This is an excellent trade paperback that does justice to the task of capturing the charm, the drama, the storytelling, and the technically brilliant artwork and design that one associates with the Star Blazers legend.
Abigail wants to be a police officer (just like her dad), but, in the time when this story was set, being a woman prevented many from achieving this goal. One day, Abigail sees a listing hiring police officers at Utopia, a new Hollywood studio. Although the position would be that of a glorified security guard (They're only there to give the place a real-world feel.), Abigail soon sees behind the lights and cameras of the Hollywood, looking right into its corrupted underbelly.
Releasing this Wednesday, August 7, from IDW Publishing is the long-awaited artist edition of Marvel Comics’ Star Wars comic book series that legendary creatosr Walter Simonson and Tom Palmer worked on in the early 1980s. Scanning the original black-and-white artist pages from Simonson and Palmer’s personal archives and presented at 100% their actual size – that’s 12” x 17” – this edition will be a must-have.
A quick recap of Issue #6: Xander, having “survived” a botched siring, was in need of a Soul Tie to anchor his soul. Buffy and Willow retrieved one from the Siphon but at a terrible cost: a piece of Willow’s soul.
Greg Pak and Giannis Milonogiannis have something on their mind, which makes their collaboration on Ronin Island that much more successful. Set after the fall of the Shogun, Japan and its surrounding countries have fallen into a sort of post-apocalyptic scenario that we’re just starting to get a handle on.
You ever have one of those days in which just about every little thing can go wrong? It would be hilarious if you weren’t so annoyed. Gil Starx finds himself in that position in issue two of Sea of Stars. This is a space odyssey about a father (Gil Starx) who is a widowed intergalactic trucker and his son Kadyn who has been dragged along on a job. When their rig is split in two by a space leviathan, both are tossed into the cold of space with nothing but their space suits and wits.
I must admit I haven't ready nearly as much of Neil Gaiman's work as I probably should. I'm most familiar with Gaiman through the book, Coraline, but his reputation precedes him. I can barely go a week without colleagues recommending one of his books to me. Shirking suggestions to read American Gods or The Sandman, I decided to pick up an adaptation of one of Gaiman's lesser-known stories: Snow, Glass, Apples (specifically the graphic novel adaptation illustrated by Colleen Doran).
Berserker Unbound is a four-issue series from Dark House that brings the sword and sorcery genre straight to modern-day New York. In a similar vein to works such as the Arnold Schwarzenegger film, Hercules in New York, the Julian Sands film, Warlock, Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time, and the upcoming Nick Mamatas book, Sabbath, the first issue of Berserker Unbound displaces the titular berserker from the fantasy past into a modern-day metropolis – New York.