X-O Manowar #1 Review: Power Suit

By Nolan P Smith Valiant Entertainment has some of the coolest characters around. Leading that charge has to be their gold and blue armored warrior, X-O Manowar. The Visigoth warrior plucked from his time and bonded with a sentient alien armor has been Valiant’s heavy hitter since he debuted back in 1992. Since then, he…Read moreRead more

Argus #1 Review: Me, Myself, and I, and Me Too!

By Daniel Schwartz Publisher: Action Lab Writer: Mark Bertolini Artist: Darryl Knickrehm Imagine if you could travel back in time and visit your younger self. How would you treat them? Would you only see every bad decision you have made and try to change your mind? What if you needed your younger self’s help? This…Read moreRead more

King of Nowhere #1 Review

By Nolan P Smith  A deer driving a car, a six-armed man beating up a fish, massive iguanas wandering the lands: welcome to Nowhere. More precisely, welcome to the King of Nowhere #1 from Boom! Studios.  By W. Maxwell Prince, Tyler Jenkins. Hilary Jenkins and Andworld Design, King of Nowhere is a dream inside of…Read moreRead more

Bang! #1 Review

By Nolan P Smith We all love a great spy story. The suave and charismatic super spy, the beautiful women, the intrigue and danger- they captivated us on film, on the television, novels, comic books, and more. It is the fictional character life to live until it’s not, and it’s over with a bang. Welcome…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Tomorrow #1

By Nolan P. Smith The end of the world isn’t coming; it is here. For twins Oscar and Cira Fuentes, they struggle to find each other from across the nation as they bear witness to a new kind of contagion. This is the story to Tomorrow #1 from Dark Horse Comics Berger Books imprint.  From…Read moreRead more

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising Review

By Kevin Hoskinson If you were a random person on the street and asked me what I knew about “My Hero Academia” before I saw this film, I would tell you these things: It’s an anime, there are characters named Deku and All Might, and it takes place (mostly) in a school. Oh, and there’s…Read moreRead more

Dryad #1 Review

By Kevin Hoskinson  While it is set in a fantasy world, Oni Press’s Dryad is a very relatable story. It’s about parenthood and the lengths we will go to protect our children. It’s about the stress and anxiety that come with raising children, as well as trying to find the place that you can call…Read moreRead more

Rick and Morty #59 Review – The Rickoning Part 4 of 5

By Jeremiah Gagnon For this review, I am taking a look at Rick & Morty #59 from Oni Press. Written by Kyle Starks with art by Marc Ellerby, Sarah Stern, and Crank!, with another story by Terry Blas, Benjamin Dewey, and Crank!  After a brief prologue, we are shown the garage where we see Rick, Morty,…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Sonic The Hedgehog

By Kevin Hoskinson In the big-screen adaptation of the popular video game franchise “Sonic The Hedgehog,” Sonic must speed his way to San Fransisco to save himself and his best friend, Tom. Right behind them is the villainous Dr. Robotnik, who will stop at nothing to take down the speedy blue hedgehog and find out…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Alienated #1- Three Sams and an Alien

By Nolan P. Smith BOOM! Studios have been on a hot streak for, well, the last few years. The publisher consistently cranks out original, exciting stories that stand head and shoulder above the competition. So when I saw Alienated #1 solicited a few months ago, I pre-ordered without a thought. Now that I have read…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Finger Guns #1- Draw

By Nolan P. Smith Imagine if you could actually do something with the finger guns we all used as kids, and adults. Well, in Vault Comics’ latest series, Finger Guns, we see what happens when two teens have the powers to change the emotions of people just by shooting them with, you guessed it, finger…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Doctor Tomorrow #1- Tomorrow Today

By Nolan P. Smith I am a massive fan of Valiant Comics- and I have been for a long time now. So when Valiant came roaring back a few years ago, I was all in. X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Divinity, Savage- there are so many amazing titles from the publisher. With Doctor Tomorrow, we get a…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Mr. Beaver #1

By Kevin Hoskinson Not since the introduction of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has an anamorphic animal been so mysterious, so cunning and so deadly! Mr. Beaver isn’t to be messed with, and he kicks some major butt in the first issue of Action Lab Danger Zone’s new series, “Mr. Beaver.” Detective Kage is a…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: The Man Who Effed Up Time #1- Time’s Up

By Nolan P. Smith I have been a fan of AfterShock Comics since they first launched, reviewing titles like Rough Riders, Black Eyed Kids, and American Monster. The publisher has a new wave of books hitting, and I am excited to check them out. First up is The Man Who Effed Up Time #1. From…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Tart #1- A Brand New Demon Slayer

By Nolan P. Smith I knew nothing about Tart when I pre-ordered the first issue from Scout Comics. The cover looked great, and Scout has consistently delivered amazing stories, so I felt compelled to give it a shot. After reading the first issue, I am 100% on board with Tart, and cannot wait for what…Read moreRead more

Movie Review: Birds Of Prey

By Kevin Hoskinson In 2016, Warner Bros and DC debuted “Suicide Squad,” a film that was met with divisive reviews but did decently at the box office. While the film was a so-so affair, it showcased characters we hadn’t seen on the big screen before. Most notably, it was the live-action debut of one Harley…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: On The Stump #1

By Kevin Hoskinson Image Comics turns politics on its head in the first issue of “On The Stump,” and if real-life political battles were this exciting, more people would definitely get out and vote! In this new series, political rivals go head to head in the ring. If you want to get legislation passed, you…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Going To The Chapel #4

By Kevin Hoskinson The wedding from hell reaches it’s epic conclusion in Action Lab Danger Zone’s Going To The Chapel #4.  It has been a heck of a ride for Emily and her groom to be Jesse. What was supposed to be a typical wedding has turned into a nightmare. The Bad Elvis Gang has…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Urban Legends #21

By Jeremiah Gagnon This week, I take a look at IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Urban Legends #21 by Gary Carlson, Frank Fosco, Mark Heike, Adam Guzowski, and Pat Brosseau.  We open up on the setting of several police officers parked in front of a museum after hours, their lights blazing up the scene in…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Savage Bastards #1

By Kevin Hoskinson Stories that revolve around the wild west are timeless tales of revenge and betrayal, filled with exciting and uniquely driven characters. At first glance, you would assume that the new series from Mad Cave Studios, Savage Bastards, is exactly that. And while it feels like a classic western, I was pleasantly surprised…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Ghostbusters Year One #1- The Rise of Zedmore!

By Daniel Schwartz Publisher: IDW Writer: Erik Burnham Artist: Dan Schoening Who is Winston Zedmore? What did he do before donning his proton pack? How did he get brought into the fold as an outsider and join the other three friends? Ghostbusters Year One #1 answers all of those burning questions that the movies have…Read moreRead more

1917 Review

By Kevin Hoskinson  From Sam Mendes, the director of American Beauty and Skyfall, comes an epic story of honor, friendship, and determination in the face of war. He once again teams with genius cinematographer Roger Deakins and creates a story that is equal parts inspirational and harrowing but also feels very familiar. The plot of…Read moreRead more

The Kill Lock #1 Review

By Nolan P. Smith  Editor If you are looking for a great looking book with a lot of personality, I highly recommend checking out IDW’s The Kill Lock. By Livio Ramondelli with letters by Tom B Long, this book surprised me. It seemed interesting from the solicits, the artwork on the cover looked great, but…Read moreRead more

Breathers #1 Review: Last Breath

By Nolan P Smith This one caught me by surprise. I hadn’t ordered it, but my local comic shop happened to get this book in stock. The cover by Matt Kindt is what drew me in, and I am glad it did. I am talking about Breathers #1 from Its Alive Press.  By Justin Madson,…Read moreRead more

Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy #1 Review: The Dark Side of Heroes

By Nolan P Smith  It is no secret that I love Dark Horse Comics, Black Hammer. Not only that series, but every spin-off series that has come from the Black Hammer universe has been amazing. So now, from the world of Black Hammer comes Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy. From Jeff Lemire with art by Tonci…Read moreRead more

The Grudge (2020) Review

  By Kevin Hoskinson “When someone dies in the grip of a powerful rage… a curse is born. The curse gathers in that place of death. Those who encounter it will be consumed by its fury.” This is the basic premise of the Japanese horror film Ju-On: The Grudge. That idea carried on into the…Read moreRead more

Gung Ho #1 Review: A New End of the World

By Nolan P Smith I love checking out new books, especially from new publishers. So when I saw Gung-Ho pop up in the Previous catalog, I had to order it. And let me say, I am glad I did. From Ablaze, Gung-Ho is by Benjamin Von Eckartsberg and Thomas Von Kummant. The book takes place…Read moreRead more

White Ash #1 Review: Ashes to Ashes

By Nolan P. Smith It is time to take a look at another Scout Comics series- this time being the first issue to White Ash. Written by Charlie Stickney with art by Conor Hughes and colors by Fin Cramb, this has been a book I have been looking forward to, yet I couldn’t tell you…Read moreRead more

Jojo Rabbit Review

By Kevin Hoskinson Director Taika Waititi’s last outing as director attempted to inject some fun into a superhero franchise that was known for its melodramatic and dark tone. It turns out he has a knack for it, as “Thor: Ragnarok” is regarded as the best film in the franchise so far, and it cemented him…Read moreRead more

Oscar Martin’s Solo: The Survivors of Chaos Review

By Jeremiah Gagnon My first thoughts after seeing the cover for “Oscar Martin’s Solo The Survivors of Chaos” from Titan Comics was “This must be what Mighty Mouse looks like all grown up.” As is stated on the back cover: “In a desolate, post-apocalyptic world filled with vicious mutant animals and savage hunters, Solo the…Read moreRead more