Daily Archives January 30, 2019

OLIVER #1

Written by Gary Whita

Art by Darick Robertson

Colouring by Diego Rodriguez

Lettering by Simon Bowland

THE DEAL: An orphan raised by clone soldiers on the outskirts of a nuclear wasteland deals with the trials of adolescence … and Armageddon. If Dickens had lived to see the atomic age, this is the story he would have written.

THE GOOD: One word: wow. I’m enthralled by this concept. The art captures the desolation of a post-nuclear apocalypse with the same aesthetic that I saw in my mind as I read Oliver Twist back in the day. It struck me as I flipped through the pages how alike the two worlds really are: the desperation and fear, the loss of identity, the despondence, the sheer grit required to make it through another day of hell – it’s all there...

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X-O Manowar Issue #23

X-O Manowar Issue #23 Cover

Finally! My first venture into X-O has arrived! In Issue #23–After years of adventure on planet Gorin, serving as a soldier, a general, and ultimately as an emperor, Aric of Dacia returned to Earth. Conscripted by G.A.T.E., the Global Agency for Threat Excision, Aric battled earthlings and aliens alike for causes he had little stake in.

Valiant says this is a new arc and a new jumping on point! Man! I! Am! Pumped!

Should you follow me down the rabbit hole?

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