The arrival of London Super Comic Con in 2012 on the UK convention scene marked one of many recent steps to bring the feel of those large US cons to the UK fans (LSCC 2012 reviewed here). Starting as they did with a guest like Stan “The Man” Lee was a sure-fire way to get the crowds in and generate a significant buzz that carried us comic-loving Brits through the weekend like a wave and with 2013′s event just a few days away we’ve still got ample time to figure out just what & who we’re going to try and see over the course of the 2 days.
The first weekend in May is usually a high point for us comic book fans the world over as Free Comic Book Day hits and we get to pick up some new titles that we maybe wouldn’t have ventured into before.
Filed under: Comic Reviews, Previews | Tags: ghanbari, IDW, menton, Monocyte, STEVENILES
I usually wait until the end of a review to give out my inconsistent and occasionally irrelevant scores but today I’m giving you the score for Monocyte #4 first. Then I’m going to try and back that up by talking about this comic in a way that properly justifies it. I’m almost certainly going to fail. I’m not the most eloquent of reviewers and I’ve never discussed or read a comic like this before. I’m not sure I will, ever again. At least until the next Menton/ Ghanbari series is commissioned.
Monocyte #4 gets a 10/10. (more…)
Filed under: Previews | Tags: edwinhuang, image, mistycoats, skullkickers, zubkavich
Can it be true? Is my ‘Number One For Fun’ comic back? Unless Mr Zubkavich & Previews are playing a cruel joke on me Skullkickers #13 will be out on April 4th and I cannot wait! Since I’m lucky enough to hang about at ComicsAnonymous.co.uk all day I’ve already read the issue. Its the first part of a new story arc and is bloody hilarious. This comic just keeps getting better and better. (more…)
Issue 3 of Monocyte from creators Menton3 and Kasra Ghanbari is out on 21st March and promises a further 36 page fine art horror fest. It boasts 3 wraparound covers. Cover A by Menton 3 is the headline image above. Cover B by Ben Templesmith (Fell, 30 Days of Night, Wormwood) is below: (more…)
Filed under: Previews, Radical Publishing Comics | Tags: Alex Maleev, Damaged, David Lapham, Leonardo Manco, Radical Publishing
If you’ve managed to catch my previous reviews of this title ….and given the fact that it’s been one of my highlights of 2011……you’ll have to forgive me for singing the praises of Radical Publishing yet again….as they sent us through a Preview of next weeks issue #4 release…….Blog set to STUN!!
Filed under: Previews | Tags: Death Sentence, Dundee Comics Day, G-Plus, Mike Downling, Montynero
While out at Dundee Comics Day (see our massive feature on the day here) we spoke with Montynero briefly about his new comic coming out next year, Death Sentence. He was kind enough to give us one of the 50 limited preview copies of issue #1 to read and review for the blog.
Filed under: Image Comics, Previews | Tags: comics, communist, cosby, cuba, drama, IMAGECOMICS, mccool, miami5, pigs, russia, spy, terrorist
Cosby and McCool’s PIGS is winning fans all over the place and its not hard to see why. Terrorism, espionage and political intrigue are running through this book alongside characters that are becoming more individual and more defined as the series progresses.