SkyBound Adds DEMONIC to its Roster

Coming in August is the first issue to the Robert Kirkman-created miniseries DEMONIC, written by Christopher Sebela and illustrated by Niko Walter with colors by Dan Brown. From the solicitation: Detective Scott Graves will do anything to protect his family… even bargain … Continue reading SkyBound Adds DEMONIC to its Roster

Image Comics #NewComicsDay – 2/24/16

#MakeMineImage — Here are some of the titles on sale today at your local or digital comics retailer from Image Comics: #FetishFavorite – Saga #FetishFavorite – Plutona #1stIssueFetish Free Offer – The Violent Also . . . and more at ImageComics.com Facebook: Comic Book Fetish Twitter: @ComicBookFetish brandonrucker.com Continue reading Image Comics #NewComicsDay – 2/24/16

Event: Image Expo 2016 – Seattle, WA

From the press release via Image Comics.com: For the first time, IMAGE EXPO partners with ReedPOP and will be held in Seattle, Washington to bring fans an all–new slate of exciting creator–owned announcements. This IMAGE EXPO 2016 will feature a line–up of some of the hottest names in comics and offers a unique experience for fans to have unprecedented access to the writers and artists behind their favorite comic books at exclusive autograph sessions and comic–focused programming. In addition, Premium Admission Ticket holders will enjoy an admission ticket to 18+ Image Comics’ Spring Formal dance—a chance to mingle with creators, press, … Continue reading Event: Image Expo 2016 – Seattle, WA

Image Comics #NewComicsDay – 2/3/16

#MakeMineImage — Here are some of the titles on sale today at your local or digital comics retailer from Image Comics: #FetishFavorite – Velvet #13 (Ed Brubaker & Steve Epting) #FetishFavorite – Paper Girls All-New Title! Legendary Creator Team-Up Continues! And more!   Facebook: Comic Book Fetish Twitter: @ComicBookFetish brandonrucker.com Continue reading Image Comics #NewComicsDay – 2/3/16

Not How It Was Before | Thoughts on Outcast #5

Outcast #5 (Image)– This issue was perhaps the series’ most focused to date and contains a fair amount of action and plot development (so far this series is even less about character than The Walking Dead or Invincible). Knowing that Kirkman is going for his usual 6-issue story arc break for collected trade editions of his comics just confirms suspicion that the story is being unveiled in a very decompressed method. Decompression, as you well know, is the bane of the comic book medium in these modern times. Since the four issues prior spent little time developing character, the events … Continue reading Not How It Was Before | Thoughts on Outcast #5

You Never Had a Daughter | Thoughts Wytches #2

Wytches #2 (Image) – Scott Snyder should not be writing horror stories for comics, tasking an artist to translate them into compelling images. He should instead be writing short prose stories like he did before coming to comics. Despite Jock’s art and the Matt Hollingsworth’s astounding color work, this is the last issue of Wytches I purchase. – Rating: 2.0 Continue reading You Never Had a Daughter | Thoughts Wytches #2

Comic Book Fetish Favorites | October 2014

Running late. Already into the second week of November. At any rate, here’s the rundown and commentary of the 19 comics released in October that I read. There a few new number ones on here so let’s see how they stacked up against the usual suspects. 1. Sex Criminals #8 (Image) 5.0 – SexCrimz never seems to disappoint and it’s undeniably my highest rated series since I’ve started doing the Fetish Favorites here, scoring 5.0 issues more than any other series I read. And it’s never earned a rating lower than 4.0 (out of 5) from me in all its … Continue reading Comic Book Fetish Favorites | October 2014

The Volatile + The Profane | Thoughts on The Wicked + The Divine #5

The Wicked + The Divine #5 (Image) – This is the second comic I’ve read in recent months where I’ve witnessed the demise of a comic’s apparent lead character (the other being Southern Bastards). I may need a re-read of the earlier issues because I don’t quite buy the other main character’s reaction, as if in so short a time some super-strong deep bond was formed. Then again, that character is young and impressionable with 15-minutes of fame goals, so I suppose that’s the point: idolatry. Her new larger-than-life, god-like idol was just executed before her eyes. I will say … Continue reading The Volatile + The Profane | Thoughts on The Wicked + The Divine #5

They Killed Earl Tubb? You Bastards! | Thoughts on Southern Bastards #5

Southern Bastards #5 (Image) – Well…I guess I’m out. Fuck. I’m pissed off. Just like Game of Thrones with Ned Stark, my gateway character – in the case of this series, Earl Tubb, the sympathetic protagonist of the “Here Was a Man” story arc (a telling title), the apparent star of this series’ first four issues, actually *** RARE SPOILERS *** diedin that fourth issue (okay, so “died” is a bit of an understatement, considering). Meaning he wasn’t even in this issue; hell even at his funeral it was a closed casket (y’know, given that hellacious beating he took in … Continue reading They Killed Earl Tubb? You Bastards! | Thoughts on Southern Bastards #5

Lost the Plot | Thoughts on Trees

Trees #6 (Image) – I’ve finally come to realize why I’m having so much trouble with this series. It’s perfectly plot-less – there is no obvious (or even discernable) plot that writer Warren Ellis (the comics legend) is working here. It’s not uncommon for an author to hold his cards close to his vest in a suspense story in terms of plot. However, I would say Ellis is playing Texas Hold’em with Trees. And he’s bluffing hard. The concept is cool – well, it seems like it could be really cool, there’s not really been much revealed about it when you … Continue reading Lost the Plot | Thoughts on Trees