The next level of drone warfare is Hardcore. In the government's top-secret Hardcore Program, agents project into living human hosts to eliminate high-level targets. But the new technology has just fallen into the wrong hands. In this month's Hardcore #3, writer Andy Diggle and artist Alessandro Vitti build off the intensity of the previous installments by expanding the scope of their story and significantly raising the stakes.
I’ve said it before, but I really love this comic book series. It’s not like any sci-fi I’ve seen or read before. Many of the concepts are familiar, but what the story does with them is unique. And like any good story, the main focus is on the characters. Seeing those characters interact in this unique sci-fi world is what has kept me engaged and kept me coming back for more.
BRPD Vampire is the story of BRPD Agent Simon Anders and his quest for vengeance against not only a twisted clutch of vampires but also the minions of Hecate.
Candlewick Books will soon publish Gareth Hinds’ adaptation of The Iliad on March 12, 2019, inviting readers of all ages to experience this timeless tale of friendship, love and war like never before. Hinds spent two and a half years creating his adaptation which features notes, maps, a cast of characters, and other tools to help readers understand all the action and drama of Homer’s epic. The publisher and creator have been very generous to Fanbase Press, as we are now able to share an essay and illustrations by Hinds himself on "What Homer Would Have Wanted You to Know Before You Read The Iliad."
Two issues ago, the superhero family of Black Hammer made a decision to jump back into the reality of Spiral City (their own world) despite the fear of Anti-God (their greatest villain) returning with them. This was after having solved the mystery of how they ended up at the farm. Then, issue #7 happened. It was bonkers and wonderful. It took the idea of “meta” in this series to its most playful and heightened conclusion. That was what happened to the reality-hopping Colonel Weird. Now, in issue #8, we find our way to some of the other members of the team. If issue #7 was about where all of the unused ideas go to die, then issue #8 is about a world with no stories. Of all the issues of the series so far, this resembles our own, the reader’s world. The most tragic place for a superhero to end up is, of course, a place where they are no one, where they no longer mean anything to the world and they have no ambition.
Issue #4 begins with all-out carnage, action, and horror sprayed on every page. You can feel the panic and the hurry continuously building as each of the panels reveals more and more of the chaois the Jinoo release throughout Harlem. Of course, the Jinnoo, it turns out, are the least of our characters’ worries, as the Sangerye family may end up losing one of their own.
In The Life of Nill, candles are personified beings who travel between cities illuminated by light, sending messages to and from the cities themselves. We’re introduced to Nill and Lueb, two candles who routinely travel out to the dark under orders of the elder. But, when Lueb decides to head out on her own, Nill chases after her, and his life is forever changed.
The city of Skod, a city of horror in the heavens of Zhal for Adam and the Mud King, becomes that much more like Hell with the arrival of the Pied Piper. Now, horrid son against horrid son are trying to save and kill a horrid father, and a man with the world’s salvation resting on his shoulders are left, leaving the cursed citizens of Skod to deal with the repercussions of their untimely and unwelcome arrival.
Judge Dredd has been around for 42 years. He has been the source of endless books and comics and two feature films. So, if you’re going to take on a character with that level of pedigree and history, you'd better do it right. Writer Paul Jenkins and artist Marco Castiello got it right.
It wasn’t that I had my doubts about Black Badge. After finishing The Grass Kings, I’d put my trust in the creative team of Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins, and Hillary Jenkins any time. Like The Grass Kings, Black Badge took a few issues to settle into itself. The entirety of issue seven had me exclaiming out loud at the end, “Oh, sh*t!”