Author: Danilo Téo

Danilo is an avid comic book reader since he was 12. Interested in science, magic and pretty much whatever comes his way, he has no idea of what he's doing with his life but seems to be doing well so far.

Monsters Fantagraphics Books Writer: Barry Windsor-Smith Art: Barry Windsor-Smith Monsters, by Barry Windsor-Smith, is a tragedy. I just want to put it out there, from the get-go. The comic doesn’t try to hide it either, with the opening scene consisting of a man furiously punching a small boy until the boy’s mother sees it and desperately tries to rescue him. The scene is very graphic and kicks off the story in a quite consistent tone. But it is an extremely well-told story. Monsters follows the storyline, or should I say, storylines, that revolve around the case of one Bobby Bailey.…

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Dark Horse Comics Writers: Dan Schkade & Brennan Wagner Art: Dan Schkade Colors: Brennan Wagner Letters: Frank Cvetkovic Ever since binging Lavender Jack on Webtoons I became a dedicated fan of Dan Schkade’s work. Once I saw he was to release a new character alongside Brennan Wagner and for Dark Horse of all publishers I kept this book on my radar. One other thing that the reader might notice is that the comic is brought to you by… Portland Gear?. Yeah,that threw me off a little bit but I held on strong.Well, lo and behold and it’s finally out! The…

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Sidequest #1 Scout Comics Writer: Grant Stoye Artist: Alaire Racicot Colors: Martina Bonanni Letters: Toben Racicot Having recently started on a Dungeons and Dragons campaign for the first time in my life, I was quite excited to get a read at Scout Comics’ Sidequest. Right away I recognized a lot of what I had previously studied in the player’s book in the comic. But I believe that this small glance at the first chapter offers very little of what this title will approach. We begin with D’Arik, the protagonist of this first chapter, and his party walking up to a…

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Godfell #1 Vault Comics Writer: Christopher Sebela Art: Ben Hennessy Colors: Triona Farrell Letters: Jim Campbell Vault Comics new title Godfell tells us the story of a world where god suddenly fell from the sky and disrupted life as it was. But this does not stop the main character from reaching her loved ones after a long war as she ventures through god’s body to achieve her goals. Godfell #1 starts off by showing us the day of the titular fall of a creature some belief to be the god that created this universe. As the impact of the titanic…

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Kaya #2 Image Comics Writer: Wes Craig Art: Wes Craig Colors: Jason Wordie Letters: Andworld Design This week we got the continuation to the promising new Image’s ongoing title, Kaya (and The Lizard Riders, it’s on the cover but only there, for some reason). Wes Craig is brewing up a new and compelling story in a fresh setting and it’s a sight to see. The story for this issue has a slower flow to it and focuses more on Kaya establishing confidence among the Lizard Riders. The chapter opens with the protagonist and Jin tagging along the Riders amidst a…

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BOOM! Studios Writer: Simon Spurrier Art: Charlie Adlard Colors: Sofie Dodgson Letters: Jim Campbell For the fans of the old Hellblazer series, comic book releases have been difficult. Time and time again there were attempts at bringing old Con Job back into the ninth art. Until late 2019 when Simon Spurrier led a revival of classic Vertigo titles with a twist for the modern. Sadly, John Constantine: Hellblazer was swiftly non-extended. Spurrier has then stuck to my personal radar as one of the best writers of occult-related stories and it was written in the stars: there’s a new series about…

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Starhenge #4 Image Comics Creator: Liam Sharp A few months ago when I came across the first issue of Starhenge I was genuinely curious and once I read I was positively surprised. Liam Sharp has big aspirations for this project, that much is obvious. But I’m starting to fear a monthly read may not be the best way to experience this series. The fourth issue picks up where the third stops with Amber and Darryl facing a Death Robot from the Future. Suddenly, Darryl grows stronger and bigger as he declares that his first name is Kushim Sal, the…

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BOOM! Studios Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Michael Dialynas I’ve been looking forward to the sequel for Wynd’s story ever since the finale of the first series but I really hadn’t got to read it up until now. I’m really glad I managed the time to catch up with it by issue #3 too, as the stakes to the story are a lot graver than in the original comic. The third issue of this second title starts off with Duke Yadriel and his men gathering human troops to arrange an escape from the Faerie siege, reintroducing Roderick, a…

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Kaya #1Image ComicsWriter: Wes CraigArt: Wes CraigColors: Jason WordieLetters: Andworld DesignBy this point in my reviewer career, one has probably noticed that I have an inclination to pick the first issues to review. Kaya, which is due to release this Wednesday, is one of the rare few instances in which I’d urge you to pick it up immediately. This is a delightful comic from the get-go and it ought to become big very soon.Kaya starts off with our titular character and a younger boy, later named Jin, wandering through the desert towards what they hope is going to be a…

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Image Comics Writer: Declan Shalvey Art: Declan Shalvey Letters: Clayton Cowles This week sees the release of the first issue of Old Dog created by writer and artist, Declan Shalvey. A spy-fi fresh from the oven by powerhouse Shalvey did catch my attention, so I thought I’d give it a go. Old Dog’s about a failed CIA agent, Jack Lynch, who we meet in a surveillance mission right before his retirement. The issue opens with what seems to be a younger operative carrying out an assignment on the field at an unknown time and location. It then cuts to our…

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