ADVANCED REVIEW: The Plot #1, comic perfection

By Zack Quaintance — The Plot #1 is the newest comic from Vault, the industry’s most exciting indie publisher right now, and, like many a Vault book before it, The Plot #1 raises some heretofore unseen bar for what the publisher’s line can and will be. Put simply, this…

TRADE RATING: The Immortal Hulk, Vol. 1

By Hussein Wasiti — I can’t stop thinking about The Immortal Hulk, the ongoing book by writer Al Ewing and artist Joe Bennett that gives the jade giant a Cronenberg-esque rehaul. This comic is by far the most fascinating and engaging comic published by either of…

REVIEW: Unearth #2 asks, fight chaos or embrace it?

By Nick Couture — Unearth recalls many works of fiction. It evokes: Alien, The Thing, Annihilation, and countless other great works of squad action body horror. While not breaking any new ground, Unearth #2 accelerates the tension…

Comic of the Week: Conan the Barbarian Exodus #1

By d. emerson eddy — Since Marvel regained the Conan license last year, they have done wonders with it. Month in and month out, there are fantastic stories of sword and sorcery being told in comics like Conan the Barbarian, Savage Sword…

INTERVIEW: Writer Ryan Burke talks crowdfunding

By Jarred A. Luján — Crowdfunding has become a pillar of the indie comics market. Creators of all levels within the industry have realized that while a comic may fail to be picked up by traditional publishers, crowdfunding sites like…

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REVIEW: Second Coming #2, good sophomore issue

By Greg Lickteig — “In my experience, force usually fails. Of course, mercy often fails, too - but it does so more pleasantly.” Nothing like a biblical ‘damned if you do, damned if you don’t’ sucker punch to make the existential downward spiral…

The Saga Re-Read: Saga #48 is sweet and simple

By Zack Quaintance — I didn’t really notice this at the time I was first reading these issues, but this arc that starts on the abortion planet actually ends with a pair of atypical Saga issues that focus on fleshing out the backstories and current mind-states of a couple…

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GET HYPED: Howard & Peralta’s STRIKEFORCE

By Allison Senecal — If you weren’t aware, the one and only Tini Howard has signed an exclusive, announced back in April, with Marvel. Since then she’s had Thanos and Death’s Head limited series debut to critical success (and in the case…

REVIEW: Detective Comics #1009 shines

By Alex Batts — Detective Comics #1009 is the start of a new arc for writer Peter J. Tomasi’s run. Titled “Survivor,” this one will feature Deadshot facing off against the Caped Crusader for the first time in a while, and the first time in a main Bat title…