Justice League Rebirth #1

Written and Drawn by Bryan Hitch Published by DC Comics The Justice League punches big monsters. It’s just what they do. And under Bryan Hitch, the Reborn version of the League gets to keep doing what they do best. The main story of the book is straightforward and classic, holding the main ideas of DC’s…

Hillbilly #1

Writing and art by Eric Powell Published by Albatross Funnybooks “There is but two facts of which I am sure. Today is Tuesday, and a witch is gonna die.” Eric Powell is famous for long-running horror series The Goon, but this week, he’s expanding his publishing line with the dark Appalachian fairy tale, Hillbilly. In…

The Flash #1

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico Publisher: DC In terms of selecting the right creative team, DC could not have done a better job with the new Flash title. Between Williamson’s script and Giandomenico’s stellar visuals, this is the perfect modern Flash comic; one that builds on everything that’s come before, and provides readers…

Civil War II #2

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: David Marquez Publisher: Marvel Following the cliffhanger ending in the first issue of this series, chapter two opens with an emotionally-charged Tony Stark kidnapping Ulysees, thus declaring war on the Inhumans in the process. As the Ultimates and the Avengers negotiate with Medusa so that Captain Marvel can talk with…

The Punisher #2

Writer: Becky Cloonan Artist: Steve Dillon Publisher: Marvel Story: Frank Castle pursues a mercenary outfit turned drug cartel called Condor. This organization has manufactured a drug called EMC, which enhances its users with superhuman abilities. In this issue, he encounters their big bad hitman Face. Thoughts: This is an action-packed read which has the feel…

Aquaman: Rebirth #1

Written by Dan Abnett Art by Oscar Jiminez Published by DC Comics Aquaman has been a long-running joke, that guy who summons fish you saw in that parody on Family Guy or some other late-night pop culture fest. One of the strengths of DC’s New 52 relaunch was Geoff Johns on Aquaman, working the joke…