17th Nov2022

100 Word Hits – Comic Reviews #15

by Guest

Welcome to the latest installment of our 100 Word Hits column, in association with comics retailer The Unreality Store, in which Matthew De Monti brings us short, sharp reviews of the latest books to hit comic stores over the past month or so!

Damn Them All #1

Written by Si Spurrier | Art by Charlie Adlard

The UK’s greatest occultist since Aleister Crowley, Alfie Hawthorne is dead. Luckily he passed his occult knowledge on to his niece Ellie. Which is just as well as there’s a gang war about to break out in London and 72 demons from the underworld are going to be in thick in the mix.

There’s shades of Hellblazer and a touch of Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels which makes this an utterly great read. If you had to choose a horror title for Adlard to follow up his epic work on The Walking Dead, this would definitely be it. A winner!

Rating: 9/10

Star Wars Visions #1

Created by Takashi Okazaki

Presumably Marvel’s idea behind Star Wars Visions is to have non-canon stories reimagined in different settings. Takashi Okazaki brings his storytelling prowess to the fore with the meeting of a Sith and Jedi in an almost futuristic feudal Japan setting

The Ronin Jedi and Sith, along with their respective droids, encounter each other in the snowy mountains. Will they fight to the death or will their relationship turn out to be something altogether different? The art is fluid and dynamic and the story is an interesting mash up of science fiction and history. It’s different and worth a look.

Rating: 7.5/10

Alien Vol.2 #2

Written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson | Art by Julius Ohta

The android strike force makes landfall on Tobler-9, once the jewel in Weyland-Yutani’s crown, but now a desolate nuclear wasteland. The nuclear bombs dropped on the planet should have killed every living organism making this a simple mission – find the Bio-Weapons Division, grab the alien egg and get out.

But Tobler-9 isn’t devoid of life and, you’ve guessed it, it’s riddled with aliens who lure the team into a trap. Managing to survive the first wave of alien attack they are just about to be overwhelmed when help comes from a most unexpected quarter… human survivors??

Rating: 8.5/10


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