January 23, 2015

A Review: BURNING FIELDS #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of BURNING FIELDS #1 from BOOM! Studios. The story is written by Michael Moreci and Tim Daniel, illustrated by Colin Lorimer, colors by Joana Lafuente, and lettering by Jim Campbell.

Chicago cop Dana Atkinson receives a visit from her former Commanding Officer Nelson Kendrick. He needs her help in investigating a series of bizarre murders in Kirkuk, Iraq. The clues lead to an oilfield owned by the Verge Company, which is being overseen by a man called Decker…someone who was responsible for Atkinson’s downfall. She decides to go after receiving a “special visit.” Meanwhile, things are not too friendly between the people of Kirkuk and the Americans. And another murder victim has been found on the oilfield….

I knew I was interested in this book when I heard Michael Moreci and Tim Daniel (who also wrote CURSE) were behind this. The story gets intense pretty quick;  you know something bad is going on and the stakes are high. Colin Lorimer’s art creates a dark and moody atmosphere; no matter whether you are in Chicago or Iraq. This is an impressive start to a mystery that’s very topical and political. It’s really worth checking it out.

BURNING FIELDS #1 is in stores now, or available for ordering at www.boom-studios.com.

January 21, 2015

A Review: ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS #1 from IDW Publishing. Chris Ryall writes, and Anthony Diecidue draws and colors.

It’s been a year since the robots nuked the world. And now a scout has been sent down to the surface to learn the fate of the zombies. The scout finds the portal that started it all, and it’s still open. But there are also a few bots still in operation down there. And the cryo units on the space station have been activated.

ZvR fans can rejoice – this is an ongoing series. And given some of the amazing stuff that has come out of this property, I’m looking forward to new stories with this title. This book has already started planting the seeds of future stories, too. The art is cool in that it shows a broad range of style, scope and color which adds to the story in many ways. The book also includes a secondary story by Steve Niles and Jay Mayerik (which has almost no dialogue, giving it a chilling feeling).

I for one am thrilled to see this property back in action. Get in on the ground floor with this one.

ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS #1 is available now at your FLCS or at idwpublishing.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )