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Written and Illustrated by Howard Tayler
Colors by Travis Walton
Bonus Story: Memorabilia Maximized
Written by Howard Taylor
Illustrated by Ben McSweeney
Last year I had the pleasure of reviewing the Planet Mercenary RPG and what was (when I picked it up) the most current print collection of Schlock Mercenary, Book 13: Random Access Memorabilia. So when the opportunity to grab Books 14 and 15 came up, it was a no brainer.
The most important thing to remember is that Schlock Mercenary is a daily webcomic. While it isn’t limited to the restrictions of a daily strip in a print newspaper, Howard Taylor usually keeps many of those conventions. Schlock Mercenary usually runs a single-tiered strip Monday to Saturday, with a longer strip on Sundays.
Why does any of that matter...Read More
Written by – David Pepose
Art by – Gavin Guidry
Colors by – Elizabeth Kramer
Lettering by – Ariana Maher with Colin Bell
Sometimes we forget that there is more to comics than Archie and Superheroes. (Yes, I completely believe that “Archie” can stand on its own as a genre and not just a company or character). It remains to see exactly what genre Going to the Chapel will become (although the tagline “love is the ultimate hostage situation” may be telling) but it’s very much not those two.
The issue opens, as you might expect from the title, with a wedding. Panels shift between the bride and a gang of bank robbers watching from a distance, all set to the lyrics of the famous 1964 song that this series takes its name from.
Flashback to earlier in the day...Read More
Written by Fred Van Lente
Art by Renato Guedes
Imagine waking up in a cell. You don’t know how you got there, and you’re not even sure you know who you are anymore. On top of that, there’s a voice in your head telling you that you’re a god.
You escape your cell, and discover you have superhuman powers. Maybe the voice in your head is right. You find others like you, and together you find the man behind that voice. Unfortunately, the man is killed leaving you with very few answers beyond the realization that you’re not in Kansas anymore, or even still on earth.
That’s basically the plot of Psi-Lords #1, but it barely scratches the surface. A little wander around the interwebz, and I find hints at something bigger than just the return of one of the most requested teams in Valiant history...Read More
Story by Scott Bryan Wilson, Fernando Ruiz, and Dan Parent
Art by Fernando Ruiz and Dan Parent
Color by Valentina Pinto and Brittany Pezzillo
Letters by Taylor Esposito
Elvira is a unique “property” to work with. Because Elvia, the trademark, is synonymous with Elvia the character. Elvira, the character, is synonymous with Cassandra Peterson, the actress who created the persona as the host of Elvira’s Movie Macabre. In an era of recasts and reboots, there will never be another Elvira. She was the star, not Cassandra Peterson.
At the same time, Elvira has a long history in comics. But I’ve never had the chance to really read them until now. I opened this one-shot not being sure what to expect. I won’t lie when I say it took a bit to wrap my head around things...Read More