Reviews on digital comics from Valiant, Dark Circle & Boom Studios
Ivar, Timewalker #5
A little confused by time travel? Don’t worry, these guys don’t really understand it either. So they’re BREAKING HISTORY! New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and rising star Francis Portela (Green Lantern Corps) kick off an all-new arc of the series that io9 calls “impressively shocking”!
Dr. Neela Sethi, the inventor of time travel is captured by her evil future-self (because…time travel) and tempted to give into her rage and become the woman who may destroy history! As the BIG CRUNCH rapidly unmakes the universe around her, Neela faces a choice that may give her her life’s dreams…at the cost of the very universe itself. But take heart, inhabitants of the very universe itself, because all of our hopes lie the hands of IVAR, TIMEWALKER! But even he can’t save us alone – what happens when history’s most jaded time traveler puts together the best team he can find to save time itself? A combination of his estranged family, like his immortal brothers ARMSTRONG and THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, his inter-dimensional enemies like history’s most re-tweeted prankster THE LURKER, and a BLOODSHOT NANITE with one heck of an attitude problem are just the start of history’s most unexpected saviors. The plot to save history begins here, so don’t worry! …Well, maybe you should worry a little.
After last issues time travel shenanigans, this one does feature less of the time travel problems that you would expect….
I say less, but there is some, which may make your head hurt, but it all makes sense at the end. It’s good to see Ivar’s brothers coming in, as well as a brief cameo of Archer. This looks interesting, and there are some many ways it could go – it’s time travel!!!
The Black Hood #4
Bullet’s Kiss, Part 4
NEW ONGOING SERIES FROM DARK CIRCLE! “Bullet’s Kiss, Part 4” The Connection’s lieutenants have discovered the identity of the new Black Hood. And now Greg Hettinger has only 24 hours to unmask their boss — the man who set Greg up! As the badly-injured Black Hood struggles to piece together the puzzle, he’s forced to put his faith in a woman who could end up saving him… or sending him straight to the slammer!
The reboot for this has been incredibly dark, and Greg’s life has not been going well since the beginning! This is the penultimate issue to the first story arc, and his secret is out! I’ve no idea on how this going to pan out, and that’s what keep me reading. The Black Hood isn’t a likable character, but there are points where you can see where it is coming from – it’s a unique view and one that makes it a great read!
Big Trouble in Little China #11
Jack and Lo Pan have been sent do the Endless Hells of Legend! While they race to escape, Wang and Egg test their friendship as they try to save Jack.
Things start in hell with Jack and Lo Pan arguing about who washes and who rinses and then things get worse from there! As Jack and Lo Pan lurch from one place to another in hell the stakes get raised more than before! The humour in this series is perfect, and this one adds to that with Jack and his new companion working their way to Lo Pan who is on his own quest! Meanwhile Wang and Egg look for help in saving Jack!