‘Namwolf #1

Written by Fabian Rangel, Jr. Drawn by Logan Faerber Published by Albatross Funnybooks Last year, Albatross Funnybooks brought Eric Powell’s Appalachian mythology tale, Hillbilly, and this week, they send a werewolf to war. It’s 1970, and Marty Spencer is turning 18 as a Vietnam draftee. His first night in the jungle, his unit takes fire…

Godshaper #1 Review

Writer: Si Spurrier Artist: Jonas Goonface Publisher: BOOM! Studios Just when I thought I had my fill of trippy sci-fi after watching the FX series Legion, the new title from BOOM! Studios has redefined what I classify as surrealist fiction. Godshaper is the kind of comic that defies all storytelling conventions and offers a wildly…

X-Men Gold #1

Writer: Marc Guggenheim Artist: Ardian Syaf Publisher: Marvel As writer Marc Guggenheim explains in the afterward of this book, X-Men: Gold is all about getting the mutants back to basics. After years of having our heroes cross alternate timelines, deal with interdimensional and intergalactic conflicts, and most recently engage in a war with the Inhumans,…

Riverdale #1

Written by Will Ewing and Michael Grassi Art by Joe Eisma Colors by Andre Szymanowicz Published by Archie Comics At last month’s NC Comicon Oak City, everyone was talking about Riverdale. The CW’s new show takes the Americana mythology of Archie, Betty, and the gang, but updates it to a scandalous modern teen soap. Juicy…