It’s not surprising that Lazarus is such a great comic, given its pedigree. Written by Greg Rucka who – when he’s not writing some of the most interesting stories in mainstream DC – has also written such excellent series as Whiteout and Queen and Country; with art by Michael Lark of Daredevil and Captain America fame; and published by Image Comics – hands down the publisher of the most exciting new comics at the moment. (Indeed, there’s probably a separate piece to be written about how Image – once solely the home of the likes of Spawn and Savage Dragon – has now usurped Vertigo for cutting edge comics and left them trailing in their wake.)
Writer – Robert Kirkman
Artist – Paul Azaceta
Colours – Elizabeth Breitweiser
Letters – Rus Wooton
Review by Stephen Hardman
In a recent letters column in Robert Kirkman’s Outcast he pointed out that the comic is now the third longest running series he has created, after The Walking Dead and Invincible. Currently nineteen issues in, it is easy to envisage Outcast reaching the 50 and 100-issue milestones that those other titles have in recent years.
Reviewed by Derek Flynn
Southern Bastards is a new series from Image Comics.
Ok. That’s a lie.
Southern Bastards is not actually a “new” series. I’m late coming to this book. Like, a year late. And yes, I heard all the great word of mouth and read the great reviews. Even our own Stephen Hardman gave a glowing review of issue 10 on this very mag.
by Stephen Hardman
4 Kids Walk Into A Bank is officially my new favourite comic book. Published by Black Mask Studios, the title alone immediately made me want to know what is going on inside the pages. As soon as I got my hands on a copy I devoured the contents of this stunning piece of work. What I found inside was a fantastic story, featuring endearing characters, crackling dialogue, and wonderful art.
by Stephen Hardman
Writer – Rick Remender
Artist – Sean Murphy
Colours – Matt Hollingsworth
Letters – RusWooton
As developments in robotics and artificial intelligence continue at an ever increasing pace, the inevitable concern among many people is the impact that these advancements will have on jobs, with a legitimate fear that robotics and AI will be the preserve of the rich, while the poor become more downtrodden as the inequality gap widens to an unassailable distance. These fears are brought to life in the pages of Rick Remender’s Tokyo Ghost from Image Comics. Together with the unbelievable art of Sean Murphy, the fantastic colours of Matt Hollingsworth, and the always flawless lettering of RusWooton, Tokyo Ghost is a sumptuous comic book which is well worth anybody’s time.