September 14, 2012 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

JUSTIN’S PICK :: GODZILLA: HALF CENTURY WAR #2: James Stokoe is quite the one-man show, as evinced in his singular solo series Orc Stain. Here he turns his considerable talents to the King of All Monsters, crafting visual granduer and expanding the mythos with new characters and perspectives. Issue one flew out the door, so don’t miss #2.




February 28, 2012 By: Justin Crouse Category: Spotlight on New Releases

1) Batman Beyond Unlimited #1

Batman Beyond was a sleeper hit that got lost in the shuffle of the New 52. Now it returns, alongside the Justice League! Each week DC releases a new chapter of each story digitally, collecting them once a month in this printed double feature. Adam Beecham and Norm Breyfogle tackle Batman Beyond, with Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs handling the Justice League. Sure to spark many a print v. digital debate.

2) FF #15

Johnathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta bring the Council of the Reeds storyline to its climax. Guest starring the Celestials and Power Pack, this one is sure to whet any cosmic fan’s appetite. But who is the real hero here, the Future Foundation…or Doctor Doom?

3) Orc Stain #7

This vibrant, violent fantasy epic has a very irregular schedule, but it’s easy to see why. James Stokoe is a one-man show, and packs his pages to the gills with mind-blowing detail and lush, gorgeous colors. A new issue of Orc Stain is a rare treat, so if you’ve been curious about this title, don’t wait. They go fast.

4) Ralph Wiggum Comics #1

“I’m a comic book!” The first in an ongoing series of quarterly one-shots, Bongo Comics gets the party started with one of the Simpsons’ more quotable supporting characters, Ralph Wiggum. Talent includes Heroes Con guest extraordinaire Sergio Aragones! This one guarantees everything from giggles to guffaws.

5) Venom #13.4

Part five of Rick Remender’s Circle of Four crossover pits the unlikely team of Venom, Ghost Rider, Hulk and X-23 against the denizens of the underworld! With a new identity and a slot on the Secret Avengers, Venom has transcended his origin as a one-dimensional, vengeance driven villain into something much more viable.


> Bonus Picks of the Week: Amazing Spider-Man #680, Darkness #100, Justice League #6, Spaceman #4, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro Series #3 Donatello, Walking Dead #94