Now I get it. TMNT has one of the most popular ongoing comic book storylines on the shelves, and it's no wonder that one could become confused by all of their separate mini-series and more.
What's particularly notable about Clue and what separates it from the original movie is that it lets the audience in on the joke. This whole series is being manipulated by two people throughout the comic, and writer Paul Allor wants you to be completely aware of that. He's not interested in making the big reveal that the butler did it when half of the audience reading this comic probably is aware that is going to be the end. So, he is showing you right away that the butler, Upton, is indeed the likely culprit and is manipulating this entire story. But, he's not alone, and this is what changes things from the original film, where Mr. Boddy is simply a consequence of the plot. Here, he is indeed an important part of the book.
Horror comes in many forms, but great horror sticks with you long after you’ve finished, haunting both waking hours as well as dreams, if you’re lucky. The Eyrie is a wonderful addition to the horror world, with stark images of black-and-white creatures that one definitely never wants to meet.
Within Grass Kings #6 comes the most human moment of the series so far. One that captures sadness and hope not only on an interpersonal level between characters, but also in the metaphorical imagery that’s used. It's a visual poetry that resonates, which puts Grass Kings at the best that it can be and what I think Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins are striving for as creators. From the feels I was feeling, it gives me hope for the story as it progresses.
Redlands drops you into the middle of a bad situation that you know is only going to get worse, and it does so with unfettered glee in the macabre and the occult.
Looks like we're getting ourselves into the next part of “Imperial Phase,” and so far, we're looking at a lot of set-up. As the solicit for this issue stated, this is an issue where Dionysus sits in a darkened room for most of it, but in an awesome way. This part of the issue runs a bit slower than we've been getting accustomed to in some of the more recent issues, but it's been an interesting way to start bringing things together as Dionysus meets with Baphomet in the Morrigan's underground.
If you feel, or are made to feel, minimalized or insignificant in any way, then read Mech Cadet Yu #1 from BOOM! Studios. In a world dreamt up by writer Greg Pak, where those in a particular class are the only worthy ones, fate intervenes in a way we can all hope for – realizing that anything is possible.
The tagline on this graphic novel from the Harvey Award-nominated indie publisher Red Stylo Media claims that “Mother Nature is a cruel mistress.” And, in the case of Ophelia’s Revenge, readers soon find out just how cruel she can be.
Dead of Winter is definitely a good surprise. At first look, you might think it's just The Walking Dead set during the wintertime. Yet, as you begin to page through the story, you start to see it's a much different zombie experience than its predecessors. In fact, this comic actually makes fun of the whole setting it's in. In that regard, it is pretty original. The characters, while they are fighting for their lives, do not take themselves too seriously whatsoever. Writer Kyle Starks knew exactly what he was doing when he put this story together. Paired with its tongue-in-cheek humor and a great cast, every page is another gold mine.