S.T. Lakata, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor

S.T. Lakata, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor

Daisy, Esther, and Susan are back for another wild and entertaining story, as BOOM! Studios brings its fans Giant Days 2016 Holiday Special #1. Creator and writer John Allison brings these lovable characters back, but in a completely different way. They’re not friends in this special edition, and the life they’re leading in this bizarre, altered universe doesn’t seem like a good thing.

Venus is legendary. It is what readers expect when they seek out science fiction. It is what writers dream about being able to create, period. Rick Loverd and Filip Sablik, creators of Venus, capture a premise and never let any momentum slip as Loverd, writer of this magnificent mini-series, generates a heart-pounding tale that will leave readers breathless.

The first issue of The Electric Sublime brings the wonderful world of art into the comic book universe. This fact is proven as soon as you remotely glance at the cover page. Artist Martin Morazzo and colorist Mat Lopes create a colorful, busy design with many basic shapes transformed into complex images. At the bottom of this page, you’ll find Art.

Image Comics introduces a unique blend of story, illustration, and music to the comic book world. Black Light District is a one-shot featuring six issues with a range of diverse stories, bold colors, and an eclectic assortment of musical tunes to keep the readers bobbing their heads.

Black Monday Murders #3 presents a mystery for the reader to solve. There is a violent crime, a smug suspect, and an interrogation room where the majority of this comic book takes place.

What does it mean to believe in an afterlife? What does it mean for Mrs. Black when she believes everything that happens after death is “just fairy tales?” This notion of wondering whether anything exists now or after pulls the reader into this captivating story as the main character catalogues some of her best memories.

If you ever believe that toxic black mold is dangerous or in the least presents some kind of potential health problems, then the new series premiere, Rivers of London by Titan Comics, introduces a completely new form of holy moldy.

You will fall into darkness. You will witness monsters harnessing powers to deprive others of their inner light. Life will become a spectator sport and the choice to do much of anything else will be almost nonexistent.

The Strain, the first in a trilogy of vampire wonder, has generated a continuous stream of content since its release in 2009. The originators of this tale, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, have seen their story adapted to many different platforms.

Bandette does not disappoint. It is phenomenal, “no?” This rhetorically wit-laden genius of a character proves that Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover can make storytelling and artwork seem easily accomplished. Bandette is the best thief in the world, and the simple fact she narrates her own action sequences shows the reader how endearing she is from the beginning.

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