Friendly reminder that we are using the front door under the "Open" sign exclusively now! We still have complimentary hand sanitizer and the restroom is available to wash up as well. Masks are encouraged for all but only required for non Vaccinated individuals. Plus we are starting Wednesday Night DnD for $5, Friday Night Magic and Free Comic Book Day is August 14th!
"Amazing Fantasy" Marvel: An overall engaging and enjoyable issue, pitting beloved Superheroes against amazing fantasy worlds of danger, and adventure! The book is structured around Spider-Man, Black Widow and Captain America. Each of whom star in their own tale which I suspect may intertwine in later issues. Along with these three stories we are treated to three art styles, each of which serve to enhance and separate the individual narratives. It's fun, it's exciting, it's mysterious, it's action packed, it's heartfelt. Speaking of heart; the emotional gut punches are real, though somewhat diminished by the shortened nature. Forcing Kaare Andrews to rely on the reader's familiarity with the characters to add depth to the punches. Nothing overly deep, and nothing steeped in continuity, just a basic understanding of the characters is required. 8 birds out of 10
"The Last Book You'll Ever Read" Vault/Nightfall: Cullen Bunn is at it again, this time with an introspective treatise on human nature and civilization. Oh yeah, there's also a prophetess. Whose best selling book is unleashing the dark animalistic hunger within its readers, driving them mad with bloodlust, savagely killing and feeding on strangers, friends, and family members. 8 "Rob Liefeld should have drawn the feet" out of 10
"Superman Son Of Kal-El" DC: Tom Taylor is a gifted writer, able to tackle big ideas and small intimate emotional moments. Tackling subjects as diverse as: intergalactic warfare, childbirth, accidental villainy, the search of identity and purpose, corruption, anxiety, and much more. It is therefore, unfortunate that his wonderful writing is burdened by subpar pencils. Faces are reduced to squinty eyed potatoes while anatomy is bent, stretched, curved and folded in ways never before witnessed. Which is doubly unfortunate because the page payouts, and the composition of the panels are generally fantastic. If the panels looked like more than blown up thumbnails it would be exquisite. I honestly don't know how this dichotomy in the art exists. It's worth reading, just ignore the art. 6 days at burning man and all I got was this lousy t-shirt out of 10
"Groo Meets Tarzan" Darkhorse: It's a fun book, full of adventure, hijinks, satire and a double splash page of a comic con that feels a bit like a "Where's Waldo". I spent many minutes pouring over those pages picking out dozens of characters.
"Icon And Rocket" DC: A great introduction to classic Milestone characters.
"Symbiote Spider-Man: Crossroads" Marvel: Set shortly after the events of "The Incredible Hulk #300" when the Hulk was sent to the Crossroads Dimension by Doctor Strange, this issue culminates in Spidey being shunted there as well...and who do you think he sees?! Pick up this issue and the next to see how the action plays out!
"Sweet Paprika" Image: A charming and humorous look into the life of an uber-successful CCO. She dominates in every aspect of her career but can't find love, let alone friends. Also there's a bunch of naughty, adult only moments, as is usual for a Mirka Andolfo book.