EXCL. PREVIEW: Crystal Wrangles NuHumans in "All-New Inhumans" #1
I first discovered the joy of comics in 1980 when some girls on my school bus brought in their father's copies of Wendy and Richard Pini's "Elfquest" and the rest, as they say, is history. Since then, I've written freelance interviews and articles for "Wizard" (going all the way back to the first issue), headed up the Small Press Expo and the Ignatz Awards, served as an Eisner judge and written reviews regularly since 1999 (first for iComics.com, then moving to my own site Read About Comics).
I moved to the Washington DC area in 1974 and have yet to leave. I design and develop training for the Federal government during the day, and I've had both fiction and non-fiction professionally published. In my spare time I train for marathons and triathlons. I've promised my friends one of these days I'll run a race dressed as the Flash.
FIRST COMIC: "Elfquest" #5
FAVORITE CHARACTER: Fone Bone, Captain Britain, Rachel Summers Grey
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Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs' "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #19 "is a high point for 'Buffy' as a whole, comics or otherwise. "
"Hellboy in Hell" #8 will make readers "look forward to another trip back to Hell soon, so long as Mike Mignola leads the way."
Kelly Thompson & Emma Vieceli kick off "Viral," the second arc of IDW's "Jem and the Holograms," by impressively building on what came before.
Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's "The Wicked + The Divine" #14 is "not only a pleasure, it was something that I wanted without even realizing it."
Scott Snyder, Brian Azzarello and Jock's "Batman" #44 "is how you pull off an over-sized issue."
Tom King and Toby Cypress' "The Omega Men" #4 is "intelligent, devious and determined to make you squirm."
"There's so much exuberance and joy in Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters and Brooke Allen's 'Lumberjanes' #17 that it just bleeds off of the page."
Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta's "East of West" #20 "is a warning shot fired over the proverbial bow: ignore this comic at your own peril."
Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr's "Batgirl" #43 "continues to surprise... and delight as the action bursts onto the page."
"Forget about a new James Bond film; we have a new 'Velvet' story arc" in Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's "Velvet" #11.
"Told in a manner from which you can't look away, Steve Orlando and J.D. Faith's 'Virgil' graphic novel is an explosion of rage and vengeance."
Paul Cornell and Neil Edwards' "Doctor Who: Four Doctors" #1 "is not only a good media tie-in comic, it's a good comic, period."
Ed Brubaker and Sean Philips' "The Fade Out" #8 "is yet another twisty, intricate, keeps-you-guessing issue."
Brandon Graham and Marian Churchland's "8house: Arclight" #2 "makes fantasy truly fantastical again."
In "The Omega Men" #3, "Tom King shows the variety available in this series, and Barnaby Bagenda's art keeps up without missing a beat."
"It's a real pleasure to see such a smart and mature take on the character" in Steve Orlando and ACO's "Midnighter" #3.
Kieron Gillen and Filipe Andrade's "Siege" #2 "delivers a payoff following an issue of mounting suspense and character study."
Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's "Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl" #1 ensures "that new and returning readers alike are entertained."
"Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell should be proud of this take on 'Jem and the Holograms' because it's sharp, smart and grabs your attention."
"Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's time on 'Daredevil' is sadly coming to a close, but... they're cranking up the proverbial volume" in "Daredevil" #17.
Warren Ellis and Jason Masters' "James Bond" #1 offers a solid introduction to the newest comic starring Britain's most-famous spy, with all of the hallmarks that one would come to expect.
"Extraordinary X-Men" #1 doesn't deliver on the promise of its title's adjective, as Jeff Lemire, Humberto Ramos and Victor Olazaba's tale of X-Men hiding from both the world and the Terrigen Mists feels extra ordinary.
Howard Porter joins Gene Luen Yang on "Superman" #45 as Clark finds a super-powered dueling arena that isn't quite what it seems, in what is the best issue of Yang's run on the series to date.
James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, Steve Orlando, Scot Eaton and Wayne Faucher move the cast all over the place in "Batman and Robin Eternal" #4, but the pace has slowed down considerably at the moment.
Part Greek mythology, part Arabian fable, "ODY-C" #8 feels dizzying as Matt Fraction and Christian Ward continue the story of Q'af and we learn just how dangerous its past is to our heroes in the present.
Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart's "Fight Club 2" #6 gets progressively twistier as we learn more about the real nature of Tyler and the potential danger in store for his/Sebastian's son.
This is the second "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" #1 by Ryan North and Erica Henderson to be published in 2015, but -- fortunately -- it's still just as silly and charming as before.
"Lumberjanes" #19 continues the mermaid storyline, but the team of Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh and Carolyn Nowak lacks some of the spark that made earlier issues so much fun.
The kids take a road trip to Gotham in "Gotham Academy" #11, as Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl, Msassyk and Mingjue Helen Chen start to reveal more about Olive's family.
The story in "Astro City" #28 feels like a remix of Kurt Busiek's greatest hits, but the art by Gary Chaloner and Wade von Grawbadger make sure there's still something different about this comic.
Dan Slott, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Cam Smith's "Amazing Spider-Man" #2 is exciting and fun, in part because it plays well with both Peter Parker's heroism and intelligence.
"Justice League" #45 kicks off the second act of "The Darkseid War" as Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul form their new pantheon in the wake of Darkseid's death.
Dan Abnett, Paulo Siqueira and Geraldo Borges start assembling the lineup of past Titans in "Titans Hunt" #1, but -- for the moment -- this feels like a comic solely aimed at an earlier fan base.
Cap and Bucky fight off the enemy and team up with a circus in Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's "Captain America: White" #3, but it's the final page that finally hits the level of intensity one would expect from this miniseries.
"The Wicked + The Divine" #15 circles back around to Amaterasu, even as Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans show us how Ananke is playing all of the pantheon for fools.
Greg Pak and Cliff Richards push Vandal Savage's influence on Superman's life into high gear in "Batman/Superman" #25, while a member of the Batman family comes in for an assist.
Chip Zdarsky and some other guy not important enough to be listed on the cover or get a Harvey Award introduce us to a new character in "Sex Criminals" #13 and, like, things happen.
Gerry Duggan and Ryan Stegman take the helm of the Avengers Unity Squad in "Uncanny Avengers" #1, but this strange mix of characters feels anything but unified.
In "The Twilight Children" #1, Gilbert Hernandez, Darwyn Cooke and Dave Stewart create a mystery about strange glowing spheres in a town already buzzing with drama.
The team visits Changralyn to try and take possession of the Holy Key of Alpha, but Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda don't make things easy for our group of Vega System outlaws in "The Omega Men" #5.