Vertigo Comics’ TRILLIUM Nov13

Vertigo Comics’ TRILLIUM

Trillium Vertigo Comics Script and art by Jeff Lemire Let’s start with the obvious. Jeff Lemire is a genius and we should all be in awe of his greatness. To achieve an ounce of his talent is to achieve become one with the Gods of Story. Long may they reign. He is amazing, his work is amazing, and everything he can do is amazing. OK, that’s out of the way. “Trillium.” To put it quickly, its amazing. How to accurately describe “Trillium?” It’s a beautiful sci-fi, time travel, reality bending epic that stretches what can be done with comics. Two journeys taking place at once. Time could be linear or...

WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY volume 1 Oct02

WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY volume 1

Best Comics You’ve Never Heard Of:  Welcome to Tranquility v.1 Writer: Gail Simone Art: Neil Googe If you haven’t noticed by now, the name Gail Simone is synonymous with high art and quality comics. Going back to one of her woefully underappreciated series we’re going to take a look at a little, lovely, and brilliant book known as “Welcome to Tranquility.” Unlike in comics, people get old. Super heroes get old. But where do those costumed characters go when they reach that age? When their minds start to go who will watch out for them? In the Wildstorm Universe they go to a serene town called Tranquility. It’s just a nice place that happens...

Crimespree on Comics: Archer and Armstrong v.1: The Michelangelo Code Sep18

Crimespree on Comics: Archer and Armstrong v.1: Th...

Archer and Armstrong v.1: The Michelangelo Code Writer: Fred Van Lente Penciler: Clayton Henry Colorist: Matt Milla Letterer: Dave Lanphear Cover Artist: Arturo Lozzi, Patrick Zircher “Archer and Armstrong” has one of the best, most underrated writers in comics, a fan favorite artist, and some of the strongest reviews from the past two years. I’ve been dying to read the much ballyhooed revamp of the Valiant Comics classic and am quite glad I did. Obadiah Archer has been training his entire life for a mission from the Lord. His father, a Minister, and mother, a Congresswoman, have spent his 18 years of life readying him for destroying “He...

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...