X-MEN Go Solo! Sep04

X-MEN Go Solo!

X-Men go solo! Recently, there’s been an influx of solo X-Men titles. Most of whom have never had an ongoing series before. Now we’re going to see if they truly deserve their own books. Cyclops- Cyclops not getting his own series before isn’t a surprise. Frankly, until a few years ago he hasn’t been interesting. It wasn’t until he stepped up as the Mutant Leader he deserved to be that anyone really cared about him. Ironically, this series isn’t even about that Cyclops. A little while ago the original X-Men (the 60’s versions) were pulled into modern times. This book is about a teen Cyclops traveling space with his...

X-MEN: NO MORE HUMANS Jul10

X-MEN: NO MORE HUMANS

X-Men: No More Humans Marvel Comics Writer: Mike Carey Illustrator: Salvador Larroca Marvel’s really been kicking some butt with their new line of original graphic novels. Naturally, they feature the A-list characters with A-list talent. Avengers with Warren Ellis and Mike Mckone, Spider-Man by Mark Waid, James Robinson, Gabriele Dell’Otto, and Werther Dell’Edera and now X-Men by much-lauded former X-writer Mike Carey and X-artist Salvador Larroca. They shot it off with a very clever name, “No More Humans;” referencing Scarlet Witch’s classic mutant decimating line “No more Mutants.” Plus, a premise that immediately gets your...

Rat Queens v. 1 Sass and Sorcery Jun26

Rat Queens v. 1 Sass and Sorcery

Rat Queens v. 1 Sass and Sorcery Confession time- I hate “Game of Thrones.” I can’t stand “Lord of the Rings” and I don’t play “World of Warcraft.” When it comes to swords and sorcery/fantasy it takes a lot for me to get into a story. None of those options have that special something. That’s why I was hesitant when it came to the hit new series, “Rat Queens.” But after hearing everyone talk about it, I gave in. Thank the many-tentacled deity the characters worship because it has given new breath to the fantasy genre. The Rat Queens. A group of adventurers out to make some gold, get drunk, raise some hell and kill some evil. Of course, when...

Ryan Colucci’s R.E.M. Jun12

Ryan Colucci’s R.E.M.

R.E.M. What if you could live 23 hours a day? What would you do with your extra time? There is so much more to life that could get done if all you needed was one hour of sleep. It should be a dream come true, but when there’s no more time to dream, it becomes a nightmare. Michael Letto has done something that seems impossible, he’s made sleep obsolete. He’s invented the Soma, a chair that gives anyone a perfect, well-rested night’s sleep in an hour. You’re not jacked like you’ve taken drugs nor is there a crash like an energy drink. Unfortunately, he has done nothing with this discovery but use it to his own advantage. The sad, lonely man...

INJUSTICE: Gods Among Us volume 1 May29

INJUSTICE: Gods Among Us volume 1

Injustice: Gods Among Us v.1 DC Comics I don’t really play video games. I enjoy them; when I do play. But when I play, I prefer it’s with another person. Which is why I wanted to play the incredible fighting game “Injustice: Gods Among Us,” that featured all the biggest DC Universe characters. It’s a very cool, fun and replayable game. DC decided to do a series based off the game. A prequel setting up the video game world. And boy does it. What no one expected was it being the huge smash hit it was. And deserved to be. Companies have been doing a lot of “digital first” comics. Where people can buy these stories online before they’re...

SHUTTER #1 May15

SHUTTER #1

Shutter #1 Image Comics Written by Joe Keatinge Art By Leila Del Duca Deep down everyone hopes there’s more to our world. That secrets lurk in shadows and creatures hide in corners all to be seen out of the corner of our eye. “Shutter” lives in one of those fantastic worlds where there are people looking for the astonishing answers. And what happens when there are no more answers to be found. When Kate Kristopher was a little girl her father took on trip. Somewhere no other little girl had been. They went to the moon. Her father was an explorer for the extraordinary. Throughout their family line they were the people who sought solutions to...

HACKVIST #1 Apr17

HACKVIST #1

Hacktivist #1 Achaia Comics It’s something we could all use. It’s definitely something we all want. A social network that’s totally unhackable. YourLife is the way to connect to everyone that is revolutionizing the entire world. Two brilliant young men have created this all for us. So we can be in together even just online. Ed Hiccox and Nate Graft are the minds that have broken crafted this incredible system. Beyond the shareholders and “likes” they are Hacktivists. People who use their considerable knowledge and technology to create uprisings. They are the good guys behind a glowing computer screen changing the world. But no matter how...

RACHAEL RISING by Terry Moore Apr03

RACHAEL RISING by Terry Moore

Review of Rachel Rising If you’ve never heard of Terry Moore then shame! The multi-threat writer/artist/etc. has created some of the greatest comics of all time. He’s mastered romance/drama with “Strangers in Paradise” and sci-fi with “Echo” but his most recent series strikes those horror and thriller cords that are so tough to pluck for a writer. “Rachel Rising” takes horror to new levels in a smart and addicting way. Rachel is murdered. And wakes up. She claws her way out of a deep grave and staggers home. She’s changed. Her eyes are black and her pulse is… there? Going around to friends, Rachel has to reconnect herself with life. But...

Mike Mingola Interview

In this interview by Jo Schmidt, Mike Mingola, creator of Hellboy, talks about the anniversary of Hellboy, and more. If you’d like to enter for a chance to win the first volume of HELLBOY in trade, THE SEEDS OF DESRUCTION, send an email to jon @ Crimespreemag.com Put Hellboy 20 in the subject line!  We’ll take entries until April 1

Best Comics You’ve Never Heard Of: The Immortal Iron Fist Mar20

Best Comics You’ve Never Heard Of: The Immor...

Best Comics you’ve Never Heard of: the Immortal Iron Fist So we all love “Hawkeye.” We just do. It’s a brilliant series with gorgeous art and smart story building. The problem, however, is that it comes out so sporadically. How can someone be expected to wait for months to get their fix of Eisner Award winning beauty? Well, why haven’t you gone back and read Matt Fraction and David Aja’s previous collaboration, “Immortal Iron Fist?” Chances are, because you’ve never heard of it. Way back in the day, back when Matt Fraction was just a new flavor on the Marvel palate, he, Ed Brubaker and David Aja launched a third-tier hero into a solo book....