challengers of the unknown


New Challengers #4 cover by V. Ken Marion, Sandu Florea, and Dinei Ribeiro

New Challengers #4 Review: Fighting the Dinosaur-Riding Undead

The New Challengers of the Unknown are in Skartaris and under attack from undead warriors mounted on Velociraptors (probably really Utahraptors or Deinonychus, but whatever). Krunch and Bethany take to the fight quickly, and we learn Bethany’s history. She had leukemia as a child, recovered and grew to be a soldier, and was taken from […]

New Challengers #3 cover by Andy Kubert and Brad Anderson

New Challengers #3 Review: It’s Krunch Time

The original Challengers of the Unknown have arrived at Challengers Mountain and just killed the Prof—even though the Prof is with them. The New Challengers don’t know what to make of the situation, but they aren’t happy about the old Challengers demanding they stand down. Thankfully, this new Prof somehow heals from a bullet to […]

New Challengers #2 cover by Andy Kubert and Brad Anderson

New Challengers #2 Review: More than a Mystery

The New Challengers of the Unknown are lost out at sea with a massive beast killing them. During this struggle, we see the recent history of events in Moses Barber’s life that have led him to becoming a Challenger. He was a hacker and a data miner until a shadowy organization discovered his activities. In […]

DC Comics Master Class Panel NYCC 1

DC Comics Gathers Their Heavy Hitters For A Master Class At NYCC

It’s Saturday evening. Do you know where your DC Superstars are? They’re at the DC Master Class panel at New York Comic Con at the Javits Center, of course! Hosted by Dan DiDio to an incredibly packed room that had ran out of seats but still had people wanting to come in, the panel consisted […]

What Jack Kirby Means To A Comic Fan, Critic, And Aspiring Creator

On August 28th, 1917, Jacob Kurtzberg was born in Manhattan. He was born to a pair of Austrian Jewish immigrants. He took to drawing quickly, starting in comic strips in 1936, and, in 1940, he teamed up with Joe Simon to create Captain America and Bucky Barnes. It’s weird to think that a man born […]

Dark Days: The Casting

Dark Days: The Casting #1 Review – Seeing The Shape Of Metal

Dark Days: The Casting is the second comic prelude to DC’s enlarging event, Metal. And while I am sure there are still surprises yet to come, Dark Days: The Casting may in fact be an incredibly apt name – because we can finally get a real sense of the shape of how this event effects […]