One, Two, Kapow Comic Reviews 01/07/15

Best of the Week


Title:  Eternal Warrior:  Days of Steel #3

Publisher:  Valiant Entertainment

Writer:  Peter Milligan

Artist:  Cary Nord

Colorist:  Brian Reber

Letterer:  Dave Sharpe

Cover Artist:  Trevor Hairsine, Brian Reber;  Al Barrionuevo, David Baron

Review:  ★★★★★

Just like the reader probably assumed, Eternal Warrior thought the savior would be a great warrior, but in the end we all thought wrong.  It teaches us all a valuable lesson that physical might is not the only power, words can have a greater effect and even save the day.

The Weekly Rundown


Title:  Ghost #11

Publisher:  Dark Horse Comics

Writer:  Chris Sebela

Artist:  Harvey Tolibao

Inker:  Keith Champagne

Colorist:  Dan Jackson

Letterer:  Richard Starkings

Cover Artist:  Emanuela Lupacchino and Wes Dzioba

Review:  ★★★★☆

It’s official, there was no last-minute save, one of Elisa’s good friends did not make it out of the trap they found themselves in alive.  The fallout felt a little rushed as it crammed a lot of reactions into one issue, but it still came off natural, especially the feeling that Elisa is going to rain hell down on those responsible.


Title:  The Ghost Fleet #3

Publisher:  Dark Horse Comics

Writer:  Donny Cates

Artist:  Daniel Warren Johnson

Colorist:  Lauren Affe

Letterer:  Chris Crank

Cover Artist:  Daniel Warren Johnson and Lauren Affe

Review:  ★★★☆☆

Revenge is a bitch and The Ghost Fleet gets plenty served by Trace as he takes down their latest shipment, only he doesn’t realize who their dangerous new employer is.  It would have been nice to see just a few more explosions, but it still had plenty of excitement with one very curious ending.


Title:  Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. #2

Publisher:  Dark Horse Comics

Writer:  Mike Mignola and John Arcudi

Artist:  Alex Maleev

Colorist:  Dave Stewart

Letterer:  Clem Robins

Cover Artist:  Alex Maleev

Review:  ★★★★☆

After the debut issue, I expected to be blow away by the second but it slowed down quite a bit instead of picking up.  Maleev’s art is still phenomenal drawing Hellboy and the surprising ending still make it a book you won’t want to miss.


Title:  Lady Killer #1

Publisher:  Dark Horse Comics

Writer:  Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich

Artist:  Joëlle Jones

Colorist:  Laura Allred

Letterer:  Crank!

Cover Artist:  Joëlle Jones

Review:  ★★★★☆

Mad Men eat you hearts out;  in Lady Killer Betty Draper meets a cold-blooded assassin for a fun clash of family and deadly work.  Jones pulls double duty crafting the story and beautiful art for an adventure that is off to a great start and looks on a track to only get better.


Title:  Usagi Yojimbo:  Senso #6

Publisher:  Dark Horse Comics

Writer:  Stan Sakai

Artist:  Stan Sakai

Cover Artist:  Stan Sakai and Tom Luth

Review:  ★★☆☆☆

This is quite possibly the last Usagi Yojimbo story and if only they would have avoided an alien invasion from the outset, perhaps I would have felt more emotion than I did.  For a series that was always a little out there, having a giant gundam fight vs a giant alien war machine pushes it to far off the edge for our hero.


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