Comic Bastards

Comic Books and Nerd Culture have been taken over by the mainstream. We're a bunch of Bastards that won't go kicking and screaming in the night. Check out our website ComicBastards.com where we deliver news, reviews, opinions and podcasts.

Review: Doberman #3

Review: Doberman #3 via reviewer @Ahabetbm

The titular Doberman sports a mullet, bulging muscles and ever-present sunshades. Seeing him in all his glory on the cover, I was convinced that it would be a comedy parodying testosterone cop dramas like Lethal Weapon. Instead what I found inside was more tonally in sync with a straight up homage, Jack Lambert missing out on opportunities to skewer the genre and instead go for shtick that was…

View On WordPress

Review: BPRD – Hell on Earth #123

Review: BPRD – Hell on Earth #123 via reviewer @Ahabetbm

For a comic with two giant demons duking it out, this issue felt pretty uneventful. That’s not to see that it wasn’t a fun read, just that I couldn’t recall much about what had happened once I had arrived at the last page.

It’s seems appropriate that a BPRD story set in Japan would work in a kaijubattle, and it was nice to see the comic take on a lighter tone (Enos cheering on the more humanoid…

View On WordPress

Vampire Tribunals: Location-Based Vampire Hunting Now on iOS

Vampire Tribunals: Location-Based Vampire Hunting Now on iOS @vampiretribunals

Clazz Games, a mobile video game publisher, and developer Raincrow Studios announced today the launch of Vampire Tribunals. Featuring mobile multi-player combat, Vampire Tribunals is a supernatural experience where vampire fantasies are no longer dreams, they are real.

Like “Google’s” popular “Ingress”, Vampire Tribunals is tailored to take advantage of the geo-location features of smart phones.…

View On WordPress

You might be looking at the covers for Critical Hit and thinking, “isn’t that Liberator?” We’ll you’re not wrong. Critical Hit as creator Matt Miner describes it, is a continuation of Liberator but with a new direction and art team. The direction is the interesting aspect in my opinion as Miner described it as a dark horror staring the two female leads from the previous Liberator series.

Critical Hit #1 (of 4)
Street Date: OCT 1
Written by: Matt Miner
Art by: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Colors by: Doug Garbark
Letters by: Crank!

Cover A: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, with K. Michael Russell colors
Cover B: Rod Reis
Cover C: Phil Noto
Cover D: Francesco Francavilla

Title Announcement: Critical Hit #1 from Matt Miner — @MattMinerXVX @blackmaskstudio You might be looking at the covers for Critical Hit and thinking, “isn’t that Liberator?” We’ll you’re not wrong. 

As usual we have a look at a small percentage of IDW Publishing’s upcoming titles. There’s really only a few standouts coming from the company in December, but be sure to pre-order if one of these grabs your eye.

Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #1 (of 5)
Scott Tipton, David Tipton (w) • Rachael Stott (a) • Stott, Juan Ortiz (c)

It’s the crossover nobody ever expected! STAR TREK: The hope for the best of mankind’s future! PLANET OF THE APES: A chilling look at the fall of humanity! How could these worlds possibly collide? What could possibly cause Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise to side with Dr. Zaius to protect Ape City?  And what does Colonel George Taylor have to say about it? It’s a madhouse! A madhouse!!

FC • pages • $3.99

Garbage Pail Kids Comic Book Puke-tacular
Peter Bagge, Dean Haspiel, Various (w & a) • Mark Pingitore (c)

Remember mullets and teased bangs? Stonewashed denim jackets and jeans? Well, not everything about the ‘80s was lame, because that’s when the Garbage Pail Kids ruled the world! Those irreverent, satirical stickers quickly became a pop-culture phenomenon, but they never had their own comic book… until now! In the spirit of the avant-garde cartoonists and humorists who fathered these miscreants, a new generation of alternative-comics creators has lent their unique talents to bring the Garbage Pail Kids into the wacky world of comics— just in time for their 30th birthday!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #41
Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Cory Smith (a) • Smith, Eastman (c)

“Attack on Technodrome” begins! Time is short as Krang accelerates his plan to terraform the Earth… which will kill all who live on it! A surprise alliance results in a daring plan—and the stakes have never been higher!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

.

.

Starling, Book 1: Ashley Wood
Ashley Wood (a & c)

Remember Sparrow? The art-book series pioneered by Ashley Wood and featuring some of the most acclaimed painters and artists in the world and printed on an amazing paper stock? Yep, this is like that, only this series is even larger in size and features all–new pieces from, again, some of the best artists in existence. Up first, the series’ creator, Ashley Wood!

HC • FC • $14.99 • 64 pages • 8” x 8” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-194-7

.

.

John Romita’s Amazing Spider-man Artifact Edition HC
Stan Lee (w) • John Romita (a & c)

This is it, the John Romita Spider-Man book fans have been waiting for—Nearly 200 pages of prime John Romita Spider-Man art from his very earliest days on the title, and every single one is scanned from the original art! This over-sized (it’s as big as the recent STERANKO Artist’s Edition) Artifact Edition showcases the absolute peak of Romita’s tenure on Amazing Spider-Man from his first 15 issues (#39 – #53), and all are twice-up pages—this one is an enormous 15” x 22” tome!

HC • BW • $112.50 net discount item • 200 Pages • 15” x 22” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-238-8

.

.

Cerebus: Cover Gallery—SPOTLIGHT
Dave Sim & Gerhard (a & c)

Dave Sim is one of the most important cartoonists in comics history. His groundbreaking Cerebus ran for 300 issues, each written and drawn by Sim—a monumental achievement! Now, through IDW Publishing, Sim’s beautiful covers are reproduced in an archival over-sized hardcover, and many of the illustrations have been scanned from Sim’s personal collection of his original art. Also collected are roughs, color guides, sketches, and other historical images that chronicle this very important artist’s creative process.

HC • FC • $75.00 • 432 pages • 9” x 12” •  ISBN: 978-1-61377-673-5

New Releases: IDW Publishing - December 2014 — @IDWPublishing As usual we have a look at a small percentage of IDW Publishing’s upcoming titles. There’s really only a few standouts coming from the company in December, but be sure to pre-order if one of these grabs your eye.

Dark Horse Announces Rose City Comic Con 2014 Schedule

Dark Horse Announces Rose City Comic Con 2014 Schedule — @DarkHorseComics

Join Dark Horse Comics at Rose City Comic Con! We’ll be at the booth handing out giveaways and offering free signings with comics creators! Come check out our comics, books, and products for sale!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Certain restrictions may apply. All events are subject to change.

SIGNINGS

Below are featured comics and the writers and/or artists who will be signing them. Free comics, prints, or…

View On WordPress

Matthew Kadish’s Earthman Jack vs. The Ghost Planet

Matthew Kadish’s Earthman Jack vs. The Ghost Planet — @EarthmanJack

You don’t have to wait until the end of the polar vortex to pick up this action-packed book. The fall reading list has come early with the next big series, Earthman Jack vs. The Ghost Planet, a love-letter to all the sci-fi TV shows and movies people grew up with in the 80’s and 90’s.

Over 90% of reviews on Amazon have been 4 or 5 star ratings, proving that this book is a hit and has been well…

View On WordPress

Panel Syndicate’s The Private Eye #8 Out Now!

Panel Syndicate’s The Private Eye #8 Out Now! @PanelSyndicate

That’s right the indie darling that allows you to pay what you want to buy it is back with its eighth issue. Head over to PanelSyndicate.com to make your purchase and don’t forget to support the book still. In my opinion this is the critical moment of the experiment; can a pay what you want book support itself after the initial hype has worn off? They also have new prints!!

View On WordPress

Diamond Announces Contents of the October 2014 PREVIEWS

Diamond Announces Contents of the October 2014 PREVIEWS @PREVIEWSworld

The October edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops, hobby stores, and other specialty outlets on September 24th. October’s PREVIEWS offers over 2,000 new items and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning December 2014.

Front CoverON OUR FRONT COVER:Batman’s journey to Apokalips to recover…

View On WordPress