Darwyn Cooke and Amanda Conner dig into the Silk Spectre family.

Few writers could pen a worthy and interesting history for the Silk Spectre and her legacy, but Darwyn Cooke is certainly one of those writers.  Joined by co-plotter and respectful artist Amanda Conner, Silk Spectre#1 is a fairly fun, albeit cheesy, first step in understanding the roots of Laurie Juspeczyk and her mother’s strained relationship.

Read the full review at http://www.brokenfrontier.com/reviews/p/detail/before-watchmen-silk-spectre-1

Scott Snyder releases another summer blockbuster.

If Scott Snyder starts a new tradition of releasing an American Vampire mini-series each summer, the world will be better than ever.  Hot off the success of last year’s American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest, as well as the continuing greatness of his regular series, this week seek sees Snyder breaking new ground with American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares, whichwill surely prove to be the perfect universe-expanding companion piece to the American Vampire mythos.  Featuring some deadly new and even deadlier familiar faces, Lord of Nightmares #1 is not only a great first issue, but one of the most shocking offerings of the entire series.

Read the full review at http://www.brokenfrontier.com/reviews/p/detail/american-vampire-lord-of-nightmares-1

Any person, any killer, any place.

Robert Kirkman’s first foray into Hardcore is an exciting and deadly thrill-ride that breaks the barriers of science and espionage.  Tapping into the possibilities of brain manipulation and controlling technologies, Kirkman pumps out a high-octane and violent first issue, where assassins can be anywhere or anyone, even the unlikeliest of killers.

Read the full review at http://www.brokenfrontier.com/reviews/p/detail/hardcore-1

"It doesn’t take a village to raise children, it takes a whole galaxy…"

The circumstances of Marko and his family’s exodus from enemy hands have never been preferable, but with his third issue of the outstanding Saga, writer Brian K. Vaughan continues to test the very core of Alana’s strength and resolve.  Through physical, mental, and most damning of all, an emotional challenge, Alana grows as a mother, but the stability of her family is all but called into question.

Read the full review at http://www.brokenfrontier.com/reviews/p/detail/saga-3


One of the best anthologies in recent memory.
Vertigo’s new Mystery in Space anthology is so much more than a loose collection of stories.  Several of these unconnected tales boggle the mind, break the laws of physics, and challenge humanity’s concept of reality.  Over the course of more than 70 consistently gorgeous pages, Duane Swierczynski, Michael Allred, Andy Diggle, and many more tell their own short stories that will satisfy fans of both science fiction and quality storytelling.

Read the full review at http://www.brokenfrontier.com/reviews/p/detail/mystery-in-space-3

One of the best anthologies in recent memory.

Vertigo’s new Mystery in Space anthology is so much more than a loose collection of stories.  Several of these unconnected tales boggle the mind, break the laws of physics, and challenge humanity’s concept of reality.  Over the course of more than 70 consistently gorgeous pages, Duane Swierczynski, Michael Allred, Andy Diggle, and many more tell their own short stories that will satisfy fans of both science fiction and quality storytelling.

Read the full review at http://www.brokenfrontier.com/reviews/p/detail/mystery-in-space-3


Space is dead. 
Sam Humphries’ new project, Higher Earth, has been teasing readers for months with its viral images of infinite parallel universes under the lash of a tyrannical “higher” Earth.  The first issue finally hits stands this week, so how does it stack up to previous projects like Our Love is Real and Sacrifice? 

Read more at http://www.brokenfrontier.com/reviews/p/detail/higher-earth-1

Space is dead

Sam Humphries’ new project, Higher Earth, has been teasing readers for months with its viral images of infinite parallel universes under the lash of a tyrannical “higher” Earth.  The first issue finally hits stands this week, so how does it stack up to previous projects like Our Love is Real and Sacrifice

Read more at http://www.brokenfrontier.com/reviews/p/detail/higher-earth-1

Power Girl and Huntress explode into the New 52.

Exploding out of plot-points from James Robinson’s Earth 2comes Helena Bertinelli Wayne and Karen Starr, more commonly known at Huntress and Power Girl.  Famed scribe Paul Levitz along with George Perez start their new title off with a bang, as the pair focus on two more of Earth 2 heroes, their transport to the main DCU, and the five years they have spent developing their new identities.  Worlds’ Finest is fun, clever, and a much more mature take on these two classic female heroes, whose story continues to expand The New 52.

Read the full review at http://www.brokenfrontier.com/reviews/p/detail/worlds-finest-1

Boy Chimney sweeps into Dial H.

Dial H stands out as the most thrilling new release in DC’s “second wave” of New 52 titles.  I cannot honestly say how faithful China Mieville’s fresh take on the original Dial H for Herois, but the firm footing of his title in the horror realm is a fantastic start.  Mieville bombards readers with a barrage of bizarre moments, all of which are tethered to the mysterious H Dial, and combine to create a strange and satisfying new world to explore.

Read more at http://www.brokenfrontier.com/reviews/p/detail/dial-h-1

Best known for his Image titles, Existance 2.0, Morning Glories, and the recent Thief of Thieves, writer Nick Spencer is one creator who has truly grown up through Image Comics.  Hitting the comics scene in 2009, Spencer has gone from writing small three issue mini-series’ to collaborating with some of the biggest and most well known creators in the entire industry.  

Though his work eventually caused DC and Marvel to take notice, Spencer continues to return to Image to churn out his most personal work.  How did Image influence his style and both a fan, and then creator?  Find out  below!


Check out the full interview at http://www.brokenfrontier.com/lowdown/p/detail/image-month-nick-spencer-talks-his-evolution-at-image-comics

Almost every character could be Mind the Gap’s villain.

Jim McCann’s Mind the Gap landed itself in this week’s “Must Have Comics” list, and after its first issue alone the label was proved to be well deserved.  Ellis “Elle” Peterssen’s out-of-body mystery packs so much mistrust and excitement into its 50+ pages that McCann leaves almost no character safe from the reader’s scrutiny.  Elle’s violent attack is only the first step taken in McCann’s thriller, which will surely explode in complexity over the course of the series.

Read more at http://www.brokenfrontier.com/reviews/p/detail/mind-the-gap-1


How does James Robinson’s Earth 2 compare to the rest of The New 52?
James Robinson’s Earth 2 is a shock of a comic as it almost heads full speed into a completely unexpected direction.  Amidst a rather boring introduction to Earth 2’s Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, legacy characters like Alan Scott and Jay Garrick finally make their New 52 debut, and it’s quite obvious their presence was sorely missed.  The action scenes in Earth 2 make up for the odd characterization, however, and that action is most definitely attributed to Nicola Scott’s fantastic pencil work. 

Read more at http://www.brokenfrontier.com/reviews/p/detail/earth-2-1

How does James Robinson’s Earth 2 compare to the rest of The New 52?

James Robinson’s Earth 2 is a shock of a comic as it almost heads full speed into a completely unexpected direction.  Amidst a rather boring introduction to Earth 2’s Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, legacy characters like Alan Scott and Jay Garrick finally make their New 52 debut, and it’s quite obvious their presence was sorely missed.  The action scenes in Earth 2 make up for the odd characterization, however, and that action is most definitely attributed to Nicola Scott’s fantastic pencil work. 

Read more at http://www.brokenfrontier.com/reviews/p/detail/earth-2-1

Death of The Goon!  Collectors Edition, buy five!  Gimmicks inside!

Eric Powell unleashes his full comedic fury upon the Big Two publishers and the superhero genre within the pages of Goon #39, where the writer pulls no punches and uses every tool in his arsenal to not only poke some serious fun, but also urge readers to think about their beloved comics industry.

Read more at http://www.brokenfrontier.com/reviews/p/detail/the-goon-39

Valiant Comics, Robert Venditti, and Cary Nord relaunch the beloved X-O Manowar.

Valiant Comics set the fan world on fire recently when it announced the return and relaunch of its beloved series, X-O Manowar.  The 1990s creation of Jim Shooter, Bob Layton, and Jon Hartz tells the genre defying tale of Aric Dacia, heir to the Visigoth throne, who during his war against the oppressive Roman Empire is captured by an unknown and alien race.  Hitting store shelves next week, however, is the first issue of Robert Venditti and Cary Nord’s relaunch of the hero, one that seems to be a faithful recreation packed with great dialogue, blood stained swords, and epic action.

Read more at http://www.brokenfrontier.com/reviews/p/detail/x-o-manowar-1