Author Archives: Nick Hanover

Review: THE DEAD HAND #1

Review: THE DEAD HAND #1

THE DEAD HAND #1 Written by Kyle Higgins Art by Stephen Mooney, Jordie Bellaire and Clayton Cowles Published by Image Comics Release Date: April 11, 2018 As the Soviet Union began to collapse in the ’80s and the end of the Cold War seemed inevitable, the American government was forced to reckon with an unanticipated

Review: COME INTO ME #1

COME INTO ME #1 Written by Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler Art by Piotr Kowalski, Niko Guardia, Ryan Ferrier, Phil Smith Published by Black Mask Studios Release date: March 14th, 2018 We’re heading closer and closer to a point where our physical bodies can sustain themselves for lifespans previously thought impossible, recover from diseases that


THE BALLAD OF SANG #1 Written by Ed Brisson Art by Alessandro Micelli, Shari Chankhamma, Crank! Published by Oni Press Release Date: March 7th, 2018 By my count, there are two cardinal sins an ultra-violent work can commit. One is to be visually uninteresting. The other is to have nothing to say. Individually, these sins

Review: THE BEEF #1

THE BEEF #1 Written by Richard Starkings and Tyler Shainline Art by Shaky Kane, Richard Starkings and John Roshell Published by Image Comics Release Date: February 28th, 2018 Calling Shaky Kane an artist feels reductive in ways it doesn’t with other comic book figures. The man is perhaps more accurately an aesthetic black hole, his

Review: CALEXIT #2

  CALEXIT #2 Written by Matteo Pizzolo Art by Amancay Nahuelpan, Tyler Boss, Jim Campbell, Dee Cunniffe, Richard Nisa, Robert Anthony Jr, Philip W. Smith II Published by Black Mask Studios Release Date: February 28th, 2018 ***SPOILER WARNING*** Living in Washington state during the era of our first worst president, I had to listen to


BLOODBORNE #1 Written by Ales Kot Art by Piotr Kowalski, Brad Simpson, Aditya Bidikar, and Wilfried Tshikana-Ekutshu Edited by Tom Williams Published by Titan Comics Release Date: February 21, 2018 The announcement that Ales Kot would be writing a Bloodborne comic likely left a good number of fans scratching their heads. Kot is mostly known

Review: PUNK’S NOT DEAD #1

There’s a school of thought that believes punk’s defining characteristic was obnoxiousness. For these people, Sid Vicious is the most important icon of the 20th century, not so much for who he actually was but who he represented: the “lazy sod” masses not only left unchecked but granted celebrity status. It’s this thinking that led


TWISTED ROMANCE #2 Written by Alex de Campi, Vita Ayala, and Meredith McLaren Art by Alejandra Gutiérrez and Meredith McLaren Published by Image Comics Release Date: February 14, 2018 Difficult as it might be to believe now, there was a time when Image was known more for quirky anthologies than it was for offbeat pop