The Good, The Bad, The Verdict : Port of Earth issue 1

It is always nice when a classical story gets a futuristic update with a twist. Port of Earth, written by Zack Kaplan and illustrated by Andrea Mutti, attempts to do just that but rather than aliens coming to attack Earth they are here for business and only business. As a result, this opens up a…

The Good, The Bad, The Verdict : TWD 173

Got to say The Walking Dead issue 173 wraps up the Whisperer War arc nicely, while ushering in the next arc of the comic. After failing to defeat the Alexandria Safezone Beta has retreated in order to plan his next strike. This strike, even though it failed, was to kill Jesus and Aaron who in…

The Good, The Bad, The Verdict : Copperhead issue 15

Things just got a hell of a lot more interesting in Copperhead with issue 15.  Since the start of Copperhead, Clara, Clay, and Mr. Hickory have all harbored secrets that have begun to unwind. With the truth being revealed, it will only lead to massive consequences that will affect the future of Copperhead. The Good:…

Blast from the Past : Here’s Negan

Since Walking Dead 100, Negan has been viewed as one of the top comic book villains in the modern era.  Yet, it has never been revealed as to what has made Negan into the leader he has become. That is until Here’s Negan was published, which tells the story of Negan and how he transformed…

The Good, The Bad, The Verdict : Ringside issue 12

The story is never over inside the squared circle as Dan, Reynolds, and Davis are all learning. Ringside, issue 12, continues the comeback for Dan and Reynolds as they both begin to take new steps in their lives. Yet, for Davis is about to face one of his biggest struggles surviving financially outside of the…

The Good, The Bad, The Verdict : TWD issue 172

Issue 172 focuses on several characters as they realize that the Whisperer War brought them closer to death than anything had before. Carl, Maggie, Yumiko, Magna, Jesus, and Aaron begin to take steps to live the life they want to live. All of these characters understand that several of their community members were lost. They…

The Good, The Bad, The Verdict: Gasolina Issue 1

After years of being an editor for Skybound, Sean Mackiewicz alongside artist Niko Walter have created the comic Gasolina. Gasolina focuses on Randy and Amalia who are newlyweds doing odd jobs all throughout Mexico.  While on one of these odd jobs, the boss’s son, Quique, is kidnapped by the up and coming Los Queridos cartel….

The Good, The Bad, The Verdict: Star Wars Captain Phasma issue 1

We are on the official road to Star Wars, The Last Jedi, with the introduction of the mini comic series Captain Phasma.  In many ways Captain Phasma , written by Kelly Thompson and art by Marco Checchetto, is a prequel to the upcoming movie.  The comic starts with Captain Phasma being forced down a garbage…

Blast from the Past : The New 52 Teen Titans Volume 1

The New 52 allowed DC Comics to relaunch their entire comic universe and produce 52 new titles each month. One of the titles re-launched was The Teen Titans beginning in November 2011.  This granted writer Scott Lobdell and artist Brett Booth the ability to create and develop the 4th relaunch of the Teen Titans. The…

The Good, The Bad, The Verdict TWD Issue 171

As The Walking Dead progresses as friends and foes become more challenging to determine. Issue 171 of The Walking Dead tests this very philosophy as Eugene and Siddiq test their friendship. At the same time, the only living person in Pittsburgh, Juanita Sanchez, emerges to greet the group traveling to Ohio. In both of these…

The Good, The Bad, The Verdict Ringside issue 11

  There is always a comeback inside the squared circle. Ringside, issue 11, begins to set up comebacks for Dan, Reynolds, Regan, and Hank Grisson, as they all have made mistakes in the professional wrestling industry. These comebacks won’t be without sacrifice, as each of these men will have to give something up in order…

The Good, The Bad, The Verdict: Genius Cartel issue 1

It should be no surprise that Top Cow’s newest comic, Genius Cartel, is addressing another aspect of the military industrial complex. The comic focuses on Destiny Ajaye, who at the age of 17 is responsible for ending the siege on Los Angeles as she has united all of the Los Angeles gangs. With this new…

The Good, The Bad, The Verdict Elsewhere issue 1

Missing people have always garnered attention; people are curious about their stories. Elsewhere, written by Jay Faerber and art by Sumeyye Kesgin, sets out to explore what has happened to Amelia Earhart and D.B Cooper, two of the most famous Americans to ever go missing. Yet, the comic adds a twist to their story as…

The Good, The Bad, The Verdict TWD Issue 170

With the Whisperer War over and the Saviors quelled the Safezone and the Hilltop can begin to rebuild their communities. Due to the events that have occurred Rick is faced with the new challenge of balancing the loss of his wife. Dwight and several other community members begin to question Rick’s leadership. As this is…

The Good, The Bad, The Verdict TWD issue 169

With the conflict being adverted between the Saviors and the Safe Zone residents many characters begin to cross a new line in The Walking Dead, issue 169. New opportunities present themselves for Rick, Negan, Dwight, and Maggie. With these opportunities choices will be made that will have lasting consequences affecting the communities going forward. The…

The Good, The Bad, The Verdict Copperhead issue 14

The worst day for Clara Bronson just got a hell of a lot worse. Copperhead, issue 14, focuses on Clara closing in on who ordered the Mayor to be killed and who carried it out. Within inches away from apprehending the assassin she is attacked by the culprit, which results in a fight breaking out…

The Good, The Bad, The Verdict The Divided States of Hysteria issue 1

Howard Chaykin is no stranger to creating comics with a focus on sex, drugs, and violence. His latest comic The Divided States of Hysteria is his first attempt at developing a comic that has close ties to politics. The story focuses on Frank Villa a CIA field officer known for tracking and capturing various people…

What you need to know about getting your Comic Books Graded

The comic book industry changed in the year 2000 when the company Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) was formed. This company introduced the comic world to the concept of graded comics. A graded comic includes placing a comic in several layers of plastic that are impervious to air and gases. These layers of plastic accomplish two…

The Good, The Bad, The Verdict TWD issue 168

Issue 168 of The Walking Dead begins a new road for the 4 communities as they attempt to move forward from the losses they suffered due to the Whisperer war. The issue focuses on Negan helping to defuse the angry Saviors from going to war with Rick and preventing more blood being shed between both…

The Good, The Bad, The Verdict Samaritan Issue 1

Now that Season 5 of House of Cards is over you can read Samaritan by Matt Hawkins and Atilio Rojo. The comic focuses on hacker, Samantha Copeland, whose goal is to kill the president of the United States, Owen McKitrick. McKitrick orchestrates 3 separate terrorist attacks in the United States leading up to his election for…

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