Pathfinder is a new comic series from Dynamite Entertainment and tabletop role-playing game maker Paizo Publishing. This series follows a group of adventurer-seekers as they seek out a source of evil causing trouble in the forest, and end up finding much more than they bargained for. Sounds like your typical fantasy story, filled with danger and daring heroes. That is probably what everyone expected when Paizo decided to make their incredibly popular role-playing game into a comic. Then, they hired Jim Zub of Skullkickers fame and Andrew Huerta, and what they got was anything but typical.
At first, this week's episode of Doctor Who appears to be a horror story about a haunted house; however, “Hide” by Neil Cross quickly reveals that things are not quite so straightforward.
When vampires try to go legit, the illicit trade in captive humans goes underground and a new force threatens the undead. Noctua tells the story of the killer of vampires as he sets out to cut as wide a swath through the undead as possible.
Breakers is in no way your typical graphic novel. Composed of short comics, sketches, doodles, and experiments in sequential art, Breakers has no overarching story or structure. Instead, it is the culmination of a three-week residency conducted by twenty-six comic creators at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, which is located on the Florida coast. Led on a once-in-a-lifetime artistic experience by master artists Ellen Forney, Dean Haspiel, and Megan Kelso, these twenty-three associate artists and their “creative commanders” deliver a volume of collected works in Breakers that reads as an unfiltered, honest, and intimate peek into a truly magical and inspired three weeks in an environment teeming with artistic expression, daily comic creation, occasional shark sightings, and one seriously creepy, naked old dude.
Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
The new teaser trailer for Marvel's Thor: The Dark World has been released on iTunes!
Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos . . . but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
Now, Legacy is living up to the Star Wars I know and love. After trying to sell a lightsaber she salvaged, Ania Solo and her friend, Sauk, are in deep trouble. As if the local authorities weren't bad enough, the Sith masquerading as an Imperial Knight wants that lightsaber back and is willing to go to extremes the authorities could never dream of in order to get it.
I love this comic.
I know it's taboo to say so on the first read, but I can't help myself. The setting, the characters, the art, everything clicked together for me and I'm smitten. Amala's Blade is the story of Amala, the world's greatest assassin, at least to hear her tell it. Amala works personally for the Vizier and has managed to become a bit . . . infamous over her short career.
It almost seems strange to report that Invincible comics have taken a bit of an optimistic turn. Things have gotten pretty bleak for our hero in the last few years. While a comic book centered around a protagonist whose life was always easy would not be very interesting, this respite in Invincible #102 is much appreciated after such a dark period for Invincible.
Danger Girl: Trinity #1 from IDW is pure, glorious entertainment. It has a little bit of everything: action and adventure, exotic locations, intrigue, beautiful women, fight scenes, explosions, and just a touch of humor. Combine that with a fast-paced, compelling plot, beautiful artwork, and a cliffhanger ending, and you’ve got a comic that’s just tremendously fun to read.
Wow! I have been loving this new G.I. Joe series so far, and Issue #3 is the best issue yet. Fred Van Lente takes us through a heartbreaking look at Duke’s past as he is forced to relive the best and worst moments of his life while Dr. Mindbender and Baroness try to break him. This is an excellent storytelling technique that not only moves forward the main arc, but also lets us delve into the hero’s backstory and see what makes him tick. Even better, the whole process is overseen by two of Cobra’s most interesting agents. The dialogue between Mindbender and Baroness is perfect and reveals quite a bit about them as well.