Youngblood #1

Story by Chad Bowers Art by Jim Towe Backup story and art by Rob Liefeld Published by Image Comics Twenty-five years ago, young Rob Liefeld launched a comics company with an exuberant team of heroes called Youngblood. These characters were fueled by a distinctive artistic voice and the energy of a young creator. This week,…

‘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…

X-Men Prime #1 Review

Writers: Marc Guggenheim, Greg Pak, Cullen Bunn Artists: Ken Lashley, Ibraim Roberson, Leonard Kirk, Guillermo Ortego Publisher: Marvel It’s a period of resurgence and reimagining for the X-Men universe. Whether you want to call the new lineup of books a reboot, crossover event or something else, it’s clear that X-Men Prime #1 signifies the start…

Jughead: The Hunger

Script by Frank Tieri Art by Michael Walsh Published by Archie Comics Archie’s Horror line has been putting out some of the best comics on the stands, be that the zombie epic Afterlife With Archie or the 70s-style occult Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina. This week, Frank Tieri gets a turn at making good kids go…

Helena Crash #1

Written by Fabian Rangel, Jr. Art by Warwick Johnson Cadwell Published by IDW I don’t know about you, but I could really use a cup of coffee. After the intensity of last weekend’s NC Comicon Oak City, with all that IDW and the other indie folks brought in, I have been exhausted. So today’s new…