“We have to do something! This time you can’t just curl up and play dead!” –Zolin, Captain of the [Possum] Guard.
Batman Eternal is DC's new weekly comic shaking up the Batman universe. In issue 1 Jim Gordon got set up. He fired a gun at a subway system's electric grid transmitter, causing it to short circuit, and making a speeding train crash and kill all it's passengers. What Jim Gordon doesn't know is that he was set up by Carmine Falcone aka the Roman. Also, in issue 1, we met (New 52) Jason Bard, a cop from Detroit who was asked to come work in Gotham by Jim Gordon. Speed past 7 issues and now Mr. Jason Bard is one of the only cops still working with the Batman.
Life is good when there’s food in the fridge right? But what if one day you opened your fridge and the food was ALL gone? Oh the absurdity! Who would do such a cruel thing? Writer Jacques Nyemb explores this very quirky scenario in his new all-age comic, Smörgåsbord Squad #1!
Do you feel that lately when you pick up a comic book or switch on the TV, all you read and hear about are space, time-travel, superheroes, and apocalyptic stories? Well it’s time for something new! Forget about the past, the present, and the future. Make way for a story about the dead! No, I’m not talking about the “Walking Dead” or “Revival”. I’m referring to “Beatrice is Dead”, which explores the life of sinners in the afterlife.
Neil Gibson loves short stories and loves comic books. Neil, not knowing how to get into the comic business, started doing what many modern writers have done. Neil started to self publish. He wrote the script and hired (on his own dime) the artists. This massive collection of stories featuring various artists is entitled Twisted Dark: Volume 1. Similar to Local or Demo by Brian Wood, each story is a one shot and features a messed up story with a dark twisted ending. Since the "anthology" is quite large and each story is too vast with differences, I've decided to break up the review into separate articles.
Remember when 90's Manga were filled with stories about young women turning into space princesses and fighting the good fight? They had bubbly personalities that weren't tainted with angst and sarcasm. Creepy Scarlet is a modern take on that fun Japanese/American genre that was successful in the 1990's while showcasing a story all it's own.
Simon Monroe has 4 days to live. Though don’t feel too sorry for him. He’s purposely enlisted a psychopath to help him kick the bucket. Now if that’s not twisted and deranged, I don’t know what it is!
People are constantly crossing paths with others in the Big Apple, but even the most minor interaction with someone could change someone’s attitude towards life.
If everywhere you went you saw exactly how everyone around you would die, what would you do? To be clear, these people are fated to die. Maybe not today or tomorrow, but they will die the way you saw it in your vision. What would you do then? What could you do? Well imagine no further. TPublications is back with an all-new 6 issue mini-series that explores just that and more! It’s called Tortured Life.