50-Word Review: Archie #1

Archie and friends are iconic and a reboot to the modern day could have been an utter disaster. The result is actually the opposite: a totally entertaining, plausible story line that keeps the best aspects of the original without making it seemed forced. A title that will be a stayer. … [Read More...]

Marvel and DC

I Was Cynical About Secrets Wars and Battleworld Until..

... I finished reading the first issue of 1872, one of the 5000 comics Marvel is putting out with it's universe-altering, cross-over reboot extravaganza. But … [Read More...]

Review: Darth Vader #1 and #2

Marvel had lots to live up to when they took over the reins from Dark Horse in telling Star Wars stories in comics. The first two issues of Darth Vader prove they've … [Read More...]

Review: Sandman Overture #4

I’ll admit. I read issue 4 and was confused. There has been a long wait between issues, even on top of the gaps for the Sandman Overture Special Editions. (Which I’m … [Read More...]

Batman # 38 Review – Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

Since I started writing for The Comics Herald I've learned a lot about comics, both in the way the proverbial sausage is made and how I tackle reviewing them. I'd … [Read More...]

Press Releases / Industry News

IDW Releases Disney Monthly Titles

Pree release below in full. I can see this going starkly one way or the other - they'll sell gangbusters or flop spectacularly based on the remaining level of public … [Read More...]

Image Goes Mail Order

Well here's a bit of news I didn't expect. Image Comics have gotten themselves into the direct subscription and mail order business big-time, offering dozen of … [Read More...]

Other Companies

50-Word Review: Archie #1

Archie and friends are iconic and a reboot to the modern day could have been an utter disaster. The result is actually the opposite: a totally entertaining, … [Read More...]

Headspace TP Released Next Week

Regular readers will know I'm an unadulterated fan of this series (check our review of issues 1-5 here). So I'm pleased to hear that a trade paperback of the … [Read More...]

Review: Usagi Yojimbo Senso #6

Not a dream, not a hoax, not an imaginary story. Well, actually, it’s kinda one of those. (Warning. This review is from a long-time Usagi Yojimbo fan. He tried to … [Read More...]

50-Word Review: Deadly Class #10

I don't read comics for laughs, expecially Deadly Class. Issue #10 keeps a frenetic pace, but still manages to add a scene that had me laughing big time. It's … [Read More...]


Gold Humour: Texts From Superheroes

Thanks to a friend letting me know about the site Texts From Superheroes, I can pass it on to you to enjoy as well. Here's one example: Now go check out the … [Read More...]

Webcomic Wednesday – Moth City Part 4

You can never have too much of a good thing. That's why this week, for Webcomic Wednesday, I return through the digital space to look at Tim Gibson's Moth City, as … [Read More...]

Random Goodness

Review: FF #10 – Matt Fraction & Mike Allred

I'm not entirely sure what I think about this issue. On the one hand it dares to go places most creative teams don't - breaking down the barriers between the creator and the creation, by placing Fraction, Allred and editor Tom Brevoot into their own comic; for … [Read More...]

Review: Batman “Death of the Family” – Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo

(Note: the Death of the Family arc compiles issues 13-17 of Batman) When I reviewed Batman #13, the first issue of "Death of the Family", back in December, I posed the question of this arc's place within the Dark Knight's story hall of fame. Would it be … [Read More...]

Review: Headspace 1-5

I originally profiled Headspace from Ryan Lindsay (writing), Eric Zawadzki / Sebastian Piriz (art) and Marissa Louise (colours)  over at Bleeding Cool a number of months back. Since that time the team have produced issues #3, #4 and #5, with #6 coming up soon … [Read More...]

Eight reasons Fraction’s Hawkeye is such an important title

Hawkeye is one of those rare comics that come along, and unexpectedly smash you over the head with a glowing truncheon of excellence. While that may not be the most eloquent of descriptions, it accurately describes how I felt about the first issue of … [Read More...]

The Walking Dead Season 4 – Episode 7 – “Dead Weight”

Warning: full spoilers for the episode follow This season has had a fairly defined message that seems to plague each of the characters: how far are you willing to go - and at what cost? The Governor found himself in a position where he had pushed this … [Read More...]