Mar 122015

Ninjak #1 cover

After appearances in X-O Manowar, Unity, and Armor Hunters, at long last Ninjak receives his own ongoing series. The weapons expert and master spy executes missions in this long-awaited comic, showcasing the talents of Matt Kindt, Clay Mann, Butch Guice, and more. I’m glad to say this first issue lived up to my (admittedly gargantuan) expectations.

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Mar 092015

With services like Loot Crate and Nerd Block proving wildly popular, it was only a matter of time before a company stepped up to provide a similar service focused specifically on comics. Each month, Comic Bento sends subscribers a box of comics centered around a theme; for February, the theme was “Feminine Mystique.” Check out my unboxing video, and let me know what you think!

Mar 082015

Two series down, and two to go. The Star Wars comics produced by Marvel have been a ROUSING success, in both quality and sales for Marvel these past 2 months. Between the personal tales of the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader, and the continuing tales of the crew of the Millennium Falcon, these two books have offered great stories and insight into these beloved characters.

Marvel continues this trend by delving into the mindset of Princess Leia Organa, and her perceptions and reactions to the events which unfolded in Star Wars Episode IV. In A New Hope, Leia’s home planet of Alderaan was destroyed by the Empire’s Death Star, completely wiped clean from the universe. Losing one’s home planet is OBVIOUSLY more than likely to upset one’s mindset and cause them to break down, but we never saw this in the movie, in fact she remains rather calm even after she sees her planet destroyed. This new title delves into her thoughts and give a back story to how Leia comes to grips with her loss. How does she do it? LETS FIND OUT!

Princess Leia-1-cover

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Mar 062015


The Humble Bundle is possibly one of the greatest ideas ever conceived when it comes to online distribution. And if you’re a Transformers fan, this bundle might be for you. The Humble Transformers Bundle 2 presented by IDW Publishing is offering 37 issues of Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye for pay-what-you-want. If you pay more than the average price, you’ll get volumes 1-6 of Transformers: Robots in Disguise and Transformers: Dark Cybertron Vol. 1 . If you pay at least $5 above the average price, you’ll also unlock Transformers: Days of Deception #35-37, Transformers: Robots in Disguise #33-34 and Transformers: Dark Cybertron Vol. 2.

All the comics will be available in multiple formats, including CBZ, PDF and ePub, with a portion of proceeds going to the Hasbro Children’s Fund.

The offer ends Wednesday, March 11, at 11 a.m. PST.

Mar 052015

Conan Red Sonja #1

Review copies for both issues were provided courtesy of Jim Zub.

It’s been awhile since I reviewed a Sword & Sorcery comic, which is a shame since it’s one of my favorites genres. Nevertheless, I’m glad the wait is over, as I recently read the first two issues of Conan/Red Sonja from a writing team of Gail Simone and Jim Zub, with artwork by Dan Panosian and colors by Dave Stewart.

Though once they shared the pages of barbarian comics, Conan the Barbarian and Red Sonja have not been in a comic together in two decades. Rights to make comics about the two characters are held by Dark Horse Comics and Dynamite Entertainment, respectively. Luckily, these two exceptional comic publishers came together to develop this long awaited crossover.

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Mar 032015

The Spider-verse event has finally come to a close, our heroes have prevailed and now rest in their own respective worlds. The inheritors are vanquished, the multi-verse is safe, and the Spider’s are free to roam across the web of life and destiny. But where does that leave our heroine, Gwen Stacey? What state is her world in after being forced into recruitment by the Spider-army? Apparently, things have not been going very well.

In Gwen Stacey’s Spider themed world, some aspects of the world are quite similar, in that J. Jonah Jameson is the mayor of NYC and a Kingpin rules the criminal underground. Some things, however, allow this world to stand on its own: the Kingpin is not the obese Wilson Fisk, but instead that title is Given to the blind man MATT MURDOCK!

Another interesting twist is that after Police Chief Stacey is relieved of duty and he is replaced by a hard-nose loose cannon cop who doesn’t play by the rules named FRANK CASTLE! What’s more, Castle is a dirty cop who is in the mayor’s pocket, trying to find evidence linking Spider-woman (Gwen Stacey) to a string of crimes. Lets see what Gwen has to deal with in the premiere issue of SPIDER-GWEN!


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