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…

Batman Rebirth #1

Written by Tom King and Scott Snyder Art by Mikel Janin Colors by June Chung Published by DC Comics Last week, DC published a great big apology to the fans with DC Rebirth #1, a book that admitted that things had gotten dark and murky and promised a little more joy while still appreciating the…

DC Universe Rebirth #1

Written by Geoff Johns Art by Gary Frank, Ethan Van Sciver, Ivan Reis, and Phil Jimenez Published by DC Comics When you mess up, you’re supposed to admit it and say you’re sorry. We learned that in kindergarten, but as adults, we forget that a lot. And many readers would say that DC has messed…

Scooby Apocalypse #1

Written by Keith Giffen and J. M. DeMatteis Art by Howard Porter Based on a concept by Jim Lee Published by DC Comics The 30-something comic readers have a deeply conflicted relationship with the pop culture of our youth. On the one hand, we fondly remember reading Archie’s adventures with his friends and watching Scooby…

May #1

Story and Art by Gene Ha Published by Dark Horse Comics I don’t know you. I mean, odds are, we haven’t met. But I can tell you a few things about your past. When you were a kid, there was a story that captured you. Maybe it was Narnia, maybe it was Oz, maybe it…