Tag: comic books

by Joane - 6 months ago

Why SGT. ROCK’s War Stories Need to Be Heard

When it comes to war stories, action sells. It becomes easy, then, to sweep under the rug of DC Entertainment’s action-packed war comics of old. It’s easy to see them as nationalistic, militaristic pulp — relics of a less enlightened era with as muc...

by Joane - 6 months ago

EXILES #1 Brings The Band Together to Save the Multiverse

EXILES #1 by Saladin Ahmed, Javier Rodriguez, Alvaro Lopez, and Jordie Bellaire is the return of the dimension-hopping heroes. The series begins with a team featuring old and new faces. Fans of the original series will be happy as it captures the ma...

by Joane - 6 months ago

This Week in Unsung Marvel Moments – April 11th, 2018

Welcome to Unsung Marvel Moments, where we bring you the Marvel moments worth talking about! Each week we’ll be highlighting some of the most exciting, emotional, and action-packed scenes in Marvel’s comics that we think deserve your attention. We g...

by Joane - 6 months ago

Joining the Force in TINSEL TOWN #1

TINSEL TOWN #1 by David Lucarelli, Henry Ponciano, and HDE Characterization Plot Art Summary The dialogue in TINSEL TOWN #1 does a lot of work both for plot and characterization. The illustrations and coloring go to add on t...

by Joane - 6 months ago

Discover Cold War Secrets in THE DEAD HAND #1

THE DEAD HAND #1 by Kyle Higgins, Stephen Mooney, and Jordie Bellaire Art Characterization Plot Summary While some of the plot is a bit confusing, the overall experience of THE DEAD HAND #1 is very satisfying. With spectacul...

by Joane - 6 months ago

The Plot Thickens in OBLIVION SONG #2

OBLIVION SONG #2 by Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo De Felici Art Characterization Plot Summary OBLIVION SONG #2 builds upon everything introduced in OBLIVION SONG #1. The plot moves along in a smooth, character-driven way. I'm e...

by Joane - 6 months ago

THE OMEGA MEN and the Futility of War

THE OMEGA MEN is not, by any means, a light-hearted comic. It begins with silence. Beyond the screeching of a chair against the floor, the entire first page is wordless. It’s not long after this that the circumstances start to reveal themselves. A...

by Joane - 6 months ago

Video Games and Friendship in PIZZA BOYZ: SEASON ONE

PIZZA BOYZ: SEASON ONE BY SPENCER SCOTT HOLMES Plot 80% Characterization 85% Art 80% Summary PIZZA BOYZ: SEASON ONE casts a very familiar eye over friendships we've all had in the past. While it feels nostalgic, its real str...

by Joane - 6 months ago

The Star-Spangled Avenger Shines in CAPTAIN AMERICA #700

CAPTAIN AMERICA #700 marks an outstanding milestone in the annals of the Star-Spangled Avenger. Mark Waid, Chris Samnee, and Matthew Wilson conclude the “Out of Time” arc with this issue. It acts as both a great conclusion to the arc, and a fantasti...

by Joane - 6 months ago

The Rise of Governor Pryce Begins in STAR WARS: THRAWN #3

Unexpected allies emerge in STAR WARS: THRAWN #3. The latest in writer Jody Houser’s series takes on a fresh approach as the focus shifts from our titular character. Rather, the narrative of this series’ third installment centralizes on Arihnda Pryc...

by Joane - 6 months ago

Love is in the Apocalypse in SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #24

The gang may have to confront something much scarier than real monsters. Their feelings. In SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #24, J.M. DeMatteis and Keith Giffen have written a story that digs deep into these beloved characters and their love lives. Can a little r...

by Joane - 6 months ago

Exploring Levels of Anxiety in ETERNITY GIRL #2

ETERNITY GIRL #2 by Magdalene Visaggio, Sonny Liew, Chris Chuckry, and Todd Klein Art Characterization Plot Summary Even though the world of ETERNITY GIRL #2 is a little out there, the themes and emotions depicted in this is...