Saturday, May 27, 2017

Dark Side of the Moon

Two Sides to Every Coin

Comic Unknown would like to introduce the retro styled, Lord of the Cosmos. Set on a world called Aiden, the citizens use the power of the planet to fuel their machines. Society has created what they believe is utopia by combining their knowledge of magic and technology. As the natives achieve peace and prosperity throughout the majority of the planet, their ignorance is both their joy and potential demise. While the people of Aiden completely disregard the waste they leave behind as they live in their castles. The dark side of their utopia begins to creep up with those who were exiled from the promised land known as the Disciples of Umex in the outer lands and slums. There are many whispers about Umex's origin but was all pedestrian until now that has awakened from his long slumber and is ready to claim Aiden as his own. He calls upon the help of his underlings to wreak havoc across the planet. Will Umex wish come to pass or will his it be nothing but a dream?


Using what they know and love from the 80's Dennis Fallon, Jason Lenox, and Jason Palmatier forged Lord of the Cosmos. The essence of the first issue suggests that there's always a dark side, a consequence of every action people take even if they're unaware of it. Lenox created the concept and penciled the comic but Fallon and Palmatier brought this to life. The story is extraordinary in all the right ways and leaves the readers wanting more. The characters themselves were beautifully designed by all three of theses artist and each has their own history which can be seen in the issue. The illustration is brilliant and the black and white color scheme is very old school. This art style is seen throughout all the stories and it serves well. Lord of the Cosmos is elegant, immense and fantastic. It was fully funded on Kickstarter on September 26, 2016, but it never hurts to get more supporters. Lord of the Cosmos is available for $7 (including shipping) at Jason Lenox's site as well as on Comixology for $1.99. Readers can follow Jason Lenox on Facebook, Twitter, Ugli Studios site or his site for any updates in regards to Lord of the Cosmos or any other books he is working on.





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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Stiched Together

THE MORTICIAN AND THE ICEMAN


Welcome to another tailored review at Comic Unknown. We return to the creative team of Caleb Thusat and Katrina Kunstmann for another series known as Zed. Unlike Alter-Life, Zed is a gray scaled story that follows a duo (one alive, the other not so much) in search of a scientist for answers. Set at the end of a zombie outbreak, our main character Zed was involved in an experiment that caused him to become a zombie but somehow manage to stay with his humanness. As Zed and his mortician Bill locate the hospital where he might find some answers, they stumble their way to get in. Fighting the zombie hunger, Zed gets flesh hungry when more infected are around him, Zed manages to get some unnecessary attention and get injured long the process.  Fortunately for him, Bill manages to sow him back together when needed and build him anew. The story has these two fighting their way through zombies and government officials as if it is just another Tuesday. They trek through the city as if it is just another mundane trip to god knows where.

Written by Caleb Thusat, Zed Issue One takes a different turn than the usual zombie book. Allowing Zed to keep his humanity, intelligence, and some sanity, Thusat's storytelling is highly entertaining. The story launches the readers into a buddy adventure with the zombie twist and the complimentary art style can make the series comparable to an old-fashioned sci-fi cartoon. Katrina Kunstmann's art style creates a world that is attempting to restore from the zombie plague. Its grayscaled color scheme fits perfectly as it sets the tone for the post-apocalyptic story and allows the reader to project themselves into a zombie environment without any bites. If readers need an arm or any other limb to find Zed Issue One, they can be purchased as a physical copy or digital copy at the Village Comic site with a Halloween Variant that is still available. The Zed-iverse can be followed on Facebook as well as Village Comic's site for any news and updates. You can check the Village Comics Patreon for a lot of awesome perks including Instant Access to Issue #1 of both Alter-Life and ZED and even find Zed on Webtoons for free!


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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Flannel Sorceress

STATUS QUO

Welcome to another necromantic review at Comic Unknown. We return to Rats and Crow Publishing to find ourselves in the Pond Scum Comics imprint. We enter the world of sorcery in The Charmer, an intriguing piece involving magic with an enigmatic character and her mysterious uncle. Starting off in a cabin in the woods, our hero Samantha Jean Wyrick is a sorceress that is seen chopping wood as she is ambushed by a pair of armed men in suits. Her retaliation involves great agility, magic, an ax, and a great swing. The action is quickly halted once Samantha is informed by the men in black that her uncle “Mike” is requesting her presence. After being taken to him, the two share some bitter banter and her uncle state that he needs her help finding the Calvarian Obol: an ancient coin of great luck only known to most believe as a myth. As a sorceress, Samantha's outfit differs from one's idea of what one may believe a sorceress wears. Her style is a nice change of pace by naturally wearing a red flannel shirt and jeans. One may say her outfit fits her character as she can be perceived as tough and rugged. 

While she wields some sort of mystic power, the reader still does not know too much about her background or history. The Charmer Issue one was written by Bill William and creates an adventure for the leading heroine as she begins to map out her journey. The traditional art style gives the readers simple details that can still catch the readers attention. The Charmer Issue One holds a promising narrative as the readers are charmed by the story. Ricardo Silva (pencils) and Natalie Marques (colors) blend their artistic work flawlessly as pages are easily turned until the end of the issue. The Charmer has a mysterious uncle, a secret cult, a lost mythical Obol, and a super powered, sorcery wielding, flannel wearing heroine all in one series. The story invites everyone with a fun story, great art and awesome lettering (thanks to Thom Zahler). The Charmer issue one was a Kickstarter success story on November 21, 2016. Check them out on Facebook and find the comic available at Rats and Crows Publishing.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Roof Jumping

HEROIC GENETICS



Welcome back to an awesome review with Comic Unknown! We enter a new comic series and discover a new potential superhero in town. What's the catch? There has been only one superhero in existence up to date. What's the twist? The new "hero" is the first superhero's daughter! We welcome readers to Like Father, Like Daughter Issue One. The issue follows a teenage girl named Casey that lives with her single mother. She absolutely despises her father but like most teenage rebellion, her emotions to her father has a unique difference. Casey's father left her mother and herself to become the first superhero and called himself Invulnerable. Requiring his undivided attention, Invulnerable made the superhero business his number one priority and left everything else behind. It was not until Casey saves a young boy's life that she notices that she too has abilities. A bit unsure of what to do, she confides in her best friend Stephanie and tells her all the nitty gritty. Now convinced that she can do some better for the world, Casey begins to train her newly found abilities and see what her limitations are. She tests her speed by jumping rooftops and her endurance by taking pitches directly to her body. 

As the story begins to show our new hero grow, the story also shows a glimpse of Invulnerable's thoughts on what he did. Does he regret his past decisions with his family or does he live with it and enjoys the spotlight? Written by Kathryn Calamia,  Like Father, Like Daughter Issue one is the base of a potentially great series. The outrage Casey has towards her father will forever be engrained as she now has special abilities thanks to him. The art adds an extra layer of her character development as it emphasizes on her emotions and allows the readers to enter both her father and her world. With Wayne Brown (Pencils/ Inks), David Aravena (Colors), and John Palmer IV (letters) all working together in this creative team, Like Father, Like Daughter Issue One is well worth a look. Like Father Like Daughter is available in print for $3.99 at the Short Fuse Media site, digital for $1.89 at the Short Fuse Media site,  and in digital on Comixology for $1.99. To keep up to date with Like Father, Like Daughter, make sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter


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