Star Trek: Year Five [Series Review, Part 1]

Story: Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Brandon Easton, Jody Houser Illustrations: Stephen Thompson, Silvia Califano, J.J. Lendl I was truly surprised by this series. As I read this first story arc, I was pleasantly taken in and had a very enjoyable time. It was not the greatest start to an ongoing, however, it caught my interest…

Movie Review: The Batman (2022); flawed greatness incarnate!

FIRST AND FOREMOST: The movie was good. I want to say that right out the gate, for any hater who thinks otherwise – I expected mediocrity and was totally taken by surprise. This is hands down the MOST actually detective-y Batman I’ve seen since Adam West. That alone should say a lot. For a character…

COMIC REVIEW: Gunslinger Spawn #1+2

Story by Todd McFarlane and Aleš Kot Art by Philip Tan and Kevin Keane My rating: 4.5 / 5 This was a major, major surprise for me that came out of nowhere! This comic is like being dropped into the deep end of something but it is a complete blast and genuinely surprised with how…

REVIEW: King in Black by Donny Cates

King in Black by Donny Cates My rating: 4 of 5 stars Good fun.Suitably crazy and entertaining as a follow-up to Absolute Carnage with unexpected tie-ins and a solid enough focus on Eddie and Dylan, the two focal points of Donny’s run on Venom. Could it have been darker? More violent/brutal? Sure.Were there a few…

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: The Final Gauntlet (2019)

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: The Final Gauntlet WRITER: Donny Cates ART: Geoff Shaw, David Marquez Donny Cates does what Donny Cates does. He writes a kickass comic that has a fantastic cast of characters, gives a great focus on the core ones and is a remarkable combination of very innovative and creative and…

DC/Young Animal: Milk Wars [Comic Review]

STORY: Jon Rivera, Cecil Castellucci, Jody Houser, Gerard Way, Steve Orlando, Magdalene Visaggio ART : Sonny Liew, Dale Eaglesham, Langdon Foss, Mirka Andolfo, Ty Templeton, Aco, Frank Quitely (covers) This was a most conundrum inducing story/event/crossover for me as a comic reader generally and as a DC comic reader specifically. It was fun. But it…