||Grissom, Sloan, Halvorson
|| Adventure, action, mystery, great cast of characters and political intrigue in a story of really weird stuff
|| One of my favorite all ages sci-fi comics
|Jack Hammer – 4 issues
||Brandon Barrows, Ionic
|| Love the pulp action style.
||Marc Andreyko, Taran Killam, Kevin Sharpe (pencils), Diana Greenhalgh (inks), Peter Pantazis (colors), Thom Zahler (letters)
|Unit 44 (1 of 4)
||Wes Locher, Eduardo Jimenez
|Dead Body Road vol 1 (1-6)
||Justin Jordan, Matteo Scalera, Mareno Dinisio, PatBrosseau
||car chase, action, bank heist gone wrong, interrogation, crew of 7 robbing numbers from bank; cop Ana dies and her lover/partner Orson Gage is out for revenge; Rachel is pregnant stripper/criminal who comes out stronger at the end – token female but handled well
||Kelly Sue, Emma Rios
||hard to follow; gave up
||good so far; art has a similarity to anime showing the motion lines, vibrant colors, and incredibly unique character designs of the aliens like the high tech Native Americans and horses.
||Josh Trujillo, various artists
||short stories – one on girl falling in love with robotic Karl Marx in funland; microwave and vending machine in love
||Remender, Wes Craig, Lee Loughridge, Wooton
||homeless, mental illness, poverty, immigration/refuge – with Nagel-like art. Marcus, Saya, Prof Lin of Kings Dominion School of Deadly Arts
|Moth City season 1
||unique digital file where balloons and panels reveal themselves with clicks; Chinese mafia
||Brubaker, Epting, Breitweiser
||Velvet Templeton comes out of her secretary role to return to the life of a secret agent in order to finish solving a mystery one of her fellow agents died working on.
|Sex Criminals 1
|| first issue didn’t win me over so didn’t continue.
|Rat Queens 1-7
||insights into a young woman expecting all women to have giant breasts when is a lanky tall ballerina. great art & salmon monochrome.
||Palicki, Jovanovic, Heagsta
||Super soldier program competition; one ends up being plant based with flora soldiers & flora babies are stolen
|The People Inside
||One of my favorite OGNs
||Ted Naifeh, Warren Wucinich (color)
|| You can probably find four or five posts about Princess Ugg because I talk about it constantly. My favorite comic of the year.
||Tom is hiding his former identity as a supervillain, it seems; issue 1 leaves too much unanswered; indicates he’s struggling with artistic intentions but is ominous.
||Charles Soule, Joelle Jones, Dan Jackson
||Seems I picked up at issue 7; earth scientists recruited to go to space; one a Harvard Professor that was searching for diamonds in Siberia from a crater.
|I Was the Cat
||Paul Tobin, Benjamin Dewey
||One of my favorite OGNs. A nearly immortal cat recounts his nine lives going back to ancient Egypt and through time in order for Allison (black American) to write his memoir; her bff Reggie ( white Londoner) accompanies her. Burma the cat has a secret network that added things to fast foods in order to control humans and take over the world. His fame includes being the cat in an Audrey Hepburn movie, being Napolean’s cat, and being Puss in Boots. PG 13 for innocent shower scene & girls getting dressed but there’s also a panel of a spy in bed with a an agent. Burma is using a food enterprise to make humans lazy and susceptible.
||Joshua Williamson, Goran Sudzuka, Miroslav Mrva
||Cast is given the task to capture a ghost in the Trask Mansion. King, Joe, Jay, Trick, Rusnak and leader Jackson Winter.
|Death-Defying Doctor Mirage
||Jen Van Meter, Roberto de la Torre
||One of my favorite comics of all time!
|Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2
||Groot had spent vol 1 regrowing and he’s back in 2. Phylla-Vell and Mantis play huge roles in this volume that anyone seeing the movie wouldn’t even know who they are. Phylla’s love for Heather Douglas is featured one chapter when she and Drax are killed and sent to Oblivion and Phylla’s actions wake up the Moondragon which was where Heather’s soul was. Meanwhile, Peter is sent to the face off against Blackstaar’s horde; this is where Jack Staff comes onto the team as he and Peter try to keep the horde out of the super prison “42”; a slightly new team lead by Rocket is busy defending Knowhere from the evil church that may or may not believe Adam Warlock is their messiah. Starhawk is gender swapped and explains that the universe keeps changing so every time he appears, he’s sometimes a man, a woman, old, young, always different.
|Valerian / Shadows
||French comic; this volume stars Laureline which Valerian and an ambassador have been kidnapped. She and an incompentent protocol officer go on a journey to retrieve information to save them. Laureline doesn’t even hesitate at obstacles. Her “ticking clock” is not only the protection of Point Center at risk but that her pooping pet Grumpy runs out of energy every time it makes currency.
||marc bernadin, Adam Freeman, afua richardson
||super genius young black girl unites the gangs of So Central LA to stand up agains the police state; Afua Richardson deserves all the awards this year.
||Grug Rucka, Michael Lark, Santi Arcas
||nihilistic, oligarchy society, each mafia style family runs mass geographic areas with different specialties; citizens are considered serfs (working class) or water (over populated impoverished class)
|Hero Cats (missing 2)
||Puttkammer & Williams
||best all ages book since MLP
||like Tango & Cash, 80’s style cop dramedy
|Amelia Cole v2
||Knave, Brokenshire, Kirkbride
||sorry to say terrible lettering by Deering with balloons placed out of order from top to bottom for dialog reading; gave up trying to read it.
||Warren Ellis, Jason Howard
||scifi – around the world alien pillars that don’t seem to do anything landed; being researched for 10 years all over the world; occasionally spew waste; one story is about a young artist who is befriended by a transwoman
|Southern Dog 1
||Jeremy Holt, Mike Diotto, Riley Rossmo
||Alabama racism being shown in the school system and in families plus werewolf genocide. Flawless art.
|Fight Like a Girl 1
||Amarose requests of the Pantheon to go on the quest of 9 trials in the wishing well; her wish is to save her dying brother
|Itty Bitty Bunnies in Rainbow Pixie Candyland
||adult humor; sick, gross, fun
||Paul Allor, Juan Romera
|| Fun sci-fi mystery with secret societies and conspiracy theories; Asian woman as leading character
|Fade Out: Painless Suicide
||Beto Skubs, Rafael De Latorre, Marcelo Maiolo, Anderson Cabral
||one-shot about teenage boy who is suicidal and depressed; finds out his father is still alive; mother is a social worker and “slut”; gets a girlfriend but finds interest in another girl who turns out to be a serial killer of social workers. Art is better than story.
||breaks gender roles when the Janes meet up with boys; Riley is the youngest and completely fearless, the rest have reasonable caution but are daring and want to solve the mysteries of the monsters and weird things they encounter.
|The Fade Out
||Brubaker, Phillips, Breitweiser
||murder mystery from POV of a failed screenwriter about an up and coming actress in the 1940s
|| A fantastically fun Oz homage for young readers.
|Sherlock Holmes vs Harry Houdini
||Anthony Del Col/Conor McCreery, Carlos Furuzono (A), Aikau Oliva (C), Rob Steen (L)
||read 1-2 from NetGalley; overcrowded panels, art doesn’t make Sherlock & Houdini distinctive enough to tell which is which except in panels large enough to see wardrobe, not great coloring – muscles look like airbrushed muscles instead of gradiants, excellent lettering considering how diff the job must have been with such verbose narration and dialog; story is interesting – someone is out to ruin Houdini’s reputation.
|Herald Lovecraft vs Tesla 1
||Doesn’t stand out enough
|Churchill Unauthorized Bio
||Erica Schultz and Claire Connelly
||Fun and wild; love Claire’s art so much ever since Animals
||Read a selection of the two-part and one-shot stories about Wonder Woman. Very disappointed. Only like one of the stories and one of the artists.