If you think a cross-country roadtrip with your relatives sounds like a nightmare, just be grateful your relatives are not the anthropomorphised animal mutants Bebop and Rocksteady. After reading up on their mayhemic hijinks, you will likely never complain about roadtripping ever again. TMNT: Bebop & Rocksteady Hit the Road takes two ancillary characters from the Turtleverse (I'm trying to make this a thing.) and milks them for all of their ballistic glory. The book abounds with bullet-filled fun with enough carnage to spare.
If you didn't see the 2010 Disney film, Tangled, then I can confidently say you're missing out. Of the modern Disney films, it stands near the top as one of the instantly iconic stories produced by the studio. And, naturally, when Disney has a success on their hands, they expand. From the 2010 film came a television series titled Tangled: The Series (or Rapunzel's Tangled Adventures . . . they change the name of this franchise a lot.), and from that came today's comic: Tangled: The Series - Let Down Your Hair.
Adulthood is often ripe for disappointment. It’s not just about learning that taxes are a thing for everyone, but about having to accept certain realities of the world. That doesn’t mean the magic of childhood has to be ruined; no, adulthood is about learning how to merge the reality of the world with the magic we all once believed in.
Whenever I crack open a volume of Kengo Hanazawa’s brilliant I Am a Hero, I have no idea where we’re going to start and where we’re going to end. There’s no way of knowing. For every previous escalation of intensity, it’s difficult to imagine how the story can continue to escalate while staying as grounded, extreme, and emotionally astute as it is. It’s beguiling to me, but that’s part of the joy. What started out as a zombie epic has spun wildly away from the zombie genre itself, and much like Cowboy Bebop, Evangelion, Attack on Titan, or Durarara!! has created a new genre unto itself.
Let’s for a moment forget everything Matt Kindt has written. If 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man was the first thing I had ever read of his, I would immediately seek out everything else he’d ever written. The premise is simple: What if there was a man who didn’t stop growing? How would that look? How would that feel, not only to him, but to those who were a part of his life? The three people in his life, specifically, are his emotionally haunted mother, wife, and daughter - haunted because, as Craig grows, the way he experiences the world changes and that affects each relationship in a different way.
It’s time to buckle your sheath, boys and girls, because The Last Siege is hilt deep into solving one heck of a bloody mystery. Who is this wandering nomad from the east, and what could he possibly want? Is he in it for revenge? Is he in it for honor? Well, as we trudge forth into the first series arc, we are now that much closer to uncovering a truth that is getting juicier with every stab made into a fighting human torso.
The creators of Leviathan are absolutely right: Pop culture needs more kaiju presence. John Layman and Nick Pitarra have set forth on a mission to bring us a campy, little piece of delightful disaster porn. It’s a Godzilla story that has been inflicted with a case of the sillies. Everything from the plot to the art style will have you cringe-laughing. This is like Mars Attacks! for kaiju fans.