An unexplained accident turns a night of amateur astronomy into one family's greatest trauma. What happened to Kenny remained shrouded in mystery for decades, but now, answers are beginning to emerge from beyond the stars. Writer Anthony Cleveland, artist Antonio Fuso, and independent publisher Mad Cave Studios turn our gaze upward with the visually arresting Stargazer #1.
With the last issue of Sex Criminals set to hit shelves in the coming weeks, it feels fitting that the team of Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky would use the penultimate issue to dig deep into the backstory of the incredibly popular ancillary character, Sexual Gary. This dynamo has graced several backgrounds, and his mention has been whispers inside the pages of the book, but never before have we really gotten the full weight of Gary's life and history. But no more! Now, we get Gary in all of his glory, getting to see what makes him such a special character that has entered the hearts of all the fans of this series.
Now entering the third part of the new arc, Die continues to go headlong into some very interesting territory, as the party is split both finding a way to restore a lost child and trying to prevent the merging and likely destruction of both the world of Die and the real world, which seems like it might be a bad thing. With Ash having a very interesting and potentially dangerous conversation with a version of famed author HG Wells, the group of Chuck, Matt, and Angela take a trip to see some beings that could potentially assist Angela with returning her daughter to life, after being trapped inside the world of Die and becoming a member of the Fallen. It's complex times in a complex world, as the group plays a complex game of trying to escape the world of Die while also trying to save it.
This week, BOOM! Studios dips their toe into the old-school world of the sci-fi epic. We follow a four-person crew of a mining ship, but they aren’t mining precious metals or minerals. Oh no, they are mining gods. While BOOM! has science fiction titles, none of them have been along the vein of the high-concept, sci-fi/fantasy epic that has been a favorite of fans for decades - until now. We Only Find Them When They’re Dead is for Ridley Scott fans everywhere.
Hello, gentle readers. We’re still in the “Ring of Fire” arc, so let’s check in real quick on where our favorite Slayer of the Vampyrs was. After the Hellmouth opened and Buffy hopped in to deal with it, another Slayer, Kendra, was Called. In order to save Buffy, Kendra and others descended into the Hellmouth, and they all emerged victorious. For now. Xander was lost, and Willow decided to take some time for herself. Buffy and Kendra are both currently under the watchful(?) eye of Rupert Giles, but there are some learning curves when the Chosen One is now the Chosen Ones. On top of everything, Anya warned Giles of the existence of a multiverse of Hellmouths… perhaps too many for even two Slayers to safeguard against. There, all caught up on the important stuff.
Matt Kindt is a storyteller among storytellers. Like Ray Bradbury and Neil Gaiman, he is able to take the familiar - the stories we know and love and repeat in our heads endlessly - and finds a way to reshape and reform them, giving us something new, fresh, and, sometimes, stories that feel dangerous. After all, what else in these fan-obsessive days feels more dangerous than toying with the stories we love.
A fable of heroes and time. Canto II, the sequel to the original Canto story published last year, is a charming continuation of the clockwork knight and his almost David vs. Goliath fight for freedom for himself and the other clockwork people. The creators have stated many times that they were inspired by Dante’s Inferno and The Wizard of Oz, which shows in both the style of storytelling and the characters themselves.
Well, I am just going to say it: Joe Hill is a better writer than his father. I know! Blasphemy! But, man, can Joe tell a compelling story and not go on and on, being overly verbose for pages and pages about nothing. I love someone who can tell a good story and still be concise. Now, let’s get into the newest installment of Locke & Key.
After the dramatic turn of events and possible realignment of Team Angel, we take a breather and go back to a moment in Angel’s past. Angel does what he tends to do best: saving souls in need of aid. This time around, it’s a case involving an actress friend and the mystery of who killed her and why.