7 Comic Reviews in 5 Minutes or Less

That’s right: Today’s Review Day Tuesday has 7 reviews in less than 5 minutes!

The comics I talk about are the first issues of the following series’…

The Believer
Frankenstein For Mayor
Bizarro (DC Comics)
Empire Comics
The Wicked + The Divine
Howard the Duck (Marvel Comics)
Wytches
Pretty Deadly

Special thanks to SoundBible.com for the sound effect at the beginning. I’m going to make that my intro (and you can’t stop me).

Thank you for watching!

You. Are. Awesome.

Review Vlog: Copperhead, Hawkeye #1, and Empty Skull

Before I get to reviews, first, some housekeeping…

Seeing Him is now online! Go read it!

Seeing Him will update on Pink Dollar Comics every Tuesday and Thursday.

Second, while you’re at it, be sure to read Johnson & Sir’s newest update, too.

Ok, to the review vlog!

This time I review Copperhead (from Image Comics), Hawkeye #1 (from Marvel), and Empty Skull (a self-published book). Continue reading “Review Vlog: Copperhead, Hawkeye #1, and Empty Skull”

Review Day Tuesday… in Video!

Today I want to try something new.

“What?”

I’ll tell you.

I’m reviewing THREE new comics in a new format: as a vlog!

Now you can click the video below and watch my new reviews:

The links to these comics I talk about are listed below:

Ranger Pugsly’s Camp for Adventurous Youth¬†AND The Good, The Bad and the Pugsly by Jonathon Wallach.

Taken Literally by Joshua Chappell. (This one may not be online).

What did you think of the video? Want me to do more Review Day Tuesdays like this? Leave a comment below and let me know.

Thanks for watching!

You. Are. Awesome.

Review Day Tuesday: The Hues

The Hues is a webcomic made by Alex Heberling featuring post-apocalyptic magical girls, a diverse cast, and a mysterious alien race.

…You had me at “post-apocalyptic magical girls.”

the hues chapter 1 cover art
The cover for Chapter 1.

This webcomic centers around Sami, a 17-year-old girl based in Columbus, OH, who witnesses a mysterious signal from an alien race. Turns out the signal is a literal doomsday clock, and when it goes off, the aliens descend into the city and annihilate it completely. The ones left behind are Sami and other girls who have mysterious magical powers like her, and it’s up to them to fight off the aliens.

I love everything about this webcomic.

To start, the main cast is ethnically and physically diverse. Look at this line up!

the hues cast lineup

You don’t see that often in magical girl stories.

Plus, the way the story opens is a nice change from the usual magical girl fare.

Because the USUAL magical girl fair opens with the protagonist waking up late for school and rushing out the door. But then she encounters something MAGICAL on the way to school and gets her powers.

Not with The Hues (thank goodness).

It opens with Sami making a YouTube video about the signal in the sky over her home city.

Horray! Originality!

Plus, the characters have a variety of personal histories. They’re not detailed in the first 2 chapters, but the hints leave you intrigued.

The art is actually a standout from other webcomics, in that it’s all digital painting. It almost looks like vector art. There are few comics that are drawn like this, but the artistic style suits the story it conveys. It’s animated and colorful, but also dark.

the hues chapter 1 page 17
Chapter 1, page 17.

This series is definitely worth checking out. And the best way to do it?

Alex is actually running a KickStarter campaign to release the first 3 chapters in a book, featuring bonus materials and remastered art! I know I backed the campaign, and you should, too. It only has a few days left!

If you’re absolutely broke, though, you can read the comic¬†online.

Thank you for reading, and I hope you support The Hues on KickStarter!

I’ll see you tomorrow.