John Rauch


House of Whispers #1 cover by Sean Andrew Murray

House of Whispers #1 Review: Sandman Universe Struggling to Create Engagement

We join House of Whispers as Uncle Monday of the Brotherhood of Teeth joins a fandango in honor of Mistress Erzulie Freda Dahomey. Deities and dreamers join this party, many of which petition Mistress Erzulie for favors. Meanwhile, the four women we met in Sandman Universe #1, Latoya, Maggie, Lumi, and Habibi, look at a […]

Batwoman #18 cover by Dan Panosian

Batwoman #18 Review: A Photo Finish to a Beautiful Comic Series

Batwoman and Renee Montoya have ambushed the ball which the Clock King has organized to sell his drug, Kairos. Kate rushes the Clock King but is kept back by Tockman’s clockwork robots. Batwoman dispatches the with ease, and she and Renee set their sites on the Clock King once again. Marguerite Bennett and Fernando Blanco […]

Batwoman #17 cover by Dan Panosian

Batwoman #17 Review: A Positive Turn for Kate Kane

Batwoman is back to policing the streets of Gotham with the help of Julia and a recovering Beth. Batman has the team working cold cases, and she is putting her best foot forward despite Bruce’s anger towards her. Meanwhile, Detective Renee Montoya is dealing with clockwork drug dealers running through the street with a new […]

Batwoman #16 cover by Dan Panosian

Batwoman #16 Review: Bat vs. Bat Brilliance

Batwoman and Tuxedo One have stopped the plague of bats which Alice unleashed upon Gotham. However, Alice isn’t down, but Kate doesn’t want to see her sister locked away in Arkham Asylum. However, this threat has caught the attention of Batman, who is intent on seeing Alice locked away. This puts Kate and Bruce at […]

Batwoman #15 cover by Dan Panosian

Batwoman #15 Review: The Bat Extinction-Level Event

Alice’s plague bats have been loosed upon Gotham City, and Batwoman is scrambling for a means of stopping the swarm before Gotham undergoes a pandemic. Kate turns back to Julia Pennyworth for help. Despite everything, Batwoman still wants to save her sister and purge Alice from her psyche. Batwoman continues to impress with its 15th installment […]

Scooby Apocalypse #25 cover by Howard Porter and Hi-Fi

Scooby Apocalypse #25 Review: The Final Fred-day

Shaggy and Velma are awaiting the return of Daphne and Freddy in the mall. Daphne and Freddy left to recon the “Consumerite” demons and have been gone too long. We see Daphne and Freddy, and the former is perpetually angry with the latter. If you’ve heard about this issue of Scooby Apocalypse at all, then […]

Batwoman #14 cover by Dan Panosian

Batwoman #14 Review: Don’t Drink the Tea

Batwoman goes after Tahani and Beth. Beth has been made into Alice once again, and she and Tahani have killed the Many Arms of Death. However, their sights are now set on burning Gotham City to the ground as an act of revenge towards Kate Kane. Batwoman refuses to call for help. She wants to […]

Batwoman #13 cover by Dan Panosian

Batwoman #13 Review: An Effective Take on Subtle Superhero Horror

Batwoman returns to Brussels. Her sister, Beth Kane, has been kidnapped, possibly by Kate’s old flame Safiyah. Kate returns to her old home, where her mother and twin sister were killed, where her life spun out of control, and where the path to becoming Batwoman began. What will she find? This is a slow-burn comic, […]

From Strip To Script – Gilbert Hernandez In Sensation Comics

By Josh Hechinger Welcome to From Strip to Script, where I take a page of finished comic art and try to derive a script from it, to see what I can learn from the exercise. Because I am fundamentally cheap and inpatient, I’ve always been a big proponent of digital comics; not paying for a […]

John Rauch Off Invincible, During Almost-Three-Month Delay (UPDATE)

It’s been a while since Invincible #114. Invincible #115 is currently scheduled for the 19th November, eleven weeks after the last issue. Why the delay? Well, some suspected it might have something to do with John Rauch being dropped as the colourist, heralding the current delay on the book. On the Image Comics forums, Rezourcesman posted, Can’t […]

Image Watch – Talking Umbral And ‘Playing With Magic Words’ With Antony Johnston

By David Dissanayake Antony Johnston and Christopher Mitten’s fantastic series Umbral from Image Comics begins its second arc in today’s issue #7.  I’ve been a big supporter of this creative duo since Wasteland, one of the first ongoing series I started following on a regular basis. Worldbuilders of the highest order, the Johnston/Mitten duo bring […]

Antony Johnston Shares His Own Writer’s Notes for Umbral #2 With Bleeding Cool

By Alasdair Stuart Here we are again, with Antony Johnston’s writer’s notes for Umbral Issue #2 featuring new cast members, new locations and just the tiniest hint of magic. As ever, these were originally published on Antony’s Tumblr and are reprinted here with his permission. Antony Johnston: WRITER’S NOTES: UMBRAL #2 If you missed the […]

Antony Johnston Shares His Own Writer’s Notes for Umbral #1 With Bleeding Cool

By Alasdair Stuart Umbral is, in a year crammed full of insanely good Image comics, one of the very best. I’m really fond of it, as you may have noticed. It’s a great book and writer Antony Johnston has been producing writer’s notes for each issue. We’re very happy to reproduce them here. Do please check […]

Five Thoughts About Umbral, A Dirty-Fingernailed Fantasy

By Alasdair Stuart: I really liked the first issue of Umbral. Antony Johnston, Christopher Mitten, John Rauch and Thomas Mauer’s new fantasy series is brutal, dirty-fingernailed fantasy of a sort that doesn’t get enough press. Following Rascal, a female thief who sees something horrific begin its invasion of her kingdom and her friends, the book […]


Live From The Comic Shop: Wraith, Umbral, Rocket Girl Expand Their Genres

I’m live at my local comic shop, Conquest Comics in New Jersey today and pondering the recent burgeoning of genre comics. Image and Dark Horse continue to roll out new titles along with some of their ongoing that are gaining a following, and noir and occult comics are still prominent from both, with IDW jumping […]