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…

Satellite Falling #1

Written by Steve Horton Art by Stephen Thompson Published by IDW Lilly is a bounty hunter on a space station called Satellite, navigating dozens of species by disguising herself as each one in turn. When local police ask her to serve as bait in a narcotics sting, she quicky finds herself over her head. This…

Renato Jones: The One%

Created, Written, Drawn, and Owned by Kaare Andrews Published by Image Comics Kaare Andrews is an enormously creative artist, dazzling in some of the supernatural aspects of New Mutants in the 2000’s or the more recent Iron Fist. With the double-sized first issue of Renato Jones, Andrews turns his flair for the mystic toward the…

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…