WonderCon 2016- The Coverage Continues

From Supergirl, a certain Radar Tech and everyone’s favorite Wookie, check out more cosplay from WonderCon 2016 By MrandMrsSmith All photos by Jason R. Smith WonderCon may be over, but the cosplay coverage continues to flow! From Supergirl to Matt the Radar Tech, Wondercon had some amazing cosplays! Check out some of the very best we saw in Los Angeles! […]

Pop Culture Corner: Why Batman V Superman Worked

Batman V Superman is a fan’s dream come true: here’s why By Nolan P. Smith (Originally published on High Desert Daily) (Victor Valley)– The time has come, and I can now say I have seen one of the most highly anticipated comic book inspired films of all time. With Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, DC Entertainment placed the weight […]

The Rattler Review

The Rattler is a Non Stop Thriller in Sequential Art By Nolan P. Smith For Mature Readers (Victor Valley)– When I decided to finally check out The Rattler- I’ll admit, I didn’t really have a clue what the book was about. I had heard rumblings of it off the internet, and then I received word that Image Comics would be […]

Nailbiter: The Murder Edition Vol. 1 Review

Image Comics Collects Nailbiter in a Hardcover, Murder Edition By Art Macias Contributing Guest Reviewer This hardcover of the Nailbiter series from Image Comics features issues 1-10, which were originally published back in 2014 and was critically acclaimed upon its release. It centers on the story of Edward Charles Warren: a serial killer known for kidnapping men and women and […]

PREVIEW: She Wolf Leaves Readers Howling for More

Take a Bite Out of She Wolf from Image Comics By Staff Reports SHE WOLF, by fan-favorite cartoonist Rich Tommaso (DARK CORRIDOR) will lead the pack this June with a chilling, fever-dream mystery that will keep fans hooked from page one. A surreal exploration in horror, SHE WOLF follows a teenage girl who believes she’s been bitten by a savage […]

PREVIEW: Golem from Magnetic Press Hits Stores March 30th, Check Out a Preview Now

The latest from Magnetic Press, Golem, Hits Shelves This Week By Nolan P. Smith Thanks to Magnetic Press, check out a preview from their latest graphic novel, GOLEM, written & illustrated by LRNZ. What’s it about? Here’s the official word from Magnetic Press: Set in a future, post-Eurozone Italy, entrenched in a culture of hyper-capitalism, GOLEM follows young Steno Critone as he is […]

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Review

The Dark Knight versus the Man of Steel- Welcome to Batman V Superman By Nolan P. Smith (California)– DC Comics had made no secret that a lot is writing on Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Having some lackluster outings at the box office in the past (Green Lantern, Jonah Hex, Superman Returns), this film is poised to be the […]

WonderCon 2016 is Here! Flashback Friday to WonderCon 2015

By Nolan P. Smith Photos by Nolan P. Smith, Jason T. Smith, Jason R. Smith, and DimSumHottie WonderCon 2016 is now upon us. Starting Friday, March 25th and running through Easter Sunday, WonderCon brings the greatness of comic book conventions to Los Angeles. Tickets are still available at http://comic-con.org/wca, but only certain passes are still available, so if you want […]

The Beauty Trade Paperback Review: Looks to Die For

Welcome to the world of The Beauty By Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Reviewer (Victor Valley)– If you could make yourself beautiful by simply catching a disease, would you? Aside from amazing good looks, you would have mild side effects such as a slight fever, higher metabolism, and spontaneous human combustion! Welcome to the world of The Beauty. In this world […]

Alterna Comics: Make Mine INDIE is Here

Alterna Comics Announces Make Mine INDIE By Nolan P. Smith Alterna Comics is bringing a digital catalog and magazine to spotlight indie comics with Make Mine INDIE! A free, quarterly digital publication, Make Mine Indie aims to unite print, digital, and web comics for comic shops and readers alike. Their goal? to highlight comic book creators and their works, regardless […]

Huck #5 Review

Millar and Albuquerque’s Huck goes full-speed ahead with issue #5 By Nolan P. Smith Editor It’s no secret: I am a huge fan of Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque’s Huck from Image Comics. With issue #5, our hero is in the most unwelcome of situations, as he and his mother have been taken by someone who pretended to be Huck’s […]

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons #4 Review

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons Releases Its Swan Song By Nolan P. Smith Editor (Victor Valley)– With the fourth issue, the mini series of Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons comes to an end, and does so in spectacular fashion. For this installment, we journey to feudal Japan to see a young warrior risk her life to battle a dragon who […]

Magnetic Press Announces Four New Titles for Summer 2016

Magnetic Press ushers in a heatwave of releases for the summer (Staff Reports)– Just ahead their hometown convention C2E2, Magnetic Press announces four new graphic novels as part of their June through August 2016 summer publishing lineup. WARSHIP JOLLY ROGER by Sylvain Runberg & Miquel Montllo, LOVE: THE LION by Federico Bertolluci & Frédéric Brrémaud, HUGO BROYLER by Mike Kennedy & Francisco Velasco, and RE-PRO-DUCT by Austin Wilson & Logan Faerber! LOVE: […]

A&A: Archer & Armstrong #1 Review

An Immortal and a Marksman Walk Into a Bag- Welcome to A&A: Archer & Armstrong #1 By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)—The most unusual duo in comics is back, and for their most bizarre adventure yet. One’s an immortal that has been drinking his way through the past 7,000 years, the other is a sheltered martial artists raised to destroy […]

Halo: Fall of Reach TPB Review

The Master Chief’s origin story is told in Halo: Fall of Reach from Dark Horse Comics By Art Macias Contributing Guest Reviewer (Inland Empire)– For those familiar with the Halo video game series, or military and war style action, this trade paperback collection from Dark Horse Comics is for you.  An awesome tale of the transformation from a boy named […]

Tokyo Ghost Volume 1 Review

Tokyo Ghost mesmerizes while showing that technology is like a drug By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)—Post apocalyptic tales are something writer Rick Remender knows a lot about. The man has written some of the absolute best books when it comes to bleak outlooks, like two of his current series, Devolution and Tokyo Ghost, which is now collected as a […]

Mezolith Vol. 1 Review

Mezolith Vol.1 is Stone Age Greatness from Boom! Studios/Archaia By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)— Boom! Studios and their Archaia imprint has been known for brining amazingly high quality, foreign projects to the United States. With Mezolith, we are treated to a world 10,000 years ago, in a world of full of danger, mysticism and above all, finding one’s path […]

Clandestino #2 Hits Comic Shops This Wednesday

The highly anticipated second issue for Black Mask’s Clandestino Drops This Week (By Staff Reports)– Sex, guns, and revolution return next week in CLANDESTINO #2. Written, drawn, colored, and lettered by Chilean born artist Amancay Nahuelpan, this book is the culmination of 7 years of work. The resulting story of a quiet man forced into the role of reluctant revolutionary for his […]

Mars Attacks: Occupation #1 Review

IDW continues their hot streak of taking existing properties into new and exciting directions with Mars Attacks: Occupation By Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Reviewer (Victor Valley)– When Mars Attacks hit theaters in 1996, it generated lots of laughs and became an instant cult classic. With the looks of a B-movie and an all-star cast, the Tim Burton helmed film left […]