REVIEW: Awakening #1 (Archaia)

Awakening, like all zombie stories, starts the same way. Someone notices that something isn’t right and  they either ignore it or try to do something about it. They tell someone who’s skeptical and then, suddenly, it’s undeniable. However, in Awakening there’s no suddenly. The build is slow and magnified by the artwork. It’s hard to tell what you’re seeing, just as it’s hard to tell what’s really happening in the city of Park Falls. The... Read more

Review: Hawken: Genesis (Archaia)

Hawken: Genesis (Archaia)answers the question “What’s my motivation?” for payers of Hawken the game. Hawken by Adhesive Games and Meteor Entertainment is part Total Recall, in that it’s set in a ruined dystopian planet; part my desperate hopes for what Pacific Rim will be, a ridiculous mecha battle royal; and part Gundam where everyone is fighting for or against a team but no one is really right. But then Hawken: Genesis adds in a heaping helping... Read more

Comic Review: The Strain #1

The Strain #1 1 When a Boeing 777 lands at JFK International Airport and goes dark on the runway, the Center for Disease Control, fearing a terrorist attack, calls in Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team of expert biological-threat first responders. Only an elderly pawnbroker from Spanish Harlem suspects a darker purpose behind the event-an ancient threat intent on covering mankind in darkness. * From director Guillermo del Toro and novelist Chuck Hogan (Prince of... Read more