Author: Louis Skye

Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions is Girl Power Personified

Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions #2 “Face Off” Sarah Kuhn (Writer), Siobhan Keenan (Artist), Shawn Lee (Letters) “Stargirl” Sarah Winifred Searle (Writer and Artist), Shawn Lee (Letters) IDW December 27, 2017 The newest Jem and the Holograms series is an anthology of stories featuring the eponymous group and their musical rivals, the Misfits. Each issue gives readers not one, but two short stories by different writers. Issue #2 begins with the story “Face Off.” Jem and the Holograms arrive at The Lunas’ house party only to find themselves facing the Misfits. What’s worse? The party is essentially a karaoke...

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Star Wars Adventures’ Princess Leia: Enjoyable Throwback to the Classic Trilogy

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny – Princess Leia Elsa Charretier (Writer and Artist). Pierrick Colinet (Writer), Sarah Stern (Colourer), Tom B. Long (Letterer) IDW January 3, 2018 Since 2015, we have had the pleasure of receiving a new Star Wars film every year. This is exciting for established fans who now not only have nine films to watch with more to come, but are also getting another expanded universe through comic books to enjoy. One of these highly-anticipated entries in the Star Wars EU is the debut of the Forces of Destiny series. Part of IDW’s monthly Star...

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The Comic Book History of Comics #1: Fun, Detailed but Limited

The Comic Book History of Comics: Comics For All #1 Fred Van Lente (Writer and Letters), Ryan Dunlavey (Artist), Adam Guzowski (Colours) IDW December 20, 2017 We all know the term “graphic novel.” Most of us have graphic novels on our bookshelves. But where did this term originate? How did comic strips lead to comic books and then to graphic novels? All this and more is unveiled in the first issue of The Comic Book History of Comics, which deconstructs the genre that has captivated the world for so many decades. This issue spans more than a century–1831 to...

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Agent 1.22 #2: Beautiful but Flawed

Agent 1.22 #2 Tom Dheere, Angelo Panetta, David Martin (Creators), Stephan Nilson (Writer), Doug Shuler (Artist), Charles Pritchett (Letters), Liz Bradley (Design) September 28, 2017 Agent 1.22 began life as a web series and has since spun-off into a four-part comic series. The second issue was released in September of 2017. The series follows the titular Agent 1.22, a cyborg who was once a living, breathing human being. She is deployed for the most dangerous missions by a shadowy organisation known only as The Agency. Between missions, Agent 1.22 remains in stasis. When she’s awoken, mission parameters are downloaded into...

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Sisters of Sorrow: A Rushed Yet Poignant Mini Series

Kurt Sutter’s Sisters of Sorrow Kurt Sutter, Courtney Alameda (Writers), Hyeonjin Kim (Artist), Jean-Paul Csuka (Colours), Jim Campbell (Letters) July 1, 2017 Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter’s comic book miniseries, Sisters of Sorrow, has come to a close with a quiet, yet powerful message. Co-written with horror/science-fiction author Courtney Alameda, the first issue of Sisters of Sorrow was published in July 2017 with the final issue releasing in October. The first issue received mixed reviews (read AIPT!’s positive review here and IGN’s critical one here) but for anyone unsure about the series, I would ask you to stick...

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