Hell has always been an interesting literary topic, whether writing from a point of salvation or damnation. Although we can all say that it’s more fun when Hell gets shown, not as lakes of burning brimstone, but as a grimy city full of tedious bureaucracy and sarcastic demons. Hot Damn! is the newest entry in this he
Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys #1 sends the worst message possible about its characters, expounding a tonally inappropriate and antiquated worldview so completely at odds with the mission statement of this book, that going in expecting anything other than a slap in the face seems hopelessly optimistic.
I know that comic solicitations should be taken as gospel as much as a movie trailer selling you “the best movie of the decade, maybe even ever!” but the word around Silver Surfer’s big 50th anniversary was that it was going to be status-quo changing. In this case, there’s some truth to the marketing because the final moments of Silver Surfer #3 deliver a huge gut-punch.
The ultimate heist! It has been the subject of books, movies and comics throughout history with different types of teams and prizes through all genres. Jackpot! #1 from Aftershock comics is the latest comic to tackle the subject with the promise saying they are going to be pulling off the greatest scam in human history.
When I first saw Gwenpool grace a variant cover for Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars last year, I knew deep down that this would not be the last time I would see her. Immediately the internet lit up with both positive and negative reactions towards Gwenpool. Spider-Gwen had skyrocketed in popularity and now Gwenpool has appeared.
I love smart, original horror. Books like The Haunting of Hill House. Movies like Hellraiser. Videogames like Fatal Frame. I love horror that goes beyond the undead, serial murderer slicing up teenagers and raises questions that aren’t inherently scary like repressed memories or sexual desire. It affects you more and stays with you for a lasting horror experience. So imagine my surprise that I’d yet to hear about Survivors’ Club, a comic series seven issues in that’s dark and twisted and definitely outside the box.