Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where we check out a first isssue and tell you whether or not to follow that comic based only on that. I'm not going to lie, I'm a huge fan of Matt Fraction (Hawkeye, Sex Criminals), so when I heard he was doing a new independent series for Image, I was intrigued. When I read it was a space-themed, gender-swapped, re-telling of Homer's Oddyssey, I was excited.
Listen up, you pencil-necked geeks! I recently got my hands the PS4 version of Take Two Interactive’s WWE 2K15, the first iteration of the annual WWE wrestling simulation game since THQ finally bit the big one last year. Considering how much hype this game has received, and the brutally stripped-down inferior version that was released on last-gen consoles a month before it came out, I went in with my defenses up, cautiously optimistic. Thankfully, WWE 2K15 (mostly) holds up to its many praises, though it’s a long way off from being the perfect wrestling game.
When the first Hunger Games film was released back in 2012, it laid the foundation for a story of rebellion, a story of rising up against a corrupt and cruel government. Catching Fire in 2013 kept to that promise by expanding the world, as well as the role that Katniss Everdeen, AKA "The Girl on Fire," plays in all of this. However, it wasn't until this most recent film, Mockingjay - Part One, that we finally get to see these events that have only been hinted at before playing out on the center stage. There are a lot of expectations riding on it, both for Katniss's development and the story overall; and while there's certainly a more mature tone surrounding it, Mockingjay struggles to escape its Young Adult fiction roots and tell the story it's been promising since The Hunger Games.
Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where we check out a first isssue and tell you whether or not to follow that comic based only on that. This week saw the much anticipated introduction of Sam Wilson, A.K.A. The Falcon, as the new Captain America. This is especially notable because Sam Wilson, for those not in the know, is African American. Progress!
Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where we check out a first isssue and tell you whether or not to follow that comic based only on that. The internet has been around for a fairly long time now, and yet we rarely see stories that try to approach internet and internet culture in a semi-serious fashion. Memetic is not afraind to do so, however.
It's been eight long, long years since Dreamfall was released; and considering how that game ended, it's been a hell of a wait. As a fan whose expectations started high, and only escalated with time, it's been a surreal experience stepping foot in this world again.
In One-Panel Review, we look at and review a new comic through a single frame; this week we're looking at Beauty, a graphic novel about an ugly peasant with a classic case of monkey's paw wish-making. It has the stark drama (and horror) of H.C. Andersen tales, expanded to the length of a saga, drawn in minimally gorgeous designs.
Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where we check out a first isssue and tell you whether or not to follow that comic based only on that. With October now in full swing, and Halloween right around the corner, plenty of publishers are revving up their spooky comics line-ups, but how does Wytches compare? Read on to find out.
When it was announced that there would be a sequel to The Conjuring, most people expected it to be a roundabout remake of The Amityville Horror, due to the fact that it is the most famous case dealing with The Warrens (who share the coveted role of “Sir-Not-Appearing-In-This-Film”). Instead, the sequel is actually a prequel, telling the story of Annabelle, the creepy-looking doll that *spoiler alert*, turns out to be evil. While the doll wasn’t a huge focus of The Conjuring, it certainly had an impact with audiences, but did that alone warrant the explanation of her backstory?
Fantasy is a difficult genre for me. I have constantly encountered books and stories with bland, rehashed characters with unpronounceable quadrisyllabic names. That is how Michael Moorcock's Elric Volume 1 began for me, but the end result is actually something quite different off the beaten path.
Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where we check out a first isssue and tell you whether or not to follow that comic based only on that. Usually, in this column, I try to avoid picking a first issue for a limited series. Honestly, though, this week was a little slow at my comic shop, and I like Aliens, so even though Aliens: Fire and Stone is only limited to four issues, I decided to pick it up.
When it comes to series creator Gen Urobuchi (Psycho-Pass, Fate/Zero), you can usually expect two things to happen within his original stories. The first is that he creates a world that makes the audience want to explore more. The second is that it’s going to be filled with plenty of tragedy. Aldnoah.Zero is no acceptation to the expectations, with Urobuchi teaming up with Fate/Zero director Ei Aoki to tell the story of an alternate version of our Universe where human civilization inhabits Mars. However, this particular show does stand out in the case of not just how far it pushes the tragedy but having a sense of “absolutely no hope”.
Let’s get one thing out of the way up front. Hyrule Warriors is not The Legend of Zelda. It has none of the exploration, indefinable magic, or innovation of the series from which this title is spun from. That’s not to say we can't love it though. See, while Hyrule Warriors might be a touch repetitive at times, it draws enough lore from a beloved franchise, and the hordes of enemies you'll be slicing through should keep fans of that particular subgenre more than occupied.
Anne Emond's cartooning is preoccupied with calling people out on their vanities, sillinesses, and emotional hiccups--all fitting practice for her first extended comic, Debbie's Inferno, which takes us on a journey through the troubled soul of one small and saggy girl named Debbie. It's adorably illustrated, maturely written, and sometimes hits too close to home for comfort.
Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where we check out a first isssue and tell you whether or not to follow that comic based only on that. This week, I'll be taking a look at Otis Frampton's Kickstarted comic series, Oddly Normal, about a girl from a mixed background - a white father and a witch mother. Yeah.