“Frankly, who doesn’t love a guy wearing bones beating up and slaying dinosaur monsters?”
“I look forward to seeing what this bold new approach produces because this new Ninjak looks very intriguing so far.”
This week Angela and Zach are discussing one of our favourite series of the year so far: Home Sick Pilots by Dan Watters, Caspar Wijngaard, Aditya Bidikar and Tom Muller from Image Comics!
“This issue does a lot to fill in Logan’s background, revealing the details of her long completed prophecy, and telling us more about her past relationship with Bailey. We also learn more about both Lilith and Gia as we also pick up where we left off with the two characters from opposite ends of a prophecy crossing paths for the first time, hero and ultimate evil. This issue also opens with the shady organisation that ended the first issue by brawling with Lilith, and while they’re still quite a vague presence I feel we do learn a little bit more about them here.”
“Angst fans everywhere will love it. As will those who relish characters who develop, change and reveal pieces of themselves.”
“There’s nothing inherently wrong with the idea of Prophets & Loss. It’s telling a fictionalised based on truth(?) kinda story about a particular time and place in the development of comics. The problem is unless you are interested in that particular time and place and the machinations of a bunch of inherently unlikeable characters it won’t really excite you.”
“The Good Asian is a story about immigration, about police brutality, about who a person wants to be or is, about the innocent and the guilty, the rich and the poor – very modern themes all wrapped up in an intriguing noir style mystery from the 1930’s. There’s a real richness to the tale precisely because of all these different themes”
“The Master finds her and wraps her in a scarf as a means to comfort her. However, this has the adverse effect of triggering a memory in Sophie’s mind. A memory which sits opposed to everything she has learned about this house and the Master.”
We’re rounding up April’s indie comics!
“It’s clear that Steve Orlando has no shortage of ideas, which is a great thing for any creative, but it’s also a burden, and not knowing when to rein it in ultimately stops Commanders In Crisis from being a good book.”
“Even when faced with awful things there’s still that humour and that balance is why I have enjoyed this book so far.”
“The art is great and it is especially nice to see Ricky brought to life. It’s not easy to have a shadow interact with the world around them but the art really helps make Ricky a character and not a disembodied voice.”
Bigger Than Capes #22 is a bonus midweek episode, a few days ago Zach interviewed Mat Groom, writer of Self/Made, The Rise Of Ultraman and his current Kickstarter – Inferno Girl Red.
“The characters when they aren’t acting as avatars for MMO players in disguise are a lot of fun. They are classic types because, well, they’re MMO characters, but they are still interesting enough to hold my attention.”
This week on Bigger Than Capes #21 – Angela is talking with writer David Pepose about his current Aftershock series Scout’s Honor, as well as his previous work on Spencer & Locke and Going To The Chapel from Action Lab – Danger Zone and his Kickstarted series The O.Z.!
“The fact I got to write a sentence about an orc fighting off Aztec Jaguar warriors kidnapping a dragon child really tells you everything you need to know about this book.”