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.
I haven’t reviewed an issue of Deadly Class, a comic about a training ground for teenage assassins set in 1987, but it is one of the most unhinged, frenetic, visceral, unapologetically twisted comics around. It’s the Wizarding World for those who need a little more anarchy and chaos in their lives. It certainly doesn’t take four novels before a single character meets their demise. It is a pure adrenaline rush of joy and anxiety brought on by hypertension and violence. We have Rick Remender (writer) and Wesley Craig (artist) through Image Comics to thank for this perverse, character-driven, action extravaganza.
Unfortunately for Eric, igniting a gang war doesn’t just wipe out the “bad guys,” and local law enforcement swoops in to investigate the sudden rekindling of hostilities. (The two gangs had a truce.) Meanwhile, our vigilante has fled the scene carrying newswoman Yvonne Price to safety on the back of his motorcycle; however, the Devil Marauders haven’t been entirely wiped out, and one straggler is willing to tap into some occult texts to find an opponent no one in our world has ever seen.
AHOY Comics will soon release the final issue of season 1 of Captain Ginger, its critically acclaimed title featuring cats in space. The publisher has been very generous to the Fanbase Press staff, as we are now able to share an advance preview of Captain Ginger #4 prior to the January 16th release date!
I first learned about author Rebecca Roanhorse while I was vending at WorldCon 76 last year. (She won the John W. Campbell award for Best New Writer.) I didn’t get a chance to meet her (though GRRM wandered by the table a few times); however, I did make a point to add her book to my Christmas list and was not disappointed.
Modern Fantasy is a triumph of style with a ton of heart to spare. With nods to the fantasy genre, but more specifically Dungeons & Dragons, this story reads like something made by Judd Apatow. It’s funny, weird, and relatively progressive. Though it might share some similarities with other fantasy parody content as of late (i.e., Disenchanted), let that not sway you from giving it a shot. In my opinion, this is better than Disenchanted and has much more to offer.
In the days before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a sandstorm on Jakku reveals the final resting place of the Imperial Star Destroyer Spectral. The lost behemoth has become the stuff of legends in the years since the fall of the Empire, and the dwellers of Nima Outpost believe it to be haunted.