Daily Archives March 16, 2019

Venus Rises Series 2 #2

Conceived and Written by J.G. Birdsall

Art by James Newell

Colors by James Newell, Wilson Go, & Caroline Nolasco

Flats by Mon Amancioa

Lettering by James Newell

Venus Rises is back. Almost. Exordium Part 2 is currently up on Indiegogo. Unfortunately some technical issues prevented me from getting this review up sooner, but there’s still a few days left in their campaign.

Issue #2 picks up almost immediately after the explosive conclusion of issue #1...

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Calamity Kate #1

Writer: Magdalene Visaggio
Artist: Corin Howell
Colorist: Valentina Pinto
Letterer: Zakk Saam

Published by Dark Horse Comics

I’m going to start at the end of this issue. Writer/Co-Creator Magdalene Visaggio give a personal look at how Calamity Kate come from her need for “creative self-destruction.” I’m torn between wishing that missive had opened the book, and loving that it was at the end because it drastically changes how I looked at the rest of the story.

This is the story of Kate Strand, redefining herself. Recently divorced, she heads west and shows up on the doorstep of her former roommate, and best friend, in L.A.

The story is a poignant look at rebuilding a life from the ruins of abandoned bridges of the past. Oh, and monster killing.

The story in issue #1 is a bit disjointed, but...

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