September 03, 2013 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picks rico_staff_picksRICO’S PICK :: HIT #1:┬áBryce Carlson┬áand a new-to-comics artist┬áVanesa R. Del Rey┬ábring their talents to classic Los Angeles Noir with Hit #1. Vanesa’s illustration art is gorgeous and I look forward to seeing her work sequentially. Below is a peek at her art for Hit in black and white followed by a finished color page. Archie Van Buren is the colorist and Ryan Sook is providing ┬ábeautiful main covers for this series.Hit_01_161_BW Hit_01_161 BOOM_HIT_001v1_A




October 02, 2012 By: Heather Peagler Category: DISCUSS, Where Do I Start?

It’s no secret to readers of this blog that my husband/Heroes┬áblogger┬áSeth loves all things Hellboy, but he has been completely unable to get me to read anything outside of Hellboy Jr. and the Beasts of Burden crossover one-shot.┬á There’s no real reason for my stance on this.┬á I liked the Hellboy movies, but that’s more about my love for Ron Perlman in beastly make-up than any particular attachment to the Hellboy storyline.┬á (While we’re on Mr. Perlman, can we all have the warm fuzzies again about the Make-A-Wish kid and Hellboy story from this summer?) Anyhoo, back to comics…Seth has full shelves in our house dedicated to Hellboy and B.P.R.D., but they had been gathering dust where I was concerned until recently.

At this year’s HeroesCon, I stumbled into a conversation between B.P.R.D. artists Jason Latour and James Harren in which I mentioned that I had not read B.P.R.D. and I wasn’t sure it was for me.┬á Not daunted at all by my hesitation, Jason immediately suggested that I start with Plague of Frogs and assured me that I would like it.┬á August rolled around without me picking up any of the trades on our shelves until I had a week without many new comics in my reserve bag and decided to pull volume 3 and it give it a go.┬á Cut to about a week and half later and I am about to start volume 13. (more…)



August 18, 2012 By: Heather Peagler Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

HEATHER’S PICK :: JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #12: I was super disappointed when Zatanna’s solo book was absorbed by the New 52 and only grudgingly picked up JL Dark. ┬áI didn’t want a team book, I wanted a female centered superhero book. ┬áColor me surprised when I enjoyed this new team-up and was happy to be introduced to new-to-me characters. ┬áI’ve particularly enjoyed Jeff Lemire’s turn at the storytelling helm as he tackles the House of Mystery and the Books of Magic. ┬áIf you enjoy your superheroes with a supernatural twist, don’t miss this one.



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