Comic Books

Reviews of both new release and older comic books. Marvel, DC, IDW, Image, Archie, and other publishers will be explored!

Rob Guillory’s Farmhand Proves You Really Can’t Go Home Again

A Louisiana farmer named Jedidiah receives a vision giving him the information to grow and harvest human organs. His children, Zeke and Andrea, who left the farm years ago, returns upon his request to help him take care of things. The farm is now a super-high-tech, booming business that gives organic transplants to people in need. But with that success come malicious adversaries trying to steal Jed’s work. Unfortunately for Zeke and Andrea, Jed may not be as guiltless...

The Unpredictable Horror of House Amok Makes for a Promising New Comic Series

Cooler weather and spooky skeleton memes around every virtual corner can only mean one thing: autumn is here! Arguably the most anticipated holiday of the fall season, Halloween, imbues millions of festive souls with the desire to carve faces out of food, pass candy to strangers, and scare said strangers for laughs and giggles. One of the safer traditions for Halloween is bingeing horror movies, books, and television, though there’s no need to try and contain horror to just...

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Takes Its Riffing to the Comics World

It’s said you always remember your first. I know I do. It was Thanksgiving 1991. Turkey preparations were in full swing, and I had carefully meandered away from the kitchen, surmising (correctly) that my bottom-rung cooking skills would not be in great demand. And there they were on the television: silhouettes of a guy and two little robots watching—and mercilessly mocking—Pod People. That first viewing spawned a lifelong love of Mystery Science Theater 3000. From where I sit, I...

Edens Zero, the New Manga from Hiro Mashima, Is Utterly Delightful

Hiro Mashima, best known for his manga Fairy Tail, is beloved by many fans and has a large following in the West. He’s active on Twitter, cranks out extra character drawings every few days, occasionally makes his own fan art, and has written a lot of material. While most other mangaka have only one or two major series, Edens Zero will be Mashima’s third major one and fifth series overall. After Fairy Tail wrapped up quickly and left off in...

Travel on a Journey of Queer Self-Love with Luisa: Now and Then

The world of LGBTQ+ literature—specifically fiction—has been growing over the past few years. Despite this, many of the selections available at your local bookstore focus solely on characters coming out and being a part of the LGBTQ+ community. While these stories are very much needed, sometimes I just want to read a graphic novel about a woman down on her luck who finds a way to love herself after meeting a version of herself from the past . ....

4 Recent Comic Releases You Need to Read Right Now

The comic-book scene started the summer off on a high note this year! A massive amount of first issues premiered from all types of publishers. We also got a few continuations from June that have been keeping up stellar momentum. If the amount of time it would take to cover all of the awesome July comics sounds excessive, no problem! We’ve got some of the best titles summed up and reviewed—with no spoilers—to get you all caught up. 1....

The Promised Neverland Is the Suspenseful, Well-Written Manga You’ve Been Looking For

The Promised Neverland. After deciding to read this manga because of a friend’s recommendation, I knew it would be good, but nothing could’ve prepared me for how good. The chapter one plot twist grabbed me by the throat and punched me in the gut. Almost every chapter since has been highly suspenseful; dialogue is full of tension and plot seems to execute flawlessly. Normally I’m not the type of person who enjoys thrillers, but it only took that one...

DJ Paul Oakenfold’s Graphic Novel Dazzles with Art but Falls Flat on Substance

He’s been one of the planet’s top DJs for three decades, but that doesn’t mean Paul Oakenfold can pen a good graphic novel, even when framing it around semiautobiographical experiences that blur the lines of reality like an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. Despite an interesting structure, a wealth of artistic talent at his disposal, an accompanying soundtrack, and a medium that’s perfect to tell the story, The Wonderful World of Perfecto: With Paul Oakenfold and Friends is a misfire...

In Dog Men, Harry Dresden Battles Ghouls and PTSD

Harry Dresden is having nightmares. In his dreams, all the people he cares about are shredded by the forces of evil and he is powerless to stop it. When he wakes, his apartment is dirty, his refrigerator empty. Even his giant Foo Dog, Mouse, is concerned about his master and follows him around, trying to get him to eat. But Harry has seen too much violence and loss lately, and his determination to protect the innocent is turning into...

Bingo Love for the Win

Writer Tee Franklin, artist Jenn St-Onge, and colorist Joy San give us Bingo Love, the story of two pivotal bingo games, decades apart, that bring unexpected love and second chances. Young Hazel Johnson’s new classmate, Mari McCray, is a “tall, beautiful . . . honey glazed goddess,” recently moved from California. Mari gives Hazel a glamorous new nickname: Elle. The two girls spend the afternoon together, and when Mari kisses her cheek goodbye, Hazel can’t help but imagine their...
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