Instant Teen (Just Add Nuts), vol. 1

Most little girls, it seems, want to grow up far faster than their bodies naturally do. Most every one can remember a private incident of make up and bra-stuffing to see what she might look like with womanly curves and…

Love Fights, vol. 1

There have been quite a few series lately that focus on what mere mortals’ lives might be like in a world of superheroes, from Bendis’ and Rucka’s cop-centric Powers and Gotham Central to Kurt Busiek’s classic Marvels. As with all…

Shockrockets: We Have Ignition!

A refreshingly classic science fiction comic, Shock Rockets fits the bill for a plethora of requests from comics fans requesting more diversity from U.S. comics – a multi-racial cast with an Hispanic hero, strong female characters minus the skimpy outfits,…

Green Arrow, vol. 5: City Walls

My reaction to this volume was generally, enh. It certainly wasn’t bad. It just wasn’t exciting either. In the aftermath of the last volume, Oliver is more than a little wary and protective of his various children and pseudo-children. He’s…

Ex Machina, vol. 1: The First 100 Days

At first, being able to talk to machines may not seem like the most impressive superpower. I mean, so you can tell your washing machine to start. Big whoop. Then think about the fact that you can tell a gun…

Age of Bronze, vol. 2: Sacrifice

Paris returns to Troy from his visit to Sparta in triumph, beautiful Helen at his side, expecting accolades from King Priam and his princely brothers. Instead, Paris’ theft of Menelaus’ bride shocks the Trojan royal house who see his exploit…