All posts tagged: Lazarus

Lazarus #27: Jonah Carlyle . . . Long Lost and Found

After a long layoff of a full year (and some change), I am so happy to finally have  LAZARUS proper back into my hands, gracing my eyeballs! When last we received an issue of LAZARUS written solely by co-creator/author Greg Rucka and artist exclusively by co-creator/artist Michael Lark, it was March 2017’s LAZARUS #26, the conclusion of the “Cull” storyline which saw the Russian family Vassalovka — a deadly new piece on the LAZARUS chessboard — make their devastating assault. Well, with a presumably recharged Lark back in the groove of producing awesome pages again, issue #27 arrives as the first of a 2-part prelude to “Fracture”, the next multi-part storyline which promises to bring major changes as this wonderfully intricate and progressive story moves forward. In the intervening months between issues #26 & 27 there was a 6-issue miniseries, LAZARUS: X+66 (co-written and drawn by various creators) that served to chronicle some key side-characters and events that get us from year X+64 to where we’ll eventually arrive in year X+67 when “Fracture” starts. Thankfully issues #27 & …

The Comic Book Fetish Reading List – May 2016

~ As of May 2016 ~ IMAGE COMICS – Birthright – Bitch Planet (Vol. 1) – Black Magic – Criminal – Deadly Class (Vol. 1) – The Discipline – Faster Than Light – The Fix – Lazarus – Paper Girls – Plutona – Saga – Savage Dragon – Sex Criminals – Southern Bastards – They’re Not Like Us (Vol. 1) – Velvet – The Violent – A Voice In the Dark (Vol. 1) AFTERSHOCK COMICS – American Monster – B.E.K. (Black-Eyed Kids) – Jackpot! BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS – Lady Mechanika: The Lost Boys of West Abbey BLACK MASK PUBLISHING – 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank – We Can Never Go Home (TPB) BOOM! STUDIOS – Welcome Back DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT – Shaft: Imitation of Life VERTIGO COMICS – The Dark and Bloody

Comic Book Fetish Favorites | October 2014

Running late. Already into the second week of November. At any rate, here’s the rundown and commentary of the 19 comics released in October that I read. There a few new number ones on here so let’s see how they stacked up against the usual suspects. 1. Sex Criminals #8 (Image) 5.0 – SexCrimz never seems to disappoint and it’s undeniably my highest rated series since I’ve started doing the Fetish Favorites here, scoring 5.0 issues more than any other series I read. And it’s never earned a rating lower than 4.0 (out of 5) from me in all its eight issues-so-far run. Just as Velvet is Ed Brubaker writing at his best, Sex Criminals is easily Matt Fraction writing at his very best. Of course, I would be remiss not to mention Chip Zdarsky’s equal contribution to the greatness of this series as its artist (love the way he portrays Suzie Dickson). It’s amazing that despite its rather high concept SexCrimz manages to be a very grounded story thanks to its character-driven qualities. This …

Comic Book Fetish Favorites – September 2014

In this edition of my monthly reflect on comic reads, I find myself rating two of my favorite writers high in one instance and low in another on their respective pair of titles on the list. Also, when a month fails to deliver new Sex Criminals and Rat Queens issues, the overall rating for the month as a whole is bound to be of a lower average. However, the good news is September did bring new issues of other faves like Lazarus, Velvet and of course Sagacame out regularly when it’s supposed to. Looking at the new metrics I’ve put together for rating, tracking and critically analyzing my monthly reading habits, September was the worst ratings-wise of the five months I’ve been keeping track of this. HOWEVER, it’s also the month with the most reads (21), so who knows how that all shakes down. For contrast, both July and August had seven titles at 4.0 or better. Check out the breakdown for September to see how my birth month compares. 1. Lazarus #11 (Image) 4.5 …

Comic Book Fetish Favorites – July 2014

Overall July was a better month than June in terms of what came out and the average quality (although no Sex Criminals is…criminal). For this list I’m going to expand to include the 15 books I read in July. A few notes: there were four all-new number ones in my reading pile this month: Black Market, Death Vigil, Low, Storm and Grayson, the latter of which reminded me that I don’t need a faux spy title while the excellent spy series Velvet is around. So, without further ado … 1. Velvet #6 (Image) 5.0 – some of the finest character + story work this century, Brubaker & Epting at their best. 2. Cyclops #3 (Marvel) 5.0 – can’t stress enough the high quality of this series under Rucka’s pen and Dauterman’s pencil. 3. Southern Bastards #3 (Image) 4.5 – Southern-fried justice served up with a big stick (literally)…can’t help but root for ol’ Earl Tubb. 4. Lazarus #9 (Image) 4.0 – satisfying end to this extended world-building second arc. 5. Saga #21 (Image) 4.0 – has rolled three 4 stars in a row, not normal, will it …