Review – Mass Effect: Homeworlds #1 of 4 – Hell On Earth

Script: Mac Walters
Art: Eduardo Francisco
Colors: Michael Atiyeh
Cover: Anthony Palumbo
Alternate Cover: Mike Hawthorne
Letters: Michael Heisler
Published By: Dark Horse

The next installment into the Mass Effect universe takes place in 2186, days after Earth’s Reaper invasion. Life on Earth, as well as life on other planets are moving en mass to the Citadel in hopes of finding a safe haven. We soon see James Vega and quickly learn some of his back story including his tumultuous relationship with his dad and how that impacts James who is trying to make a better life for himself. His father seems to be standing in his way and James’ loyalty to his dad is making it hard for him to move on. His dad knows exactly what he is doing to James and doesn’t seem to care. After making some tough decisions and with some help and advice from his Uncle Emilio, James takes control and changes his life forever.

Mass Effect: Homeworlds is a four-part series that will focus on one character per issue. Each issue will be written by the writer who wrote the character in the game. I like this format, it gives the reader some insight into the stories of these characters. The dialog was good and the story itself was compelling. The art, like all the previous Mass Effect comics is great. This was a very good, interesting read and I’m excited to see which character is up next!

Release Date: April 25th, 2012

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Story:★★★★☆ 
Art:★★★★☆ 
Dialog:★★★★☆ 
Overall:★★★★☆ 

Review – Angel & Faith #9 – Daddy Issues Part 4

Script: Christos Gage
Art: Rebekah Isaacs
Colors: Dan Jackson
Cover: Steve Morris
Alternate Cover: Rebekah Isaacs with Dan Jackson
Executive Producer: Joss Whedon
Published By: Dark Horse

This issue begins with Faith meeting with Dru and the Lorophage demon. After a fallout with her dad she no longer wants to feel the pain so she hopes to undergo some serious trauma sucking at the very sharp, pointy hands of the demon. Drusilla is more than happy to oblige. Angel has figured out where Faith has run off to and arrives to stop Dru before Faith makes what Angel sees as a huge mistake. Very soon after his arrival though, all hell breaks loose! Angel and Dru are at odds (surprise, surprise) and come to blows and while all of this is going on, Angel is pleading with Faith to change her mind. Angel quickly finds himself in a tight spot and needs help, but is Faith too far gone to jump into action?

I love this issue, it has a lot of heart and really solidifies the special bond that Angel and Faith share. The dialog is awesome and really shows what a great team they are and just how far they have come. There is one panel in particular that I thought was really great, it does a wonderful job showing how they really have each other’s backs in every situation. The art in general is great, I love Rebekah Isaac’s style and she does an amazing job capturing emotion. These last two issues really have a richness and depth that have me super excited each month and have me anxiously waiting for the next issue. I have no idea where Angel & Faith are going but I do know that I can’t wait to go there with them!

Release Date: April 25th, 2012

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Story:★★★★½ 
Art:★★★★½ 
Dialog:★★★★½ 
Overall:★★★★½ 

Marvel at C2E2 brings Minimum Carnage

Not much is around for this series yet but Marvel has announced a return for the insane villain Carnage at C2E2, it might be too early to talk about the project but that hasn’t stopped them from making wild cover art showing off a teaser for the upcoming story. It’s hard to say what will happen this time around but we’ll have to hold on and wait through it.

Jeph Loeb and Simone Bianchi reunite for Sabretooth Reborn!

Marvel is cranking out important news for C2E2 this weekend, one of many announcements surrounds Sabretooth the lifetime nemesis who has plagued Wolverine for a lifetime. Loeb and Bianchi are back to spin their story from “Evolution” in Wolverine #310 and bring life back to one of the most classic villains Logan has known.

Check out the two covers below for a look at the upcoming saga.