Who’d have thought that Titan Comics would put out my favorite comic mini-series of the year? Chronos Commandos by Stuart Jennett is the best time traveling military vs. dinosaurs’ book I’ve ever read (something you’d think there wouldn’t be a lot of but you’d be surprised). Basically we’ve got the Chronos Commandos, they’re an American military squad lead by Sarge, and they try to keep the Nazis from fucking up time. And on the other side you’ve got Richter and his team of Nazis that are trying to win the war by time travel. As you can imagine it gets pretty messy fast, and the added bonus of time traveling through prehistoric times doesn’t make things any easier. If you like time travel, war stories of just wackiness check out Chronos Commandos, it’s pretty fucking great.
February 25, 2014
February 12, 2014
It’s In The Book is another one of the Mickey Spillane stories that Max Allan Collins finished. This one is just a short story. One book, featuring one short story, its only sixty six pages but it’s pretty good. The Mysterious Bookshop publishes these as bibliomystery, they’re small books featuring a short story and you can only get them from the shop (or at their online store). In this story Mike Hammer is hired by the local police (backed by someone of higher political power) to find a book, a leger of crime boss Don Giraldi. After he passed away it was rumored that he sent the book to the person he trusts most. In the book is a list of every deal he made during his criminal career. Now the cops, politicians and members of other crime families are after this thing. As far as Mike Hammer goes the body count in this one is pretty low but the story (though short) is still really good. Any Mike Hammer fan should have this small book in their collection.
February 10, 2014
The Danger Girl team is back with another new series called The Chase! It’s a four issue series written by Andy Hartnell and illustrated by Harvey Tolibao and published by IDW. All things that are great so far. The team is on a mission to retrieve a briefcase that has…well they don’t know what it has but it’s bad news. They’re trying to keep it out of the wrong hands which is where it currently is, though the case is very sensitive too, it gets some nicks and dings in it through the adventure which you might expect however as the casing gets bashed around weird things start to happen. Storms appear from nowhere, gravity doesn’t matter, and a tiny bit of time travel. As far as the Danger Girl series go this isn’t the best one but it’s still pretty good. Anyone that’s a fan of Danger Girl or action movies should give this one a read.
February 3, 2014
Marvel once again takes something too far. They’ve had a recent run of ‘Kills’ series’ most recently with Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe and Deadpool Killustrated. Both of which I enjoyed a lot. But as with Marvel Zombies and even Deadpool himself Marvel just doesn’t know when to quit. Deadpool Kills Deadpool is about a group of Deadpools from different universes trying to kill off all of the other Deadpools from various universes. Overall it’s drab, boring and dumb. There are some highlights of enjoyment but just not enough for me to call this good. It’s kind of like Deadpool before Brian Posehn started writing it. Unless you’re a super Deadpool superfan you’re most likely going to find this boring and stupid. I’d recommend just moving on past this one. Hopefully Marvel gets the hint and just stops.
January 29, 2014
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Super hero teams are generally a thing that I’m not a fan of but Dynamite Entertainment has been knocking it out of the park the past couple years and Masks is a great representation of that. It’s an eight issue series written by Chris Roberson featuring the best Dynamite heroes. You’ve got The Shadow, the Green Hornet, Green Lama, Kato, the Spider, Miss Fury, Black Bat, Zorro and Black Terror. It’s a massive team up and I love it! It’s a pulp story of corruption, criminals against a group of masked vigilantes serving up justice. I cannot recommend this enough. This is one of the best comic series I’ve read all year. If you like pulp heroes (such as what Dynamite publishes) you’ll love Masks.