This week brings both old and new comics back to the review pile. So let’s get going shall we?
The Kitchen #3
Vertigo Comics Writer Ollie Masters, Artist Ming Doyle, Colorist Jordie Bellaire, Letterer Clem Robins
Vertigo has put out some really solid books lately and The Kitchen continues to impress. The plot from Vertigo is ,Kath and Raven continue to solidify their bloody hold over the rackets of Hell’s Kitchen, and we get a glimpse into their childhood – and what it was like being rival siblings of the toughest Irish gangster in New York. I am really impressed with the pace that Masters is taking with this book. There is a lot of story both past and present that is being covered in this issue and the story really flows with great ease. While there is not a lot of action … Read More »
Over the weekend was the first Arcade Expo in Banning California and it appears to have been very successful. As with any first time events there are going to be both good things and some problems. Overall the show ran very smoothly and there were only minor issues and some of them are already planning to be addressed for the next show that is planned for later this year in October.
I was unable to attend the show on Friday but I was told that the number of people who were there was double of what they expected. I can only speak about the show on Saturday and Sunday. We arrived an hour before the show opened so that we could see the floor before it opened that day. Covering the show as the press did allow me access to the … Read More »
I was hoping to get a full post up today but after a very long but amazing weekend at the first ever Arcade Expo in Banning California I am utterly exhausted. After spending over 20 hours over two days playing pinball, video games, seminars and the pinball tournament my brain is just not up to the task of trying to comprehend the scope of what I want to talk about the show.
So with that being said, here are some of the photos that I took over the weekend and it will give you a small taste of what it was like and the excitement that the expo had with the crowds.
I hope to get full posts about the show up no later than Wednesday so check back to see what went down at the show.
While it was a small release week because of the landing of Marvels new Star Wars comic that had most other publishers releasing a fewer books this week it seems like but there are still some good and not so good.
Fables: The Wolf Among Us #1
Vertigo Comics Writers Matthew Sturges & Dave Justus, Artists Steve Sadowaki, Shawn McManus, & Travis Moore Colorist Lee Loughridge, Letterer Sal Cipriano
Based on the Telltale Game that is based off the long running Vertigo Comic comes the print version of this digital first comic. The plot from Vertigo is, Even before the first issue of FABLES, there were stories to be told, shadowy avenues to explore, and lives hanging in the balance! Bigby Wolf has seen plenty in his time as Sheriff of Fabletown…but nothing can prepare him for this. It all starts with a simple domestic … Read More »
Today we look at some more of the games that will be at Arcade Expo this weekend that I am looking forward to playing at the show. There are a lot of great machines to play and your head will spin when you see them all. If you are just joining us here are some links to the past stories, the event website and links to tickets.
Arcade Expo Press Event Video Game Preview
Arcade Expo Press Event Pinball Machine Preview
Countdown To Arcade Expo 2014 Part 1
Arcade Expo Website
Arcade Expo Tickets (Discount Tickets at Living Social & Goldstar while they last)
This will be the last full update before the show. I will be live tweeting on Saturday and Sunday and will try to do small updates but it will be dependent on time at the show. So make sure that you follow us on Twitter … Read More »