she has supernatural abilities and it appears that she can’t die.  Except she can and she did, as we’ve followed her into paintings and into the aether.  She also saved Raina’s life when Yves escaped a painting his sister had imprisoned him inside, to…

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REVIEW: Deep State #1 – Not as Deep as I’d Like

REVIEW: Deep State #1 – Not as Deep as I’d Like

Warning: Like any after release review, there will be spoilers for part of the plot for “Deep State #1” in this review. Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Ariela Kristantina $3.99 Boom! Studios The hardest part of reviewing is always going to be the score. No matter how much I try to think about it, at the end of the day all that matters is the score to some people. I can say some nice things about…

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REVIEW: Southern Bastards #5 – A Stick In Craw County

REVIEW: Southern Bastards #5 – A Stick In Craw County

He’s the most bastardly bastard we’ve met in this series so far. Coach Boss played the antagonist in the opening act of this stellar series from bastards Jason Aaron and Jason Latour. Boss takes center stage for this issue, which transitions the story after the death of Earl Tubbs last issue. The fifth issue of Southern Bastards had the nearly impossible task of following up on one of the most masterful – and objectively best comic…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Rasputin #1 – Kills It Over and Over Again

ADVANCE REVIEW: Rasputin #1 – Kills It Over and Over Again

Writer: Alex Grecian Artists: Riley Rossmo, Ivan Plascencia Cover Art: Riley Rossmo Publisher: Image Comics $3.50 “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend,” reads the back of “Rasputin” #1. The man, Grigori Rasputin, will never be known. He was a real man; there are photographs of him. He was a mystic but not necessarily mystical, not a nymph nor a fairy, after all. However, after his death, and with the rise of the Soviet…

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REVIEW: POP #3 – Questions Beget More Questions

REVIEW: POP #3 – Questions Beget More Questions

Writer:  Curt Pires Artist:  Jason Copland Publisher:  Dark Horse $3.99 Since the beginning of the series, we have followed Curt Pires’ story of the manufactured pop star, Elle. Breaking free from the confines of an incubator, she meets Cooper. Her presence saves him from hanging himself, while he gives her sanctuary in his home. Once they learn of Elle’s disappearance, her handlers send a couple to see that she returns, willingly or otherwise. When we left Elle and Cooper,…

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