Author: Zach Bissett

Zach is new to comics. He likes Deadly Class and Ms. Marvel. He makes SUPER FOX GIRL with Dany Rivera & Hugo Aquino.

Marvel Comics Written by: Peach Momoko Art and Cover by: Peach Momoko Co-scripted by: Zack Davisson Lettering by: VC’s Ariana Maher I never thought I would describe Elektra as an “adorable little scamp,” but that is the magic of Peach Momoko. The cover artist extraordinaire’s first foray into interior art was a resounding success, and the Demon Days saga continues with The Iron Samurai, the first installment of Demon Wars. In what appears to be a prelude to Momoko’s take on Civil War, The Iron Samurai opens on a hungry, headless demon confined to a cave, giving serious Carnage…

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Image Comics Write & Artist: Daniel Warren Johnson Colors: Mike Spicer Letters: Rus Wooton Do A Powerbomb! #1 was a blast of fresh air. Scratch that. It was a German suplex of pure awesomeness. Beautiful, tactile art that served the story and characters. A unique setting. A number of genuinely moving emotional beats. However, the end of the issue teased the introduction of fantasy and magic into a previously grounded setting –necromancy, to be specific– and I was eager to see how Daniel Warren Johnson handled the shakeup in #2. The opening pages of Do A Powerbomb #2 didn’t…

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Publisher: Marvel Comics Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Michele Bandini Color Artist: David Curiel Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles Design: Tom Muller & Jay Bowen Immortal X-Men continues to astound. Michele Bandini’s linework is sublime and David Curiel’s colors are both vivid and textured. Immortal X-Men is a book you very much want to touch, if not unbound and use as wallpaper. A pattern for the series has taken shape, with each issue focusing on a member of the Krakoan Council. Immortal X-Men #4 focuses on Emma Frost, one of the most fascinating and complex characters of the Krakoa era, but…

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Publisher: Marvel Comics Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Marco Checchetto Color Artist: Matthew Wilson Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles Spoilers Below Daredevil is back, but his time in New York City appears short. The Red Fist Saga represents the conclusion to Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto’s memorable run with the Devils of Hell’s Kitchen, and it kicks off with an extra big issue. Checchetto and letterer Clayton Cowles continue to add such style and flare to Zdarksy’s story, which has turned from the shadowed filth of Hell’s Kitchen crime to more mystic threats abroad. But not so fast, as Matt…

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Marvel Comics Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Juann Cabal, Andres Genolet, Michael Sta. Maria Letterer & Production: VC’s Ariana Maher Design: Tom Muller with Jay Bowen X-Men Red is all about big questions and bigger statements. X-Men Red #4 takes the form of three discussions regarding the nature of death and life. Two of those chats relate the concepts of mortality and immortality to that of mutant sovereignty, questioning the fairness of an undying council of leadership. Is immortality the gift of life, or an omnipotent dictator’s greatest tool? These are some of the questions raised, with Tarn the Uncaring,…

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Marvel Comics Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Lucas Werneck Colorist: Dijjo Lima Letterer: VC’s Clayton  Cowles Kieron Gillen’s Immortal X-Men #3 is a sweeping ode to love. The latest testament of Irene Adler speaks of a confounding, terrifying non-future for all mutantkind. And worse, an inevitable end for Destiny and her world–Mystique. Lucas Werneck’s renderings of Destiny’s futuresight are mesmerizing. But it’s the passion and warmth he brings to every Destiny/Mystique panel that makes this issue sing. At the center, a memorable kiss set against the very fate of Krakoa. Immortal X-Men is a beautiful book in every sense of…

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BOOM Studios! Story: James Tynion IV Artist: Werther Dell’Edera Colorist: Miquel Muerto Something is Killing the Children is a hard title to miss. It had been on my radar for over a year, but I hadn’t glimpsed the art until last week. Now here we are; I’m all caught up on Killing and eagerly awaiting House of Slaughter #8. Tynion’s expanding universe is achieving just that–a story that’s growing organically, in  ways that are simultaneously surprising and satisfying. The first few volumes read like a story with deeper but non-compulsory lore. Tynion has expertly kept that lore inessential to…

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Image Comics Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Wes Craig Colorist: Lee Loughridge Letterer: Rus Wooton “A Fond Farewell, Part 5” begins with promise. With hope for bad things to come full circle, into the light. But this is a Rick Remender series. Unless your name is Stel Caine, hope is deadly. Wes Craig’s renditions of our favorite Deadly Class characters as adults are incredibly well done. No one is ageless, and despite a few beer guts and wrinkles, no one looks absurdly wizened. Helmut is particularly impressive, bringing a lot of “Thor two years into retirement” vibes as he chops…

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Marvel Comics Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Stefano Caselli Color Artist: Fernando Sifuentes Letterer & Production: VC’s Ariana Maher Design: Tom Muller with Jay Bowen The Krakoan era of X-Men comics has represented one of the most ambitious shake ups in recent Marvel history. Unsurprisingly, the book has had both proponents and critics. But a legitimate complaint has been that the overarching plot –the mysteries behind the island nation’s formation and mutantkind’s uncertain future– is moving at a snail’s pace.  Indeed, Krakoan architect Jonathan Hickman left his own project, at least in part, because other writers were enjoying island life too…

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Image Comics Story & Art: Joe Benitez Colors: Beth Sotelo Letters: Michael Heisler Writing Assists: M.M. Chen Art Assists: Martin Montiel Lady Mechanika: The Monster of the Ministry of Hell was not exactly set up for success. After more than a decade, readers would finally get a (partial) look at Mechanika’s origins. But how could creator Joe Benitez tell a thrilling, impactful story when we know, ultimately, how she fares? Despite the “prequel conundrum,” the first three issues told an emotionally gripping, often grotesque tale. The fourth and final installment, meanwhile, cements Ministry of Hell as the strongest Lady…

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