Comic Review – Raven: Daughter of Darkness #1

Rachel Roth is like many teenage girls. She feels awkward around other teenagers, doesn’t think she fits in anywhere and is worried about finding acceptance. She’s also secretive and ashamed of her family. Unlike most teenage girls, Rachel has very good reason to think that she’s different. There’s nobody else Continue Reading

Comic Review – The Further Adventures Of Nick Wilson

Nick Wilson was once the most powerful superhero on Earth. In fact, he was the ONLY superhero on Earth. Fresh out of high-school, Nick somehow acquired the full complement of super powers. Flying. Super Strength. Bullet-Proof Skin?  The works! Though he donned the traditional cape and tights, Nick never bothered Continue Reading

Comic Review – Titans #19

Once they were the proteges of the World’s Finest heroes. Then they joined together as The Teen Titans. Even in the face of an unseen force that tried to erase them and their friendship from history, they remained Titans Together! Recently, The Titans triumphed over a union of some of Continue Reading

Comic Review – Rogue & Gambit #1

She was a runaway who nearly killed her first sweetheart with a kiss. He was abandoned as a baby for his black and red eyes. She fell in with a group of mutant terrorists who offered her the closest thing to a loving home she’d ever had. He was raised Continue Reading

Comic Review – Hawkman Found #1

There are few heroes in comic book history who have a history and lineage as confused and conflicted as Hawkman. First appearing in Flash Comics #1 (January 1940), the first Hawkman was Carter Hall – an archaeologist who discovered that he was the reincarnation of an Egyptian prince. Using ancient Continue Reading

Comic Review – Marvel Two-In-One (2017) #1

Things haven’t been so fantastic for The Fantastic Four lately. For a start, there’s only two of them left. Scientist Reed Richards (aka Mr. Fantastic) and his wife Susan Storm (aka The Invisible Woman) are missing and presumed dead, along with their children. Pilot Ben Grimm (aka The Ever-Lovin’ Blue-Eyed Continue Reading

TP Review – Happy

Once upon a time, Nick Sax was an idealistic cop with a pretty young wife and a great future ahead of him.  That was before the realities of the job, a corrupt department and an affair with his partner cost him everything. Now, Nick is a hitman and an alcoholic. Continue Reading

Comic Review – Witchblade (2017) #1

Alex Underwood had always wanted to make a difference – first as a reporter and then as a social worker. Merely wanting to make the world a better place is not enough, alas, and Alex Underwood died. She was gunned down by the husband of one of her clients while in Continue Reading

Comic Review – Quarry’s War #1

Max Allan Collins is an experienced writer whose works span across multiple formats. He is probably best known to mainstream audiences as the author of The Road To Perdition graphic novels, which inspired the 2002 Academy Award winning movie staring Tom Hanks and Paul Newman. He’s also notable for having Continue Reading

Comic Review – Doomsday Clock #1

The world stands poised on the brink of another World War. God is not dead but he is absent. The smartest man in the world is Public Enemy Number One. The black and white man who died rather than compromise his code of honor lives again. It is November 22nd, Continue Reading

Comic Review – Tomb Raider Survivor’s Crusade #1

Lady Lara Croft is on the move again! Tracking the sinister organization known as Trinity – an ancient society that seeks to find and destroy ancient artifacts of great power, lest they be used to corrupt modern society or challenge the official history laid down by the rich and powerful Continue Reading

TP Review – Batgirl: Son Of The Penguin

Newly returned from an extended vacation that proved anything but relaxing as she made her way across east Asia tracking down a cabal of criminal martial artists, Barbara Gordon is happy to be back home in Burnside – the Gotham City borough that houses most of the city’s tech-savvy and Continue Reading

Comic Review – Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #1

With a TV series based upon him in the works on The CW, Black Lightning’s star has never been higher. Yet despite being one of the most prominent Heroes of Color in American Comics, few fans know much about him and his complicated history. It all began in 1977 when Continue Reading

Comic Review – The Flash #33

The Justice League has faced many strange threats in their time together, but the so-called Dark Knights may be the greatest threat yet. Seven alternate-universe versions of Batman with all of his training and none of his morals, each one empowered in the same manner as another member of The Continue Reading

Comic Review – Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor: Year Three #8 (The Lost Dimension – Part 6)

All around the universe, in different places and different times, something has awoken. At first impossibly large white holes began to manifest, absorbing or annihilating everything unfortunate enough to encounter them. Now, the holes are smaller, leaking some sort of anti-energy which possesses the minds and bodies of anyone unfortunate Continue Reading

Comic Review – Torchwood: The Culling #1

Historically, the results are mixed when the actors involved in a franchised creative property decide to seek artistic fulfillment at the planning level. For every great director or writer discovered, there are twice as many hacks who forsake the usual tone of the series in order to build monuments to Continue Reading

Comic Review – Dark Nights: Metal #3

There is nothing Batman hates more than a mystery. He became a master detective, not because he relishes solving a puzzle, but because he cannot bear to be ignorant. That was to be his downfall and the downfall of the multiverse. Because Batman could not leave well enough alone, his Continue Reading

Comic Review – The God Complex #1

Behold the futuristic city of Delphi. A marvel of technology, Delphi is controlled by The Rulers – an upper-class of those gifted with the power to navigate The Stream. The Stream is the collective hive-mind of humanity, containing all the currents of human thought, imagination and information. Through The Stream, Continue Reading

Comic Review – Batman: White Knight #1

“This is an Imaginary Story… Aren’t they all?” With those words, Alan Moore opened one story and ended an era at DC Comics. Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow was written to given the story of Superman an official ending of sorts before DC Comics rebooted their continuity with Continue Reading

Comic Review – Detective Comics #965

Tim Drake was something of an anomaly among the many people who came to work alongside The Batman in protecting Gotham City. Unlike Dick Grayson and Duke Thomas, he was not chosen as a protege because of a tragedy. Unlike Barbara Gordon and Stephanie Brown, he did not choose to Continue Reading

Comic Review – Wonder Woman/Conan #1

It all began in 1940 in All-Star Comics #3, when All-Star Publishing joined their most popular superheroes together as The Justice Society of America. The logic was that kids would be more likely to spend their shiny dimes on a story featuring all their favorite characters working together than a Continue Reading

Comic Review – Angelic #1

Science-fiction frequently acts as a parable for real-world problems, examining big issues through the lens of a familiar yet different world. Logan’s Run explored the perils of ageism and the worship of youth in a society. Soylent Green built itself around the problem of overpopulation. Even Planet Of The Apes Continue Reading

Comic Review – The Flash #30

Barry Allen’s life is a shambles – romantically, professionally and in his secret life as The Fastest Man Alive… The Flash! Barry’s girlfriend, Iris West, might not be his girlfriend anymore. She hasn’t spoken to him since his secret identity was revealed to her by his arch-enemy, Eobard Thawne. The Continue Reading

Comic Review – The Runaways (2017) #1

WARNING: The following review contains spoilers for the original Runaways series and links to spoilers regarding Runaways #1. Abandon this review here and now, and click not upon the preview images below, lest ye be forever spoilered! Once, there were six kids who mostly couldn’t stand each other. Thankfully, they only Continue Reading

Comic Review – Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor: Year Three #9 (The Lost Dimension – Part 3)

Once upon a time at a science-fiction convention, legendary writer Neil Gaiman was asked how to simply sum-up the television series Doctor Who to someone who had never seen it, before they sat down to watch any random episode. One might think this a daunting task given the show’s infamously Continue Reading

Comic Review – The Realm #1

It has been fifteen years since magic found its way back into the world and, in doing so, destroyed it. Orcs, trolls, dragons and all manner of beast mankind did not have names for stepped out of the mists of legend and into reality, laying waste to civilization. Now, what Continue Reading

Comic Review – Green Arrow #30

Despite only lasting a paltry 14 issues in its original run, Green Lantern/Green Arrow changed American comic books forever. Written by Dennis O’Neil with art by Neal Adams in 1970, the series paired Justice League allies Hal Jordan and Oliver Queen on a mission far greater than thwarting any bank Continue Reading

Comic Review – Elsewhere #2

Amelia Earhart is having the mother of all bad days. It started when she and her navigator, Fred, started having engine trouble over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to fly around the world. Forced to use their parachutes, Amelia had Fred jump first only to see him being drawn into Continue Reading