Comics Review: Kill Or Be Killed: Volume One

A new collaboration between writer Ed Brubaker, artist Sean Phillips and colorist Elizabeth Breitweiser is always something to check out. Sleeper, Fatale, Criminal, and The Fade Out are all masterpieces of comic book storytelling and crime fiction. We can now add Kill or Be Killed to that list. Kill or Be Killed, published by Image Comics, begins with a simple concept. A young, […]

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Interview: Maximum Bob Fingerman

Bob Fingerman has had a career in comics and illustration for decades. He has worked on everything from humor magazines (Cracked/National Lampoon), mainstream properties (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures), album covers (The Toasters) and adult magazines (High Times/Penthouse). He has also written novels (You Deserved It/Zombie World: Winter’s Dregs & Other Stories) and produced covers and short stories for Dark Horse […]

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Interview: Comic book writer Jim Zub talks Thunderbolts, Wayward and much more

Jim Zub is a writer on the rise. He has written everything from Samurai Jack to Dungeons and Dragons comics, as well as his own supernatural adventure, Wayward, over at Image Comics with artist Steve Cummings (of which three volumes are already available). He also has a HUGE on-line presence and freely shares his own creative process with anyone who cares to have […]

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Comic Book Review: Postal #5

Postal #5 Bryan Hill, Matt Hawkins, Isaac Goodhart, Betsy Gonia Top Cow Productions/Image Comics July 13th, 2015 Having earned his mother’s trust in the first arc, Postal #5 finds Mark Shiffron faithfully carrying out his official (and unofficial) duties as Eden’s post master. Although not much is said about the events connecting this chapter to the last, it’s probably not […]

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Comic Book Review: Descender #1 and #2 (Heavy Spoilers)

Descender #1 and #2 Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen Image Comics 2015 Written by Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth) and penciled by Dustin Nguyen (American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares), Descender is Image Comics’ newest blockbuster. Space-operatic in nature, Descender defies precise categorization only two issues in as it is quite grand in scope. Sony has already optioned it for film production. Set in […]

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Comic Book Review: The Tithe #1

The Tithe Review Matt Hawkins Co-Creator and Writer Rashan Ekedal Co-Creater Artist Bill Farmer Colorist April 15, 2015  From the minds of Matt Hawkins and Rashan Ekedal comes The Tithe, a book about Robin Hood inspired thieves that rob corrupt churches and give the money to charities that need them, all while being hunted down by two persistent detectives.  The story starts […]

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You Cannot Censor Art – A Call To Ban Marvel Comics

Art is not meant to be censored. Here’s why I’m calling for a ban on Marvel Comics. Marvel Comics has pulled artwork by famed Italian illustrator Milo Manara from their upcoming variant covers for Thor #2 and Avengers and X-Men: AXIS #1 due to accusations of “sexism,” in what has been called “Spider-Butt-Gate” for another variant Manara did for Spider-Woman #1 by the press […]

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COMIC REVIEW: Chronicles of Hate — Book #1

Chronicles of Hate Book 1 Adrian Smith Top Cow Productions/Image Comics September 24, 2014 British artist/creator Adrian Smith — who cut his teeth in the early ‘90s working for independent publishers Apocalypse Comics and Iron Hammer Graphics before moving on to provide artwork for Warhammer 40K and Magic: The Gathering — isn’t a household name yet, but if he keeps turning […]

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COMIC REVIEW: Aphrodite IX #11

Aphrodite IX #11 Matt Hawkins, Stjepan Sejic Image Comics/Top Cow Productions 2014 For ten straight issues, Aphrodite IX has delivered top-tier epic science fiction action and drama, gorgeously illustrated and brilliantly plotted, and here, in its 11th and final issue, everything that had been building up – the war between the Gen and Speros City, the realization of the Aphrodite […]

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