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Comic Review: Knight Rider, Vol. 1
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Knight Rider, Vol. 1

Knight Rider, Vol. 1
Written by Geoffrey Thorne & Shannon Eric Denton
Art by Jason Johnson & Brian Denham
Colors by Sai Studios & Milen Parvanov
Letters by Andworld Design
Edited by Shannon Eric Denton
Cover art by Jason Johnson
IDW Publishing
Release Date: May 27, 2015
Cover Price: $14.99

Knight Rider, Vol. 1 isn’t like any other Knight Rider you’ve seen before, and I mean that in the best of ways. Knight Rider is one of the few “cult classic” 1980s television series that hasn’t been turned into a comic series. That is, until now. Was it worth the wait? Let’s find out…

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Comic Review: Crawling Sky #1
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Crawling Sky #1Crawling Sky #1
Story by Joe R. Lansdale and Keith Lansdale
Artwork by Brian Denham
Antarctic Press
Release Date: January 13, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

From the bottom of the well comes a dark entity, ravenous for blood and violent beyond hell’s imagination. Crawling Sky is a Western motif story, leading in towards what seems to be a supernatural thriller/horror story. With thick suspense, and some captivating characters, the first issue of the series makes for an interesting read. And the kicker is that it’s all in black-and-white, presented in a classic manner that feels like a breath of fresh air amidst that choking haze of digital gradients that dominate comic art like a Technicolor yawn.

In stereotypical Western iconography, a stranger rides into the sandy Texas town. He is identified only as the Reverend, dressed in all black, white-collar, wide black hat, and clean black goatee beard. His appearance is as cliché as hell, but it looks so badass-as-fuck that you recognize he’s going to kick some ass at some point. Arriving in the shittiest town ever to be seen in a Western called Wood Tick; the Reverend comes across a man in stocks named Norville.

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Comic Review: Green Hornet #22
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Green Hornet 22Green Hornet #22
Written by Ande Parks
Art by Igor Vitorino
Colors by Adriano Augusto and Marcio Freire
Letters by Marshall Dillion
Covers by Phil Hester, Jonathan Lau, and Brian Denham
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: February 29, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

Here’s what Dynamite says about Green Hornet #22: “In the first issue of an all-new arc that will change Green Hornet forever changed, new villains arrive on the Century City scene, and an old hero dies. Britt Reid tries to manage a newspaper, fight the gangs of Century City, and figure out his relationship with the new Kato. Meanwhile, a new politician attempts to rise to the top of Century City’s power structure on a simple platform: stopping the Green Hornet’s “Reign of Terror”. Fear, loathing, lust and all-out kung fu action in Outcast, Part One of Six!”

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Comic Review: Green Hornet #21
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Green Hornet #21Green Hornet #21
Written by Ande Parks
Pencils by Ronan Cliquet
Colors by Ivan Nunes
Letters by Marshall Dillion
Covers by Phil Hester, Jonathan Lau, and Brian Denham
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: January 18, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

While reading The Green Hornet #21, I just couldn’t help but think “this is a great, old fashioned, mystery man comic.” Month in and month out, this title delivers on that level and I don’t see it stopping anytime soon.

Ande Parks hasn’t been writing Green Hornet all that long, but he’s really taken to his new job very quickly. I’m most impressed with his use of the reader’s intelligence. A lot of his issues are “one & done” stories that reference past issues WITHOUT the use of footnotes! Can you believe that? A writer that actually believes today’s comic fan has an attention span that goes back more than a month!! Well, on behalf of comic fans, THANK YOU, ANDE!!!

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Comic Review: Green Hornet #20
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Green Hornet 20Green Hornet #20
Written by Ande Parks
Art by Igor Vitorino
Colors by Ivan Nunes
Letters by Marshall Dillon
Covers by Phil Hester, Jonathahn Lau, and Brian Denham
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: December 21, 2011
Cover Price: $3.99

If I had to pick one word to describe The Green Hornet #20, it would be-charming. It’s not too often a comic actually makes you feel better after you’ve read it, but this one does just that.

Writer Ande Parks serves up two stories in one issue here. A tale of the original Green Hornet & Kato and one of the modern day Green Hornet & Kato. Both fighting the same villain, but in very different ways.

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Comic Review: Green Hornet #19
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Green Hornet 19Green Hornet #19
Plot by Phil Hester
Script by Ande Parks
Pencils by Igor Vitorino
Colors by Ivan Nunes
Letters by Marshall Dillion
Covers by Phil Hester, Jonathan Lau, Brian Denham
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: November 2nd, 2011
Cover Price: $3.99

Another great, great issue of The Green Hornet! This title literally keeps getting better with each issue. I never expected this title to take on its own mythos, let alone explore and develop it to this degree.

Writer Ande Parks is really hitting his stride on this title. This issue is largely the villains origin story and Parks manages to pull off something rarely done-make the reader care about and despise the villain at the same time. Parks does a fantastic job bringing real characterization to this book, and I hope that he keeps it up. On a side note, his writing here makes me all that much more excited for his The Lone Ranger comic launching in January.

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