Micronauts #1

Written by Cullen Bunn Art by David Baldeon Published by IDW The Micronauts were a group of popular action figures in the 80’s, but I was more of a He-Man, Ninja Turtles guy, so my exposure to the characters was from Marvel comics. Much like ROM The Spaceknight, Marvel lost the rights to reprint those…

Madballs #1 (of 4)

Writer Brad McGinty Art Brian “Smitty” Smith Published by Lion Forge Comics, Roar imprint Okay, kids, ask your parents about the Madballs. These toys came out when I was in elementary school in the mid-eighties, a collection of foam balls with gross faces and silly pun names. Your dad would buy them for you hoping…

Goldie Vance #1 (of 4)

Written by Hope Larson Illustrated by Brittney Williams Colors by Sarah Stern BOOM! Box, a division of BOOM! Entertainment I love detective stories. I grew up in Encyclopedia Brown and the Hardy Boys, and as an adult I love Raymond Chandler novels and mystery television like Veronica Mars and iZombie. This week, BOOM! introduces a…

Black Panther #1

Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates Artist Brian Stelfreeze Color Artist Laura Martin Marvel Comics The Black Panther has probably never been as popular as he will be next month. His brief appearances in the trailers for Captain America: Civil War suggest the movie version is going to be the kind of powerful charismatic figure that people want…

Ultimate Comics Exclusive: Power Rangers Pink #1 & Power Rangers #3 Pterodactyl Zord and White Tiger Zord Breakdown Variants!

We’re excited to announce our exclusive variants for Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers #3 and Power Rangers Pink #1!! We LOVED the first two beautiful virgin art covers from Janice Chu that we got two more amazing exclusive breakdown variants! Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers #3 showcases the breakdown for the incredible White Tiger Zord, and Power…

G.I.Joe: Deviations

Written by Paul Allor Art by Corey Lewis IDW Publishing IDW is a fun group of books, especially the ones that deal with licensed properties. When they do crossovers, it’s less about one character teaming up with another and advancing a plot and more about one cataclysm affecting everyone. Like, one time, Mars Attacks aliens…

Turncoat #1

Written by Alex Paknadel Illustrated by Artyom Trakhavov Colored by Jason Wordie I love detective stories, and I just recently saw Blade Runner for the first time at Durham’s Carolina Theater, so this is a great time for me to be reading a sci-fi noir series. I hadn’t expected this book to also tie in…

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…