Living with Death: Murder at Oxford is, so far at least, a story about a female Sherlock Holmes. Which, in and of itself, sounds great. I love intelligent, complex female characters, and Stephanie Hawkins, the main character in this story, definitely has potential in that area. But, the thing is, in this first issue at least, she’s just a little TOO much like Sherlock Holmes.
Sherlock Holmes fans, rejoice! Professor Moriarty is back for a new adventure, and you can be a part of the journey! The graphic novel series Moriarty allows readers to get to know the infamous baddy, Professor Moriarty, as he tries to reclaim his former glory, cracking new cases in a world without Sherlock. Having already published two successful volumes and a hardcover collection of stories through Image Comics, the creative team behind the series recently launched their own campaign on Kickstarter to fund a third volume.
Comic book publisher Top Cow will soon be releasing Issue #2 of Bushido, written by Rob Levin and illustrated by Studio HVE, and the publisher has been very generous to the Fanboy Comics staff. In advance of the Wednesday, October 9th, release date, we are now able to share a preview of Issue #2!
The Colonized has a few things going for it. Zombie livestock, for one thing. Also aliens. And, some cool action scenes involving both trains and spaceships. There’s definitely fun to be had in this story.
Danger Girl suffers from no illusions about what it is and what it’s trying do. It’s not some groundbreaking saga or deep social commentary. It’s pure sensationalism. An action/adventure story with hot girls and explosions. Even better, hot girls causing explosions. Also car chases, gun fights, narrow escapes, and just about every other form of action sequence you can think of. All with hot girls. Did I mention the hot girls?
As the final countdown has begun for New York Comic-Con 2013, Titan Books is planning a plethora of exciting events and exclusive offerings for attendees to enjoy at the Titan Books booth (#2142). Be sure to stop by and say, "Hello!" to the fine folks at Titan, if you are attending the convention this year.
UXB summed up in just a few words: weird, violent, horrific, bizarre, immature, funny, and strange.
Das Bombast, Muc Olla, and Rifter are three kids thrown out into a dying world, forced to fend for themselves, but Das, Muc, and Rif have a bit of an advantage: their nanotech suits grant them superpowers. Their suits heal them, feed them, even go the bathroom for them, and they can create anything their hearts' desire, so the only real danger to the boys is a sense of crushing boredom. Fortunately for them, the world is their playground.
Dark Horse collects a bevy of bizarre, hilarious, and possibly largely unread, or read long ago, stories from its storied Star Wars publishing history into an exciting Omnibus entitled Wild Space Volume 2. This does mean that an introductory Wild Space omnibus exists, and I am sure it contains just as many colorful and varied stories and adventures as I found in this over 400-page second volume, and I am sure there is enough unique Dark Horse Star Wars content to fill many more omnibuses, and maybe a few omnivans, too. Yes, that’s a bit of a bad pun, but it is completely in line with the style of much of the Wild Space slice of the Star Wars universal pie.
I’m a bit of a huge fan of Trigun, as everyone can tell given my choice of profile avatar tends to be a headshot of Vash the Stampede, but all I’ve ever actually seen is the anime adaption. So, when I found out that Dark Horse Comics was releasing the manga into an omnibus form, I decided I had to give it a read to see if the original was just as good. And, I was most certainly not disappointed.
I have a huge warning label to slap on this review. Colder is one of the most disturbing books I have read in years. That being said, Colder is also one of the most masterfully drawn and visually stunning books I have read in years. Approach with caution, if you are queasy.
Suddenly, action, characterization, and intrigue. All within the first 5 pages. In an era where comic books use the entire first book of their series to simply explain backstory, it is absurdly refreshing to begin with a hook as derisive and disturbing as a 1940s mental health facility caught on fire.