Monday, August 25, 2014

Fox Tales Two

Hey guys! Antarctic-Fox back again, with reviews from the past week.

Storm #2, Greg Pak, Victor IbaƱez

Now, I loved the first issue and thought it was a great way to set up the framework of this comic.  So I was super excited for this issue.  There’s hints of Storm’s backstory (and her claustrophobia), which was so necessary in a comic that is so focused on her figuring out how and when to help.  It illustrates her vulnerability, which, when the central twist occurs, allows for the turn, the change of heart, to occur.  Is this book altruistic and optimistic? Yeah, a little.  But these two issues have been less about fighting villains and more about helping humanity.  It’s less militant and less belligerent, less about action and more about internal struggles than the main X-Men line (of which I read about 6 before dropping it).  And for a newcomer, that’s refreshing, for a comic to be more about little things than big conflicts.  

Rating: 9/10.  The Wolverine bit kind of threw me.

The Wicked + the Divine #3, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie

The covers for this series are probably the most gorgeous covers ever.  And the contrast between the cover and the first page (for the regular cover; the variants will be different, obviously).  And the character designs!

This issue broadens the cast, with gods duking it out in the underground to hinting at the other suspects in a mythological who-dunnit.  And, as this is only issue 3, there are still more things to introduce, like how these gods and goddesses interact with each other and how the politics of society dictate those interactions.  I expect the relationships between gods to further present themselves as the series progresses.

So, basically, this series is beautiful.  Colorful, mysterious, intriguing.  I keep trying to summarize this series and I can’t.  I can really only describe what it’s not.  It’s a little like American Gods, but not based in our world. It’s similar to the world Gillen and McKelvie create in their series Phonograms, but a little different.  And figuring out how exactly to describe it is partly why I keep reading.  To figure out what it is.

Rating: 9/10

Ms. Marvel #7, G Willow Wilson, Jacob Wyatt

So apparently it’s Wolverine week at Marvel (his annual also came out this week).  That being said, he’s not a bad mentor for Kamala to have.  He is old and curmudgeonly compared to the fresh-faced Kamala.  And he serves as sounding board, a way to reiterate Kamala’s identity struggle and her shifting ideas of what constitutes a hero.  She’s become a lot more comfortable being herself instead of Carol Danvers’ version of a hero.  So I feel a whole new conflict for her to tackle will arise next issue.

The art style for this arc is good for her interactions with Wolverine. It’s goofy and reminiscent of tumblr fangirling.  But I am excited for when Alphonse returns.  It fits Kamala better and looks more polished.  Which she needs to battle the Inventor.

Rating: 7.5/10. It was cute, but seemed too much like a filler.

The Fade Out, Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips

I got started reading Brubaker’s grittier, hardboiled detective comics through Fatale, which, while really interesting and striking, is a little too Lovecraftian for me.  I like it, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes I wish they would focus on maintaining the setting rather than follow the trail of blood.  That’s what I hope The Fade Out is for.  Set in post-WWII Hollywood, the atmosphere (perfectly captured by the coloring of Elizabeth Breitweiser) is so ingrained in the Hollywood studio system and the so-called “seedy underbelly” beneath the glitz and the glamor, to paraphrase Rod Serling.  It centers around a murder and the subsequent responses from the different parts of the studios, from costar to publicity agent to studio security.  It’s all very LA Noire, complete with historical anti-Semitism, sexism, blacklisting, and anti-Communism.  Noir has always been one of my favorite genres.  Add in old Hollywood and I’m there.  

P.S. Brubaker likes adding little post-issue articles and illustrations for the single-issues.  You might want to consider picking up the singles instead of the trades, particularly for those who, like me, are fascinated with old Hollywood’s history.

Rating: 10/10. Everything, from the art to the story to the colors to the research, excited and intrigued this little history nerd.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Fox Tales

Hello, everyone! This week, we're very excited to be bringing you our first reviews from a very special guest blogger: Antarctic-Fox!!

Having known the director/producer all of her life and hawkguy and The Intern for about four years, Antarctic-Fox is a dear friend of the Robots team. When she's not baking delicious goodies or doing some kick-ass cross-stitching (she's working on a scene from Howl's Moving Castle right now), she enjoys reading comics such as Ms. Marvel, Saga, Harley Quinn, Southern Bastards, and The Wicked + The Divine. She's also one helluva bartender. Tell her the director sent ya. Antarctic-Fox hopes to (occasionally) bring her unique opinions to these Send More Robots reviews and let her lady geek flag fly. Girl Power!!

Without further ado, here are Antarctic-Fox's reviews...

Saga #21, Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples

Ok, so. I’m a big stickler for artwork, and Fiona Staples’ art is what initially drew me to Saga (having read the first trade of Y: The Last Man and not being as enamored of it as most other people, Vaughan wasn’t as well-known to me).  The settings and the character designs are vivid and different, and who doesn’t love Hazel?  And can we just talk about the cover? I love the social structure of the Robot planet, and how that is visually illustrated by the television robot heads. Actually, the robot part of this issue may be one of the more exciting parts, as the other part just breaks your heart.  And don’t even get me started on Prince Robot IV.

That being said, this issue further illustrates the space growing between Alana, with her job in the Circuit, and Marko, the stay-at-home father who has to hide his face in bandages.  After the bombshell on the last page of issue #19, you can’t do much but follow the train tracks to its final destination.  You see the downward spiral, and know you can’t do anything about it but hope it doesn't end up such a downer.

Rating: 8/10

Wonder Woman #33, Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang

I will miss Cliff Chiang’s Wonder Woman.  I love how he’s played around with her outfit (and how her lasso is tied into her hair? Gorgeous!) and the overall style of this book, reminiscent of the Golden Age but unmistakably modern.  It’s clean, it’s streamlined, it’s minimalist.  And for me, it’s matched well with Wonder Woman, particularly the Wonder Woman of Azzarello.  It’s wonderful to see the Greek gods and goddesses, and the Amazons’ design is perfect for the women warriors they are.

This issue is the beginning of the end.  You can tell it’s the start of Azzarello’s and Chiang’s last arc, or at least where the last arc picks up steam.  You can feel the permanence of it, the finality. There are only two more issues left for these two, and that knowledge depresses me to no end.  Pair that with the carnage the First Born wreaks in this issue, and you’re just left with darkness.  Aleka really redeems herself and becomes a great leader (complete with a Stacker Pentecost Pacific Rim-esque call to arms).  And Diana has a great exchange with the First Born about names and titles.  It shows her strong character, that she worked so hard to figure herself out and now knows who she is.  Just in time for the boss battle.

It’s a lot like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: you know it’s the end, but it’s a good wrap-up, complete with a fantastic return on the last page which is the perfect cliffhanger for the next issue.  You care about the cast of characters and their plight almost as much as Diana’s.  I’m sad to see it end, but this looks like a proper send-off.

Rating: a straight up 10/10. Chiang is KILLING IT with his art

Storm #1, Greg Pak, Victor Ibanez

You had me at mohawk.  Storm is maybe my favorite X-Man (partly because I cannot for the life of me figure out where to start with the X-Men and there’s so much backstory to sift through).  I love the mohawk, probably for the same reason I like that Cliff Chiang’s Wonder Woman has her hair up when in that classic throwback armor.  It’s different.  It’s fun.  It’s striking.  It’s strong.  And, as evidenced on the first page, it makes for a gorgeous profile.  It immediately establishes what this Storm will be.  And the narration doesn’t hurt either.  

This is everything a first issue should be.  It sets the tone of the comic, it introduces the characters, and brings some conflict, but not necessarily the main conflict.  It’s a perfect entry point.  There isn’t a whole lot of backstory necessary to understand this book, which was my problem with the Brian Wood all-female X-Men: it was hard to get into if you didn’t already follow the other X-Men lines.  It introduces themes I love seeing: when an action is selling out or when it’s politics and finding a place in the world, a purpose.  I love Marisol’s character and how she challenges Storm and how culture comes to be so definitive, so important to these two. It’s lovely and wonderful and I am so excited for more.

Rating: 10/10. Let me reiterate: you had me at mohawk.

Thanks again to Antarctic-Fox for these reviews. Let us know what you thought of these titles and how much you're digging this guest blogger. Also, look forward to hawkguy's reviews coming soon.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Reviews for the Week of 7/2/14

Some "Guy's" Review

Hola, people of Earth! It's Friday, so that means another episode of "Comics, Comics, etc..." has gone up, and now it's time for our significantly less amusing written reviews! Wooh! I don't know about the others, but for me, this was a good week in comics. A couple disappointments to be sure, but overall I was certainly a happy reader. Hopefully your pull list treated you as kindly as mine did me! But enough with the pleasantries-- you're here for the reviews. Les do!

ACTION COMICS #33: Greg Pak, Aaron Kuder

  • GREAT- Smallville was my only real interaction with Lana Lang prior to this series, and I've got to say-- she's a bad***. She's effectively supplanted Lois Lane in the New 52 as Clark's super-awesome human friend. She's brilliant, fearless, clever, and never backs down, even in the face of powers that extraordinarily outclass her. I hope Lana continues on in her role as Clark's partner throughout Pak's run, and I hope the other Superman writers (Soule and Johns) take notice of her and make frequent use of her character.
  • GOOD- Aaron Kuder's art sometimes comes across as a tad bit cartoon-y (and a number of characters look psychotic when they grin), but for the most part I absolutely love it. In my opinion, it corresponds perfectly with Pak's more optimistic, leap-before-you-look Superman/Clark Kent. The events in each issue feel like they could easily be translated into a new Superman television show. Storywise, Clark's continued battle against and attempts to control the Doomsday virus kept me smiling and rooting all the way. I am unabashedly a Supes fan, so seeing him remain ever-vigilant against becoming a villain while simultaneously accepting that the "Doom" part of him is really pulling at my heartstrings. I just want the big guy to be okay already!
  • BAD- Only a couple of nit-picky things. Kara's statement regarding how humanity should feel toward her and Kal (I'll give you a hint, it rhymes with smorship) felt a bit out of character, even for a red-ring influenced gal.  Also, why has it taken everyone this long to realize Braniac is using Lois as a meat puppet? I realize Superdoom is a much more pressing matter than an oddly-behaved Lois, but still. Also, I don't know if anyone else noticed this, but this issue felt like it easily could have been half of an issue. A lot happened in the issue, but the plot barely pushed forward.
  • AWFUL- Nothing.
  • SCORE- 7/10

All New X-Factor #10: Peter David, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Lee Loughridge

  • GREAT- Marvel continues to bring the laughs and the awkward camaraderie with All New X-Factor. The team is about as dysfunctional as they come-- what else would you expect from a team housing Magneto's lesser well-adapted children--but they've got heart to spare. Di Giandomenico's sketchy, action-oriented art vividly coloured by Loughridge and David's fast-paced, quippy writing are a proverbial one-two punch to the senses. It doesn't hurt that some of my favorite mutants (Quicksilver, Polaris, Gambit and Doug/Cypher) are on the roster and getting the time they deserve, and that I can read X-Factor without needing to read the rest of the X-verse (even though I am anywho). And while this issue had all of the aforementioned boons, it had another one as well: the newly created mutant Georgia. Georgia's sheltered innocence makes for humorous interactions with the others and her ominously named supervillain father Memento Mori. Additionally, watching her struggle through her first unfortunate-even-by-mutant-standards exposure to the real world is gut-wrenching. 
  • GOOD- Momento Mori's not-so-illegal brand of supervillainy is pretty amusing and his powers, while ill-defined so far, seem pretty terrifying. I know I already mentioned David's phenomena writing, but I'd like to highlight the use of pop culture references in the issue.  Stark Trek and James Bond in one issue? Classy.
  • BAD- Nothing was bad really. I t was a good all around issue.
  • AWFUL- Psssh. Nothing.
  • SCORE- 7.5/10

Batman Eternal #13:  Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman, Tim Seeley, Mikel Janin, Guillermo Ortego

  • GREAT- Oh Lieutenant Bard, you sly dog. I hopefully suspected last week that the writers weren't going with a straightforward "capture the hero to get him inside" plot, and instead crafted a quite ingenious way for the honest cops on the GCPD to work in tandem with the Batman while appearing to work against him. Seriously genius. Equally engrossing was the emphasis on Stephanie Brown's tragic circumstances and (on a much lesser scale) Harper's continued meddling in Batfamily affairs; it's great to see the ladies getting equal time as the new Lieutenant. Given the hardship poor Stephanie is overcoming she'll have a bat-badge in no time(ish).
  • GOOD- What in the name of Scott Synder is happening in Gotham? Unlike DC's other weekly title (which has admittedly gotten better this week) I am captivated by this mystery. Villains keep popping up like daisies, characters are parading around the globe for answers, and although we're no closer to knowing who or what is orchestrating this madness, or if Gotham is just going through it's usual bursts of inexplicable and depressing turmoil, the journey is pretty entertaining. Also, Jim Gordon Jr. is scary. Even in small spurts. He's just so crazy.
  • BAD- Cluemaster. Cluemaster seems surprisingly bad and dastardly for a man named Cluemaster.
  • AWFUL- AHA. Nothing again.
  • SCORE- 8/10

Batman/Superman #12: Greg Pak, Tom Raney, Ken Lashley, Jaime Mendoza

  • GREAT- Eh... Pak's ability to write Superman is still top notch.
  • GOOD- For a greater portion of the Batman/Superman series I've been aggravated with the way Pak writes Batman. As opposed to Snyder's nuanced, human and bat Bruce Wayne, Pak's Batman has been almost entirely a cynical, unhelpful jerk. I realize that this is, in part, due to being a series that largely takes place in an unspecified time prior to the current time of other Superman and Batman books. Luckily, as the last couple of issues tread more into the recent realm of events, Pak's Batman has mellowed out a bit and is actually somewhat agreeable. Hooray! This humanity is especially accentuated by Batman's heroic and damning act halfway through the issue, an act which he attributes to being something Clark would have done. Attaboy.
  • BAD- I wasn't crazy about the art. It wasn't bad, but it was rather unremarkable, especially when compared to the amazingly-talented Jae Lee's work on other issues in the series.
  • AWFUL- What was the point of this issue? I realize these interactions with Earth 2 are paving the way for the future war between the two Earth's, but ultimately this issue felt like nothing but filler. Batman and Superman's actions are ultimately inconsequential, and the villain ultimately negates even their memory of the event? Or is their memory altogether? We'll see next issue. But seriously, with Superdoom happening concurrently in the other Superman related titles, you would think that the focus would be on that or on the fallout, not on a story that lacks a definitive time period or any ramifications. 
  • SCORE- 6/10

Black Widow #8: Nathan Edmunson, Phil Noto

  • GREAT- THIS SERIES IS SO GOOD. I was not a Black Widow fan (a trait you may notice about a decent number of series I am currently enamoured with). Prior to Scarlett Johansson's portrayal of the character in the Avengers I knew basically nothing about her and didn't really care to remedy that. Her appearances in Winter Soldier, Hawkeye and Avengers increased my interest in her, and now, with the glorious revelation this series has been, I am officially interested. Edmunson's adventure-of-the-week type plotlines littered with allusions to Natasha's personal issues and demons, manifested via Noto's superb, classy and sophisticated art are just divine. Seriously, the series has been so expertly crafted that you would think their union on this title was a godsend from Apollo himself. This issue proceeds like clockwork, dishing out the adventure, the conflict, the raw emotion, the startling reveal and the Winter Soldier at exactly the right moment and right length of time (well, I could have used more Winter Soldier, but that's a personal issue). And I mean, poor Isaiah! He's Natasha's rock, but I suppose there's only so long that you can be the emotional and financial rock for someone like the Black Widow before that catches up to you. 
  • GOOD- Luck trying to avoid picking up this series.
  • BAD- *whispers* not enough Bucky... Okay, it's not really an issue, I just miss the Winter Soldier having his own ongoing title.
  • AWFUL- No.
  • SCORE- I know I said 8.5/10 in my video review, but after some consideration I've decided to boost it to a 9/10.

Earth 2 #25: Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott

  • GREAT- Earth 2 Flash is slowly becoming my new favorite Flash. It pains me to say it (please don't cry Manapul and Buccellato's Barry Allen...) but he feels like the hero I've been missing in my forays into the DC world. He's effectively a mash up of classic Flash/Spiderman/Nightwing/Human Torch humor with humility and determination! Seeing him tap into an impressive new ability and then shrug it off only moments later brought a smile to my face. If Earth 2 is anything right, and it's doing a lot right, it's truly excelling at creating heroes who I'm invested in. Whether it's Dr. Fate accepting the insanity-breaking side effects of using the fate helmet or Val-Zod finally stepping up to the heavy burden of being the new Superman, the reader has been given the chance to watch relatively ordinary people make their lives extraordinary, despite the fact that doing so could potentially result in a painful demise. Also, watching as a genuine trust and rapport builds between the wonders of Earth 2 (specifically Flash and Hawkwoman) is especially endearing.
  • GOOD- We haven't forgotten about Marella. It may have been brief, but she stormed in and out like a boss. Also, and I apologize for more Superman fanboying, but witnessing the little bit of Clark that can't help but burrow its way through the mind control being inflicted upon him was as amazing as it was depressing to see how powerless he is against his controller. Ugh!
  • BAD- Green Lantern. I like the guy, I do. He's a good guy. But he can't seem to decide whether or not he's awesome or useless. He consistently performs miraculous feats and engages in an amazing level of trash talking, but then is pathetically defeated, only to rise up again and doing something infinitely more awesome. What are his power levels? What the what?
  • AWFUL- Waiting for the showdown between the Supermans in the next issue!
  • SCORE- 8.5/10

Green Arrow #33: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino

  • GREAT- The Emerald Archer has been pressed into a diamond by the creative team of Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino. I can honestly say that there are only one or two other comics in my pull list that even come close to engaging the reader in the way Green Arrow does. And while I credit is obviously due in boatloads to Jeff Lemire's fragile Ollie, always having to face the demons of his irresponsible youth and desperate to avoid the mistakes of his past, the true hero of this tale is Sorrentino's art. From the fracturing of panels to replicate Count Vertigo's nauseous ability to the contrasting of red, black, and white to convey explosive actions and violence, Sorrentino's art isn't just eye candy, it's a visual smorgasbord.  Seriously folks, I'm having eyegasms right now as I look over the issue so I can write this review. I might need to take a nap before I finish...Alright, now that I'm rested, on to what else makes this issue brilliant. The focus on Arrow's past and how it drives him to push away others isn't a novel concept, but one so uniquely conveyed that it hardly feels like a cliche. Ollie's peripheral characters continue to be strong characters easily rivaling some of the other Leaguer's supporting casts, and the potentially fatal fate lined up for two of them left me truly concerned. Additionally, Gotham may be the city known for Gang war, but Seattle seems to be giving her a run for her money.
  • GOOD- Emiko is back! I would file this under great but I knew she would reunite with Ollie, but I wasn't expecting it to be so soon!
  • BAD- While Richard Dragon is certainly a frightening and formidable foe, I've always had a bit of an issue with villains whose backstory is "my parent was a villain that you, the hero, defeated and I admired your strength, but instead of becoming a hero, which seems like the logical choice for emulation, I only want to take away the lesson that might is right and be a better villain than ma or pa." It just seems so backwards. I'm sure this seems like an entirely logical train of thought for some people, but it is utterly beyond me.
  • SCORE- 9.5/10

Legendary Star-Lord #1: Sam Humphries, Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco, David Curiel

  • GREAT- I like Star Lord. Admittedly, I haven't had much interaction with the character aside from Bendis' current run on Guardians of the Galaxy, Chris Pratt's flippant representation in the commercials for Guardians of the Galaxy and the bits and pieces of wikipedia'd information about the War of Kings storyline. Regardless, he has a very Han Solo, charming, devil-may-care, do the right thing because type personality (you may remember I expressed my affinity for this type of character from my review of Flash Gordon last week), and I am excited to see where his solo adventures taken him, especially given his stated vendetta against a certain purple villain. Also, the surprise reveal at the end of the issue was pretty interesting. Why have we not heard about this character before? What does this mean for Mr. Quill? Will they be allies...or enemies? Waaaaah? (I'm guessing the later, giving Peter's relationship with other citizens of Spartax...)
  • GOOD- The art is great. Star Lord is exactly the handsome devil he should be; hell, everyone in this issue is good looking! Medina's art in this issue comes close to the masterful art of Immonen or Pichelli.
  • BAD- The first issue is a fairly by-the-book story, replete with orphanage, mistaken misdeeds and a heartwarming ending involving help the aforementioned orphanage. It's an excellently executed issue, but it certainly feels like we've seen this issue plenty of times before. Even so, I'm very excited to see more of Star Lord's travels.
  • SCORE- 7/10

Lazarus #9: Greg Rucka, Michael Lark, Santi Arcas

  • GREAT- For the most part, I read comics because they're great fun and practically limitless in scope-- the comic book medium is less restricted in many ways than other mediums, like HBO or Starz but in literary form. Things like men made of silver traveling through the galaxy searching for their own humanity? Sure thing. A book about a convicted criminal who finds pills that give him super powers? Yes, please. But while this freedom leads itself naturally to flights of wild fancy and great fantasy tales, occasionally some genius team-- like Greg Rucka and Michael Lark-- creates an enrapturing tale that is gripping, like fantasy, but is frighteningly representative of what our world could and very well may become. Economic depravity, corporate greed, the privatization of the military and human augmentation may be the trappings of a post-apocalyptic tale, but they're issues that are already prevalent in society today. Michael and Casey's families ("serfs" we have been following for the last couple of issues) lived in a state of poverty that is not at all foreign to me, and the basis upon which they are admitted into the family--worth, merit-- is painfully reflective of the power the wealthy exert. The Carlyle family, who would fit easily amongst the Houses of Westeros, exude both the best and the worst characteristics of those with power--flippancy towards the lives of those beneath them, a desire to increase the well-being of others inasmuch as they can benefit by doing so, and the importance of protecting themselves above all else. The world itself is a bleak look into our future if those with influence and power, consumed by greed, continue to stress the planet's resources without concern. Honestly, I don't think my review can do justice to this series. Just go out and read it. Gripping, well-fleshed out characters, a world with history and relevancy for days, and, as every reader loves, the promise of more turmoil and hardship. What more do you need?
  • GOOD- That's all
  • BAD- I have
  • AWFUL- to say about that.
  • SCORE-  10/10

Rocket Raccoon #1: Skottie Young

  • GREAT- You've heard me wax lyrical about a number of artists on this review page so far, but allow me the pleasure of doing so once more. If you've not seen some of the amazingly-talented Skottie Young's amazingly adorable art, you my friend, are living like Clark Kent deprived of the yellow rays of the sun. There is a reason that Marvel has enlisted this gentleman to do a variant cover of basically every major comic launched in Marvel NOW. His art is cartoony and stylized to the utmost, but to say it looks like the art from a children's book is only true insomuch as it replicates that unbridled excitement and imagination a child's mind can create. It matches perfectly with Rocket's zany, loud-mouthed, frantic energy. Rocket, in my humble opinion, has never looked better.
  • GOOD-  The story is a lot of fun. A LOT OF FUN. Wrestling matches, a league of evil-exes-style group, and the mystery of Rocket's origin are all stitched seamlessly together.
  • BAD- Rocket's a little misogynistic for my taste. That's part of his character, sure, but his "you're smart and pretty" cover up when he was ignoring his date was kind of bothersome. But again, that's the character, and it seems that it's exactly that kind of behavior that has put him in the crosshairs of one of the antagonists in this series, so that's awesome. 
  • AWFUL-I haven't read Young's Oz series, and he isn't drawing a million other series. What the heck? Also, I don't have all of his Marvel NOW variant covers. Grrr.
  • SCORE- 8/10

Southern Bastards #3: Jason Aaron, Jason Latour

  • GREAT- When I watched my first episode of Friday Night Lights alongside my girlfriend, I was in complete and utter shock. "How," I remember thinking, "can she find this in the least bit interesting? I mean, who cares about football or crappy southern towns this much?" Of course, the statement was hypocritical; I had already developed quite an affinity for True Blood's Bon Temps which, although lacking a complete love of football, did have the crappy little southern town act down pat. But the more episodes of Friday Night Lights I watched, the more interested I was (much to my chagrin and my girlfriend's amusement). When you see something like that, something raw and simple almost in it's ability to convey the seemingly true, if not dramatized, lives of people, it's hard to look away. Southern Bastards captures that rawness, captures that authenticity, captures that danger, and ramps it up to 11, y'all. Because ultimately what matters isn't how Coach Boss came to control this small southern town of Craw County, or what Dusty did to deserve being beaten half to death, or what Earl did in the years prior to his return. What matters is Earl's hatred for his father paired against his inability to stop himself from becoming just like him. What matters is the Wizard-of-Oz-like hold Coach Boss has over the town that causes seemingly good people to turn a blind eye to terrible, wanton violence. What matters is poor Tad and the message Coach Boss' men are leaving on him. What matters is what should matter most in any good story: the people. And the Jasons understand people. I can't recommend this series highly enough. Please, go read it.
  • BAD- THIS.
  • SCORE- 10/10
Phew! Thank you for slogging through that. You're good people. I like you. I hope it's mutual. Please, let me know. I promise I can take it. Okay. Love you, bye.

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Comics, Comics, etc...

Hello again, everyone! It's Friday again, and you know what Friday means. The weekend is here. Oh, yes! But so is a new episode of Comics, Comics, etc...!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

(Late) Reviews for the Week of 6/25/14

hawkeyeorhawkguy's Reviews!

Salutations, friends! I hope you enjoyed the episode of Comics, Comics, etc... video that we posted yesterday. For the sake of brevity, Mr. Hueth and I left out (and the Director cut...) some of reviews, so, as will be the custom for every week hereon-in, we're going to post the rest of our reviews here on the blog! Wooh!My apologies for the late entry though, but these last couple days have been kuh-raaaaze-y!

So without further ado... Here. We. Go!

BATMAN ETERNAL #12: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman, Tim Seeley, Mikel Janin

  • GREAT- Two words: Julia Pennyworth. Family is an important part of the Batman mythos, and with how prominent a family member Alfred is, it was about time for his relatives to join the Bat-family. Although we haven't gotten too much time with her, the seeds for a great character is there-- her anger towards Alfred's seemingly unimportant life and his abandonment of her offers a great opportunity for catharsis when she inevitably discovers Bruce's secret, and her agent training makes her a perfect candidate for a Bat-ally. Along with the recently introduced characters Harper Rowe (who has been confirmed as being a future partner of Batman), Annie Aguila (whose technical knowledge and fearlessness almost ensures her joining the family) and the reintroduction of Stephanie Brown the Bat-verse is shaping up to be an awesomely diverse place, and I for one could not be more ecstatic.
  • GOOD- The pieces of the plot are finally converging (unlike another weekly series out...) and the appearance of a certain notorious villain (I'll give you a clue, he's another relative of the Bat-fam) has my curiosity piqued. Likewise, the interactions between characters like the Red Hood and Batgirl, Batwing and  and the newly introduced Lieutenant Bard and his allies at the GCPD made for a great read. I'm just a sucker for characters coming together for the greater good. I don't know if this should go in the good section, but Lieutenant Bard effectively existing as a younger version of Gordon while Gordon being tried makes me concerned for Gordon's fate. What's going to happen to our beloved no-longer-commissioner?
  • BAD- I don't know exactly what Lieutenant Bard's plan is, but it sounds like a recycled action movie plot (a la The Dark Knight), but I'm confident the writers have something up their sleeve, or at the very least will make the familiar entertaining.
  • AWFUL- Nothing? No, wait, Tim Drake. I don't like New 52 Tim Drake. Nope.
  • SCORE- 8/10

C.O.W.L. #2: Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, Rod Reis

  • GREAT- The art. So goooood. It fits the 60's noir style so well. The line work, the colors, everything is so spot on for the setting. I think Rod Reis is an amazingly talented artist, and you should definitely check out his art. The other shining star of this series are the characters. Although they all fall rather nicely into crime drama stereotypes, they're amazingly salt of the earth type people and by and large the tropes make the characters more relatable. It's easy to sympathize with Grant, the only hero without powers in C.O.W.L. when his son callously insults him for being "just him" and can't help but cheer as he makes some obviously questionable decisions all in the name of proving his worth. I care much more for the fate of the characters than I do the actual plot.
  • GOOD- Not that I'm saying the plot is bad. I love a good mystery, especially when it involves departmental corruption and conspiracy.
  • BAD-...However, the mystery does seem a little cliche (a running theme in the comics this week, I've noticed). A villain obtaining technology from the hero group and a detective discovering evidence which could "bring down" the department definitely has a familiar ring to it. But maybe that's intentional? With the way the stereotypes are being so masterfully used, maybe the writers are attempting to subvert our expectations? Only time will tell. Aside from that, if people aren't a fan of cop dramas like L.A. Noire/L.A. Confidential may not care for the story and art.
  • AWFUL- Definitely nothing.
  • SCORE- 7.5/10

FLASH #32: Robert Venditti, Van Jensen, Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund

  • GREAT- Barry's interactions with Wally West. I'm not one of those fans who is infinitely put off by the change of Wally's ethnicity (don't get me started on that...) so I'm able to look past that and admire the relationship blooming between Wally and Barry. Their ability to bond over a lack of a father figure is touching, and even if they only really get along for the last page of the issue, the moment is truly endearing. Also, the bombshell cover is amazing. Can we get a lady Flash again soon?
  • GOOD- I'm a big fan of unexpected side-effects caused by using the Speed Force. It's such a vast and ill-defined force in the DC universe, so even though it's been almost the exclusive focus of several arcs in the current volume of Flash I'm still hooked. Likewise, as I may have already mentioned, I love mysteries, and I can't wait to find out who's stealing the weapons of Flash's enemies and why they seem to be targeting/testing Flash. And although I'm not thrilled by the Future Flash, I'm interested to see what will happen when Barry and this figure confront one another, especially with Future Flash's skill set and looser morality.
  • BAD- Really though? Another Flash from the future? And especially given who this Flash is, it feels... wrong for this character to be travelling down the violent path he's travelling down--or is already on. Sure this character has as predilection towards obsession, but it still feels too dark. Who knows, maybe I'm just biased because I love the dude. 
  • AWFUL- Nothing awful.
  • SCORE- 6.5/10

FLASH GORDON #3: Jeff Parker, Evan Shaner, Jordie Bellaire

  • GREAT- Flash Gordon is, pardon my vernacular, a baller. There's literally nothing the hero won't do or won't attempt to do. He's like the hero stereotype spiked with a Nitro Circus personality, wrapped in sci-fi goodness. Flash is the most lovable, honest hero type in existence that it's hard not love him even as he makes obviously ill-advised chaotic good choices. But that's what makes this comic such a great read; Flash Gordon is just so much fun! It's not treading any new ground, but it's progressing with style and with heart. The art is equally fantastic. It has the classic comic book feel and everything looks dynamic. I really love this series.
  • GOOD- That being said, the story is, again, nothing special: Flash and companions journey through the empire of a Despot, pretend to be emissaries of the Emperor, Flash gets caught being a hero and is subsequently placed into a gladiatorial fight. Pretty straightforward.
  • BAD- I have to wait for the next issue.
  • AWFUL- I'm not Flash Gordon.
  • SCORE- 8/10

THE NEW 52: FUTURE'S END #8: Brian Azzarello, Keith Griffen, Dan Jurgens, Jeff Lemire, Scot Eaton, Drew Geraci

  • GREAT- Atom/Dr. Palmer is bat**** crazy. If you had to read this comic for any reason, read it because he chops off a dude's arm. Right off. *swish*
  • GOOD- I have a feeling in my gut like something exciting is going to happen soon. All the disparate plotlines seem--SEEM-- to be getting to the meaty parts. Who's providing Lois Lane information? What happened to Stormwatch? What is Grifter being drafted to do, and why does it involve Slade Wilson? Other stuff?
  • BAD- Maybe not so much a bad as a confusing is Batman Beyond's role in the tale. He has the most straightforward goal and motivations, but for Future's End being touted as the proper introduction of Batman Beyond into the DC universe, I feel like his journey is surprisingly plodding and his characterization isn't supremely interesting.
  • AWFUL- Oh my god so much. The worst transgressor I think is the incoherent, aggravating plot. Why are there so many plot threads being examined at once? We get maybe five pages with any one group of characters per issue. Storylines that could have easily been sped along--Lois Lane's search for the truth, Frankenstein, Amethyst and Palmer's journey into space and examination of the members of Stormwatch-- feel needlessly dragged out for the sake of tension, but fail to provide any real thrills. And while I'm sure these threads will weave together into a fine tapestry (Azzarello is behind the helm after all) I'm just no seeing the endgame now. The cheesy action movie depictions of the characters stands out as the other major offense. Frankenstein is basically a John Mclane clone, Dr. Yamazake is basically every movie trauma victim who blames the loss of a loved one on his saviors and makes the slow but inevitable descent into villainy, etc... Also, Tim Drake. I don't like New 52 Tim Drake.
  • SCORE- 5/10

NEW AVENGERS #20: Jonathan Hickman, Valerio Schiti

  • GREAT- Man, oh, man. Everything. I don't even know if I can judge this one objectively. I've been loving Hickman's run on this title. The world incursions have fulfilled both my undying desire to see alternate universes (I love AUs, let me tell you) and my desire to see characters pushed to their limits. But what makes this story great for me isn't that it utilizes plot points that I love or that Schiti's art is divine. What makes this title, and this issue specifically, so great, is the way the characters are written. To be 100% honest I didn't care a lick for most of the New Avengers/Illuminati prior, and now I'm enamored with them all. Even Mr. Fantastic. MR. FANTASTIC. These are good men who perform and are prepared to perform terrible atrocities (both to their enemies and to one another), but they never seem evil.; not even Namor, who is certainly trying his best at playing up his villainous side. And by contrasting them against archetypal heroes from an alternate Earth who refuse to accept concepts such as genocide as being justified under any circumstances, you see just how necessary the New Avenger's methods are to their survival. Even better, the New Avengers' secret destruction of parallel Earth's has been exposed to the rest of the Avengers, so even if they survive their struggle against the JSA/JLA alternate universe analogues they are currently battling against, they have the wrath of the Avengers to look forward to. Such drama! So titillating. Also, DOCTOR STRANGE. You go Doctor Strange. I won't get into that too much here, seeing as I'm about to wax lyrical about him in the next review segment.
  • GOOD- Lord, you should pick up this comic.
  • BAD- Johnathon Hickman is one bad dude. Does that count?
  • AWFUL- Nothing. This comic was perfect and no one can tell me otherwise.
  • SCORE- 10/10

OUTCAST #1: Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta

  • GREAT- This comic is downright creepy. Everything is creepy. The art, the lighting, the plot, the protagonist--this comic is literally dripping with genuine horror and suspense. As a lukewarm fan of the horror genre (Steven King is the only horror writer I like, and his writing is a bit more suspenseful and supernatural) I was amazed by how gripping this pervasive unsettling aura was. As much as I wanted to peel my eyes away-- and believe me, possessed people attempting to chew through flesh is something that would normally cause me to avert my gaze-- I was too caught up in the magnificent plot. Why are these spirits hounding the protagonist? What is an Outcast? What is this magic? If you're a fan of supernatural titles, horror titles, or just comics with great atmosphere, pacing and plot, you owe it to yourself to pick this up.
  • GOOD- Life. Life is good. Unless people in your family keep getting possessed.
  • BAD- My pull list is too big. Also, reading about possessions makes me increasingly worried that I will be possessed.
  • AWFUL- The art is so visceral. It made me seriously uncomfortable during some of the more... stomach churning scenes. Just to clarify: the art was awful. The way it made me feel was awful, in every sense of the word. Seriously amazing stuff.
  • SCORE- 10/10

RED LANTERNS #23: Charles Soule, J.Calafiore

  • GREAT- Allow me to start this review by stating my new undying love for the Red Lanterns and Guy Gardener in specific. Guy was always my least favorite lantern of all lanterns in every alternate universe, and I had a deep-seated hatred for his arrogant swag and his face. When Geoff Johns first introduced the extended lantern family (Blues, Indigos, Orange, Reds), the Reds interested me the least. They were largely a group of angry creatures unable to even form constructs as the influence of the red ring consumed their entire being and turned them into mindless rage puppets. Atrocitus, while having a pretty cool design and a fairly interesting backstory involving blood magic (everyone's favorite), came across as somewhat dull and uninspired to me. Thus, when the Red Lantern series was released, I paid little mind to the series, aside from an occasional glance at what appeared to be dismal reviews. When Soule jumped on the title I decided I'd give it a shot, and I fell in love. Guy was made to be a Red Lantern, and Soule was made to write this book. The Reds are no longer flailing, screaming red beasts; they are nuanced people whose rage is necessary not only because without it they would die, but because their rage drives them as a group and helps them cope with the increasingly awful obstacles and hardships that are placed in front of them. As someone who struggles with his anger, the characters feel far more relatable than commando Hal Jordan and the ever-precocious Green Lanterns (although I do love the new recruits to the Corps). Who would have ever thought that a bunch of angry freaks, powered by blood magic and grumpy thoughts, would replace the beloved Green Lanterns in my heart? Not me, yet here we are. Here we are. But this is a review, not my life story, so let me sum up my opinions on this actual issue. Believe it or not, it's great. The action is speeding along and there's a very real sense of urgency with each issue. Atrocitus has returned to power and is gathering his own Reds--his own ARMY-- and has finally and fantastically declared war on Guy and his reds. With only a few remaining uncollected Red Lanterns floating around in the ether you would think Guy's focus would be on bolstering his numbers. Wrong. Guy is a true hero through and through, so not only does he decide to take the fight directly to Atrocitus as retribution for Atrocitus' atrocities against another ally, but he also gives up a major strategical edge--in the form of one of the recent Red recruits-- because it's the right thing to do. What a Guy! Guy isn't the only shining character, however. Kara's interactions with Guy were heartwarming, and Bleez's unbridled feelings for Rankorr were truly touching.
  • GOOD- J. Caliafore takes over art duties from Alessandro Vitti this issue, and although, in my opinion, his art isn't quite up to the caliber of Vitti's it is still damned good.
  • BAD- The edge which Guy gives up in unfortunate, although that is mostly because I was thoroughly enjoying this character's position on the team. Despite only being a member for a couple of issues this character quickly found their role on the team and built some surprisingly intimate relationships. Alas!
  • AWFUL-Nothing.
  • SCORE- 9/10

SINESTRO #3: Cullen Bunn, Dale Eaglesham, Rags Morales

  • GREAT- Sinestro is awesome. Everybody knows it. And those who refuse to acknowledge it are crazy murdered by Sinestro's lackeys. Sinestro is a force of nature-- unwavering and resolute, annihilating everything in his way. Although I do have an itty bitty issue with this singlemindeness, and I can't deny how impressive his focus is. Sinestro is sure in his role as savior of his people and leader of the Sinestro Corps, and so he spares no expense in righting the sinking ship that was the corps and gathering together his scattered people back together. In many ways Sinestro reminds me of the recent depictions of Magneto and Namor; he's a man with heroic intentions such as spreading justice (apparently the thing to do if you're in a lantern corps) and providing for his people, but is very much an ends justifies the means type gentleman.
  • GOOD- Sinestro's daughter, Soranik Natu, was originally abducted by Arkillo as leverage against Sinestro, but her decision to stay with her previous captors to tend to and protect her people along with (and from) her people is admirable. I've always been a big fan of Soranik so I'm glad to see her step into the limelight, even if it's a yellow one.
  • BAD- Sinestro may be acting upon his divine cause with the utmost faith, but he's not an idiot. Why is he consistently surprised when his people, who specifically fled his planet to escape his tyrannical rule, express distrust and fear in his presence? When Sinestro traveled with Hal Jordan he was frequently frustrated by Hal Jordan's inability to be as efficient or as wonderful as Sinestro, but he understood where Hal's misguided motivations and beliefs came from. Did he lose that ability to empathize after all those months of living in a cavern and fighting space tigers? Or is the issue just so near and dear to him that he's oblivious to the obvious? Also, the background antagonist frustrates me. Another emotion hating enemy? Really? REALLY? At least they look cool.
  • AWFUL- Nothing.
  • SCORE- 7.5/10

SUPERMAN #23: Geoff Johns, John Romita Jr.

  • GREAT- SUPERMAN IS BACK. Greg Pak and Charles Soule began the process of reclaiming Clark Kent from the muddled mediocrity he's been drowning in ever since the new 52 began, and it seems as if Geoff Johns is finalizing this process. This is a massive return to form for Supes. Right from the get go we're exposed to classic Superman staples-- Jimmy, The Daily Planet, Superman as the red/blue blur, and Clark being Clark. And that, I think, is the mark of a good Superman series. Superman is easy to write, but if you nail the Clark persona with all of his compassion and uncertainty and warmth, which is inarguably the more genuine of Kal-El's personas, or if you just create an interesting Clark who does more than act as Superman's translator to lesser mortals, you've got the makings for a memorable tale. Johns knows this and he knows Superman. And as a big Superman fan, that makes me truly happy.
  • GOOD- This Ulysses guy could be cool. With an origin so similar to Superman's (but cleverly subverted) the character presents an amazing opportunity for Supes to offering a mentoring role as well as possibly obtain a powerful ally. On the flipside of that, as Ulysses is an obvious foil to Clark and could become a worthy opponent (although to be honest, and as I mentioned in Comics, Comics, etc... I think the prior is more likely to occur and that Ulysses is a major player in the Future's End event).
  • BAD- ...Unfortunately, it's just too early to tell with Ulysses. The potential is there, but at this point basically all I have to base an opinion of Ulysses on is my imagination and two pages at the end of the issue. Also, although I waxed lyrical about how John's writing felt like classic Supeman fare, it perhaps feels a little too familiar. The first several pages feel like they could be the beginning to any Superman event, and thus don't feel particularly memorable despite how endearing they were to me.  That's not nearly that big of an issue though, to be honest.
  • AWFUL- Occasionally, John Romita Jr.'s art is just unbearable for me. Some of his panels are dynamic and kinetic, and others are just so blocky and deformed looking and dopey... Needless to say, occasionally I felt pulled out of my nostalgia-fest by some funky art.
  • SCORE- 8/10

UNCANNY AVENGERS #21: Rick Remender, Daniel Acuna

  • GREAT- The Uncanny Avengers, or the Avengers Unity Squad as they're properly known, really cocked up the timestream over the last couple of issues. Luckily they've been given a second chance to get over the prejudices and distrust, work together and right their mistakes. And boy, do they ever. The team wastes absolutely no time in splitting up, alerting the remainder of Earth's heroes (mutant or otherwise) of the impending danger and getting everyone to join together against the threat quite literally. It's a testimony to the ability of heroes to achieve victory and greatness when they're willing to put aside petty differences, and is truly an inspiring thing to see.  But seeing as this is the Uncanny Avengers and seeing as they were only able to achieve their victory thanks to Kang's intervention, things naturally go south. I don't know why, but I find the inability of the Uncanny Avengers to solve a problem without causing a bigger one infinitely amusing. The ensuing fight should be pretty fantastic, and I can't wait to pick up the next issue.
  • GOOD- Kang is proving himself to be quite the Aizen in this series. Sorry kids, I was counting on your inevitable betrayal. Suck it Thor, revenge is a dish best served in the blood of a celestial. You have to admire a man who retaliates against his enemies in such a grand fashion.
  • BAD- THE HEROES LITERALLY COME TOGETHER TO SOLVE A PROBLEM. LITERALLY. Since when did that mutant have the ability to do that? Hmm? The whole thing was just a little cheesy to me. Not terribly so, but noticeably silly nonetheless. And I mean really, what else did they expect from Kang? It's KANG THE CONQUEROR. HE DOES NOTHING BUT LIE AND DECEIVE AND ATTEMPT TO CONQUER THE EARTH. I understand that without his help none of the plan would have been possible but still. They're Avengers. Where were the contingency measures for a villain engaging in villainy?
  • AWFUL- Nothing.
  • SCORE- 7/10
Again, sorry for the tardiness of this post, but sometimes life happens, ya dig? I'll do my best to pump this our promptly from hereonin! Anyways, tell what you think of my reviews, let me know if there's anything your're looking forward to later this week, or just say hey!

Happy Reading!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

...Or Be Squared

To finally conclude our little introduction series, we'd like to shine the spotlight behind the curtain, on the last two members of our web family. Since both of their names start with C, The Intern and our director/producer are collectively labeled C2. They help keep our operation running smoothly by handling the filming and editing our videos, creating the amazing music, and generally rounding us yobbos up -- sometimes we get a bit out of hand. In addition to keeping us focused, these two lovely ladies keep our social media updated and you in the loop.

Without further ado, let's meet C2!

Hello, everyone. I am The Intern.

No, I am not paid. No, there was not an application process for the position. I'm actually the self-appointed intern because hawkeyeorhawkguy is my older brother, and I offered to help him with this project. So I do intern-type stuff, like assist any of the talent (but mostly our director) on Send More Robots. Most of the time I'll work behind the scenes, but I'll be making a few appearances when I'm not too busy with college or other junk. I also watch too much tv, listen to a lot of music and don't play enough video games. That's about it for me (but I promise our channel is much more exciting!).

Hey, y'all. Your friendly director/producer here.

Unlike these other cool kids, I don't have an internet name. Even "director/producer" is too big a title for me, but I'll do my best to live up to it. Before going to college, I had very little knowledge of -- or, frankly, any interest in -- comics, video games, and stuff like that. Funny story, true story: I hadn't even played a video game until I started dating hawkeyeorhawkguy. But thanks to him, I've become a bit more familiar with the expansive world of comic books (including artists), games (including Dungeons and Dragons. Umm...Carlos the Dwarf, anyone?), and all things Nerd. When I'm not learning interesting factoids from the other members of Send More Robots, I enjoy taking pictures and doing a bit of writing. They say the purpose of life is to be happy, and I couldn't be happier spending it creating with my friends. Thank you so much for being a part our Send More Robots community.

Now that you've met us, we want to meet you! Drop us a line on any of our social media sites: YouTubeFacebookTwitterTumblr, or Instagram. Feel free to leave us comments on this blog, as well. We want to work with you to produce content that we can all be proud of.

Thanks for reading. Catch ya later!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Mr Hueth Isn't the Only One Who Can Make a List

Gooooood morning all! hawkeyeorhawkguy here, following up on the release of our first ever Comics, Comics, etc. video! And not unlike my esteemed colleague Mr. Hueth, I too neglected to include a number of my pull list comics. So gaze upon the breadth of my comic domain in its full glory (if you can call it that), but don't be intimidated. Even though I am already drowning in comics I'm dedicated to bringing the people what they want, so if there is anything at all that you would like me to take a look at as well please, please, please contact me, and I will do my best to make sure it's featured in one of our upcoming segments.


  • Action Comics
  • All Star Western: Jonah Hex
  • Aquaman
  • Batman
  • Batman Detective Comics
  • Batman Eternal
  • Batman/Superman
  • Batwoman
  • Earth 2
  • The Flash
  • Green Arrow
  • Green Lantern
  • Green Lantern Corps
  • Green Lantern: New Guardians
  • Harley Quinn
  • Justice League United
  • New 52: Futures' End
  • Red Lanterns
  • Sinestro
  • Suerman Unchained
  • Superman/Wonder Woman
  • Swamp Thing
  • Wonder Woman

  • All New Doop
  • All New Invaders
  • All New X-Factor
  • Amazing Spider-Man
  • Amazing X-Men
  • Astonishing X-Men
  • Avengers
  • Avengers AI
  • Avengers Assemble
  • Avengers' World
  • Black Widow
  • Captain Marvel
  • Daredevil
  • Deadpool
  • Elektra
  • The FF
  • Ghost Rider
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Hawkeye
  • Inhumanity
  • Loki: Agent of Asgard
  • Marvel Knights
  • Magneto
  • Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man
  • Moon Knight
  • Ms. Marvel
  • New Avengers
  • New Warriors
  • Nightcrawler
  • Nova
  • Original Sin
  • Secret Avengers
  • She-Hulk
  • Silver Surfer
  • Spider-Men
  • Superior Foes of Spider-Man
  • Thor: God of Thunder
  • Uncanny Avengers
  • Uncanny X-Men
  • Wolverine & the X-Men
  • X-Men
  • Xtreme X-Men

  • American Vampire
  • Dead Boy Detectives
  • Hinterkind
  • The Royals: Masters of War
  • The Sandman Overture
  • Tom Strong
  • The Wake

  • Black Science
  • C.O.W.L.
  • Dead Body Road
  • Deadly Class
  • Dream Police
  • East of West
  • Lazarus
  • MPH
  • Pretty Deadly
  • Rat Queens
  • Sex Criminals
  • Shutter
  • Southern Bastards
  • Starlight
  • Undertow
  • The Wicked + The Divine
Dark Horse

  • Baltimore
  • Ghost

  • Doctor Spektor
  • Flash Gordon
  • Legenderry
Lumberjanes is published through Boom! and The United States of Murder is published through Icon. I'm also hoping to increase the Dark Horse love by finally picking up some Hellboy trades in the future (although that might be the far future).  Anywho, there you go, let me know what ya' think!

Happy reading,

P.S. If you'd like to see where Mr. Hueth, Red King and I get our comics and you live in CA you should totally check out Big Steve's Comic Kitchen in Oceanside!