Renato Jones: The One% #1 Written and Drawn by Kaare Kyle Andrews Published by Image Comics Released May 5th, 2016 The super-rich are villains, the book’s anti-hero Renato Jones proclaims. “With that kind of power, how can anyone stop them? How can anyone make them pay? Who will make them pay?” Just like Bernie Sanders, …
Kurtis Wiebe presents a raucous romp as the women find that coming home brings no sense of comfort.
The Wicked + the Divine #19 Written by Kieron Gillen Art by Jamie McKelvie and Matthew Wilson Letters by Clayton Cowles Published by Image Comics There are so many things that can be used to describe what happens in this particular issue of The Wicked + The Divine. Many of the expletive laden. For now, …
Story by Kurt Busiek Illustration by Benjamin Dewey Colors by Jordie Bellaire Lettering and design by Comicraft Published by Image Comics WARNING: SPOILERS For the past three issues of The Autumnlands, Dusty and Steve Learoyd have hiked across the mountains, seeking a way back to the Floating Cities. On their way, they …
The Wicked + the Divine #18 Written by Kieron Gillen Art by Jamie McKelvie and Matthew Wilson Letters by Clayton Cowles Published by Image Comics Persephone is back, and to paraphrase the theme of The Phenomenal One, Ananke don’t want none. After taking a three month break, The Wicked + The Divine returns with the …
The Fix is an easy sell without any need of a blurb of plot, characters, or even preview art pages. If you have read and loved the slick humour embedded within the brilliantly hilarious Superior Foes of Spider-Man, seeing Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber working on the same book again should be enough to warrant a buy.
Story by Brian K. Vaughan Art by Fiona Staples Letters by Fonografiks Coordinated by Eric Stephenson Published by Image Comics WARNING: MINOR SPOILERS It’s all coming together. The characters, both old and new, are coming together for an epic conclusion. As Klara tries to find a way to get Hazel out of prison, Alana and …
In this Cell by Cell, I look deeply into the panels of BITCH PLANET #6, pages 11-12, appreciating and analyzing the story and artistic composition. In these two pages, Mr. Braxton gets down to business with Makoto. And business is blackmail.
Rat Queens #15 finishes out the “Demons” arc with revelations and character rebirth, all driven by the question: demon or Queen? At the heart of this is a he said/she said retelling of how Hannah got kicked out of Mage University that ends with miscommunication and missteps. This final issue of the arc slams the reader in the best narrative ways and puts an emotional cap on what has been a stellar arc by Wiebe.
In this Cell by Cell, I look deeply into pages 9 and 10 of BITCH PLANET #6, appreciating and analyzing the story and artistic composition. Mr. Braxton appropriates culture ignorantly, as a set of symbols without deeper meaning or larger context, and then assumes he knows the value of it. His attitude is of the imperialist, exploring and claiming what he sees as his right. He manipulates the vulnerability he has found in Makoto in the interest of taking even more in his sense of privilege and power.
A look at the X-Men crossover never happened featuring the mutant villains The Upstarts.
A number one issue is a tough thing to figure out, especially when building your own world as Joe Harris and Martín Morazzo are doing in Snowfall #1. The balancing act between setting up your story and characters, while maintain the mystery and intrigue that will draw them back for issue two is maybe one of the most difficult things to do in comics.
Saga #34 is a solid issue with great art, strong storytelling, and serious themes for intellectual discussion. It’s a turning point in this story arc and pinpoints to epic events on the horizon. Strongly recommended for fans, newbies, and lovers of good stories in general.
In this Cell by Cell, I look deeply into the panels of pages 7-8 of ‘Bitch Planet’ #6, appreciating and analyzing the story and artistic composition. These two pages develop the relationship between Makoto and Meiko as he shows her the final blueprints of the spaceship they’ve designed together for the Protectorate.
DeConnick and De Landro blow the doors off the second arc with stark ironies, nauseating apathies, and contrasting raw emotions. Stakes get higher and allegiances get muddied as the lesson once again rears its ugly head: all bodies serve the Father–male and female, guard and prisoner, black and white. And bodies are disposable.
And that’s pretty much the point: the music hides the Maki’s non-compliance from the watchful eye of neighbor and Fathers in Bitch Planet #6.
With detailed art, surprising character growth, and a set up for bigger revelations, The Autumnlands #9 is a satisfying entry in the new smash hit fantasy series. If you’re a dedicated fan, there is no reason you shouldn’t pick up this issue.
Fans of the series should not miss Commerical Suicide, which gives deep character insight and thematic development to the questions of identity, personal and public, through disparate experiences and art that solidify the similarities inside celebrity and fan alike.
Cry Havoc opens with a quotation from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. Already, the book promises a story both deeply informed by literary tradition and steeped in lore. Even without the high bar set for mythology-based stories, *ahem, WicDiv* this will be an ambitious story to tell.
‘Mirror’s’ artwork is masterful–gorgeous, evocative, and playful in the form. For it alone is worth buying the issue. Add to that an emotional, compelling story of love, loyalty, and freedom, and ‘Mirror’s’ premiere earns a deserved spot on any discerning comic book reader’s pull list.
In Cell by Cell, I look deeply into the panels of ‘Bitch Planet’ #6 pages 3-4, appreciating and analyzing the story and artistic composition.