The House Of Montresor #1

The House Of Montresor #1 Written by Enrica Jang Art and Letters by Jason Strutz Action Lab Long-time friend of Ultimate Comics, artist Jason Strutz has a new miniseries out from Action Lab continuing one of Poe’s most haunting tales. Last month, Strutz and writer Enrica Jang adapted the Poe classic, Cask Of Amontillado, in…

Voracious #1

Voracious #1 Written by Markisan Naso Art, Lettering, and Design by Jason Muhr Action Lab: Danger Zone Ultimate Comics Overlord Alan sometimes gets a mad scientist grin when he gives me the week’s assignment. This week, I swear he cackled, promising to be Mystery Science Theater and give me a 64-page stinker. Well, Alan, you…

Cry Havok #1

Cry Havoc #1 Words Simon Spurrier Pictures Ryan Kelly Colors Nick Filardi (London), Lee Loughridge (The Red Place), and Matt Wilson (Afghanistan) Image Comics There has been a poster in front of the register in the Chapel Hill Ultimate Comics store with a gorgeous werewolf picture and the tagline, “It’s not about a lesbian werewolf…

Devolution #1

Devolution #1 Writer Rick Remender Artist Jonathan Wayshak Dynamite Comics Rick Remender wants to put the Apocalypse back in post-Apocalypse dystopias. In his new miniseries, humanity’s wars have continued, and rather than acknowledge the role of government and economics, people have pointed to religion as the scapegoat. Scientists developed a way to devolve the part…

Red Sonja #1

Red Sonja #1 Written by Marguerite Bennett Illustrated by Aneke Colored by Jorge Sutil Dynamite Comics A couple of years ago, I hosted a panel at the North Carolina Comicon to talk about Women In Comics, and I was so excited to get to sit next to Gail Simone, a writer who coined the term…

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…