Heist stories are nearly always fun. Time travel stories are always fun, too. Odd couple buddy comedies can be hit or miss, but when they’re done right, they are, again, a lot of fun. Smooth Criminals takes one part heist story, one part time travel story, and one part well-executed odd couple buddy comedy, and rolls them up into one delightfully odd, charmingly awkward package. I’m really liking this comic.
Odie, a fluffy-butt Corgi with attitude and heart, is back for an all-new adventure. After another successful Kickstarter campaign, the PDFs have been sent out, and the print version should be out soon. For those of you who missed the first issue, Odie is about an elderly Corgi who gets lost and finds his way home, only to discover his owners have gotten a new puppy they have named Cujo. Oh no!
Greeting, Scoobies! It's been a bit o' time, but Buffy the Vampire Slayer is back in comic book shops once again. There have been some behind-the-scenes shake ups and big changes between the pages, but, as always, a slayer's mission to battle the vampires, demons, and forces of darkness is never over. While this may not be exactly the Buffy Summers we once knew, many readers will surely be interested in spending more time in this alternate take on Sunnydale and its bounty of demonic inhabitants.
Viva La Villain King starts off with a cartographer saving a doctor from a gang of roaming thieves and enters into a city where, for the first time in a while it seems, she is treated to some hospitality and kindness. Of course, as with all stories of this kind, not everything will be as peachy as a cobbler.
B.R.P.D.: Vampire is the story of B.R.P.D. Agent Simon Anders and his quest for vengeance against not only a twisted clutch of vampires but also the minions of Hecate.
“Love Town is a city built upon a foundation of corruption, violence, and greed, where millionaire celebrities rub shoulders with ruthless gangsters and scheming politicians, where the figurative magic of the silver screen competes with the literal magic of the streets.
Magic is the siren’s song that lures so many in Love Town to their doom…”
One of the things I’m loving about Lightstep is that each issue paints a vivid picture of a different society and the people who live and function in it. The first issue featured a people obsessed with racial purity, to the point of eugenics and genocide. The second issue depicted warring space pirates. This issue shows us a devoutly religious planet, whose people are about to witness the culmination of centuries of belief.
Humanoids’ “Life Drawn” selections are exactly that - human stories and personal adventures - and they’ve brought a lot of renewed attention to the world-famous company, especially here in the U.S., where Humanoids isn’t quite as well known.
The more complex Black Badge gets, the more I love it. This new series continues to feel more like a part of the Mind MGMT world than its initial three issues suggested that it might. It is already a part of the Grass Kings world. Could Kindt be creating a multifaceted universe much like Stephen King’s novels? The layout of the books and the additional content would also suggest this.
I’m buzzing. I’m sitting here, in mostly dark, my laptop on my lap and the PDF file for Gideon Falls #10 open, and my entire body is buzzing. If a writer were to ever find a muse, it would have to be Jeff Lemire finding Andrea Sorrentino and Dave Stewart.