MFR Review-ROM: DIRE WRAITHS #1 Mixes Modern Comics with Silver-Age Sci-Fi

I wasn't a big Rom guy back in the day, but I loved me some Dire Wraiths. Their appearance in Uncanny X-Men 185-187 was, to me, their best-ever arc. Plus, having Barry Windsor-Smith pencil them in the seminal "LifeDeath" story gave them a level of terrifying they hadn't had before or since. This particular series … Continue reading MFR Review-ROM: DIRE WRAITHS #1 Mixes Modern Comics with Silver-Age Sci-Fi

MFR Review-Graphic Novel Review: OVER MY DEAD BODY is a Pulpy Good Time

One of my latest contributions over at Monkeys Fighting Robots is my review of Over My Dead Body, a graphic novel from Image Comics. It's part of the Near Death canon featuring Markham, a contract killer looking for redemption. Sounds done to death, right? Nope. The creative team does an incredible job making this feel … Continue reading MFR Review-Graphic Novel Review: OVER MY DEAD BODY is a Pulpy Good Time

MFR Review: ODD TALES FROM THE CURIO SHOP is a Fun Throwback to Indie Horror Comics

If there's two things I love, it's comic books & the works of Kevin Smith. Imagine my delight when I discovered this piece of fun on Kickstarter, a graphic novel from Rocket Ink Studios with Brian O'Halloran (Dante from Clerks) penciled as the Shopkeeper. I paid my money to the Kickstarter & got my book … Continue reading MFR Review: ODD TALES FROM THE CURIO SHOP is a Fun Throwback to Indie Horror Comics

MFR Review: TMNT 100-Believe The Hype

I was never a huge fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Granted, my experience is from the 80s cartoon & the brutal first movie, but I always dismissed them as lightweight. I had heard about how gritty the original comic was, but I've mostly been a Big 2 type of reader, so the whole phenomenon … Continue reading MFR Review: TMNT 100-Believe The Hype

MFR Review: BLACK CAT Annual #1 is Old-School Comic Book Fun

This is the comic book I have wanted to review for Monkeys Fighting Robots since I started. I loved the Spider-Man & Black Cat romance from waaaayyyyy back in the day, like pre-Secret Wars old school. Black Cat Annual #1 is just an incredible read. It's one of those perfect self-contained books that not only … Continue reading MFR Review: BLACK CAT Annual #1 is Old-School Comic Book Fun

MFR Review: THE MAGICIANS #1-If Hogwarts Had a Swear Jar

This week over at Monkeys Fighting Robots, I reviewed The Magicians #1, co-written by Lev Grossman, the writer of the original series of novels. I haven't read the novels (although my son has & he highly recommends them), but have heard good things. Less so about the television series, but still a solid property. The … Continue reading MFR Review: THE MAGICIANS #1-If Hogwarts Had a Swear Jar

MFR Review: CONAN #10, Mo’ Babies, Mo’ Problems

For my latest comic book review over at Monkeys Fighting Robots, I look at Jason Aaron's run on Conan, specifically┬áConan #10. On the heels of his legendary Thor residency, Jason Aaron shows off a human side of the Tales of the Barbarian, if not for Conan himself. The blood of Conan has strength, due to … Continue reading MFR Review: CONAN #10, Mo’ Babies, Mo’ Problems