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....

RACHAEL RISING by Terry Moore Feb20

RACHAEL RISING by Terry Moore

RACHAEL RISING Terry Moore 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...

MS. MARVEL #1 Feb13

MS. MARVEL #1

Marvel Comics Writer: G. Willow Wilson Cover Artist: Sara Pichelli Yes! This book is wonderful! And it matters, a lot. Quite a bit is riding on the success of the new “Ms. Marvel.” For months the media machine has been bringing us information and tidbits about this new heroine and she’s finally arrived. It shouldn’t matter but a female-led book written by a woman is a big deal. Especially when that woman is as talented as G. Willow Wilson. Wilson beautiful introduces us to what will hopefully be comic’s next big star, Mr. Marvel. Kamala Khan is a lovely nerdy fan-girl growing up in her average Muslim-American household in Jersey City. She’s...

SHAZAM Volume one

SHAZAM Vol 1. DC comics Author: Geoff Johns Illustrator: Gary Frank I was never a fan of Shazam during the pre-New 52. Back when he was Captain Marvel. In fact, I was more interested in Captain Marvel Jr. and Mary Marvel. The character just never hit me. If your interest was never peaked before then “Shazam” is a book that needs a spot on your shelf. Taking quite a few liberties with the old origin, the new Shazam has a much darker and direr birth. Thankfully, the one thing it doesn’t lose is its fun feel. Billy Batson is an orphan with a chip on his shoulder. After getting placed in a truly wonderful home he quickly alienates himself from...

Justice League: the Flashpoint Paradox

Warner Bros Home Entertainment Release date: July 30, 2013 Holy crap where did that come from? The mini-series that launched DC’s New 52 wasn’t exactly the most beloved series. It was a rather exciting and good read but nothing that will go down in the best comics of all time. The movie adaptation, however? One of the best DC movies ever. Animated or live. Ever. The Flash wakes up and the world is different. Darker, meaner and on the verge of an apocalyptic war. And Barry Allen is no longer the Flash. In fact, the Flash has never existed. But Barry Allen remembers fighting the Rogues with the Justice League not a day ago. Thankfully, Batman...

Film Review: The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug Jan10

Film Review: The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug

So, I’ll be honest. I really had no idea what was going on in the movie. Yes, I’ve seen all the other movies and I barely got those as well. There’s just so many weird names and races and monsters and everything. Thankfully, I have Bryan here to help me interpret what I’m trying to say in to normal speak for you normal readers. (In parentheses I will try to interpret Jo’s take away from the film.) Since I don’t remember what the whole point of the “unexpected journey” was I’ll try to glean what I can from this movie. (His take away from part one was that it was pretty) They’re running away from the wolf-things (wargs) and the large pasty...

Best comics you’ve never heard of: Young Justice Nov14

Best comics you’ve never heard of: Young Justice

Hopefully, as a fan you saw the (brilliant) cartoon series that aired last year with the same name. That title, however, started with a little series from the mid-90’s starring some heroes that were too young for the Teen Titans. The book beautifully showcased what it was like being not only a legacy character, but in some cases, a third generation legacy character. We got to watch these kids grow up on the pages. And we were the lucky ones for getting that opportunity. It started with just three buddies; the third Robin, Tim Drake, Superboy and Impulse. They already hung out so it makes sense they started an impromptu team. The three of...