Mockingbird #1

Writer Chelsea Cain Artist Kate Niemczyk Color Artist Rachelle Rosenberg Marvel Comics I don’t watch Agents Of SHIELD yet (I know, it’s on my To-Do List, I’m not too good for TV or anything), so I don’t yet know why so many people are so into Mockingbird this year. But I am happy about it.…

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1

Written by Kyle Higgins Illustrated by Hendry Prasetya Colors by Matt Herms Boom! Studios It’s a good time to be in your early thirties. Comic relaunches of beloved children’s media like Jem and the Holograms, Archie comics, Transformers, and X-Men ’92 have been surprising creative and commercial successes, so it’s a fertile time to be…

Snow Fall #1

Snow Fall #1 Writer Joe Harris Artist Martin Morazzo Colors Kelly Fitzpatrick Image Comics This isn’t the worst winter North Carolina has ever had, but Ultimate Comics has still lost a few days of business for snow and ice, and spring is still pretty far away. So it’s fitting that Alan’s assignment this week is…

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…