Fetish Fix: ISOLA #2 (Image Comics)

After just two issues in, ISOLA from Image Comics might just be the next SAGA. I’d definitely recommend it to SAGA fans, maybe EXTREMITY and MONSTRESS (also from Image Comics) fans as well. A sufficient amount of positive word-of-mouth could help push this promising new fantasy series to the heights it deserves already. Certain manga fans could dig this as well. #Isola #FetishFix #FetishFav Advertisements Continue reading Fetish Fix: ISOLA #2 (Image Comics)

Free Comic Book Day 2018 – The Haul, Y’all!

FCBD Editions AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, AVENGERS/CAPTAIN AMERICA, BARRIER #1, CRUSH, THE MALL #0 and RELAY #0. All were enjoyable reads. The standout is probably Zac Thompson, Andy Clarke, and Donny Cates and RELAY #0 from AfterShock Comics. A full issue with a highly intriguing story and beautiful art! I’ll be along for the full ride. Svetlana Chmakova’s CRUSH is a top contender for for standout as well. … Continue reading Free Comic Book Day 2018 – The Haul, Y’all!

Lazarus #27: Jonah Carlyle . . . Long Lost and Found

After a long layoff of a full year (and some change), I am so happy to finally have  LAZARUS proper back into my hands, gracing my eyeballs! When last we received an issue of LAZARUS written solely by co-creator/author Greg Rucka and artist exclusively by co-creator/artist Michael Lark, it was March 2017’s LAZARUS #26, the conclusion of the “Cull” storyline which saw the Russian family Vassalovka — … Continue reading Lazarus #27: Jonah Carlyle . . . Long Lost and Found

SAGA #51: Middle-Aged, Poised and Graceful

At just past the would-be half-way mark of what’s speculated to likely be a 100-issue epic creator-owned series, SAGA is that comfortable, reliable favorite series that you come to simply expect to deliver exactly what you need from a series — not unlike a favorite TV showing deliver the goods each and every week of the season. That’s exactly what I experienced reading Chapter Fifty … Continue reading SAGA #51: Middle-Aged, Poised and Graceful

Action Comics #1000: A Rather Fine Anniversary Issue

I really enjoyed DC Comics’ 80-page ACTION COMICS #1000 Anniversary issue, which also, coincidentally, marks the 80-year anniversary of Superman in printed comic form, having debuted on the stands in ACTION COMICS #1 on April 18, 1938 with a June cover date. I bought, in my opinion, the best looking available cover left on the shelf — the Joshua Middleton 1980s era variant (see below). … Continue reading Action Comics #1000: A Rather Fine Anniversary Issue

Fetish Fix: ANALOG, ISOLA, SKYWARD & OBLIVION SONG

A few reads from April’s Fetish Fix. So ANALOG #1 was an excellent start. So good I’m very tempted to get it monthly. I will get the $10 trade in October. I’ve been transitioning away from monthlies in my creator-owned comics since last fall, and this is a series I know will be so rewarding in book form. I’m happy to wait a few months … Continue reading Fetish Fix: ANALOG, ISOLA, SKYWARD & OBLIVION SONG

Gideon Falls #1 by Lemire and Sorrentino | Image Comics | 1st Issue Fetish

Gideon Falls #1 | By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino & Dave Stewart | Published: March 7, 2018 by Image Comics | From the Image Comics solicitation: A brand-new ongoing series from the acclaimed bestselling creative team of OLD MAN LOGAN and GREEN ARROW! The lives of a reclusive young man obsessed with a conspiracy in the city’s trash, and a washed-up Catholic priest arriving in a … Continue reading Gideon Falls #1 by Lemire and Sorrentino | Image Comics | 1st Issue Fetish

The Haul, Y’all – 3/7/2018

#WednesdayWarrior #NCBD #FetishFix #TheHaul @ImageComics ~ 1st Issue Fetish selections: GIDEON FALLS #1 and OBLIVION SONG #1. ~ Other Haul Regulars: THE WILD STORM #12, SAVAGE DRAGON #232. ~ And farewell to EXTREMITY which ends with its 12th and final chapter. ~ Bonus gets: IMAGE+ Vol. 2, #6 and IMAGE EXPO 2018 Preview Book #WeBelieveInComics #ImageComics Twitter: @ComicBookFetish | Facebook: Comic Book Fetish Continue reading The Haul, Y’all – 3/7/2018

1st Issue Fetish – The Terrifics #1 by Reis and Lemire (DC Comics)

The Terrifics #1 | By: Ivan Reis and Jeff Lemire | Published: Feb 28, 2018 by DC Comics | Spinning out of DC Comics’ DARK NIGHTS: METAL event, as well as the publisher’s THE NEW AGE OF HEROES initiative (which is the launching pad for a number of all-new series featuring all-new characters or traditionally underused characters) comes THE TERRIFICS. This new series stars the … Continue reading 1st Issue Fetish – The Terrifics #1 by Reis and Lemire (DC Comics)

The Haul, Y’all – 2/28/2018

#WednesdayWarrior #NCBD #FetishFix #TheHaul Over the last few months I had downgraded my Wednesday Warrior status to more of a monthly endeavor due to a focus on reading novels (because, y’know, there’s only so many hours a fella can devote to his favorite activity as a bookworm). At any rate, here is the complete haul for the month of February. ~ 1st Issue Fetish Selections: … Continue reading The Haul, Y’all – 2/28/2018

FAILSAFE from Vault Comics | Preview

Vault Comics is another new publisher I’m interested in thanks to their FAILSAFE comic. Issue #1 has enticed me to check out #2 in May. Copy from the publisher: Failsafe When he executed the last nanotech-enhanced super soldier, John Ravane thought that was the end of the haywire Insurgence Program. Ten years later, in the wake of social unrest, its true legacy is revealed. As … Continue reading FAILSAFE from Vault Comics | Preview

SMOKETOWN from Scout Comics

Thanks to Smoketown #1 & 2, I’ve added Scout Comics to my list of enticing publishers. Good stuff. Check’em out.    Copy from the publisher: SMOKETOWN Written by Phillip Kennedy Art by Scott Van Domelan From acclaimed writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Warlords of Appalachia, Last Sons of America), and introducing artist Scott Van Domelen, comes the first in an interconnecting series of chapters in the tradition … Continue reading SMOKETOWN from Scout Comics

Comic Book Fetish Pull List | February 2017

~ For February 2017 ~ DC & VERTIGO Frostbite #6 (of 6) The Wild Storm #1 IMAGE Birthright #22 The Fix #8 Green Valley #5 (of 9) Image+ #11 Kill or Be Killed #6 Lazarus #26 Loose Ends #2 (of 4) Moonshine #5 Paper Girls #11 The Old Guard #1 Sex Criminals #16 Southern Bastards #17 MARVEL Jessica Jones #5 AFTERSHOCK Animosity#6 Rough Riders #1 … Continue reading Comic Book Fetish Pull List | February 2017

Comic Book Fetish Fave of the Week #5

February 2017 New Comics Week 1 — Paper Girls #11 (Image Comics) Story: Brian K. Vaughan Art: Cliff Chiang, Matt Wilson Cover: Cliff Chiang Published: February 1, 2017 Diamond ID: DEC160678 A BOLD NEW STORYLINE STARTS HERE! The Eisner and Harvey Award-winning “Best New Series” from BRIAN K. VAUGHAN and CLIFF CHIANG returns, as Erin, Mac, and Tiff any finally reunite with their long-lost friend KJ…only to encounter … Continue reading Comic Book Fetish Fave of the Week #5

Comic Book Fetish Faves | January 2017

Saga #42 (IMAGE) = 5.0 Southern Bastards #16 (IMAGE) = 5.0 Kill or Be Killed #5 (IMAGE) = 4.5 Saga #41 (IMAGE) = 4.5 (* Delayed shipping) Jessica Jones (MARVEL) = 4.5 Birthright #21 (IMAGE) = 4.0 Frostbite #5 (VERTIGO) = 4.0 The Dregs #1 (BLACK MASK) = 3.5 Savage #3 (VALIANT) = 3.5 Odyssey of the Amazons #1 (DC) = 3.5 Animosity: The Rise #1 (AFTERSHOCK) = … Continue reading Comic Book Fetish Faves | January 2017

Comic Book Fetish Fave of the Week #4

January 2017 | New Comics Week 4 — Saga #42 (Image Comics) I cannot honestly remember the last time a comic book made me tearful. The all-black back pages, easily six of them, really helped deliver the gut punch and the kick to the heart. I literally gasped “Really, Brian and Fiona!?!?” BKV may be the best in the biz with his issue-to-issue cliffhangers and even bigger story … Continue reading Comic Book Fetish Fave of the Week #4

Comic Book Fetish Fave of the Week #3

January 2017 | New Comics Week 3 — Kill or Be Killed #5 (Image Comics) Story: Ed Brubaker Art: Elizabeth Breitweiser, Sean Phillips Cover: Sean Phillips Published: January 18, 2017 NEW STORY ARC. BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS’ runaway bestseller just keeps going! Now that we’ve seen the origin of our killer, it’s only a matter of time before the NYPD realizes they have a vigilante on their streets. … Continue reading Comic Book Fetish Fave of the Week #3