Jordie Bellaire’s comics writing debut, Redlands, with artist Vanesa Del Ray of Hit, Scarlet Witch & Zero, will debut on August 9th 2017. Press release with details below Continue reading Bellaire & Del Rey’s Redlands Coming August 2017
On Thursday, Image Comics announced several new series during a panel at Emerald City Comic Con. Writer Jeff Lemire will team with artist Phil Hester for a new ongoing title, Ales Kot announced two new series with artist Tradd Moore and Andre Lima Arujo, Declan Shalvey will be writing and drawing an original graphic novel, Jordie Bellaire will be writing and coloring a new ongoing series with Vanessa Del Rey on art, Leila Del Duca will be illustrating a ongoing title written by Sarah Vaughan, Klaus Janson will be writing and drawing his first creator owned comic with additional illustrations by Pablo Raimondi, Matt Wagner will be completing his iconic Mage title and Lumberjanes co-creator Grace Ellis will be launching a new ongoing series with illustrator Shae Beagle. Additional new titles were also announced by Joe Casey & Ulises Farinas, Joe Keating, Justin Jordan & his beard, plus more. Details at CBR
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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.Dean bets on the Dark Horse… Past Aways #2 This is not your ordinary time travel book. Mix the beautiful mind of Matt Kindt with the fun cartoony style of Scott Kolins and you get a uniquely fun adventure story. Stay tuned for my review on Past Aways #2 today.
By James Robinson. Vanesa Del Rey & Jordie Belaire
Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch, has gone through many variations over the decades. She debuted as an Evil Mutant, reformed as a heroine, joined the Avengers, retired from the Avengers to seek out the quiet life, returned to the Avengers, became mentally unbalanced, restructured reality, disappeared and returned to the Avengers. During that time she has been a loyal sister, devoted wife, conflicted daughter, nurturing mother and vengeful murderer. Even answering usually straightforward questions such as who her parents are gets complicated, depending on what period of her history fans are discussing. It is a bit of a minefield for any writer wade into. Yet, that is exactly what James Robinson proposes with his new ongoing series. Each installment will explore a different facet of her complex legacy.
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Detectives Slater and Sticky survive a close call that almost had them explaining to IA why they had a bloody, dead body in a hotel room.
Slater is determined to deal with his business in California and get to Las Vegas to see Bonnie. The pressure gets to him, and he takes it out on Sticky and Slick Ricky.
Meanwhile, Bonnie is making the best of her situation in Las Vegas. Technically a captive, her guard Vincent allows her small windows of freedom which she uses to plan her escape to Tijuana, as long as she can live a few more days.
The story has seemingly gotten more complex in a month’s time, as I’ve had to re-familiarize myself with these characters and their goals. A character sheet or a recap page would be helpful.
The art by Del Ray is a mixed bag. Some panels look very good, with the characters possibly drawn with a charcoal/pastel combo that makes the art feel more organic. However, the bar fight scene feels very stiff and the movements don’t feel natural.
Overall: The plot thickens, with the cast facing obstacles to their perspective goals. If you don’t readily recall the details of issue #1, you may get lost. The art by Del Ray is enjoyable except for some brief rough patches.
Rating: Poor, Fair, Good, Great, Excellent.