This is a solid introduction to the comic book world spin off of a popular animated show from the 90’s. The sun may have set on the old canon but that just means the new can break out of the stone sleep and try something new. Judging from this it should be good.
We at Bigger Than Capes are big fans of Cavan Scott’s creator owned work and Angela was lucky enough to interview Cavan about Shadow Service, The Ward and Dead Seas, with a few tangents here and there.
I’m so glad to be back in the world of Barbaric. All these volumes run into each other building up an epic story that doesn’t skimp on the characters at the heart of it. There’s some interesting developments of older plot threads and to have such strong continuity is a bonus as the world feels so fleshed out. I am excited to see what happens next in this arc.
Do you like crime solving characters faced with a murder set in a mythical style world? Then odds are you’ll like Black Cloak.
It’s been a really fun series with humour, action and heart. Characters you care about and want to see more of.
In the second issue of Art Brut we delve deeper. There are a lot of heavy concepts going on but they are explored solidly and in an interesting way.
We’re getting together to discuss some of our favourite comics, shows and films from 2022!
“Everyone has had a really bad day, but Devin is having a REALLY bad day and frankly it is going to get worse…”
“Cast your minds back if you will to summer last year. It was the height of August and Valiant’s supernatural heroes had banded together to take on Exarch Fane who had The Book of Shadows and was wreaking havoc, death and destruction across the earth…”
This is an issue where the investment we’ve had in seeing Nadia reunited with her family has really paid off.
“This is a good Bloodshot issue in a short run that is the best take on the character for years. It’s pays homage to the established character with the more thoughtful outlook whilst also delivering on action and violence. It’s a book that deals with trauma, doesn’t shy away from PTSD whilst also delivering classic comic book action. That’s not always an easy balance but is successful here.”
“As introductions go it’s solid and I think works as a first issue. I’m willing to step further into the painting to see more of Art Brut.”
The big question is does this final issue both live up expectations and end satisfyingly? It does indeed! It’s also crammed full of the usual references to all things Trek, plenty of humour, actual illusions to science and Boimler in a cape. There’s also action, space battles and computer hacking sentient holograms. Phew.
I really enjoyed this issue, probably more than the first one. This just felt like it was more assured, more comfortable with the world. That’s how a second issue should be and isn’t always. Kaya though is doing the right things. I’m looking forward to more.
This is a solid third entry. Each issue has brought something new to the table, added to Bloodshot’s character and that is certainly true here as well. Having X-O guest star was a solid choice, bringing a new dimension to Bloodshot in the process.
This third issue feels like things are settling into their stride. The focus on the family, the dynamics of family works really well. This is where the potential of that first issue really seems to take off. The central murder mystery I am sure will be back but hopefully this importance of family will also be carried through as it works so well.