Ripley’s, as well as the Twilight Zone from the same company, were pretty tame after the horror comics of the 50’s.
This meeting is bound to be epic. Written by Punisher scribe and penciller Carl Potts, this book takes Frank on vacation, on what is supposed to be a relaxing trip through the jungle with a research party in search of the Mokele Mbembe.
When faced with the challenge of horror comics, Stan Lee faced it head on, and recruited the talents of his artistic staff to come up with stories that, while not necessarily as creepy and scary as EC books, still managed to pull off a bit of weirdness.
In this world, a robot name Gonzo the Mechanical Bastard has killed the would-be president and finished his successful campaign, ascending to the highest office in the land. The plan is to implant every citizen with an RFID chip.
Superman/Batman #65 is a great inside look at our favourite DC heroes and villains.
The story is a revenge tale wrapped up in the trappings of a sword and sorcery epic. Warlord is not a perfect hero, with his Vietnam past and the filicide of his son, he has demons that haunt and guide his every action.
Tomb Raider #11 reads like an action movie or a fast-paced video game. Don’t expect to have any deep revelations about character or inner truth, because you won’t find it here.
This is a classic “every comic is someone’s first comic” Marvel book. The story is laid out in such a way that you know who everyone is, their motivation, and can see the resolution coming from page 3.
Although I’m picking up this story in the middle, it seems almost too formulaic. There’s nothing here that was surprising as far as the story-telling goes, nothing that makes me want to paw through back issues looking for the rest of the series.
This book, though good by itself, is an example of how huge storylines can kill the back market on comics.