Issue #4 marks the end of Dark Horse’s God of War series set before the events of 2018’s God of War video game relaunch. This series has basically served as a vehicle for the second most important relationship explored in the video game: the emotional turmoil between Kratos’ bloody and violent past with his quieter present state as a father and husband, bridging the two Kratoses. The medium actually lends itself well to the more introspective tone that’s interspersed between some trademark Kratos smackdowns.
It’s finally time for Future to have her baby. With all she’s been through leading up to this moment, it’s a safe bet that a simple, straightforward delivery is too much to hope for. Now, Letme Live, the sentient plant that Future risked everything to save, will have to risk everything to save both Future and her unborn child.
For the first four issues of the new Umbrella Academy series, Hotel Oblivion, creators Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá have been slowly pulling back the bands of a slingshot. In the last issue, you could hear the rubber creak and stretch as it was about to reach its limit, and in issue five, they’ve let the bullet go, and it’s flying fast and wild. Now, the question is, where will it hit? What’s the target?
Hai Keeba, Manos, and welcome. Today, we discuss the majesty and magnitude of that which is Mystery Science Theater 3000. For over 30 years, MST3k has been dazzling audiences with wit, charm, and the occasional touch of snark, forever affecting the lives of people who love to hate bad movies. That stalwart pillar of intelligence and pop culture references, appreciated on various levels by those in the know. Now that the butt kissing is through, here's the story so far...
Project: Saviour doesn’t want to be your run-of-the-mill superhero origin story. It starts off heavy, with an established hero telling his story of how he came to be. Abandoned by his father at a young age, he comes to realize his abilities one day when fighting a bully and decides to help people and be a hero. But things don’t look so good for him, as a local crime lord, Scyther, wreaks havoc on the city, painting our unnamed hero as a villain. Ostracized from the people he wants to help, he has to bring down Scyther who has his own strings beings pulled.
If I had the patience to put together a “Best of" List for 2018, Black Hammer would be on it and it would include this mini-series, The Quantum Age, as well. Normally, mini-series that split off from a main book are there simply to capitalize on the popularity of the main title, but The Quantum Age provides an end to stories that we don’t even know how they end exactly. This six-part series isn’t just a fun, little side adventure, but a necessity when talking about the Black Hammer universe.