Madeleine Holly-Rosing is the writer/creator of the Steampunk webcomic Boston Metaphysical Society and its companion novellas. Please visit the website to learn more.
Where the Witches Lurk is a terrific title for this odd, yet promising, premise from indie comic writer Joe Pezzula with art by Donny Gandakusuma, colors by Chris Mann, and with Ben Gilbert handling the lettering. Given the opportunity to review the first four issues in this ongoing series, it lands quite smartly into the supernatural genre.
Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #4 from Dark Horse Comics continues the ongoing saga of John Connor in his final battle against Skynet. Penned by J.M. Straczynski, with art by Pete Woods, colors by Matthew Wilson and lettering by Nate Peikos of Blambot, this issue delves more deeply into who and what convicted serial killer Thomas Parnell becomes, or rather, is transformed into.
The third of a twelve-issue series from Dark Horse Comics, written by J.M. Straczynski, art by Pete Woods, with colors by Matthew Wilson, and lettering by Nate Peikos of Blambot, Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #3 continues the ongoing saga of John Connor in his final battle against Skynet.
Owlgirls comes to us from Red Anvil Comics, the New Jersey-based small press publisher owned by Dave Ryan (War of the Independents) and Joe Martino (Shadowflame, The Mighty Titan). Written by Robert Sodaro, art by Rachele Aragno and Dave Ryan, and lettering by Wilson Ramos, Jr. and Laurence John Hansen of Section 8 Studios, Owlgirls gives us a somewhat noir look at New York with a bit of mysticism thrown in for good measure.
Dark Horse Comics brings us Issues #0-4 of X, the masked, one-eyed vigilante who has a singular view on how justice should be dispensed. Written by Duane Swierczynski, art by Eric Nguyen, colors by Michelle Madsen, and letters by Richard Starkings and Comicraft, it is the first collection of this ongoing series.
The second of a twelve-issue series from Dark Horse Comics written by J.M. Straczynski, art by Pete Woods, with colors by Matthew Wilson, and lettering by Nate Peikos of Blambot, Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #2 continues with what is supposed to be the final note on the Terminator series. I say “supposed” as we all know that if someone can think of a way to make more money off this series, they will.
The Saviors comes to us from Image Comics, bringing writer James Robinson (Earth 2, Starman, The Shade) back to creator-owned comics with art done by J. Bone (The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror, The Spirit). Drawn in black and white, it suits the tone and mood well in what looks to be another alien conspiracy story.
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Titanium Comics, the comic book arm of Titanium Publishing, LLC, is having a very busy year with the launching of four titles. Having purchased the rights to the characters and stories of Digital Revolver Studios a few years ago, they have jumped right into creating new comic book series.
Indestructible is the first of a four-issue mini-series from the new publishing company Darby Pop in partnership with IDW. Written by Jeff Kline, with art by Javi Garron, inked by Salvi Garcia, colored by Alejandro Sanchez, and lettered by Troy Peteri, it is a story about a potential superhero thrust into a world where superheroes are the norm.
When I was given the list of possible comics to review and saw the first issue of Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle from Dark Horse Comics was on it, my first thought was, “I want that.” A long-time Terminator and Joe Straczynski fan, there have always been endless possibilities on the how this world could be developed further. The writer and artist do not disappoint.