Comic Review: The Revival

The Revival
Written and Illustrated by Tom Kyzivat
Editing and Additional Story by Pete Bloome, Katie Kyzivat, Mike Kyzivat, and Pat Ethridge
Hound Comics
Cover Price: $5.00

In Tom Kyzivat‘s The Revival, a small band of heroes trying to survive amidst a ravaged wasteland are led by a woman named Red. Their self-proclaimed mission is to stop the megalomaniac, Ego — leader of the Engine — from further enhancing his reign. Surrounded by the Engine’s clone army — the Cabbage Heads — and avoiding the twisted, experimentations known as Holos, Red and her crew are in search of anything or anyone that might be able to aid them in their task.

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Comic Review: Brimstone and the Borderhounds

Brimstone and the Borderhounds #1-4
Written by Brimstone, M.H Carnevali
Art by Sajad Shah, Thiago Castro, Allen Chickering
Hound Comics
Cover Price: $3.99

Brimstone and the Borderhounds, if anything, is the progression of several artists and writers as they try to understand the intricacies of creating a comic. I have chosen to review all four issues of Brimstone and the Borderhounds because it needs to be examined in its entirety. I was fortunate enough to get all four issues instead of one at a time and thankfully it made a world of difference to this review and me.

The first issue of Brimstone and the Borderhounds left me feeling so underwhelmed that I could never have imagined that it could pick itself up and actually become a decent comic. As I continued reading issues 2 through 4 I was able to witness a creative team begin to come together and make something that surpassed each previous issue. Yes, there are many artistic errors in this book and yes the writing is often clichéd and painful to read, but it my attempt to understand and give this series a fair assessment, I will present it in its entirety.

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