REVIEW: Broken World #1

REVIEW: Broken World #1

As a meteor hurls towards Earth, the government begins mass evacuation of the population, but not everyone gets to come. One citizen in particular, our noble heroine, is denied permission to go as a result of her past. Throughout this first issue of Broken World, we spend our time following her through this broken society, as she desperately tries to sort out of her paperwork so she can go on the shuttle with her family. From the…

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PREVIEW: Broken World #1 From BOOM! Studios

PREVIEW: Broken World #1 From BOOM! Studios

Releasing this week, is the first issue in BOOM! Studios’ newest series, Broken World. Get a quick sneak peek below. Broken World #1 hits the shelves on June 3rd. FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE With a meteor days away from causing an extinction-level event on Earth, time is running out for Elena Marlowe. While most of the planet’s population and her family were approved by the government to escape on one of the giant spaceships…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: “Black Market #1” Surviving In World of Heroes

ADVANCE REVIEW: “Black Market #1” Surviving In World of Heroes

Writer: Frank J. Barbiere Artist: Victor Santos Publisher: BOOM! Studios There was a time when heroes were everyday people. Sometimes they were your neighbor and other times they were the police officers and firefighters. They did things to help others without a second thought; at least that’s how we tend to define heroes in today’s society. What happens when some of those people exhibit super powers and start dressing in costumes? You end up with…

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Advance Review: “White Suits #2” Packs Too Much Punch

Think Transformers 2 when they had battles. Do you remember watching the screen and wondering what was happening because you couldn’t follow the close up views of way too much action? This is that in pen and ink form. When the chaos finally calms and the dust settles, you find yourself in a standard Dark Horse world with dark lines and rough edges that look like ink has been poured into the character. It’s unique…

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Preview: “The White Suits #1”

Preview: “The White Suits #1”

Dark Horse Presents, the company’s ongoing series collecting short stories, has always drawn high profile creators and critical reception. Issue #11 debuted the original “White Suits” strip, written by Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts) and drawn by Luke Radl. Placed in the featured final slot of the issue, it was showered with well-deserved praise (interestingly enough, that stacked issue also premiered a “Black Beetle” short by Francesco Francavilla) and an immediate interest for more narrative. That wish has finally…

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“Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray #1”

“Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray #1”

Alternate history/action adventure as a story genre in comics walks a tight rope. These comics can often be incredibly faithful to the genre they are interpreting (e.g., The Rocketeer), attempting to completely emulate a time period/feel, or they can be bold, branch out and attempt to create some new stylistic choices and narratives. It is the latter category that Five Ghosts falls into, and continues a very aggressive campaign as of recent times from Image comics about putting creator…

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ADVANCE SCOUT: 5 Books to Look For This Wednesday (3/20/13)

ADVANCE SCOUT: 5 Books to Look For This Wednesday (3/20/13)

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! “FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY #1 (OF 5)” From Frank J. Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham comes a new Image Comics limited series: Five Ghosts. Reknown adventurere, Fabian Gray encounters and ancient and powerful item known as “The Dreamstone” and has since been cursed. He now…

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