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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REVIEW: SUPERB #1 Serves Up a New Escapism for Disabled Readers

REVIEW: SUPERB #1 Serves Up a New Escapism for Disabled Readers

Superb by David F. Walker and Sheena C. Howard made a splash a few months ago when it was first announced, because it is the first superhero title with a hero with Down syndrome.  As a disabled person whose disability is neurological in nature, seeing this was happening had my interest piqued from the get go, and I was not disappointed by what I received. In this comic, we get a glimpse into life after The Event,…

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REVIEW: Noble #2 is Action-Packed and Cinematic

REVIEW: Noble #2 is Action-Packed and Cinematic

So this review is a week late, and I apologize for that.  But, dude, Noble from Lion Forge is still so damn good.  Last month I talked about how the comic centered the perspective of Astrid Powell, the title character’s wife.  This is still definitely evident, though the narrative feels more evenly split this time. Warning: this review is not spoiler free, so proceed at your own caution. We open with a flashback to six months ago.  Dr….

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REVIEW: ‘Catalyst Prime: The Event’ Kicks Off Line With Explosive Drama

REVIEW: ‘Catalyst Prime: The Event’ Kicks Off Line With Explosive Drama

Free Comic Book Day this year put over 50 free issues out into the public sphere.  From publisher Lion Forge came Catalyst Prime: The Event, a one-shot prequel to each #1 in their new Catalyst Prime universe. Earlier this week, the universe started with #1 of Noble, which I also reviewed with great praise.  That said, I’m even more excited by this issue!  Introducing us to the other people caught up in ‘the Event’ — the destruction…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Noble #1 Puts the Focus on Family

ADVANCE REVIEW: Noble #1 Puts the Focus on Family

On May 3rd, 2017, Noble #1 from Lion Forge drops onto store shelves and digital retailers, introducing new readers to the Powell family.  David Powell, astronaut, husband, and father, was forever changed when he sacrificed himself for humanity in something called “The Event.”  He has returned one year later with no memory of his former life, and with immense, strange new powers. The core of the comic, however, belongs to his wife, Astrid.  Astrid appears at the…

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