Nailbiter has been a hell of a ride in the many months spent both reviewing and reading it but the Hack/Slash crossover (or the Nailbiter Crossover depending on preference) puts the series in a new light.
Rasputin #5 opens as a sombre chapter in this series. Russian troops are defending the Glacian border and the imagery takes on a new found mutability and horror.
Rumble #3 begins on a dynamic shot of Rathraq charging into battle with his war-hound in tow. The image itself conjures images of pagan warrior types with a bit of Conan and the art styling of Adrian Smith.
With Five Ghosts #15, Frank J. Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham continue to deliver everything that makes comic books great. Five Ghosts offers action, swashbuckling pulp adventure, a touch of the supernatural, and a throwback feel.
While the art and story seemed a bit hurried, Wytches remains a series that ought be on the pull list of fans of Scott Snyder’s mainstream work, or any fan of horror comics.
Rasputin #9 offers plenty of tension with the greatest of ease. Followed by an unknown set of assailants : the supernatural healer is dodging gun fire and facing the frozen tundra of the Russian outskirts.
Scarecrow walks into a bar- not its not the set-up for a bad joke, rather a precursor for the supernatural action that is Rumble!
Rasputin #3 opens in a most confusing but visceral manner,via flashback narration. The opening monologue unveils Rasputin’s relationship to knives, proving a short and settling read as the panels descend to show the results of a knife wound.
Rumble #1 is perhaps the wildest concept I’ve encountered this year within the comics medium. A scarecrow possessed by the spirit of a viking warrior, fighting demons in the present day.
In this issue of Manifest Destiny, the expedition reaches a village of apparently peaceful natives.