Dreaming Eagles #1

Dreaming Eagles #1 Creator & Writer Garth Ennis Artist Simon Coleby Colorist John Kalisz Aftershock Comics Aftershock comics has quickly become the new Valiant, publishing a small group of high-quality titles by big-name creators. Ultimate Comics has introduced me to Marguerite Bennett’s erotic horror, Insexts, and the Conner-Palmiotti superhero Quixote Super Zero. This week, Garth…

Super Zero #1

Writer/Creators Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti Artist Rafael De Latorre Colorist Marcelo Maiolo Aftershock Comics Back in college, I took a course on Don Quijote. All I knew before was the bit about the windmills which, spoiler alert, is two pages of a book with more than seven hundred. The book itself was a terrific,…

Insexts #1

Marguerite Bennett has been gaining attention for prominent female characters in books like A-Force, Angela, and DC Bombshells, but Insexts is a chance for her to tell an original story blending feminism and sexual diversity with gory horror in Victorian London, and it’s a fantastic trip. Lady Bertram is a beautiful young woman trapped in…

Ringside #1

Ringside #1 Writer Joe Keatinge Artist Nick Barber Image Comics, Inc Alan smiled when he handed me this week’s assignment and chirped, “It’s about wrasslin’!” I was actually pretty excited based on that. I’m pretty sports-naive, and my knowledge of wrestling consists of adolescent hours watching the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling, a devotion to action…

Huck #1

Huck is an impossibly charming little tale spinning out of the minds of a pair of artists linked forever with chaos and fear. Mark Millar has written some amazing work using exaggerated violence to entertain and to comment on social ills – see Wanted, Kick-Ass, Nemesis, and Kingsman. Rafael Albuquerque has used his gorgeous and…

Klaus #1

Klaus 1 (of 6) Written by Grant Morrison Illustrated by Dan Mora Boom Studios My love for Grant Morrison is conditional: reading his collected works is a generally wonderful, mind-blowing experience. He understands and manipulates the medium of comic books in ways no one else has done. He resurrected the X-Men with a plethora of…

Art Ops

In this new Vertigo series, a drug-addicted loser named Reggie Riot is disfigured when some graffiti comes to life, killing his girlfriend and ripping off his arm. This horrific action pulls him into the Art Ops, a group of agents run by his mother in the defense of art. The cool concept is that in…