Adventure Time Presents Simon and Marcy #1 Review

Writer: Olivia Olson Artist: Slimm Fabert Cover: Brittney Williams Adventure Time’s latest comic, Marcy & Simon, is set right after the tear-jerking 11th season finale with Betty bring Simon back from the Ice Crown’s control to the awkward scientist only seen before and during the Mushroom War. In this issue, Simon decided to go on an apology tour around the Land…

Wynd #1

Writer: James Tynion IVArtist: Michael DialynasLetterer: Aditya Bidikar In the idyllic setting of Pipetown lives a young boy named Wynd. He’s your average youngster – bright, curious, and just a little rebellious. But Wynd is different, and that’s dangerous for him. He’s got magical ancestry, as evidenced by his pointed ears which he must hide…

Dark Nights: Death Metal #1

Writer: Scott SnyderArtists: Greg CapulloInker: Jonathan GlapionColorist: FCO PlascenciaLetterer: Tom Napolitano The world’s gone mad. Perpetua, the DCU’s creation goddess and big bad of Scott Snyder’s recent Justice League run, has chosen the Batman Who Laughs as her champion. And with her power, he has remade the entire universe in his image: a warped, bat-centric…

Birds of Prey #1 (2020)

Writer: Brian AzzarelloPenciller: Emanuela LupacchinoInker: Ray McCarthyColorist: Trish Mulvihill and John KaliszLetterer: Steve Wands This first issue of the new DC Black Label book, Birds of Prey, has violence, drugs cartel, old flames, and grudging new friendships. It’s a whirlwind story revolving around our three heroines, Black Canary, Huntress, and Harley Quinn. They each have…

Year Zero #1

Writer: Benjamin PercyArtist: Ramon RosanasColorist: Lee LoughridgeLetterer: Sal CiprianoCover Artist: Kaare Andrews Year Zero is the fifth miniseries from creator-emphatic publisher AWA. From writer Benjamin Percy (Green Arrow, X-Force, Wolverine) and artist Ramon Rosanas (Astonishing Ant-Man, Mighty Captain Marvel), Year Zero blends a hefty dose of Stephen King’s The Stand with a sprinkling of Robert…

No One’s Rose #1 Review

Writer:  Emily Horn & Zac ThompsonArtist:  Alberto Jimenez-AlburquerqueColor Artist:  Raul AnguloLetterer:  Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou How much do we take our environment for granted? We drive our gas-powered cars on asphalt roads to our jobs in buildings of concrete, steel, and glass. We labor to make our lawns greener than our neighbor’s, but not for the benefit…

Hellions #1 Review

Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Stephen Segovia Color Artist:  David CurielLetterer:  Cory Petit Cover Artist: Stephen Segovia Hellions #1, like all of the other X-Men titles currently running, explores a particular problem created within Jonathan Hickman’s House of X/Powers of X story from Summer 2019. In this case, the problem is what to do with the mutants…

Outlawed #1 Review

Writer:  Eve EwingArtist:  Kim JacintoColor Artist:  Espen GrundetjernLetterer:  Clayton CowlesCover Artist:  Pepe Larraz Are we willing to give up our freedoms to be safe? Would you trade increased restrictions on parts of the population if it meant slightly increased stability? In this new Marvel comic our favorite teen heroes Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, Ironheart, Nova, and…

Spider-Woman #1 Review

Writer: Karla Pacheco Artist: Pere Perez (backstory: Paulo Siqueira & Oren Junior) Color Artist: Frank D’Armata Letterer: VC’s Travis Lanham Cover Artist: Jung-Geun Yoon For the first time in three years, Spider-Woman is back in her own ongoing series–and she’s got new threads for the occasion. In the first story of this giant-size issue, Jessica…

Strange Adventures #1 Review

Writer: Tom KingArtists: Mitch Gerads & Evan “Doc” ShanerLetterer: Clayton CowlesCovers: Mitch Gerads & Evan “Doc” Shaner Who is Adam Strange? A hero? War criminal? Neither? Both? These questions drive Tom King’s latest post-modern deconstruction of the superhero genre. In the midst of a promotional book tour for his new wartime memoir, Strange finds himself…

Strange Academy #1 Review

Writer: Skottie Young Artist: Humberto Ramos Color Artist: Edgar Delgado Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles Cover Artists: Humberto Ramos and Edgar Delgado Strange Academy’s titular institution is the Marvel Universe’s solution for young sorcerers, witches, and other mystic types looking to control their powers in the same way Xavier’s School provided a solution for “Gifted Youngsters.”…