Velvet: Before the Living End

When the top agent for the spy organization ARC-7 is murdered, all evidence points to Velvet Templeton, the unassuming organization’s secretary.  She’s innocent but capturing her is proving difficult and those hot on her trail are meeting the true Velvet, the retired secret agent with the skills to pay the bills. While recently on vacation…

The Fade Out (Issue #1)

Buying and reviewing single issues of comic books isn’t something I normally do (I think Locke & Key has been the only exception).  I’m the kind of reader that would prefer to wait until the trade paperback is released and read it all in one shot.  However, seeing as I have the opportunity to get…

Fatale: Pray for Rain

Suffering from amnesia, Jo stumbles into the lives of a struggling grunge band in mid-1990s Seattle.  Initially unaware of her power over the opposite sex, the musicians become inspired and begin writing new, powerful music that could break their status as “one-hit wonders”.  Unfortunately, these flannel-wearing rockers are not the first men who have fallen…

Criminal: The Dead and the Dying

The third volume of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ Criminal series contains three interlocking tales all revolving around Danica, a beautiful but ultimately flawed woman. With this volume, you’re beginning to see their universe take shape.  There are characters resurfacing, settings reappearing and themes continuing.  With Brubaker, the writing, as always, is top-notch and his…

Fatale: Death Chases Me

Brubaker & Phillips’ Fatale But what good was it loving someone so perfect when you were watching yourself crumble to dust every morning in the mirror? The reigning comic book world tag team champions of the world return for another round of awesome with a new series!  This time around, Brubaker and Phillips are weaving…

Gotham Central Vol. 4

Gotham Central Vol. 4 *** Potential Spoilers Below*** Gotham Central is by far, my favorite complete comic/graphic novel series I’ve read to date (However, Locke and Key isn’t finished yet and that’s nipping at it’s heels). With the exception of that strange Infinite Crisis story line imposed within the middle of this collection, this was…