Super Soldiers: A Salute to the Comic Book Heroes & Villains Who Fought For Their Country Mango Publishing Written by Jason Inman Available now (in paperback, digital, & audiobook formats) Before I go too far into this piece, I feel the need to point out a few things. First of all, I am a veteran. […]
Category: Pullbox Reviews
Predictably, Simone’s writing is outstanding, and her take on the Rose/Thorn construct is engaging. Gritty and realistic, it makes for an entertaining read without demanding too much out of our suspension of disbelief; the psychology, if a little stretched, is believable enough for me to buy. And there’s enough twists and turns (and a gut punch of an ending) to keep things enthralling throughout. (13/13)
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 […]
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 […]
The award-winning urban fantasy series Rivers of London continues a tale of fast cars and fairy queens, from series creator Ben Aaronovitch! Deep undercover in the street racing big leagues, can wizarding cop Peter Grant keep up with the competition in his clapped-out car – or does he need an upgrade? A canonical story, set […]
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.
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.
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 […]
(W) Steve Niles (@SteveNiles) Written: @SteveNiles Artwork: Damien Worm, Lettering: @TheJaniceChiang Monica Bleue and her father move away to the country to start a new life after the death of her mother. Though she’s not speaking to her dad, she begins to find her way out from her anger and grief in her new surroundings. […]
Hmm…the world’s greatest role-playing game, set to comic format, featuring the cult-fave hero of probably my favorite computer RPG series of all time, tying in one of the more fascinating long-format modules yet offered by WotC and written by JIM-FREAKING-ZUB? Why, yes-thank-you-more-please. (13/13)