REVIEW: Lady Mechanika #3

The Mystery of the Mechanical Corpse – Chapter Three

Created, Written, and Drawn by Joe Benitez
Colors by Peter Steigerwald
Letters by Josh Reed
Published by Aspen MLT

“Aw, bollocks!! Tha’s a bloody panther!”

Lady Mechanika continues to be one of my favorite series in 2011 for a number of reasons, one of those reasons being the amazing sense of fun and entertainment I get out of every issue. Another reason is the gorgeous artwork from Joe Benitez, Peter Steigerwald, and Josh Reed.  Support all of that with an intriguing story with solid characters and dialogue and you get a great book from cover to cover.

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REVIEW: Haunted City #1

Suffer the Little Children

Writer: Chap Taylor & Peter Johnson
Illustrator: Michael Ryan
Colorists: Kelsey Shannon & Beth Sotelo
Letterer: Josh Reed
Editors: Frank Mastromauro & Vince Hernandez
Publisher: Aspen MLT

Detective Tom Whalen had a bullet ricochet off of his skull and now is on the run from Internal Affairs, Korean gangsters, and a ghost; not to mention being told fairy tales and folk lore creatures are real – definitely not your typical day.

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REVIEW: Executive Assistant: Violet #3

Cornered

Writer: Marc Andreyko
Pencils: Pop Mhan and Lori Hanson
Colors: John Starr
Lettering: Josh Reed
Editors: Vince Hernandez and Frank Mastromauro
Design and Production: Mark Roslan, Peter Steigerwald, and Josh Reed

Publisher: Aspen MLT

Controlled by Duncan Villone, Violet is ordered to kill Henry Vincent. Will Henry survive? Will Violet break free of Villone’s control? And what is Villone’s endgame?

REVIEW: Fathom Vol.4 #2

United Notions

Writer: Scott Lobdell
Pencils: Alex Konat
Colors: Beth Sotelo
Letters: Josh Reed
Editors: Vince Hernandez and Frank Mastromauro
Design and Production: Mark Roslan and Peter Steigerwald
Publisher: Aspen MLT
Fathom created by Michael Turner
The Black co-created by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald

Aspen is on the trail of a group of creatures called the Ceratonotus Steiningeri who are posing as Secret Service agents protecting the Vice President and who are planning to kill him.

REVIEW: Broken Pieces #1

Together We’re Unstoppable – Part One of Five

Creator & Writer: Mark Roslan
Illustrator: Micah Kaneschiro
Letterer: Josh Reed
Editors: Vince Hernandez & Frank Mastromauro
Publisher: Aspen MLT

A biological bomb was set off in the Gulf of Mexico in 2032 and the United Nation rushes to find a cure for those affected by the fallout before the third anniversary of the detonation. Dr. Gabriella Adams is hired by Trinion Industries to further research and develop a cure based off of her advancements in cellular regeneration.  Will she develop a cure, and is that what Trinion really wants from her?

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REVIEW: Executive Assistant: Violet #2

“Every Breath You Take”

Writer: Marc Andreyko
Pencils: Pop Mhan and Lori Hanson
Colors: John Starr, Peter Steigerwald, and David Curiel
Lettering: Josh Reed
Publisher: Aspen MLT

Things seem to go from bad to worse for Henry Vincent, the man that Violet is supposed to protect at the same time as Violet’s mother re-enters her life with a serious demand.

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REVIEW: Mindfield #6

“Game Changer”

Story & Creator: J.T. Krul
Illustrations: Alex Konat
Inks: Jon Bolerjack
Colors: John Starr
Letters: Josh Reed
Editors: Vince Hernandez and Frank Mastromauro
Design & Production: Mark Roslan and Peter Steigerwald
Publisher: Aspen MLT

The conclusion of this series wraps up a lot of things that have happened within this series, but leaves the door wide open to more tales of Connor and the CIA telepathic operatives, as well as a hint of the origins of how all of this came to be.

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What Looks Good to Me – August 31, 2011

Hey there! Welcome to “What Looks Good to Me.” Each week I take a look at the Diamond shipping list and slap together a list of the ten things I’m looking forward to the most that week. There’s no real rhyme or reason to the list’s ranking other than the #1 spot which will obviously be the one book that looks good to me that week. Well, enough of this – let’s get moving!

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REVIEW: Soulfire, Vol.3 #3

“Darkness Falls”

Plots: J.T. Krul and Frank Mastromauro
Writer: J.T. Krul
Pencils: Jason Fabok
Colors: John Starr
Lettering: Josh Reed
Publisher: Aspen MLT

We enter in to this third issue of the third volume of Soulfire and where you could understand things possibly getting a little slow or possibly a bit stale, the Soulfire creative team bears down and puts out another solid issue of this ever growing series and lays the groundwork for a much longer story as two races who have been living together are now at odds as their unified leader is slain.

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