This volume is stellar. Adam Knave and D.J. Kirkbride have created an exciting, modernized version of the legendary tales of King Arthur, and Nick Brokenshire has illustrated a 21st-century icon in Rani as an ordinary, young, half-Indian woman who becomes a powerful, punk heroine with a perfect crown hairstyle. This volume exudes energy, and the characters are vivacious and inspiring - the perfect specimens of modern-day heroics.
The season finale is here for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 11 with the release of issue #12. Telling a shorter and more focused story than previous seasons, the last year has seen some of the best work yet from writer Christos Gage and artist Rebekah Isaacs. In a season clearly reflecting (or perhaps, given the advanced schedule of comic book production, anticipating) the culture and mood of current times, Buffy and company have faced bigotry, internment camps, politicians who are an utter disappointment, and more over the last eleven issues. This final issue of the season instead sees the Scooby Gang on offense against their oppressors and demonstrates, as the Radio Head song goes, “This is what you get when you mess with us.”
You ever have one of those days where everything is going your way? A free place to hang your hat, no worries about food (or more importantly beer), and your trusty 18-wheel steed is ready to roll at a moment's notice? Me neither. That's the way your old pal Jack Burton started his day. At the top. But as they say, it can only goes downhill from there. And you know what Ol' Jack Burton says at a time like this? Aw hell, lemme tell you.
In the blink of an eye, life can forever be altered with the eternal click of social media. No. 1 with a Bullet astutely captures segments of the real world by identifying moments in the life of main character, Nash Huang, where privacy conceptually doesn’t coincide with an online presence. It’s a relevant question in today’s society: Where do we draw the line with regards to people’s privacy, as we further technological advancements? In even simpler terms, are people allowed to have a conversation, even online, and expect a certain level of privacy, or decency, when being responded to?
It's finale time, everyone. This, the last issue of this mini-series set in the Mass Effect: Andromeda universe, sees that the indomitable Tiran Kandros has finally found the end of his journey to discover what truths are behind the mysterious and bold Andromeda Initiative. When the previous issue concluded, Kandros and Shio'leth had escaped the dangerous Salarian biotic Agent Zeta and were headed to the fabled Geth Array, where Shio was determined to go after a startling discovery: That the math that helped drive the Andromeda Initiative and its plans to make a home outside the Milky Way was wrong, and with its flaws, the lives of the explorers making the journey were in peril.
The social commentary in The Infinite Loop has never been subtle. The first story arc was a metaphor for gay rights, as Teddy and Ano had to choose whether to remain safe by keeping their forbidden love hidden away, or to risk everything by fighting openly for others to enjoy those same rights. Now, “Nothing but the Truth” takes on various aspects of the current political climate, and how the wealthy and powerful use the media to control the masses and distract people from what’s really going on.
In this fourth issue of The Lost Fleet: Corsair from Titan Comics, former POW Captain Michael Geary of the Alliance Fleet has agreed to work alongside former Syndic Executive Destina Aragon. After successfully commandeering a cruiser from a Syndic CEO, the Alliance and former Syndic crew have more trust issues and a new target to deal with.
This world is expanding pretty rapidly, a fact that might not be so much of a good thing. With the beloved Pocket Mortys still being captured, trained, and tortured, a few additional forces have entered the fray, with Beth and her Pocket Jerrys. If that sentence made any sense to those reading it, congratulations, because for those not familiar with the franchise, this can be a bit confusing. Honestly, it can be confusing for those of us who know the show and have played the game. That being said, this penultimate issue looks like its setting up for a huge conclusion. With (Evil) Morty still attempting to escape the grasp of Rick, a plan begins to come together to combine their skills (Morty's relentless spirit and Rick's lack of concern and acts of brilliance) to take on the Council of Ricks: a combined, powerful conglomerate of Ricks who control the entire Morty fighting sport, as well as the other Ricks. Without spoiling too much, this is going to be a major battle, full of more Morty battles, Rick being a jerk, and ridiculous concepts that are bizarre even for this franchise.
Replicator is the brainchild of Australian writer Robert Arnold. Arnold’s creative team includes Bosnian artist Armin Ozdic (named Best Young Balkans Comic Book Artist), colorist Ross A. Campbell who has worked with mainstream publishers such as Image, Top Cow, Aspen, Zenescope, Dynamite, and Action Lab, and letterer Jamie Me (The Forgotten Man, Cavemen vs. Zombies). The first issue has been edited by Nick Glenister and Alison Arnold.
Rugrats #1 serves as a reminder that there is still a place for Rugrats in our world. It's been a long time since the characters from Rugrats took another form in All Grown Up!, where teenage versions of the characters took focus beginning in April 2003 and lasting until August 2008. It was the next step for the characters but not much was done with them following the series. Tommy Pickles and the gang vanished from pop culture until now with this series. If you read it, you can already hear the voices of the actors who originally portrayed the characters. It's remarkable how much Box Brown, the writer, is able to recreate the voices of the characters. The art by Lisa DuBois also serves to show just how great the story can come about.