Favorite Comic Book: Strangers in Paradise
Favorite Movie: High Fidelity
Favorite Six-Book Trilogy: The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
Okay, guys. I want to start off with talking about how fantastic this book is. It’s been said before, and in the case of Leaving Megalopolis, it’s going to be said again. This book is really fun and really pretty. This isn’t much of a deviation from anything I’ve said before, but it really has to be said again here.
The wrestling comic that isn’t all that much about wrestling took another non-wrestling turn this time around in Joe Keatinge and Nick Barber’s Ringside. Dan is getting set to finally finish the job and track down his ex, regardless of the cost, while young gun Reynolds and his mentor work the lowest of the lower circuits to try to make a name for themselves in the wrestling world. While the once-was executes his plan, the washed up and the young gun try to keep themselves relevant, all to varying degrees of success.
Jason Aaron and R.M. Guéra’s The Goddamned is back after a brief break. The good thing is that the book is absolutely worth it. It’s brutal, ugly, and in a completely contradictory way, absolutely beautiful.
Making comics is a very tough job. Anyone who can make it, especially in an indie market, is someone who deserves the utmost respect. Reading The Adventures of Punk and Rock, a series from Austin Allen Hamblin and his Hamblin Comics imprint, was a very interesting experience.
It’s time to return to Thedas with the latest installment of Dark Horse Comic’s Dragon Age: Inquisition tie-in, Magekiller. Last time, our heroes, Tessa and Marius, were in some pretty big trouble, and that trend is likely not going to change anytime soon, especially with the new enemies made by the duo.
I was pretty complimentary of the first issue of Leaving Megalopolis: Surviving Megalopolis by Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore. There’s a reason for this, just as there is for the compliments I’m about to dump into this review. This book, this series, and these creators are all wonderful.
Joe Keatinge and Nick Barber are back at it again with another issue of the wrestling-adjacent series Ringside. I say adjacent because this is the most non-wrestling wrestling story I’ve ever seen, and that is an absolute compliment. The story of Daniel Knossos, former wrestling star, continues down its ever-darkening road, as another story begins to take off.
One look at the saved files on my copy of Dragon Age: Inquisition will show two things: One is that I might have too much time on my hands, and the other is that I really love Dragon Age. A look at my favorite comic books titles of the last few years will show that I love Greg Rucka books (namely Gotham Central and Lazarus). So, when it was announced that Mr. Rucka would be doing a Dragon Age book under the banner of one of my favorite publishers, Dark Horse Comics, I was very excited. The first issue of Dragon Age: Magekiller certainly did not disappoint, and the second issue of the series keeps that streak going.
Douglas Adams is my creative hero. His work has inspired me from the day that I first read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and since, I’ve read a book in that series roughly once a year, if not more often. That goes the same for Adams' other notable creation, private detective Dirk Gently. When IDW Publishing got the license to create works based on Adams' creations, it was one of the best things I’ve ever heard.
In the last issue of The Violent, the new Image Comics series by Ed Brisson and Adam Gorham, things got pretty intense. This trend gets turned up a notch in the second issue as things get really bad, really fast.