Dark Horse Comics has released a 7-page preview of The Witcher #1, the start of the publisher’s new 5-issue comic book miniseries based on the novels by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. The miniseries is written by Paul Tobin with art by Joe Querio and Carlos Badilla, and covers by Dan Panosian and Dave Johnson.
Here below you can check out the 7-page preview and official solicitation for the 32-page full-color issue, which is currently available for pre-order, with a release date of March 19, 2014.
Sadly, The Bionic Woman #10 is the last issue of this highly underrated series. Although it was plagued by many things like lateness and low readership, quality storytelling surely wasn’t the problem.
Writer Paul Tobin ends this series the same way he started it – with some good action, page-turning suspense, and a thrilling story. It’s Jamie and the Fembots versus Russia in this issue, and by the looks of these things, Russia’s chances aren’t looking too great. Once again, Tobin has taken the regular, expected story and flipped it on its ear. There’s some really great hold your breath moments in this issue, as well as some great action and a definite ending to the Fembots storyline. The book also ends with a wink and a nod, just like comic books used to end, but it never goes over the top corny either.
The Bionic Woman #9 is pretty much the comic that fans of The Bionic Woman television series have wanted since the program aired in the 1970s. Yeah, it’s that good.
Throughout this series, writer Paul Tobin has been firing on all cylinders. This issue, is no exception. He turns in a great story and an even better script. It’s crisp, fun, fast moving, and all around great. It’s more great action and espionage for Jamie in this jam-packed with action issue. What impresses me most, though is the dialogue. It’s natural, it’s non-stop and it’s just plain fantastic. This is a great pen-ultimate chapter to this story line, and one that will have you counting the days until issue #10 is released.
Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword, Volume 1 Written by Paul Tobin, Scott Allie, Mark Finn, Marc Andreyko, Joe Casey, Robert E. Howard, Jeremy Barlow, David Lapham, Joshua Williamson, Dave Land, Peter Doree
Art/Illustrations/Pencils/Inks/Colors by Wellington Alves, Ben Dewey, Greg Scott, Pop Mhan, Tony Parker, Fabio Cobiaco, Patric Reynolds, M.S. Corley, Sean Phillips, Tim Bradstreet, Tim Seeley, Robert Atkins, Rebecca Buchman, Michael Atiyeh, Dave Stewart, Grant Goleash, Michelle Madsen, Jose Villarrubia, Brian Miller, Hi-Fi Colour Design, Dan Jackson
Letters by Richard Starkings and Comicraft Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: January 9, 2013
Cover Price: $17.99
Okay, first off, the individuals listed above were done so in the order in which their stories were placed in the anthology, subdivided by the type of work they contributed. No offense was implied towards any person who might have been placed incorrectly in this review. There, I’ve been about as politically correct as I can be. All characters are based upon the work of Robert E. Howard. This is, after all, Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword, Volume 1.
Colder is a really, really weird comic, and that’s putting it lightly. In a mental institution in Massachusetts during early LSD experiments in the 1940s, a fire breaks out and begins to consume the hallucinating asylum inmates. At the same time, an other-worldly being named Nimble Jack appears out of some kind of wormhole and beings to devour the inmates’ sanity. One inmate in particular who he feeds off is Declan Thomas. However, due to the raging fire, Nimble Jack doesn’t get to finish off Declan as the building collapses. Luckily, Declan survives the incident unscathed; however, his body temperature has dropped significantly and continues to do so throughout the years. Cut to modern day and Declan is living with a nurse named Reece in her home. Reece cares for the man since he has no family and nowhere to go. He is essentially an introvert. He doesn’t say or do anything other than clean and dress himself. After Nimble Jack appears in current day and comes into contact with Reece, Declan announces that he’s been “alive” the entire time and now has something to share with Reece.