Unholy Grail #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Mirko Colak Colorist: Maria Santaolalla Publisher: Aftershock Comics Guy Ritchie and Charlie Hunnam aren’t the only ones in 2017 to tackle the King Arthur mythos. Yet whereas the recent Warner Bros. movie offered a more action-packed and swashbuckler take on the iconic story, the new comic from Aftershock is an entirely…

Babyteeth #1

Writer: Donny Cates Penciler: Garry Brown Colorist: Mark Englert Publisher: Aftershock Comics A while back, writer Mark Millar and artist Peter Gross explored the second coming of Christ in their critically acclaimed supernatural series “American Jesus.” Now, Aftershock Comics delivers a new title that deals with the birth of the Antichrist in a manner that’s…

Ash vs. Army Of Darkness #0

Written by Chris Sims and Chad Bowers Art by Mauro Vargas with color by Triona Farrell Published by Dynamite Entertainment Longtime friends of Ultimate Comics, Chris Sims and Chad Bowers aren’t exactly stuck in the 90s. But they sure know how to get the most out of their trips there. Over at Marvel, this writing…

Cable #1 1:15 Bill Martin Variant Marvel 2017

Cable #1

Writer: James Robinson Penciler: Carlos Pacheco Colorist: Jesus Aburtov Publisher: Marvel Regardless of your level of knowledge about the X-Men universe, you’re probably at least somewhat familiar with Cable. Although the character won’t make his big-screen debut in Deadpool 2 until next year, the time-traveling son of Cyclops and Jean is still a longtime fan-favorite…

Normals #1

Writer: Adam Glass Artist: Dennis Calero Colorist: Adriano Augusto Publisher: Aftershock Comics What if your entire life was fiction? What if you woke up one day to learn that everything you knew was a lie? This is an idea a number of other writers have explored in the past, and it’s the basis of the…

Destroyer #1 (of 6)

Written by Victor LaValle Illustrated by Dietrich Smith Colors by Joana LaFuente Published by Boom! Studios In modern times, Frankenstein’s Monster has generally been seen as a sweet-natured guy who doesn’t know his own strength. He was a family man in The Munsters, a hero in the recent Dean Koontz novels and comics, and a…

Generation X #1 Review

Writer: Christina Strain Artist: Amilcar Pinna Colorist: Felipe Sobreiro Publisher: Marvel I’ve been pleased so far with the revamped lineup of X-Men titles, particularly X-Men: Blue. Yet one thing that the books have lacked up until now is a focus on the mutant students who are training at the Xavier Institute in Central Park. With…

Eternal Warrior: Awakening #1

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Renato Guedes Colorist: Ulises Arreola Publisher: Valiant Eternal Warrior: Awakening is one of four one-shots to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the titular Valiant hero. Given that there is no current ongoing series for the character, the idea behind these one-shots is to capture the mythological aspects and significance of Gilad…

Misfit City #1

Written by Kirsten Smith and Kurt Lustgarten Illustrated by Naomi Franquiz Published by BOOM! Box Hands up if you love the Goonies. Good, good, we’re on the same page. And have I got a great new read for you. In a seaside Oregon town, the local economy has dissolved into harvesting oysters and milking the…