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!)
Words: Tim Seeley
Pictures: Jim Terry
Remember those Magic Eye images that were all the rage back in the late ‘90’s? They were just pictures of random colors and patterns, but if you looked at them just right, you could see amazing 3-D images pop from the page. (At least that’s what they told me, I never could see those damn things. Except maybe once or twice. Pretty sure it was a cow.) Even if you didn’t see them, the images were pretty mesmerizing and gave you the illusion of movement and I was never quite sure what it was I was looking at. That’s what reading Sundowners is like for me.
Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #6
Words and Pictures: Stan Sakai
I have just two things to say to Stan Sakai about Usagi Yojimbo: Senso… Wow. And Thank You.
Father’s Day #2
Words: Mike Richardson
Pictures: Gabriel Guzman
Mike and Gabriel take the whole “Father/Daughter Road Trip” and twist it up real good. And I thought I had it tough sharing the way back of the station wagon with my step sister.
Terminator: Salvation: The Final Battle #11
Words: J. Michael Straczynski
Pictures: Pete Woods
Jumping in on a 12 issue mini-series at issue 11 may not be the brightest thing in the world, but hot damn, I’m pretty happy I jumped in when I did.
Words: Fred Van Lente
Pictures: Maurizio Rosenzweig
Colors: Moreno Dinisio
So let me get this straight: We’ve got thieves, covert organizations, and people who can channel their skills from their past lives into today? Go on…
Criminal Macabre: The Third Child #2
Words: Steve Niles
Art: Christopher Mitten
Dammit, I’m loving this book! I mean, holy ball sack, it’s just so good. Ok, enough gushing. No, wait… Yeah, I’m done. For now.
Words: Greg Rucka
Pictures: Toni Fejzula
This is not unlike a teenage coming of age story, but in this case, the teenager is a demon, so I guess it’s a bit different.
Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #3
Words and Pictures:
I know I’ve said it before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again, but mash-ups are my jam. I dig ‘em. So it makes complete sense that I would be into Usagi Yojimbo: Senso. Samaurai/ninja action with a sci-fi alien invasion from the heavens all in an anthropomorphic setting. Tasty.
Words: Aron Warner & Philip Gelatt
Pictures: Brett Weldele
It’s good news bad news time: Good news: this is a great issue. Bad news: it’s the last issue of Pariah. But man is there room for more. And yeah, I arrived late to the Pariah Party, but I really dig/dug this book. And this issue in particular. (more…)