Kara O'Connor

The Wicked & The Divine #1: Gods Just Wanna Have Fun

The Wicked & The Divine #1: Gods Just Wanna Have Fun

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie create a companion piece of sorts to their fan favorite Phonogram, when they move the focus from the artist’s fans to the artists themselves in The Wicked & the Divine #1.   The Wicked + The Divine #1 Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Jamie McKelvie Colorist: Matt Wilson Publisher: Image Comics […]

 Kara O'Connor

Phoenix Comicon 2014: Hot Fun in the Summertime

Phoenix Comicon 2014: Hot Fun in the Summertime

Along with our WatchPlayRead comics editor and her husband, my beau and I traveled south to the sizzling city of Phoenix for their annual Phoenix Comicon. We marked the beginning of our trip by stepping off the plane into Phoenix’s dry heat, which was the topic of conversation for the entire first day. Arriving Thursday […]

 Kara O'Connor

Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland #7 – Desperation Highway

Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland #7 – Desperation Highway

The concluding issue of Joe Hill’s limited series Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland tells the story of the man that helped create Charlie Manx. Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland #7 Author: Joe Hill Artist: C.P. Wilson III Publisher: IDW Release Date: June 11, 2014 Pick up Wraith Welcome To Christmasland #7 (of 7) or Wraith Welcome To […]

 Kara O'Connor

Star Wars Rebel Heist #2: Riot Girl

Star Wars Rebel Heist #2: Riot Girl

Dark Horse and Star Wars take us to other worlds in the second issue of Star Wars: Rebel Heist.   Star Wars Rebel Heist #2 Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Marco Castiello Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 28, 2014 Get a copy of Star Wars: Rebel Heist #2 (Matt Kindt variant cover) […]

 Kara O'Connor

Phoenix Comicon 2014: The Best of Cosplay

Phoenix Comicon 2014: The Best of Cosplay

Phoenix Comicon was a blast this year and most of that blast came in the form of 104 degree weather. It was great to see dedicated cosplayers braving the heat to wear their favorite comic costumes, myself included. Along with enjoying the cosplay and a rigorous game of Cards Against Humanity with comics editor Adrienne […]

 Kara O'Connor

Grade A Cut of Meat – Nailbiter #2

Grade A Cut of Meat – Nailbiter #2

The murderous rampage continues with the serial killer serial, Nailbiter #2, as Joshua Williamson adds on the crazy. Nailbiter Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Mike Henderson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date:  June 4, 2014 Price: $2.99 Image’s next piece in the ongoing Nailbiter puzzle, a horror mystery story set in the Pacific Northwest, resumes its creepy […]

 Kara O'Connor

Chew/Revival #1 Crossover: A Delicious Dish

Chew/Revival #1 Crossover: A Delicious Dish

Two of Image Comics most popular titles, Chew and Revival, take on each other’s world in this fun and hilarious cross-over event.     Chew/Revival #1 Chew Writer and Artist: John Layman & Rob Guillory Co-creator Revival: Tim Seeley & Mike Norton Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 28, 2014 Chew / Revival #1 – […]

 Kara O'Connor

Southern Bastards #2: Running Interference

Southern Bastards #2: Running Interference

In Southern Bastards #2, Earl Tubbs continues to struggle with leaving behind his hometown of Craw County as the mystery and violence mounts.   Southern Bastards #2 Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Jason LaTour Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 28, 2014 Southern Bastards #2 – $2.80 Retail Price: $3.50 You Save: $0.70 Who is Euless […]

 Kara O'Connor

Trees #1: Warren Ellis’ Trees Sprouts Deep Roots

Trees #1: Warren Ellis’ Trees Sprouts Deep Roots

They’re heeeere! In Image’s new title Trees by Warren Ellis and Jason Howard, the “trees” don’t seem to care that we humans are here too. Trees #1 Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Jason Howard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 28, 2014 Trees #1 – $2.39 Retail Price: $2.99 You Save: $0.60 In Warren Ellis’ latest sci-fi […]

 Kara O'Connor

Axe Cop – American Choppers: Out in Full Force

Axe Cop – American Choppers: Out in Full Force

The imagination of a child can sometimes take us to crazy places. With Dark Horse’s Axe Cop: The American Choppers, we go to the extreme.     Axe Cop: The American Choppers #1 Co-Creators: Malachai Nicolle & Ethan Nicolle Publisher: Dark Horse Release Date: May 21, 2014 Get on board with Axe Cop now! Buy […]

 Kara O'Connor

MPH #1: Poppin’ Power Pills

MPH #1: Poppin’ Power Pills

Drugs are bad, or so we are led to believe. But in Image’s new book, MPH by Mark Millar, drugs maybe our ticket to remarkable abilities. MPH #1 Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Duncan Fegredo Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 21, 2014 Don’t miss out on MPH #1 (of 5) (Cover A – Fegredo) and […]

 Kara O'Connor

Darth Maul–Son of Dathomir #1: A Dark Son

Darth Maul–Son of Dathomir #1: A Dark Son

In the midst all the concern over which expanded universe plots will remain part of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars canon, Dark Horse gives us a new gem with Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir Star Wars Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #1 Writer: Jeremy Barlow Illustrator: Juan Frigeri Publisher: Darkhorse Release Date: May 21, 2014 Order […]

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Weird Love #1: Oh, Woman!

Weird Love #1: Oh, Woman!

IDW reminds us how strange dating used to be with its throwback compilation Weird Love.   Weird Love #1 Writer: Joe Gill, Various Artist: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Vince Colletta, Various Publisher: IDW Release Date: May 14, 2014 Pick up a copy of Weird Love #1 Remember those old pulp fiction comics from the 1960’s where […]

 Kara O'Connor

Think Tank Fun With PTSD #1: It’s Some Stressful Science

Think Tank Fun With PTSD #1: It’s Some Stressful Science

Dr. David Loren has been searching for a way to use his genius for good. In the current issue of Image’s on going science chronicle,Think Tank: Fun With PTSD, he may have found his cause.   Think Tank: Fun With PTSD #1 Writer/Co-Creator: Matt Hawkins Artist/Co-Creator: Rahsan Ekedal Publisher: Image Comics/Top Cow Release Date: May […]

 Kara O'Connor

Amelia Cole and the Hidden War: At War With Herself

Amelia Cole and the Hidden War: At War With Herself

IDW releases the second trade in the adventures of a teenage mage and her ever growing responsibilities in Amelia Cole and the Hidden War. Amelia Cole and the Hidden War Volume 2 Writer: Adam P. Knave and D.J. Kirkbride Artist: Nick Brokenshire Publisher: IDW Release Date: May 7, 2014 Get your own copy of Amelia Cole […]