Neil Davies, Special to CC2K
PR major by day, rooftop vigilante by night. I love all things comics and video games, and would sell my soul for a Green Lantern ring … well, maybe not my soul, but a sibling’s.
One of the television mediums that I truly miss from the late 90s and early 2000s are the anthology series that would include three to four short stories in one hour. Shows like Tales from the Crypt or Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, their episodes gave you a quick glimpse into someone’s world or story that added an eerie shock or surprising twist. I loved the horror or sci-fi elements of these shows and, unfortunately, it’s not a genre that we see too often today. Fortunately for me, Love Hurts by Kim W. Andersson has managed to temporarily fill that void with his delightfully shocking series of short comics all centered on the titular theme of love, and the horrifying things we do because or in spite of it.
Comixology has slowly been re-releasing comics that were printed before the wide acceptance of digital comics. So when I saw that they had finally uploaded my all-time favorite run of Green Lantern comics, I jumped at the chance to buy them, re-read them and write an article about them.
Chuck Palahniuk brings us back to the dark and miserable world of Fight Club, and I couldn’t be happier.
Unit 44 #2 manages to take the joke-a-minute style of the first issue and streamline it into an engaging story.
Prometheus: Fire and Stone misses the mark on what initially made the world of Prometheus appealing, and delivers a comic that’s both expertly illustrated and incredibly derivative.