The story explored in this issue of Jim Henson’s The Storyteller is a bit different from the previous one—as well as from the original series. The tale is set in a relatively modern setting, seemingly around the 20th century. Does that make it any less of a folktale, or any less worthy to be included in this collection? Not at all. It’s just as magical, just as timeless, and just as engaging as The Storyteller’s usual fare. It also may or may not have made me cry.
In the quick pace of streaming serialized television shows, there’s not always an opportunity to tell an origin story. Star Trek Discovery is a program that moves at lightening pace, focusing more on action then character development. When a character is spotlighted, it’s usually for something very specific. This is why a series like Star Trek Discovery: Adventures in the 32nd Century is so great.
The 25th Anniversary Special is a collection of five stories set in the Buffy multiverse. Packed in with the epilogue of BOOM!’s concluded reboot are four much shorter stories that feature the Scoobies, as well as a surprising familiar face that’ll make many fans very happy.
If Summer as a sexy lady™ threw me off a little on the cover of issue 7, I had no doubt that issue 8 would go back to examining some of Ruby’s trials as part of Johnny Carlyle’s new superhero team for hire. His former right-hand man, Digger, doesn’t love the change of allegiance, and he’s got to prove his cojones to his less-than-upright pals. Meanwhile, Ruby and Tyler bond with hangover breakfast and learn a little more about their new headquarters…
At Last the Light is a gothic horror comic set in 19th century Edinburgh. If you’re me, that’s pretty much all you’ll need to be sold on this comic. Most of you are not me, however, so I’ll have to elaborate a bit more.
The dynamic duo of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are back again. If you pick up on the reference and don’t realize they brought us Batman together for a couple years, then you’re missing out on some amazing Batman stories, but to compare their newest offering (We Have Demons) to Batman would be like comparing Evil Dead 2 to A Simple Plan just because Sam Raimi directed them.
On the run from the law as per yoosh, the Captain Kaylee Frye made the decision to follow Jayne’s lead about a possible spot for fuel and possible riches. As their luck would have it, they land in a rather unexpected situation.
Previously on Angel: Well, Angel’s tiny and Wesley’s a zombie… eating canned brains. And while their hearts were in the right place, their clumsy attempt to release Angel from his current state kinda resulted in releasing a sorrow demon instead… Like it’s seriously kinda sad.
Traveling to Denver to let Dr. Rusted know what happened to his wife and daughter, Honeysuckle survives an attack by the Comet Cult with the help of former MMA fighter Marc DeSpot. (The Cult thinks she will turn their leader into the FBI since they claim he foretold the deadly rain.)
As I dig into my Kickstarter pile again, I ran across a favorite artist of mine, Edwin Arroza. He’s been doing several indie comics over the last few years, and I always appreciated his style. This time, he came on board Century House, a series from Skeletal Press.