Issue #4 of Reborn is action-packed, filled with colorful weapon blasts, monsters in many forms, and the gruesome results when one meets the other, leaving a bloody mess. The key ingredient tying all of this together is Bonnie, the prophesied leader to end all evil from the Dark Lands. This evil place threatens everyone in Adystria, the place good people go to after death. For a quick recap, check out our review of the last chapter.
Bless your heart.
Betvin Geant and Kay have put together an intriguing and singular kind of tale in Prince of Peace (formerly titled The Rise of the Antichrist). It's one that has far-reaching implications about faith, and what it means to all of the various people who engage with it. When a young man gains powers beyond the pale of mortals, his love of scripture from an early age becomes manifest in his actions. He concludes that, as he has abilities greater than those of men and the only person with similar abilities is the Son of God, he must obviously be sent by God to heal the world. Whether that supposition has any merit is never quite answered throughout, though we see obvious parallels to the testaments in other characters and events in the world. That's the part of this work that I've always enjoyed, that the cat was always in the box; though he met with an angel/devil, only he saw them, so perhaps it could be delusion guiding a disturbed youth, but there was an outside shot that was legitimate.
It’s hard to say what one would do if they were given the worst possible two choices: kill or be killed. Most might swear they’d take the moral high road, resolving never to touch a hair on another’s head. But, when it comes down to it, down to the nitty gritty of survival, would they break to live just one more month?
Why do I enjoy the Tomb Raider franchise so much? After this weekend’s Women’s March for Equality—the largest protest in the history of these United States—I am reminded that now, more than ever, we need strong female role models in our lives. Whether these female inspirations come from our own families, popular and honest celebrities (cough, Meryl Streep, cough!), or even the characters we see in films and on TV, there are already many women we can choose to follow. For me, Lara Croft is one of them.
For nearly thirty years, the name Slayer has been synonymous with some of the most controversial and brilliant heavy metal to ever exist. As a pioneer of thrash metal, the group has cause plenty of ruckus, both positive and negative. But there's no denying the impact they've had on the world, and now they're looking to expand their influence with the release of their first comic book series, Repentless.
Previously on Masked – we find our central character, Frank Braffort, recovering from what can best be described as an explosive transformation. Self-creating anomalies have been popping up all throughout the city, and he has some kind of connection to them. Despite finding himself in a cavern at the source of these anomalies, and having a massive surge of power rush through him bursting into the night sky, the reasons linking them together are yet to be identified. If you want to catch up a little more on this series before continuing, please check out reviews for issues one and two.