A hybrid between a novel and a comic, this quirky tale has everything you’d want from a children’s medieval adventure story. It has fearsome monsters, epic quests, sorcery and magic, and more, all bound together with a self-aware, self-referential eye and a generous dose of humor.
Project: Saviour doesn’t want to be your run-of-the-mill superhero origin story. It starts off heavy, with an established hero telling his story of how he came to be. Abandoned by his father at a young age, he comes to realize his abilities one day when fighting a bully and decides to help people and be a hero. But things don’t look so good for him, as a local crime lord, Scyther, wreaks havoc on the city, painting our unnamed hero as a villain. Ostracized from the people he wants to help, he has to bring down Scyther who has his own strings beings pulled.
Infinite Dark #4 is the finale of the initial story arc of the series. It pits Deva Karrel against the entropy entity that has invaded and imperiled the space station, Orpheus, which houses thousands of innocent lives.
If I had the patience to put together a “Best of" List for 2018, Black Hammer would be on it and it would include this mini-series, The Quantum Age, as well. Normally, mini-series that split off from a main book are there simply to capitalize on the popularity of the main title, but The Quantum Age provides an end to stories that we don’t even know how they end exactly. This six-part series isn’t just a fun, little side adventure, but a necessity when talking about the Black Hammer universe.
The bond of family runs deep. Whether it’s shared bloodlines or love between spouses, the ties that keep families together are hard to sever, even if the family is at odds. Those same strong connections can work against the members, just as much as they can help, but when something powerful roots itself in the family tree, it can be utterly terrifying.
With the holidays officially over and the New Year underway, I wanted to pick up something that deviated from my usual interests. I haven’t read much in the true crime genre, so I wasn’t sure what to expect when it came to Green River Killer. I was aware of the true-life events that the book is based on, but my knowledge only extended to names and a few rough details. With that in mind, I picked up the book with a bit of trepidation.
When was the last time you hobnobbed with your favorite Disney pals? Has it been a while? Well, it’s 2019 and they stand, fresher than ever, and desperate for attention.
"Resist" has been a rallying cry for many groups and individuals these days, from the moniker adopted by the new "rebellion" in the most recent additions to the Star Wars mythos to the packed city streets during the national Women's March. Given this, it seems quite appropriate that the word has now become part of the title of the latest Aliens comic series from Dark Horse Comics, especially given that the story of Aliens: Resistance follows two oppressed individuals who are pushed to the brink and make the decision to revolt against the soulless corporate monolith that controls nearly all of human existence in their universe.
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.