VELVET by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting Nov01

VELVET by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting

Image Comics October 2013 Sit back for a moment and think about this “What If” scenario: WHAT IF… Miss Moneypenny, instead of being happily deskbound, was actually out in the field, knee-deep in cloak and dagger intrigue? This simple exercise in role-reversal is the premise behind the brilliant VELVET. For those in the know, the name Ed Brubaker is as close to a sure thing as it gets when it comes to quality comics. Pick your flavor: His CAPTAIN AMERICA run is so well regarded that it is the blueprint for the soon-to-be-released film CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDER. His monthly creator owned books with Sean Phillips: SLEEPER, CRIMINAL,...

LAZARUS #1 Aug08

LAZARUS #1

Image Comics STORY BY Greg Rucka ART BY Michael Lark COLORS BY Santi Arcas LETTERS BY Michael Lark COVER BY Michael Lark Greg Rucka is well known for his novels as well as his comics. A very prolific writer he has become quite an advocate for creator-owned comics. The indie comics revolution to prominence is in no small part to his work. His books like “Stumptown” and “Queen and Country” show his incredible ability to showcase how amazing independent comics can be. Thankfully, his latest book will live up to the same level of greatness. “Lazarus” is going to be big. In sales and in scope. Just one issue in and you can tell the size of this...

Crimespree on Comics: NANCY IN HELL

You know what’s great? Those 70’s B-movies with buxom babes, blood and over the top violence. They’re the perfect kind of cheesecake kind of fun that you can laugh at and escape for 90 minutes. You know it’s bad but who cares? Every once in a while a B-movie comes along and ends up being genuinely good. That is the comic “Nancy in Hell.” Don’t you hate it when you die before you’re supposed to? Nancy does. Unjustly sent to Hell she does the only obvious thing and picks up a chainsaw and hacks her way through the nine levels to make it out. What makes her so unique; she’s aware she’s there. When most people die, they become one of the...