Comics

Comic books and graphic novels

Mon
22
Jun

Gods and Monsters Chronicles #1 - Bomb (Superman vs Brainiac)

DC has been putting a lot of marketing muscle behind the upcoming JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS.  In the upcoming weeks, there will be a digital comic series, and they have also been posting some shorts on Machinima's Youtube channel.   There are three of them, and we'll be posting them over the next few days.

Here is the first one, called "Bomb" and featuring Superman and Brainiac:

Mon
22
Jun

Dark Horse comes to Comixology

From Comicosity:

June 22nd, 2015 – New York, NY / Portland, OR – Today comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform, proudly announced a digital distribution agreement with Dark Horse Comics, the largest independent comic book publisher, to bring their full digital catalog of collections, graphic novels, and manga to comiXology’s platform! Now, all Dark Horse Comics collections, graphic novels, and manga will be available on comiXology the same day the print versions arrive in bookstores.

“We are very excited to announce that we have reached an agreement which brings the Dark Horse catalogue found in the Kindle Store to the comiXology platform,” remarked President and Publisher of Dark Horse Comics Mike Richardson.  “For the first time, hundreds of Dark Horse graphic novels will be available to comiXology’s devoted readers. The technology is stellar and we are pleased that our books will be showcased flawlessly.”

Mon
22
Jun

Review: Robyn Hood #12 (Zenescope)

ROBYN HOOD #12 “A Tale of Rot”

Publisher: Zenescope

Available: 7/1/2015

Fri
19
Jun

Open Mike Night - Prez (2015) #1

Open Mike Night by Mike Maillaro and Mike Weaver


Prez #1

Thu
18
Jun

Superman and Wonder Woman's Relationship is Being Tested

Superman Wonder Woman DC Comics Relationship Tested Critical Blast

And that's a good thing!

On the surface it would appear that Superman and Wonder Woman are going through a rough patch, but that doesn't mean that the writing is on the wall for DC's power couple. On the contrary, it simply means that they are learning more about one another. With each argument they endure, their relationship only grows stronger as they discover how best to deal with the other's needs.

Sure they're fictional characters, but when people start freaking out over an isolated incident or a disagreement, sometimes it's good to put things into perspective. Over the course of their young relationship we've seen them have differing opinions and philosophies. This happens in every relationship.

People shouldn't be climbing out on the ledge because they saw a panel of Superman telling Wonder Woman that he doesn't love her anymore.

Tue
16
Jun

The Longbox Short-List - Week of June 17, 2015

Megaman Worlds Unite Sonic

WORLDS UNITE -  This year’s Mega Man/Sonic crossover has been odd at times, since quite a bit of the story has said you need to read “WORLDS UNITE BATTLES #1” to follow what’s going on.  Thankfully that is finally coming out this week (along with MEGA MAN #50).  I do love a lot of the twists in this story, like Mega Man and Sonic both being taken out of action real early, and the Sonic Boom reality being involved too.

Mon
15
Jun

Front Lines - Secret Wars (Week of June 10, 2015)

by Mike Maillaro, Mike Weaver, Graham Scherl, and Gina Maillaro

1602 WITCH HUNTER ANGELA #1 by Marguerite Bennett, Stephanie Hans, Kieron Hillen, Marguerite Sauvage

Sat
13
Jun

Open Mike Night - Starfire #1

STARFIRE #1

Tue
09
Jun

Front Lines - More Secret Wars (June 3, 2015)

X-Tinction Agenda #1 by Marc Guggenheim & Carmine Di Giandomenico

Tue
09
Jun

The Longbox Short-List - Week of June 10, 2015

Welcome back to Critical Blast’s weekly look at what new comics you should check out each week.   Just a warning, I make these picks pretty much a week BEFORE I actually get to read any of these comics, so if something is a stinker, I take no blame on that.  Let's get to it!

Comics Shipping This Week

Starfire #1 – I give DC a lot of credit for the free previews they made available on Comixology for the DCYou initiative.  There were quite a few books that I added to my pull list because of the strong previews.   Starfire was a real surprise for me.  I really enjoyed that one, and it is the book I am most excited about this week.

Mon
08
Jun

Swords of Sorrow #2 - My favorite comic crossover this summer!

Swords of Sorrow Dynamite Critical Blast

Sword of Sorrow #2

Written by: Gail Simone
Illustrated by: Sergio Davila
Cover by: Tula Lotay
Colored by: Jorge Sutil
Lettered by: Erica Schultz

Published by: Dynamite
Cover Price: $3.99

Warning! This review contains quite a few spoilers!

Mon
08
Jun

Front Lines - Secret Wars (Week of June 3)

By Mike Maillaro, Mike Weaver, Grey Scherl, and Gina Maillaro


Secret Wars #3 (Of 8) by Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic

Fri
05
Jun

More Marvel teasers

Yesterday, we had posted the first set of teaser images from Marvel regarding what the universe would look like after Secret Wars.  Late last night, we got another group of characters.   Looks like these characters are:

Fri
05
Jun

Open Mike Night - Archie #666

By Mike Maillaro and Mike Weaver

This week, we say a fond farewell to Archie as we look forward to next month's relaunch!


Archie #666

Thu
04
Jun

First Look at Marvel Universe After Secret Wars

From Mashable:

LOS ANGELES — Marvel Comics is planning a massive, publishing line-wide reboot this fall that will see all of its comic books revert back to No. 1s, introduce all-new superheroes and significantly alter others, including a new Spider-Man, a new Hulk and new team-ups never before imagined at the House of Ideas.

Dubbed "All-New, All-Different Marvel," the reset takes place after "Secret Wars," the ongoing summer event that will conclude an ambitious arc loosely going back to 2012 with the introduction of the highly popular "Avengers vs. X-Men" series.

"We've been planning it for years," Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso told Mashable. "We realized that ['Secret Wars'] would be a game-changing moment that would allow us to create a big white canvas. It’s an unprecedented chance for us to tell new stories across all titles with new No. 1s."

Wed
03
Jun

Swords of Sorrow continues with Masquerade and Kato fighting..THE BLACK BEAUTY?

Swords of Sorrow: Masquerade & Kato

Written by: G. Willow Wilson and Erica Schultz
Art by: Noah Salonga
Cover by: Billy Tan
Colored by: Dinei Ribiero
Lettered by: Erica Schultz

Published by: Dynamite
Cover Price: $3.99

Warning! This review contains quite a few spoilers!

Tue
02
Jun

The Longbox Short-List - Week of June 3, 2015

Welcome back to Critical Blast’s weekly look at what new comics you should check out each week.   Just a warning, I make these picks pretty much a week BEFORE I actually get to read any of these comics, so if something is a stinker, I take no blame on that.  Let's get to it!

Comics Shipping This Week

Archie #666 - I am not 100% sure, but this might be the highest numbered American comic right now. And this is the last issue to make way for the Archie relaunch by Waid/Staples. I buy Archie on and off when something interesting is going on, and I will definitely check out this last issue. I am really looking forward to the Archie Relaunch!

Mon
01
Jun

Front Lines - Secret Wars (Week of May 27)

Front Lines: By Mike Maillaro, Mike Weaver, Grey Scherl, and Gina Maillaro

Secret Wars Journal #1

The Arrowhead by Pru Sgen and Ramon Bachs

Mon
01
Jun

Front Lines - Convergence Week 8

Front Lines: By Mike Maillaro, Mike Weaver, Grey Scherl, and Gina Maillaro

Convergence #8

Sat
30
May

A Freaky Three Way (of reviews) with Vampirella

Last week was a very good week to be a Vampirella fan. Dynamite had three books out featuring Vampi, and all three were real good!

Warning! These reviews contain quite a few spoilers!

Vampirella #12

Written by: Nancy Collins
Penciled by: Patrick Berkenketter
Cover by: Mike Meyhew
Colored by: Dievei Ribeira
Lettered by: Rob Steen

Published by: Dynamite
Cover Price: $3.99

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