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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 […]


Terrifics #5 cover by Dale Eaglesham and Wil Quintana

Terrifics #5 Review: Death by Metamorphos

The Terrifics have returned to Earth and trying to get their lives somewhat in order. Metamorpho has a serious talk with Sapphire, Plastic Man calls Angel, and Phantom Girl tries to get to know Mister Terrific. This leaves all four feeling low, and it only worsens when the citizens of a town in Michigan begin […]

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 […]

Curse of Brimstone #3 cover by Philip Tan and Rain Beredo

Curse of Brimstone #3 Review: A Brutal and Compelling Issue

The Salesman’s Hound has beaten Brimstone, and Joe and Annie barely get away from her. Their escape route leads them to the doorstep of the Salesman himself. He has their dad hostage and threatens to kill him if Joe/Brimstone doesn’t start doing what he asks. Curse of Brimstone #3 brings the climax to the first […]


Terrifics #4 cover by Doc Shaner

Terrifics #4 Review: Embracing the Strange and the Genuine

The Terrifics have left Earth on a T-Sphere to travel to Phantom Girl’s homeworld of Bgztl. On the way there, a bandit ship is able scoop up the flying T-Sphere, and the Terrifics find themselves assailed by giant squids, a bandit crew, and trash chutes. Can they make it out and to Bgztl? Terrifics embraces […]

New Challengers #1 cover by Andy Kubert and Brad Anderson

The New Challengers #1 Review: Unknown Quantities of Potential

A disparate group of strangers arrive in a mysterious laboratory in an unknown location. Everyone is scared and unsure of what to make of one another. All they remember before arriving is their deaths. A person calling himself the Prof arrives and informs them that they have been selected to become the next generation of […]

Curse of Brimstone #2 cover by Philip Tan and Rain Beredo

The Curse of Brimstone #2 Review: Saving the Hometown

Joe awakens in his own bed. His sister, Annie, tells him that she brought him home, and York Hills has been decimated. Fires burst out across the city, but they were punctuated by falling ash and a blizzard. Joe comes clean about Brimstone and the Salesman, and the two try to find out who the […]

Avengers #1 cover by Ed McGuinness

Comics for Your Pull Box, Week of May 2nd, 2018: Avengers Assemble!

It’s time to dig through the releases of the week and see what’s worthy of your money once more. That’s right, it’s time for Comics for Your Pull Box! As always, here is the link to ComicList so you can see the full catalogue of the week’s releases. Apologies again for the lateness of this […]

Terrifics #3 cover by Ivan Reis and Marcelo Maiolo

Terrifics #3 Review: The Body Horror Slingshot

The Terrifics find themselves bound to each other by some kind of Dark Multiverse theory. They cannot be any farther than one mile away from one another, and this leaves them bound to Stagg Enterprises’ headquarters. Mister Terrific works to find a way to resolve this manner while Metamorpho has relationship problems with Sapphire and […]

Silencer #4 cover by John Romita Jr., Sandra Hope, and Dean White

Silencer #4 Review: You Can’t Quiet the Terminator

We see a flashback to Silencer’s training with Talia Al Ghul and her attempts to get out of Leviathan. This leads us to a contract against someone named Guile with none other than Deathstroke the Terminator standing in Silencer’s way. In the present, Silencer goes shopping. I’m not ashamed to admit that I returned to […]

Comic Book Wins and Losses April 11th, 2018: Sorting Out the New Series’

We’re going to start this installment with a bit of housekeeping for those who, for whatever reason, follow my exploits here on Bleeding Cool. For those not interested, which is completely understandable, you can just start at the list below. I’ve been working on getting into a schedule–practically since I started on here about 10 […]

Supergirl #20 cover by Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques, and Michael Atiyeh

Supergirl #20 Review: A Convoluted yet Delightful Final Issue for the Girl of Tomorrow

Supergirl, Ben, Chase, and Lar-On enact their plan to free Veritas and Insight and bring down the D.E.O, Director Bones, and Mokkari. Things complicate when a massive Viking warrior named Turid Goldenaxe arrives to execute Bones and Mokkari on the streets of National City. This forces Supergirl and her allies to push forward their timetable, […]


Comics for Your Pull Box, Week of 04/04/18

Comics for Your Pull Box, Week of April 4th, 2018: New Series Galore!

It’s time for that time-honored tradition of a doofy guy with pretensions of being an expert on the subject telling you what comics you should look for at your comic shop this week. That’s right, it’s time to figure out what comics should go in your pull box on April 4th, 2018. For the full […]

damage #1

Damage #1 Review: Something in this Gorgeous Book Could Prove Interesting

Damage #1 from DC Comics by Tony S. Daniel, Robert Venditti, Danny Miki, Tomeu Morey, and Tom Napolitano will be the first release from DC’s New Age of Heroes, coming out January 17th. To say that this title is just DC doing Marvel’s Incredible Hulk would be ultimately reductive and unfair. Certainly, there’s clear visual similarities, […]