Joe Meyers

With no show upon which to unload his feelings this week, Joe had no choice but to join Voltron-style with the always-faithful AARON MEYERS to form a review column that’s sure to be greater than the sum of its parts! Now, join Aaron and Joe as they talk about this week’s comics in an extra-special, extra-sized installment of LUDICROUS SPEED REVIEWS!

Aaron’s Reviews:

Curse #1 (Boom)
Rossmo’s art really shines in this issue and the story is interesting enough to hook me. Worth picking up.
Rating: BUY IT

Skyman #1 (Dark Horse)
If you like books like Captain Midnight you will like this. Fun first issue.
Rating: SKIM IT

Black Dynamite #1 (IDW)
Good take on the “classic” genre. I enjoyed this, might not be for everyone though.
Rating: SKIM IT

X-Files Conspiracy #1 (IDW)
I thought this was a fun read since I’m a fan of the X-Files, but the art wasn’t good and it ties in with Ghostbusters? That’s weird.
Rating: SKIM IT

Gate Way #1 (IDW)
Interesting premise, decent art, I didn’t love the dialogue or writing but it wasn’t terrible. I want to read more.
Rating: SKIM IT

Joe’s Reviews:

Miracleman #1 (Marvel)
Miracleman has always been one of those titles that I’ve wanted to read, but couldn’t make it happen. Finally, the legendary series is back in print and I’m able to read it for the first time. It absolutely lives up to the hype. Alan “The Original Writer” Moore’s knack for deconstructing superheroes is in full display with gorgeous art by Garry Leach. The modern coloring makes the art pop and the added material enhances the book. Definitely worth the cover price. If you’ve never read Miracleman before, or if you were a fan of the original run who wants to revisit the series, don’t hesitate to pick this up.
Rating: BUY IT

Superior Spider-Man #25 (Marvel)
Keep hating, Haters! Superior Spider-Man continues to be one of the most fun titles to come out of the Marvel NOW relaunch. The Superior Venom story concludes in this issue. Plus, we take a major leap forward toward the newly-announced return of Peter Parker. Great stuff!
Rating: BUY IT

Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #1 (Marvel)
Based on the premise for a long lost, never built Disney attraction, Seekers of the Weird is an odd little comic. If you’ve been dying for more comics based on theme park features, then this is the book for you! I do not fit that demographic, but Brandon (Witch Doctor) Siefert and Karl (Fray) Moline do as good a job as one could expect, so…
Rating: SKIM IT

EGOs #1 (Image)
I was very pleasantly surprised by this first issue of the new sci-fi superhero series by writer Stuart Moore and artist Gus Storms. It was reminiscent of the recently-ended Hypernaturals series in a good way. What happens when an aging hero is forced to rebuild his disbanded team by committing an unforgivable sin? Fun premise. Well written. Excellent art.
Rating: BUY IT

Velvet #3 (Image)
Brubaker and Epting continue the adventures of Velvet Templeton, a sexy spy framed for the murder of her fellow agent. Thrilling, compelling, and beautifully drawn. Don’t sit on this. Pick up the first three issues NOW. You won’t regret it.
Rating: BUY IT

Gravel: Combat Magician #0 (Avatar)
I’ve never read the previous volume of Gravel or any of the mini-series that preceded it. I know that Warren Ellis and Mike Wolfer co-created the character and that Ellis walked away from the series some time ago. Wolfer does a decent job filling those big shoes, but the book does lack that certain snappiness that Ellis provides. But, the premise is neat and the art is pretty decent, so it’s worth a look. Plus, with a comprehensive recap of the story so far, this is a fine jumping on point for new readers.
Rating: SKIM IT

Aaron Meyers is a full time nerd for both money and pleasure. When he’s not knee deep in networking cable or trapped in a server rack, he can be found on Twitter at @aaronmeyers or posting his musings about the world of comics at his blog Proactive Continuity.

Joe Patrick is one of the hosts of the Two-Headed Nerd Comicast, Editor-in-Chief of, and manager of Legend Comics & Coffee in Omaha, NE. If he could have built a career out of correcting Matt Baum’s mistakes, he would have left you all behind years ago.