SNAPSHOT – by Andy Diggle and Jock

I just read issues one and two of a great new crime comic by Andy Diggle and Jock, author and artist respectively. Set in San Francisco we open on a kid on a bike tooling around Golden gate park on his way to work. Along the way he finds a cell phone, drops it in his pocket and keeps going. This is the event that just sent Jake’s life spiraling our of his control. One thing and his life is now forever altered. We soon discover that Jake works in a comics shop and he and his pal Steve are pretty typical kind of guys, they banter and joke and share things in common, work for a living and do what they should.  Until the phone. Jake you...

Kate (and Dan) read GLORY AVENGELYNE May24

Kate (and Dan) read GLORY AVENGELYNE

Dan: I picked up something speciaaal for you! Kate: Is it ice cream?!? D: Not this time, but it is shiny! K: Really? Gimme! D: ::hands Kate the foil embossed “Glory Avengelyne” by Rob Liefeld:: K: ::blinks:: D: Well? Pretty cool, right? K: ::blinks:: It’s…it’s…. shiny… And the boobs? And hair. So much hair. And everyone wears a thong? Is this really a thing? You made this just now, right? This is some kind of gag, RIGHT? D: No, I didn’t make this up as a gag. You need to know your comics history, so here is a gem from 1995. A time when comics were all about (multiple) foil covers, boobs, and contorted body movements. And leading the charge...

Crimespree on Comics: MIND THE GAP #1 May17

Crimespree on Comics: MIND THE GAP #1

Mind the Gap #1 Image Comics Writer: Jim McCann Artists: Rodin Esquejo & Sonia Oback Rarely has a comic ever been this worth the money. For $2.99 you get 48 pages of story. Forty. Eight. That, right there, should blow your mind. If that wasn’t enough you get one of the most engrossing mysteries since “Lost” and art so gorgeous it’s sure to sweep during awards season. Jim McCann has consistently been one of the best (and more overlooked) writers at Marvel for years. He’s broken off to do his own creator-owned work and the first thing we get is “Mind the Gap.” In just the first issue we build a structure so deep and solid that one cannot...

Crimespree on Comics: THIEF OF THIEVES

Robert Kirkman and Nick Spencer. How to create a successful book, step one: put these two writers together. There is no step two. Kirkman is a household name these days, with “Invincible,” being the head of Image Comics and, of course, all things “Walking Dead.” But add rising star Nick Spencer, who’s making a name for himself with “Morning Glories” and assorted Marvel and DC work, and the result is a book that has to be irresistible. It is. Redmond is the master thief. He could steal the stripes off a tiger and no one would notice until he’s lounging it up on a beach. The first issue is a jam packed summery of what you need to know....

UNDERGROUND – coming in September
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UNDERGROUND – coming in September

From the website:”UNDERGROUND is a five issue color series beginning in September from IMAGE COMICS. Written by Jeff Parker, drawn by Steve Lieber, and colored by Ron Chan, the story follows Park Ranger Wesley Fischer as she tries to save Stillwater Cave– and then has to save herself”Undergroundthecomic.comI have to be honest here. I love everything I’ve read by Jeff Parker, and I think Steve Leiber is a great artist, but come on, a comic about a ranger and a cave? Wake me up when the trade comes out right?Wrong.Wrong Wrong Wrong.I’ve seen the first issue of this book and I was drawn into this immediately. The...