REVIEW: Batman #75 marks the start of new arc

By Alex Batts - The end begins. With the release of Batman #75 this week, the final story arc of Tom King’s Batman epic gets underway. City of Bane is the beginning of the end for the journey the Caped Crusader has been on since issue #1…

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Top Comics to Buy for July 17, 2019

By Zack Quaintance — So, some good news: my backlog of comics for 2019 is down to only 62. This is a minor miracle, considering that at one point immediately after my move (Sacramento -> Washington, D.C.), I found myself with a (figurative) pile in the triple…

GET HYPED: WildCats #1, a victory lap with killer art

By Zack Quaintance — I have been supremely hyped about the latest iteration of DC Comics’ WildStorm books, since I first read the Wild Storm #1, which (believe it or not) first came out back in February of 2017. That’s more than two years ago, and a lot…

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REVIEW: Life and Death of Toyo Harada #5

By Nick Couture - Writer and Godfather of the Valiant revival, Joshua Dysart, along with Cafu and Kano on art, Andrew Dalhouse on colors, and Dave Sharpe on letters, continue to reach for a crescendo with Life and Death of Toyo Harada #5. It’s an issue…

Comic of the Week: Critical Role Series II #1

By d. emerson eddy — Critical Role could be considered a kind of cultural phenomenon in mainstream appeal of Dungeons & Dragons, helping bring interest and entertainment to the game, both to playing and to watching others, all through the…

REVIEW: Detective Comics #1007

By Alex Batts — Detective Comics #1007 sees the end of a two-part tale featuring the Vengeance of God, the long-tenured DC character, The Spectre. The creative team of Peter Tomasi, Kyle Hotz, David Baron, and Rob Leigh…

REVIEW: Sera and the Royal Stars #1 is beautiful

By Zack Quaintance — Sera and the Royal Stars #1 is one good-looking comic, so much so that I want to start this review by highlighting artist Audrey Mok and colorist Raul Angulo’s vast contributions to this story. This is a fantasy comic, one beholden…

The Saga Re-Read: Saga #46, ‘#*$& your mercy…’

By Zack Quaintance — One of the qualities I find impressive within Saga is the way the series can both linger with you for the scope of its massive (and defiantly coherent) narrative, while also consistently landing some of the best individual moments…

REVIEW: Second Coming #1, an important comic

By Zack Quaintance — An incredibly reductive (if necessary) summary of the new series from Ahoy Comics, Second Coming, is that it’s a satire about Jesus returning to earth and becoming roommates with Superman (or close enough). This was…