Apr 302015
 

the black hood #1 cover

The Black Hood is a big deal and I’m not just saying that because it’s the first comic series published by Archie to drop the F-bomb. Writer Duane Swierczynski and artist Michael Gaydos band together for this shadowy tale of a policeman’s fall from grace. Kicking off the premier of the revamped Dark Circle imprint, The Black Hood brings the right amount of grit to the comic book medium.

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Apr 232015
 

Archer & Armstrong Vol 1 cover

Hello everyone and welcome to another session of Silverwolf Suggests, the column where I recommend a comic to a friend, buy it for them, and then we talk about their thoughts on the series. This time, Guyinthe3rdrow joined me to talk about Archer & Armstrong Volume 1: The Michelangelo Code by writer Fred Van Lente and artist Clayton Henry. What did he think of the series? Read on to find out!

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Apr 232015
 

Ninjak #2 Guerra Cover

Valiant’s Ninjak title premiered to accolades last month, and I for one counted the days until Issue #2 hit stands.  Colin King has his work cut out for him as he attempts to infiltrate Weaponeer and eliminate their seven leaders, six of whom have unknown identities. For now, however, the master spy has entered the lair of Kannon. I had high hopes for this issue, as Ninjak is one of my favorite Valiant characters, and the launch issue was one of the best comics I read in March.

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Apr 192015
 

Over the past year, Disney has set about releasing back stories in comic format for some of their most famous theme park attractions. They began with the MUSEUM OF THE WEIRD featured in the Haunted Mansion, and followed it up with a far better selling and more recognizable, FIGMENT. Figment is basically the mascot of Disney’s EPCOT park, and one of their most endearing mascots to boot. So how does one follow up easily the most recognized character in the series thus far? With one of the most exciting rides in all of Magic Kingdom!

Big thunder mountain-cover

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Apr 162015
 

Bloodshot by Jeff Lemire

The final chapter of the Valiant Next initiative landed in stores yesterday. At last, the eagerly awaited Bloodshot Reborn #1 arrived, heralding a new take on the character from writer Jeff Lemire and artist Mico Suayan. Following The Valiant’s conclusion, Bloodshot’s life has changed in drastic ways, and I, along with many other comic fans, was eager to see the next stage in this former soldier’s life.

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Apr 092015
 

The Shadow #1 cover

“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!” This phrase, followed by chilling, rictus laughter initiated every radio drama starring the pulp hero known as The Shadow. I grew up listening to cassette tapes of these radio plays on long family car rides, and was enamored with The Shadow for much of my youth: the idea of a man who can win by outsmarting his opponents and clouding their minds, while prying into their psyches was unlike any other hero in my childhood.

Flash forward almost two decades later and my relationship with Lamont Cranston had almost completely evaporated. I’d listen to a radio play now and then, and flip through a few pages of comics starring the character in my local comic shop. Thanks to Comic Bento, however, I got the chance to check out The Shadow Volume 1: The Fire of Creation. This comic took my childhood vision of the character and flipped it on its head in the best possible way.

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