Review: Dead Life #1


This review originally appeared at Geek-O-Rama.

 

Writer: Jean-CharlesGaudin
Artist: Joan Urgell
Colors: Folny
Publisher: Titan Comics

Ground Zero. Stephen did not know that getting into his grandfather’s treasures in the attic so he could play Indiana Jones with the neighbor down the trail would lead to an outbreak. He was just having fun. How would he know?

Dead Life is an English reprint of the French comic, Dead Life: Crépuscule.

The story starts with scenes of life. Normal conversations and disagreements between husband and wife, the casual meal with extended family as Curtis and Kate return to his parents’ home to pick up their son, Stephen. When Curtis’s dad returns to the attic to retrieve some books he notices that one of his boxes has been opened and the contents are missing. Continue reading “Review: Dead Life #1”

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Review: Euthanauts #1


Originally Posted on Geek-O-Rama.

Writer: Tini Howard
Artist: Nick Robles
Letters: Aditya Bidikar
Publisher: IDW

There was something special about the woman at the restaurant. Thalia did not know what it was, other than that she was obviously terminally ill, but that wasn’t it. No, there was something more to it, but Thalia could not put her finger on it. When Mercy Wolfe followed her into the restaurant bathroom, Thalia had no idea her whole world was about to change.

Black Crown’s inaugural issue of Euthanauts is a visual masterpiece right from the beginning. Nick Robles’s art is sharp and on point, delivering a tone of brilliant contrast from the start. Continue reading “Review: Euthanauts #1”

Review: She Could Fly #1


Originally Posted on Geek-O-Rama.

 

Writer:          Cristopher Cantwell

Artist:            Martin Morazzo

Colorist:        Miroslav Mrva

Letterer:        Clem Robins

Publisher:     Dark Horse Comics

 

A woman is seen flying about the city. No one knows who she is, or how she is able to fly, but high school sophomore Luna Brewster is fascinated.  Who is she? Where does she come from? How does she fly? What does she want?

Luna has some issues, but what teenager doesn’t? Her new school counselor  seems nice enough, and the appearance of a flying woman is unusual, definitely not crazy, right? Continue reading “Review: She Could Fly #1”

Bella At The Bar: Book One


Originally Posted on Geek-O-Rama.

Bella Cover

Writer:          Jenny McDade

Artist:            John Armstrong

Publisher:     Rebellion

 

Bella Barlow is an orphan with a dream. She wants to escape her life as a window washer working for her cruel aunt and uncle so that she can learn to be a gymnast and compete on the national team. The road is long, hard, and filled with challenges she could not imagine while balancing on her uncle’s ladder with a rag and a bucket. Continue reading “Bella At The Bar: Book One”

Review: Tart #1


I recently started working with Geek-O-Rama to do comic book reviews and last week my first review was published here. I encourage you to go and check out the site for reviews of all sorts of Geek oriented things. My latest review will drop today for the comic Bella at the Bar. I’ve been given permission to re-post my reviews here a week after the original post, so here is my review of Tart #1

Writer: Kevin Joseph
Artist: Ludovic Sallé
Publisher: Kechal Comics

Tart Acid wakes up in a new city with no idea why she’s there until she discovers someone in need, a little boy that disappeared from the park and is still missing. If the kid needs her help, it means the supernatural is involved, and things are bad. Continue reading “Review: Tart #1”

Green Lantern Goodness


So of all the superhero movies coming out this year Green Lantern was the one where that I was most ambivalent about. I like the Green Lantern character (especially when he went nuts and became Parallax…that’s right…a nearly 20 year old comic book reference) and I like Ryan Reynolds, but something about this movie release has left me feeling kind of…blah.

So the other day I caught wind of this video compiled at Wondercon and so I gave it a look. Here it is for you to check out as well.

Okay…I’m excited about the movie now. The aliens and animation is awesome looking. It takes the superhero away from home and sets up something epic from the beginning. Ryan Reynolds sells me on the part of Hal Jordan (at least for the little be we see) and if the supporting cast is even reasonably good I think this movie will do well. At the very least it will be allowed to take its place amongst the rest of my superhero dvd’s.

So what do you think? Will Green Lantern make a mark or be a collosol stain? What are some of your favorite and least favorite superhero movies?