Showing posts from April, 2021

Let's get BARBARIC - Vault Comics' New Series From Michael Moreci Is Almost Here

Article by Adam Ray It's a rare treat to hear this. It's time for everyone to sharpen their axes, and hollow out the skulls of their enemies to use as sippy cups. The fine people at Vault Comics have unveiled their newest title, with a brand new, angry lead character. Don't just take my word, here are some thoughts from the series' creator, a Fantastic Universes favourite, Michael Moreci . Conan + Hellboy = BARBARIC Hello, everyone. I've got some news to share with you: I've got a brand-new comic series launching with Vault Comics. B ARBARIC follows Owen the Barbarian who has been cursed to do good. His bloodthirsty, drunken weapon, Axe, has become his moral compass. Together they wander an untamed, mythic realm battling supernatural cultists, hungry giants, creatures of the night, and more in their quest to somehow, amidst all this chaos, do the right thing. Welcome to the skull-cracking, blood-splattering, mayhem-loving comic brave enough to ask: How can

Review: Doctor Who: Missy #1

Doctor Who:  Missy #1 Writer:  Jody Houser Artist:  Roberta Ingranata Color Artist:  Enrica Angiolini with Shari Chankhamma Letterers:  Comicraft’s Richard Starkings Review by  Steve J. Ray Summary In Doctor Who: Missy #1, the wayward Time-Lady wages war on the Doctor, but this time she’s not alone! Can the combined brilliance of the Third and Twelfth Doctor avert her deadly scheme, or will she get her hands on a secret weapon capable of wreaking havoc on the universe? This special story, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Master’s first appearance on TV (as first played by Roger Delgado in “Terror of the Autons” – January 2nd-January 23rd 1971, until his sad passing in 1973). The series will feature more Doctors and Masters than ever before. Following on from the  Doctor Who Comic crossover adventures  (where the Tenth and Thirteenth Doctors battled villains like the Weeping Angels, and the Autons) this new story sees the series expand its horizons even further, with the appearan

Review: Avengers: Curse Of The Man-Thing

" Avengers: Curse Of The Man-Thing " Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Francesco Mobili Color Artist: Guru-eFX Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles Review by Steve J. Ray I love surprises… well, good ones anyway. A few months back, my lovely friends and colleagues over on the DC Comics News Podcast network  interviewed the wonderful Steve Orlando , and what a great conversation it was! It seems that Mr Orlando thought so too, as a few days back we were sent a review copy of his new project,  Avengers: Curse Of The Man-Thing . Good news/bad news. Sadly, DC Comics News doesn't review Marvel titles (yet?) The good news? Fantastic Universes covers anything we love, or think is great. This comic is great. This issue is the first part of a trilogy, with the second instalment coming in three weeks’ time. Look out for  Spider-Man: Curse Of The Man-Thing  from April 28 (and the final chapter;  X-Men: Curse Of The Man-Thing , coming in May). The story centres around the creature known as -

Review: Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity #8

“ Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity ” – Book Eight Writer: Kami Garcia Artists: Mico Suayan and Jason Badower Color Artist: Annette Kwok Letterers: Richard Starkings and Comicraft’s Tyler Smith Review by Kendra Hale Gordon and I Don’t Agree Anymore If there’s one series that always keeps you guessing, currently it is this one.  Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity  #8 is here, and that means that The Joker’s getting ready to strike. All roads lead to a concert for his attack, and in this issue we get surprises, action, teasers, and a fair bit of chaos. There’s lots to unpack, so let’s dive in. Introducing Black Canary To The Stage Everything leads to the concert being the grand stage for Joe Kelly to strut out his grand finale. The GCPD and Harley are honed in too, but for different reasons, and with different plans. After all the concert goers are treated to a performance by Black Canary, the next band, Event Horizon hits the stage. That’s when Kelly’s plans are set into motion. The end to this

DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration Content And Creator Update

Article by Steve J. Ray DC have revealed new details about its upcoming super hero anthology  DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration , which goes on sale May 11. The anthology will feature an all-new character,  Monkey Prince,  who will be debuting in a brand new story from Gene Luen Yang ( Superman Smashes the Klan, Batman/Superman, New Super-Man ) with art by Bernard Chang ( Teen Titans ,  Batman Beyond ). NEW DETAILS REVEALED FOR DC FESTIVAL OF HEROES: THE ASIAN SUPERHERO CELEBRATION The Debut of Monkey Prince by Gene Luen Yang and Bernard Chang A Special Monkey Prince 1 in 25 Variant Cover by Bernard Chang Fantastic Stories Celebrating DC’s Legacy of Asian Super Heroes A New Cassandra Cain Variant Cover from Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau On Sale May 11, 2021 A New Hero: Monkey Prince! DC Festival of Heroes  will treat readers to the first appearance of an all-new character, the Monkey Prince. Debuting in a story written by award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang ( Superman Smas