Reading the final, final chapter in the Life and Death series is like reading the first chapter in what should be a brand new series. A really good brand new series. I finally feel like Dan Abnett has hit upon a story that works and carries with it some authentic emotional weight and intelligence, and yet we’re simply wrapping up . . . or are we?
Any time that I see "Daniel Chabon, Editor" on the inside page of a comic, my ears perk up like a happy puppy who’s heard the word “treat.” He’s currently the rock star of Dark Horse Comics who is shepherding some of the best comics I know to shape and form. His current book is the new chapter in the Aliens world, James Stokoe’s Aliens: Dead Orbit.
It’s been almost two months since we last read about our favorite heroes-in-a-half-shell, particularly in the world of TMNT Universe. And, it looks like we’re going to have to wait a little longer, as this month takes us back to the stories of Angel and Alopex.
The main story of this comic, The Flying She-Devils: Raid on Marauder Island, concerns a group of female air pirates in the South Pacific in the wake of World War II. Honestly, for me, that much alone is enough to sell me on this comic. Others may need more convincing, though, so I’ll expand on it a bit.
Nothing beats learning on the job. That’s something I firmly believe in; however, when it comes to becoming one of the chosen to protect the planet from demonic forces, a bit of textbook schooling wouldn’t hurt.
Last year, North Air Entertainment made its comic book publishing debut with the series, Shake the Lake. Diving deep into the sport of wakeboarding, the series focused on a series of college-aged friends who ate, slept, and partied with one thing on their minds: wakeboarding. As part of the three-issues series, writers Zach Block and Machi Block have returned for the second issue, continuing the devil-may-care ways of the crew as they go head to head against rival crews and plan for the wakeboarding event of the summer.
The sixth issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 11 hits comic stands this week and sees the creative team of writer Christos Gage and artist Rebekah Isaacs reunited once again. (Numfar, do the dance of joy!) While great stuff is in store for readers from the dynamic duo behind the scenes, things only grow darker and darker for Buffy and her friends as they are finally able to uncover clues as to what horrifying remedy the United Stated government has come up with for the nation’s problematic supernatural population.
One of the fun things about Star Trek fiction is that, over time, it has brushed up against other fictional universes – sometimes very overtly, as in the Star Trek/Green Lantern or Star Trek/Planet of the Apes comics of recent years, and going at least as far back as some peculiar crossovers with the X-Men in the 1990s. Sometimes, though, these cross-dimensional encounters have to be more referential than that, for one reason or other, and that is where New Visions #15 exists. At least, I think so.