It’s the final issue for Critical Hit. In this issue, Jeanette and Sarah are facing a dire situation as they attempt to escape the hunters. The entire series has been building up to this, a moment where beliefs are tested and outcome is determined by how strongly the girls are willing to go to uphold their beliefs.
Writer Matt Miner has been slowly building up to this moment since the first issue. He has given the reader two remarkably well-fleshed out leads in Jeanette and Sarah. Who they are and what drives them to do the things they do. He’s also given the readers some truly despicable characters in the hunters, which I have come to loathe over the course of the series. Their brutal beating of Sarah is evidence enough. The story, at its core, captures many real-life situations so well. To do the right thing or just maintain the status-quo. Continue reading Review: Critical Hit #4
Outside of The Walking Dead, I don’t read a lot of zombie comics. Mostly because we’re suffering from an over-saturation of them at the moment. Just about any genre can add zombies to it and instantly become a zombie comic. So yeah, zombie comics have been done to death. So what was it about Toe Tag Riot that made me curious to read it? Honestly, it was the cover. That cover reminded me of The Return of the Living Dead, the campy one from the mid 1980’s that had the punks versus zombies. Man, I loved watching that movie. Anything that can capture something I enjoyed in my youth is worth a read. Continue reading Review: Toe Tag Riot #1
New Comics Wednesday is upon us again, and some of us here at Outright Geekery are running down the top pick on our comic stacks for this week. What are you looking forward to reading this week? Continue reading Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: October 29th, 2014
CRITICAL HIT #2
Written by Matt Miner
Art by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, Doug Garbark
Published by Black Mask Studios
Release Date: October 29, 2014
Jeanette and Sarah find themselves in a terrifying and brutally violent situation when they’re taken captive by a rogue gang of killers whom the girls mistook for mere sport hunters. Matt Miner pushes his young vigilantes deeper into the heart of darkness and raises the stakes as one of the girls fights for her life.
As mentioned in my Geek Picks for October 29th, I picked up Critical Hit issue #1 after it was recommended to me by Gaumer. I didn’t know at the time this was the follow-up to another series called Liberators, and now I will have to pick up a trade or hunt down the back issues of Liberators. Consider that a testimony to how much I am enjoying Critical Hit. Here’s a preview.
Continue reading Preview: Critical Hit #2
Comic book publisher Black Mask Studios isn’t your typical comic company. Black Mask is a creator-centric studio, meaning they support comic creators in ways that the Big 2 couldn’t even come close to. But Black Mask is also designed to be a new pipeline for transgressive art, and, in an industry dominated by norms, Black Mask Studios is dedicated to going against the grain and pushing the boundaries of sequential art for the sheer sake of the art-form itself. So, when Black Mask Studios sent us an advanced copy of their upcoming comic book Critical Hit and asked us to review it, we were more than happy to oblige. Here’s our spoiler-free review.
Continue reading Advanced Review: Critical Hit #1