REVIEW: Incidentals #1 Shows Great Potential for Dysfunction

REVIEW: Incidentals #1 Shows Great Potential for Dysfunction

Lion Forge ends off the first phase of number ones in the Catalyst Prime line with Incidentals, a team book focused around superhumans who all seem to have been present at a certain beach during The Event. Written by Joe Casey, illustrated by Larry Stroman, Rob Stull, and Snakebite Cortez, and created by Ramon Govea, Incidentals gives us a look into the lives of seven superhumans with widely diverging power sets.  Led by the secretive Mister Chen, the…

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Image Gets Drunk On Its Own Power in VALHALLA MAD

Image Gets Drunk On Its Own Power in VALHALLA MAD

Independent comic book publisher Image Comics has announced a new series from creators Joe Casey and Paul Maybury entitled Valhalla Mad, which looks to tread a different path than a lot of comics on shelves. The series is described as a chronicle of the drunken adventures of a trio of Norse gods vacationing on earth, so it’s safe to say that it won’t fall into the all-ages category. The first issue of Valhalla Mad will…

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ADVANCE SCOUT: Politics and Pizza Dog

ADVANCE SCOUT: Politics and Pizza Dog

WHAT IS ADVANCE SCOUT? Each week, the Capeless Crew picks out those books that we think are most worthy of your dollars and attention. These books are chosen based on a variety of qualities, including relevance to real-world issues of the day, their sheer excellence as examples of the medium and often with an eye towards the importance of a given book within the context of the comics industry. SITUATION: This week we are pleased…

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“The Bounce #2” Ambles into Serious Territory

“The Bounce #2” Ambles into Serious Territory

The first issue of this series caused quite a stir when it was released. Concerns over how Image promoted the title as a “feel good” story, combined with the open use of drugs and drug paraphernalia, resulted in mixed reviews, despite craftsmanship that was solid overall. Now that the furor over what people THOUGHT this book was about has died down, it’s as good a time as any to tall about what it actually IS….

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Image Comics’s “The Bounce #1” Sells Out, Gets Second Printing

Image Comics’s “The Bounce #1” Sells Out, Gets Second Printing

Image Comics announced this week that “The Bounce #1” (which we reviewed HERE), has sold out its 1st printing and will be returning to stores next month. The issue received both praise and criticism for its portrayal of what Capeless’ own Jay Gabel called “Shazam for Stoners”. Given that Image has been the target of some amount of ire for its perceived mismarketing of the book as a “feel good hero”, despite the book’s MATURE…

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“The Bounce #1” Lands with a Bong

“The Bounce #1” Lands with a Bong

Joe Casey has a formula, and he is sticking to it. You know those superheroes you like? Let’s put them in some adult situations. Take Jasper Jenkins from” The Bounce #1,” with his alliterative name like so many Stan Lee creations, and let’s have him take a bong hit on the first page of the comic. When his roommate asks “What exactly are you trying to do here,” I must also ask the same question…

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ADVANCE SCOUT: Books for the People (5/22/13)

ADVANCE SCOUT: Books for the People (5/22/13)

WHAT IS ADVANCE SCOUT? Each week, the Capeless Crew picks out those books that we think are most worthy of your dollars and attention. These books are chosen based on a variety of qualities, including relevance to real-world issues of the day, their sheer excellence as examples of the medium and often with an eye towards the importance of a given book within the context of the comics industry. SITUATION: This is the kind of…

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“Sex #1”

“Sex #1”

Well, the title alone is enough to draw you in. And don’t worry, for those who are looking for said title within the book, you will get it within these panels. But you have to wait for it. By the time you get to the title actions, there is already a story beginning to unfold. A lot of stories. Seriously, there is a lot being set up in this first issue. But how well does…

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ADVANCE SCOUT: 5 Books to Look For This Wednesday (3/6/13)

ADVANCE SCOUT: 5 Books to Look For This Wednesday (3/6/13)

Each week, the Capeless Crew picks out those books that we think are most worthy of your dollars and attention. Without further ado, here are this week’s picks! “GREEN ARROW #18” While Green Arrow was one of the more disappointing titles of the New 52 relaunch, the series has been given new life and a new direction since being handed to rising star Jeff Lemire (Animal Man, Sweeth Tooth).  The art alone is worth your…

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