Halo: Collateral Damage #1 cover by Zak Hartong

Halo: Collateral Damage #1 Review – Standard Sci-Fi War Fare

Master Chief and Blue Team, hot off losing a member of the squad, have been given a mission on yet another planet under attack from Covenant forces. The marines are holding off an assault at the planet’s capital city, but Covenant reinforcements are expected. Blue Team is intended to engage the enemy from outside the […]

Cold War #4 cover by Hayden Sherman

Cold War #4 Advanced Review: Far Less than the Sum of Its Parts

Sath and Tikk are in charge now. They seem to know what’s going on, and they have effectively supplanted Vinh. We learn of Sath and Tikk’s past, their relationship, and the organization they were associated with in their original lifetime. Meanwhile, LQ continues to investigate what is going on behind the war, suits, weapons, and […]

Cold War #3 cover by Hayden Sherman

Cold War #3 Review: Interesting Leads Lost in a Mess of a Story

We learn the backstories of LQ and John as the cryonauts continue to trek their way across the treacherous war-torn city and dodge the mechanical terrors at every corner. Cold War’s main idea finally makes itself clear in this issue. The story wants to bring together all these violent people and present their bloody backstories […]

VS #2 cover by Esad Ribic

VS #2 Review: A Narrative and Visual Mess

Flynn returns to battle with a huge following, but another soldier on his team steals much of the spotlight from him. Upon his return from this fight, he finds that the world is more interested in the new soldier, and he loses sponsors. VS #2 picks up after another extended period of recovery for Flynn, […]

VS #1 cover by Esad Ribic and Nic Klein

VS #1 Review: A Vague Story Held Up by Ribic’s Phenomenal Artwork

War is fought for sport now. Though it’s still used to settle disputes, it’s now televised, monetized, and soldiers are now celebrities. The current war is between the Industrial Guard and the Legionaries. We focus on the Industrial Guardsman, Flynn, who is wounded in the first outing we see. We follow him through recovery to […]

The Punisher #220 cover by Clayton Crain

The Punisher #220 Review: Hit the Breaks, Catch These Metal Hands

The Punisher discovers that Petrov is putting much of the Chernayan population into concentration camps, and Frank uses the War Machine armor to tear through the camps until Petrov responds. Eventually, Petrov sends a response worthy of the Punisher. Here, we get to see Frank Castle get creative with the War Machine armor at his […]

Cold War #1 cover by Hayden Sherman

Cold War #1 Review: Waking Up in the Apocalypse

A group of people cryogenically frozen wake up hundreds of years in the future to a war they don’t understand. Among them is Tom Rook, a man who already spent his entire life fighting wars. This is actually a joyous awakening for him; he has long missed the battlefield. The weapons and enemies may be […]

Good Omens: Amazon Summons Its Beezelbub and (Three) Horsemen

The end of the world is starting to get a little more crowded, with Amazon’s Good Omens series having found their demon Beelzebub and three of their Four Horseman. Based on Neil Gaiman’s (American Gods) and Terry Pratchett’s (Colour of Magic) novel and written by showrunner Gaiman, the six-part adaptation introduces us to angel Aziraphale (Michael […]

‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Goes For Spectacle Instead Of Subtlety And Fails Spectacularly

Hacksaw Ridge might tell an interesting story but director Mel Gibson fumbles the execution so poorly it loses all meaning. Title: Hacksaw Ridge Director: Mel Gibson Summary: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to […]

The Punisher’s Creator Was A Conscientious Objector, Against His Use By Soldiers

Gerry Conway created the character The Punisher for Spider-Man comics. The character was a veteran of the Vietnam War, he was suffering post traumatic stress issues, and turned them into a war against criminal elements, killing them on the streets. Meant as a one-off, the character drew dramatically in popularity, span off his own comic books […]

So Here Comes That DC Earth Vs. Earth War We Were Talking About

From the solicitations for DC New 52: Future’s End #1. Five years from now, the DC Universe is reeling from a war with another Earth, leaving the world unprepared for an approaching evil that threatens to destroy the future. Can a time-traveling Batman Beyond help a massive cast of the DCU’s finest avert the impending […]

Justice League War Is Still On In Snowy New York City Tonight

Did you win tickets to the World Premiere of Justice League: War tonight at The Paley Center for Media in New York? You may have been worried about the snowstorm currently hitting the city, but Warner Bros promise, the show will go on. And that includes appearances of Christopher Gorham (Flash, Covert Affairs), producer James […]

Before Five Years Later… A DC Earth War?

Five Years Later kicks off in September after a little teasing for Free Comic Book Day. But what comes first? I’m hearing that DC will be filling the summer with another war to follow Trinity War. And just as that led to the battle between Earth 3 and the New 52, so Summer 2014 will […]

Chuck Dixon’s Seal Team Six Number One War Book On Kindle

It’s still not a comic. But maybe it should be. Because Seal Teal Six, an ebook by Chuck Dixon published by Dynamite Entertainment is currently the best selling war book on the Amazon Kindle. Admittedly that means its only number 196 on the whole chart. But that’s out of over 100,000, so… It’s possible the […]

Comics, War, Garth Ennis And Pat Mills

My second-to-local university is involved with the Comics And Conflict conference being held at the Imperial War Museum in London in August. Conference speakers and guests include Pat Mills of 2000AD, World War III and Charley’s War, Martin Barker and Roger Sabin on Doonesbury, Garth Ennis of Troubled Souls, War Stories and Crossed and Francesca […]

Review: The Infidel by Bosch Fawstin – Starring Pigman

The Infidel is a comic by Bosch Fawstin that’s been in the works for a number of years. And this week, just as it is to feature on The Daily Show, it’s gone live. I have mocked this comic book a number of times, on Lying In The Gutters at CBR and recently on Bleeding […]

Garth Ennis Returns For The Comics And Conflicts Conference

From the 19th to the 20th of August, the Imperial War Museum in London will be hosting the Comics And Conflicts Conference, aimed at comics scholars, professionals and fans. Conference speakers and guests will include: Pat Mills (Charley’s War); Martin Barker and Roger Sabin talking about Doonesbury; Garth Ennis (Troubled Souls, War Stories); Jacques Tardi […]