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…

Incognito: Bad Influences

Ed Brubaker’s Incognito: Bad Influences After I put down Incognito a few months back, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the sequel. Unfortunately, I was on the bottom of the list when it came to borrowing it from my local library. Instead of running to my local Chapters and snagging it as soon…

Criminal: Lawless

Ed Brubaker’s Criminal Vol 2.  Lawless Lawless tells the story of Tracy Lawless, a former criminal turned United States soldier. Upon hearing of his little brother’s death, Ricky joins up with his brother’s old gang in an effort to bring some justice to his killer.  Coming off some groundbreaking material with Sleeper and Incognito,  I’ve decided to continue my…

Sleeper: Season Two

Ed Brubaker’s Sleeper: Season Two I had a feeling I wouldn’t be disappointed. That being said, considering how strong season one had been, the doubt still lingered in the back of my mind. Could Phillips and Brubaker create something as strong as the original? The answer: Yes! Season one ends with Holden Carver’s own personal Empire Strikes Back.…