COMIC REVIEW: Infidel Issue 1

COMIC REVIEW: Infidel Issue 1

5 Mar, 2018

Mixing up genre comics and the hot topics of the day isn’t anything new, but Image Comics do it particularly well. Take, therefore, the issues of racism and anti-Muslim hatred and highlight it via the medium of a traditional ghost story. There’s a fine line between giving a voice to those who have previously been silenced and hitching a ride to something far more serious than fiction, but with the first issue of Infidel, creative team Pornsak Pichetshote (Swamp Thing), Aaron Campbell (The Shadow) and José Villarrubia (Promethea) have nailed the former.

COMIC REVIEW: Gideon Falls Issue 1

COMIC REVIEW: Gideon Falls Issue 1

26 Feb, 2018

Timing needs to be considered when telling a new story. Think especially the TV series’ Preacher and Stranger Things. Gideon Falls features interesting ideas including the Catholic priest and upside-down images, along with a mysterious ‘other’ world. Indeed, the first page is almost a full-page panel of a man wearing a sort of anti-pollution filter mask. Everything is upside down.

COMIC REVIEW: Vinegar Teeth

COMIC REVIEW: Vinegar Teeth

10 Feb, 2018

How to best describe what Vinegar Teeth is? Imagine Lovecraft teeming up with Cthulhu to fight crime in depression era New York. I know!

COMIC REVIEW: Days Of Hate #1

COMIC REVIEW: Days Of Hate #1

2 Feb, 2018

Aleš Kot and Danijel Žeželj bring us a terrifying near-future tale that’s all too plausible.

COMIC REVIEW: A Look back at ABC Warriors Mek Files 01

COMIC REVIEW: A Look back at ABC Warriors Mek Files 01

31 Jan, 2018

Chris McAuley looks back on The ABC Warriors Mek Vol 01 by Pat Mills. Robot Warriors, cruel human masters, magic, Mars, satirical humour and lots of violence in a classic compilation of one of 2000AD’s best comic strip series.

COMIC REVIEW: M.A.C.H 1 – The John Probe Mission Files

COMIC REVIEW: M.A.C.H 1 – The John Probe Mission Files

15 Jan, 2018

Chris McAuley looks at the new collection from Rebellion which showcases some of the best stories of one of the most pivotal characters in 2000AD’s history – M.A.C.H. 1 – Super Agent, specialist in high octane action.

COMIC REVIEW: Hellboy : Krampusnacht

COMIC REVIEW: Hellboy : Krampusnacht

28 Dec, 2017

Hellboy vs Krampus. The ultimate Christmas smackdown!

COMIC REVIEW: The Heralds Of Destruction

COMIC REVIEW: The Heralds Of Destruction

15 Dec, 2017

Doctor Who has always been my first Sci Fi love and although my passion for it as a franchise has cooled significantly since the reboot with Christopher Eccleston, the classic Doctors will always have a place in my heart(s) .  So it is with much rejoicing that I begin to read Paul Cornell’s Heralds of Destruction.

COMIC REVIEW: Evolution #1

COMIC REVIEW: Evolution #1

2 Dec, 2017

The 80s are very now, thanks to the likes of Netflix’s Stranger Things and the recent cinematic It. The cover of Image Comic’s latest offering looks very of the moment. In other words, very retro. Evolution looks very intriguing, with odd lettering and a quiet disturbing depiction of an upside down head on the cover.

COMIC REVIEW: Rose Volume One: The Last Light

COMIC REVIEW: Rose Volume One: The Last Light

29 Nov, 2017

Sometimes we all need a little magic in our lives and with the new collection Rose from Meredith Finch and artist Ig Guara there’s plenty of it about. Rose lives in a world that used to contain magical creatures known as Khatz, who were somehow linked to virtuous humans known as Guardians: temperance, justice and courage.