Rafael Albuquerque

Prodigy #1 Review: Mark Millar Lives Up to his Own Hype

SUMMARY: Writer: Mark Millar, Artist: Rafael Albuquerque, Colorist: Marcelo Maiolo, Letterer: Peter Doherty, Production: Melina Mikulic, Cover Artists: Frank Quitely, Rafael Albuquerque, Editor: Rachael Fulton, Publisher: Image Comics, Release Date: 5th December 2018, Price: $3.99. Mark Millar’s confidence is, of course, very annoying. He unashamedly boasts about every new project and its imminent cross- media […]

Prodigy: Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque Team Up for New Netflix Comic

Scottish comic book mogul and Russian TV star Mark Millar will team up with superstar artist Rafael Albuquerque for the next Millarworld comic book project under Netflix. Called Prodigy, the first issue will also feature a variant cover by Özgür Yildirim. Here’s how the new comic is described in the press release: In Prodigy, the world’s […]

Batman #50 cover by Mikel Janin

Advance Review: Batman #50 – Profoundly Unsatisfying [Spoiler-Free]

The day of Batman and Catwoman’s wedding has arrived at last, and the two gather their witnesses and a judge to marry them off at dawn on a rooftop in downtown Gotham. While they prepare, Bruce and Selina individually reminisce about their times together, each other, and how their relationship has developed over the years. […]

Action Comics #1000 cover by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair

Action Comics #1000 Review: Happy Birthday, Superman

In this celebration of 1000 issues of Action Comics and the 80th birthday of Superman himself, we are given 10 tales of the Man of Steel in Action Comics #1000. The first is a celebration of Superman courtesy of Metropolis. The second is a montage of the eras of Superman through the technological wizardry of Vandal Savage. […]

Rafael Albuquerque talks Eddie Berganza

High-Profile DC Artist Rafael Albuquerque Issues Statement On Eddie Berganza

High-profile DC Comics creator Rafael Albuquerque has issued a heartfelt statement on Twitter in the wake of Buzzfeed’s report on the sexual harassment allegations against longtime DC Comics editor Eddie Berganza. Albuquerque wrote: I love DC Comics characters since I can remember. First watching them on TV then with Batman movies and those definitely brought […]

All Star Batman

All Star Batman #11 Review – The Secrets Of Fathers And Sons

All Star Batman #11 continues the latest Scott Snyder Bat-story with the interesting notion that is rarely explored in depth in Batman’s history: the history of life-long put-upon butler and ally Alfred Pennyworth. What we know about Alfred has often been put across in small vignettes or descriptions or the odd line. He’s worked in […]

“Burnside Is The Past” Thoughts On Batgirl Rebirth #1

I’ve been dying for this folks. Today brings the release of Hope Larson and Rafael Albuquerque‘s new Batgirl run. After the success of last weeks Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, I was filled with positive feelings. The tougher Barbara Gordon that I knew and loved from Gail Simone’s run seemed like she had finally returned. So, I was eager […]

A Good Deed A Day In Huck From Millar And Albuquerque This November

New York Times bestselling writer Mark Millar (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kick-Ass, Jupiter’s Legacy) teams up with Eisner Award-winning artist Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire) for an all-new series full of heart and drama. The series is entitled Huck, and is set in a quiet American town, where Huck uses his special gifts to do a […]

The Joker Batgirl #41 Cover Hits eBay. Just The Cover.

When it was solicited the Joker variant cover to Batgirl #41 by Rafael Albuquerque caused considerable fuss. Seen as the antithesis of the current take on the character, the creative team on the book appealed to DC to reverse their decision to use this cover and DC changed their mind. Though the publisher waited for some […]

It’s Do Or Die Time In The Meld! Preview Ei8ht #4 From Dark Horse

May 20th is bringing out some exciting releases, and one of those will be the next issue of the multiple sell-out series Ei8ht drawn by Rafael Albuquerque, written by Mike Johnson and Alburquerque, with #4. It’s no surprise the series has turned so many heads, from its time and dimension hopping premise to its truly […]

American Vampire #6 & #7 Go Viral

“Please don’t turn our heroes into villains” said no one ever, or at least not recently. This seems to be the current age of treachery, transformation, and even a hero’s own fear of becoming something they don’t want to be. And who is becoming more known for that exploration than Scott Snyder? That’s not all […]

Speculator Corner: Diamond Previews And *That* Batgirl Cover

Occasionally the Diamond Previews monthly catalogue becomes a genuine collectible item, such as this catalogue with the first listing of The Walking Dead or this Kingdom Come covered edition. Well, today’s has this listing. In the top left corner, that is likely the only official printing of that Joker variant cover, ever. What’s it worth to […]

Lying In The Gutters – 23rd March 2015 – Rolling The Manhole Away

My family are off on holiday to South Africa for a few weeks. Suddenly everything feels very quiet. So this week, amidst all the controversy of covers and costumes, sexuality and sensationalism, the biggest story by far on the site was about a not-dead Turtle…  Top Twenty Traffic Stories Of The Week 1. The Death Of Donatello? […]

Albuquerque Was Asked To Make Batgirl Cover More Extreme

Well now. I understand, from a number of inside contacts, that the Batgirl Joker variant cover by Rafael Albuquerque that caused so much fuss this week was not the first version of that cover. The first version was a lot less extreme. It still features Batgirl and The Joker. But there was no gun pointing towards […]

The Batgirl Joker Variant Issue Goes Global As #SaveTheCover

So the Batgirl Joker Variant controversy has gone global. The story about DC Comics pulling the Batgirl #41 Joker variant at the request of its artist Rafael Albuquerque has been reported by The Guardian, Paste Magazine, Inquistr, Mary Sue, HitFix, and Daily Caller giving us the least accurate headline “Social Justice Puritans Convince Artist To […]

Batgirl #41 #ChangedTheCover

Here was the cover to Batgirl #41 by Rafael Albuquerque. Not any more. DC media partner CBR who first ran the cover has now run the following releases from Rafael Albuquerque and DC Comics My Batgirl variant cover artwork was designed to pay homage to a comic that I really admire, and I know is a favorite of […]

Relentlessly Hard Boiled – Preview X #23 From Dark Horse

The vigilante comic X, from Dark Horse, is still doing what it does best, being relentlessly hard-boiled! Issue #23 is coming up March 11th and promises a city become an “insane asylum”, a new ravaging drug that’s highly addictive and a dark nemesis from X’s past of the female variety. You just can’t help but […]