Matt Johnson

NORMAN – Comic Review

NORMAN – Comic Review

Titan brings an English translation of La Vie De Norman Tome 3 &4 stateside in a gorgeously presented and excellently large volume.  The series stars an innocent-looking but twisted child and his circle of family and “friends” as they attempt to stay alive while his somewhat accidental homicidal nature takes them in droves. See my […]

 Matt Johnson

MAYDAY #3 (of 5) – Comic Review

MAYDAY #3 (of 5) – Comic Review

MAYDAY #3 marks the midpoint of the 5-part series.  The issue pulls us further into the complicated world of international politics and then pushes into some lucid personal stories.  Does it hold up to the previous two issues?  Will I ever get a review up before publish date?  Read on to find out. See my […]

 Matt Johnson

MAYDAY #2 (of 5) – Comic Review

MAYDAY #2 (of 5) – Comic Review

MAYDAY #2 (of 5) came out a few weeks back.  The first issue took me by surprise as a random pick and hooked me right away.  How does part 2 fare?  Read on to find out. See my MAYDAY#1 review here. Title: MAYDAY #2 Writer: Alex de Campi Artist: Tony Parker, Blond Cover Artist: Tony Parker Publisher: […]

 Matt Johnson

RUMBLE #14 and #15 – Comic Review

RUMBLE #14 and #15 – Comic Review

More RUMBLE occurred, and here’s me behind the curve again.  I just caught up to the end the current arc.  Have you?  Is it worth it?  Read on to find out. See my previous comic reviews here. Title: Rumble #14/15 Writer: John Arcudi Artist: James Harren Cover Artist: James Harren Publisher: Image Release Date: Rumble […]

 Matt Johnson

MAYDAY #1 (of 5) – Comic Review

MAYDAY #1 (of 5) – Comic Review

MAYDAY is the #1 of 5 in a new series by Alex de Campi, creator of Smoke, No Mercy, and Kat & Mouse, among other things, and artists Tony Parker (This Damned Band, R.I.P.D., F4, etc), and Blond, who appears to have put color on just about everything great (Lobo, Raven #1, Planet of the […]

 Matt Johnson

DEMONIC #1 (of 6) – Comic Review

DEMONIC #1 (of 6) – Comic Review

DEMONIC is a new series from Christopher Sebela (Hellraiser, the excellent High Crimes, Captain Marvel, more), Niko Walter (The Accelerators), and Dan Brown (Lobo, Punisher, X-men, tons of others).  It’s a gritty hard-boiled style detective story that easily sheds the yoke of noire standards and proves itself to be excellent in its own right.  This […]

 Matt Johnson

RUMBLE #10-13 – Comic Review

RUMBLE #10-13 – Comic Review

What?!  More RUMBLE happened and I didn’t even know.  How can this be possible?  This is a recap of RUMBLE #10-#13 which I missed during my sojourn into some sort of space-time vortex.  Does the series retain the greatness of the previous run?  Should you take the time catch up the way I did?  Read on to […]

 Matt Johnson

Klaus #6 and #7 (of 7) – Comic Review

Klaus #6 and #7 (of 7) – Comic Review

The return of Klaus.  THE FINALE OF KLAUS.  The end of the series (for now).  Is it triumphant or does it fall flat?  Read on to find out. See my review of previous issue of Klaus here (includes links to reviews of all other issues). Title: Klaus #6/#7 Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Dan Mora Cover […]

 Matt Johnson

Klaus 5 of 6 – Comic Review

Klaus 5 of 6 – Comic Review

Klaus returns to the present in another action-packed and beautifully illustrated epic.  All of the final pieces fall into place and the stage is set for a tense finale. See my previous Klaus reviews Issue One, Issue Two, Issue Three, and Issue Four.   Title: Klaus #5 Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Dan Mora Cover Artist: Dan Mora Publisher: […]

 Matt Johnson

Klaus 4 of 6 – Comic Review

Klaus 4 of 6 – Comic Review

Klaus returns in another excellent release from BOOM! Studios.  The series holds strong and continues to scratch all the itches the previous 3 issues did. See my previous Klaus reviews Issue One, Issue Two, and Issue Three   Title: Klaus #4 Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Dan Mora Cover Artist: Dan Mora Publisher: BOOM! Studios Release Date: 3.23.16 […]

 Matt Johnson

Gutter Magic (2 of 4) – Comic Review

Gutter Magic (2 of 4) – Comic Review

More adventure ensues in Gutter Magic’s future steam-punk world.  The heroes are again imperiled!  Did I end up taking a shine to the series?  Read on to find my take on Gutter Magic #2. See my Gutter Magic #1 review here.   Title: Gutter Magic (2 of 4) Writer: Rich Douek Artist: Brett Barkley Cover […]

 Matt Johnson

Alabaster: The Good, The Bad, And The Bird (3 of 5) – Comic Review

Alabaster: The Good, The Bad, And The Bird (3 of 5) – Comic Review

Alabaster: TGTBTB continues to bring this heavy, weird, pastoral tale toward it’s likely unhappy conclusion.  All the pieces are nearly in place now.  Hang on tight for the rest of the ride. See my previous Alabaster review here.   Alabaster:  The Good, the Bad, And the Bird (3 of 5) Writer: Caitlin R. Kiernan Artist: […]

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Klaus 3 of 6 – Comic Review

Klaus 3 of 6 – Comic Review

The greatest Christmas story ever told returns in Klaus issue 3 (of 7).  This time we get some major setup elements for events to come in the final four issues. See my previous Klaus reviews for Issue #1 (#1) and Issue #2 (#2). Title: Klaus #3 Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Dan Mora Cover Artist: Dan Mora Publisher: […]

 Matt Johnson

Jungle Girl: Season 3 – Comic Review

Jungle Girl: Season 3 – Comic Review

Jungle Girl – Season 3 is a gratuitous adventure story that tries to fashion itself in the vein of the old 60’s and 70’s humans and dinosaurs genre – but with a modern twist. Title: Jungle Girl: Season 3  Writer: Frank Cho & Doug Murray  Artist: Jack Jadson  Cover Artist: Frank Cho  Publisher: DYNAMITE  Release […]

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Gutter Magic #1 of 4 – Comic Review

Gutter Magic #1 of 4 – Comic Review

Gutter Magic is a four-part series set in an alternate-history future where magic was the weapon of choice during the great World War. See my previous reviews of Alabaster: The Good, the Bad, and the Bird #2 of 5 here and Rumble #9 here. Title: Gutter Magic #1 of 4 Writer: Rich Douek Artist: Brett […]