Category: Comic Reviews

thePullbox Reviews Over the Ropes- What’re you gonna do, brother? (Hint: read this comic)

Over the Ropes #1 Mad Cave Studios Written by Jay Sandlin Art by Antonello Cosentino Colors by Francesco Segala Letters by Justin Birch Step Over the Ropes and into 1990s wrestling. Set in a fictional world, Over the Ropes dives into sports entertainment’s biggest era. A young high-flyer named Jason Lynn goes off-script in a […]

Pullbox Bookshelf – X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills

God Loves, Man Kills (1982) Marvel Comics Written by Chris Claremont Illustrated by Brent Anderson Colors by Steve Oliff Letters by Tom Orzechowski The Uncanny X-Men. Magneto, master of magnetism. The bitterest of enemies for years. But now they must join forces against a new adversary who threatens them all and the entire world besides […]

Red Sonja: The Complete Gail Simone Omnibus Delivers the Red-Headed She-Devil in All Her Glory!

I’m not going to bother extolling the virtues of Gail Simone’s work on Red Sonja: either you recognize it as the best interpretation of the character in the She-Devil’s history, an industry-leading writer at her peak, with greater depth and integrity than any previous writer (except for maybe Jim Zub, but that was a one-shot) had even contemplated for her; you’re just not a sword and sorcery reader (we should talk about whatever abuse you experience as a child, that would leave you scarred so); or you’re illiterate.

Rags: the Trade Paperback Packs More than Just Impressive Cleavage

Regina Ragowski (no, “Rags” is not her nickname, it turns out; I suspect it’s the state her life is in) is having a crappy day. Like, really, really crappy. She’s in her birthday suit (other than a pair of service boots, so there’s that), in the midst of the zombie apocalypse. A while back (we find out later), she was beaten and nearly raped, and had what little she had remaining to her in the world, including her engagement ring, taken from her. Before that, she watched her fiancé being eaten alive, largely because she had a tantrum and threw a propane tank through the front windshield of their car. Because she has PTSD, is a Marine combat vet whose discharge was anything but voluntary, and accepts help (or even a kind word) about as well as a rabid Doberman accepts a tummy rub.

Pullbox Reviews Conan: Serpent War- What is best in life? A Moon Knight/Conan/Solomon Kane crossover, that’s what!

Conan: Serpent War Marvel Comics Written by Jim Zub Pencils by Scot Eaton Inks by Scott Hanna Colors by Frank D’Armata Additional art by Vanesa R. Del Rey (James Allison scenes) Letters by Travis Lanham Solomon Kane, Dark Agnes, and Conan T. Barbarian created by Robert E. Howard THE WRATH OF THE SERPENT GOD! JAMES […]

Pullbox Reviews: Project Icarus #1 – Action with a throwback, direct to video attitude…

Project Icarus Blackbox Comics Written by Andy Owens Art by Patrick Blaine Inked by Andy Owens Colors by Teo Gonzalez & Claudia Guiliani Letters by Dezi Sienty Icarus created by Dimitrios Zaharakis Available January 29th, 2020 (still time to get those orders in!) Two years after losing his daughter to cancer, Max Green has yet […]

Vampironica: New Blood #1 Delves Into the Depths of a Dark Riverdale!

Veronica’s back after several weeks’ absence, and Mom and Dad Lodge got some ‘splainin’ to do. To start with, who Sir Francis Lodge was, and his (and the Lodge family’s) involvement in vampirism dating back generations. Before that, though, she’s got a new foil to contend with, in the form of decidedly pro-vamp Edward Fogarty. And a huge double-super-secret-surprise ending that threatens to turn ‘Ronnie’s already off-kilter world right on its head. Sometimes, it just doesn’t pay to show up to homeroom.

This is not great-uncle Bob’s Archie…

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