The Ghost Fleet #7
Words: Donny Cates
Pictures: Daniel Warren Johnson
Blown. Away. I mean, like the first time you heard Joe Satriani’s Surfing With The Alien blown away. Like when Terry Bam Bam Gordy rushed to the aid of former partner Michael PS Hayes to reform the Fabulous Freebirds kind of blown away. Like finding out Bigfoot is real blown away. (OK, granted, I haven’t discovered the legitimacy of Bigfoot, but man, if you did, you’d be blown away, right?) That is what I’m talking about when I read Ghost Fleet #7.
Burning Fields #4
Words: Michael Moreci & Tim Daniel
Pictures: Colin Lorimer
Do you ever have those feelings, those little tremors of premonition that say, “This is going to be good”? Like the first time you heard that power chord hit on Ronnie James Dio’s Rainbow In The Dark. You knew Dio was going to slay it vocally, but then that power chord hits, those keys kick in, and it’s on. You know this is going to rock out loud. That’s the feeling I got when I read the first page of Burning Fields #4.
Big Trouble In Little China #10
Words: Eric Powell
Pictures: Brian Churilla
Only Jack Burton could make Hell seem like a place that wouldn’t be too bad really if you just, you know, did your thing and didn’t buy into its’ hype. Of course, that might only work for Jack Burton.
Words: Michael Alan Nelson
Pictures: Dan Mora
My review of Hexed #9 wherein I realize it’s totally ok for me to like Ace Frehley singing lead on Shock Me instead of Gene or Paul. (Stick with me as I’m pretty sure this analogy makes sense. It’s better than my original one which I may or may not share after this review.)
Archie vs. Predator #1
Words: Alex de Campi
Pictures: Fernando Ruiz
I dig peanut butter. I mean a lot. I was practically raised on the stuff. I also really dig pickles. Love dill pickles. I can eat tons of them. I never thought of putting those two things together, but apparently, some folks do. (Including my Mother, which I find super weird for all kinds of reasons.) So imagine my surprise at how satisfying I found Archie vs. Predator #1. Bravo fellas. Bravo.
Captain Midnight #21
Words: Joshua Williamson
Pictures: Manuel Garcia
I’m a sucker for team books. I’m a sucker for cool looking costumes. I’m an even bigger sucker for cool looking bad guys. I know, Captain Midnight isn’t really a team book, but he ends up with a fairly cool team by the time this issue is all said and done, so yeah, I’m a sucker for Captain Midnight #21.
Conan / Red Sonja #3
Dark Horse / Dynamite
Words: Gail Simone & Jim Zub
Pictures: Randy Green
This is just flat out, pulpy goodness wrapped up in some really cool art. What more could you ask for out of these two pulptastic heroes? (Do I mean Conan and Sonja? Or do I mean Gail and Jim? The answer… Yes I do!)
Rocket Salvage #4
Words: Yehudi Mercado
Reading Rocket Salvage, for me, is like watching Lucha Libre wrestling. It’s big; it’s bold; it’s colorful; it’s fast paced; it’s a bit over the top; but most of all just plain fun.
Words: Mike Johnson
Pictures: Rafael Albuquerque
I’m going to make this one short and sweet: This comic rocks.
Words: Eric Heisserer
Pictures: Felipe Massafera
I do like me some sci-fi action, and that’s exactly what Shaper #1 delivers.