If you’ve not read the first six issues of Something is Killing the Children, well, first you need to correct that—and thankfully, Boom! Is making that easy on you; they’re also releasing a gorgeous collected trade of the full first arc, just in time for issue 7 to drop. Second, even if you choose not to, this is a great jumping-on point. The vibe remains equal parts Buffy the Vampire Slayer and It, and Tynion’s storytelling skills remain top notch. He deftly introduces new characters and story arcs without bogging things down with too much dialogue, and leaves much of the tale hinted at and suggested, as good horror should be. And he trusts his artists. (12/13)
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Necromancer Bill #1 Darby Pop Publishing Written by Robert Menegus Art by David Brame Colors by Gabriel Roldan Letters by Frank Cvetkovic Edited by Renae Geerlings Available digitally, full length graphic novel coming soon! Bill is just a regular schlub who loves gardening and resents being brow-beaten by his ex. When an arcane ritual-gone-wrong accidentally […]
American Dreams #2 Short Fuse Media Group Created & Written by Daniel Kalban Illustrated by Dody Eka (pencils) Tebe Andry (inks) Colors by Warnia K. Sahadewa Letters by Matt Bowers Covers by Dody Eka, Tebe Andry & Tommy Shelton (cover A) Netho Diaz, Shawn Alleyne, & Tommy Shelton (cover B) Taking advantage of schematics left […]
Here, we see growth in Frankenstein—of both his philosophy, and his prejudices. And his determination to find a similar, if not like, enlightened mind. The evolution of the creature’s thoughts and beliefs are as powerful as they are at times heart-wrenching—again, in solid tune with the source material. Mignola has written so well for so long (as has Allie), that it’s easy to take his tale-weaving for granted. Make sure not to—take the time to absorb the story the authors tell and not just tear through it like any other comic: this is literature, not pulp. Trust me—you’ll be glad you did.
Guardian #1 Created & Written by Tom Carter Illustrated & Lettered by Haryadi Jang Colors by Papillon Studio Variant Covers by Mitch Gosling Tom Gallagher Edited by Nick Revels Zack finds himself attached to an alien life form. Gaining his super powers, they become a new superhero fighting against their arch-nemesis, Mars the Destroyer and […]
Planet Gigantic Written by Eric Grissom Art by David Halvorson 136 pages Digital Release Date May 06, 2020 After Dr. Alberta Reilly and the geniuses at the Wunderkind Corporation create new life in the form of twin children Yuri and Valentina, they naturally do what any top secret government facility buried hundreds of feet below […]
Death opens with an extended intro from the perspective of Joe Hardy as he grieves the loss of his would-be-if-he’d-ever-admitted-his-feelings-but-now-she’s-dead-so-he-can’t paramour. Seems the detecting damsel took on more than she could handle, at least in Joe’s eyes: while the rest of River Heights, including Nancy’s father and even his own brother, is convinced her death (by drowning, after her car flipped into the river) was an accident, Joe is certain she was murdered. And given Drew’s penchant for trouble—specifically, causing such for River Heights’ most notorious crooks, including the Syndicate responsible for the murder of Fenton Hardy (Joe and Frank’s father, as detailed in The Big Lie)—he might just be on to something.
Lost on Planet Earth #1 ComiXology Originals Written by Magdalene Visaggio Illustrated by Claudia Aguirre Letters by IBD’s Zakk Saam Edited by Joe Corallo Available now on ComiXology! It’s 2381, and Basil Miranda, on the verge of graduation, knows exactly what she’s doing with the rest of her life and always has: a primo assignment […]
Tuskers, is a 130 page independent graphic novel focusing on a herd of African elephants escaping a poaching militia in South Sudan in an effort to make it to safety at an animal sanctuary in distant Kenya. A group of wildlife rangers must put themselves on the line to fight for a cause larger than […]