Toil & Trouble #1 review

Toil And Trouble (originally solicited as The Third Witch) Writer: Mairghread Scott Artists: Kelly and Nichole Matthews Archaia (Boom Entertainment) Macbeth was one of my favorite plays in high school. I remember loving the darkness and intrigue, the murder and remorse. But twenty years later, the only parts I recall well are Lady Macbeth washing…

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Adapted by David and Scott Tiption from Nicholas Meyer Art by Ron Josheph IDW Publishing When Alan gave me this week’s assignment, I will admit to giggling. I had never heard of the particular Sherlock Holmes story adapted here, but the cover promised “the astounding joint adventure of Sherlock Holmes and Sigmund…

Archie #2

Archie #2 Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Fiona Staples Archie Comics The Archie relaunch made huge waves last month. A staple for young readers for over fifty years, Archie has become associated with an outdated conservative worldview where teenagers barely even kiss each other and would give a kidney to snag the good booth at the…

DC Bombshells #1

DC Bombshells #1 Writer: Marguerite Bennett Artist: Marguerite Sauvage DC Comics The Bombshells were a popular theme of recent variant covers for DC Comics, a reimagining of major women in the line as 40’s pin-up girls. Sexy women are common on covers, occasionally crossing major lines of taste and stirring up controversy, like the recent…

This Damned Band

This Damned Band #1 Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Tony Parker Dark Horse Comics As Paul Cornell writes in the letters page of the first part of his new six-issue horror comedy series, there was a bizarre period of rock and roll in the 1970’s where it was cool to worship Satan. His book is a…

ISLAND

Island #1 Featuring Brandon Graham, Emma Rios, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and Ludroe I tend to read Image comics in trade. I like their superhero stuff, and I am so in love with Bitch Planet that I have cried reading the back cover, no lie. But I haven’t picked up any of the anthologies despite critical…