Monthly Archives: April 2010

Wildcats #22

Wildcats #22 - Cover

“Foundations” (No Spoilers)
Just as The Authority took time to catch their breath in the recent issue #21, the Wildcats have done the same here. Adam Beechen and Tim Seeley have wisely taken this format of starting with a 3-issue arc, and taking a “breather-issue” here before we begin the new 3-part story next month. It is obvious they are laying out a lot of information here but just because we don’t have any huge battles in this issue, there is no shortage of great moments here. Continue reading

The Authority: The Lost Year #8

The Authority: The Lost Year #8 - Cover

“No Laughing Matter” (No Spoilers)
I have to admit, I’ve struggled a lot with The Authority: The Lost Year. It has really been hit and miss for me. I believe there have been some great ideas presented in this series but I’m not really enjoying the way they’re being presented. However, with J.M. DeMatteis helping with the story this time we do get some humor which is very unusual for an Authority comic.
In visiting parallel worlds, the team has encountered several doppelgangers of themselves, both here and in past Authority stories. But this time, we get a more comedic take on the parallel Authority team encountered here. Continue reading

Garrison #1

Garrison #1 - Cover

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a Wildstorm publication with Jeff Mariotte’s name on it. It’s been even longer since he’s written something that was published by Wildstorm. Jeff Mariotte was on several Wildstorm books back during their Image days. I know he’s done other original creations before but I hadn’t read any of them until now.
This issue is a decent set-up for the story. I’d equate it to the first 30-minutes of a film. There is some action, but even that seems to cater to the set-up and introduction of the story more than anything else. Mariotte does a good job of setting up our title character as a man of mystery. His motivations aren’t clear yet but his actions have the authorities after him. So far, there’s not much to know about Garrison the character but that’s part of the story itself. No one knows who this guy is or what to make of what he’s doing. Continue reading

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast – Episode 1

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast - Episode 1

Welcome to another episode of Wildstorm Addiction. Our resident Wildstorm experts Joe David Soliz and Benjamin Murphy talk about Wildstorm releases for the week of 4/14 to 4/21.
en and Joe welcome you to Episode #1 covering the weeks of 4/14 & 4/21 w/reviews of Gen 13 #35 & Dv8: Gods & Monsters #1.
Joe gives a heartfelt shout-out and thank you for all who downloaded and listened to our #0 podcast. Continue reading