Geof Darrow continues to shine in both writing and artwork in issue #4 of Shaolin Cowboy #4: Cruel to be Kin. The word shine really does not do justice to the incredible art that Darrow creates in relentless delivery of panel after panel of astoundingly detailed and incredibly vibrant illustration.
Recently, I had noticed on Instagram that a few well-known comic book artists were dabbling with He-Man cover work. Art Adams just recently posted another one of his brilliant “this is how I made this drawing” posts featuring all of the key characters from the original series. So, I was really curious to see what the fuss was about and jumped at the opportunity to review Masters of the Universe: Revelation. This is a prequel series supporting the recently released Netflix series of the same name.
This is an excellent trade paperback that does justice to the task of capturing the charm, the drama, the storytelling, and the technically brilliant artwork and design that one associates with the Star Blazers legend.
This is an extremely well-crafted collection of Bernie Wrightson's artwork that he created while working for DC Comics in the 1970s. The creators of this collection put the attention and detail into the books that his artwork warranted. The reproduction of his original artwork is of such fine quality that one can see beautiful, hand-crafted details from brush strokes to press type.
There is something timelessly charming about the Firefly universe and its carefree, witty cast of unflappable characters. If I were to try to define it, I would say that Joss Whedon successfully married three very different genres: Westerns, science fiction, and romantic sitcoms. The Western aspect of it comes alive in the backstory and legacy of the characters. One could imagine the exact same cast making their way across the expanse of the unsettled great west shortly after the end of the Civil War. The author, Greg Pak, does a great job of keeping this vibrant ethos alive in the 152 pages of this collective work. He force lands our heroes on a sparsely settled moon where they pick up a job to escort pilgrims to the holy land – horses and wagons in tow.
Polar: The Kaiser Falls is a flat-out masterpiece of a graphic novel. It is gritty, compelling, unapologetically beautiful visual storytelling and features the best of everything this medium has to offer.
Man-Eaters Volume 1 is a generational landmark in the comic book medium. It was not written and drawn like most comics and graphic novels. Rather, it was a directed and orchestrated collision of story, art, graphic design, poetry, biography, history, and unapologetic agenda. It grabs you from page one and smacks you right in the face. But you can’t help but go back and get smacked again until you finally get it.
BRPD Vampire is the story of BRPD Agent Simon Anders and his quest for vengeance against not only a twisted clutch of vampires but also the minions of Hecate.
Judge Dredd has been around for 42 years. He has been the source of endless books and comics and two feature films. So, if you’re going to take on a character with that level of pedigree and history, you'd better do it right. Writer Paul Jenkins and artist Marco Castiello got it right.
Infinite Dark #4 is the finale of the initial story arc of the series. It pits Deva Karrel against the entropy entity that has invaded and imperiled the space station, Orpheus, which houses thousands of innocent lives.