REVIEW: Henshin by Ken Niimura

By Frank Fuentes on January 20, 2015

Special guest writer Frank Fuentes reviews the newly released manga, and often quirky, Henshin by Ken Niimura. Even if you’re not interested in manga, these stories have the same wide-reaching appeal and charm of a newspaper comic strip. Just like those Sunday “funnies”, Ken Niimura will fill your heart with the same warm “awe’s” and goofy laughter.

EARLY REVIEW: Secret Identities #1 – Every Superhero Has a Secret

By Trevor Van As on January 13, 2015

What if heroes, although doing good in the public eye, had dark secrets in their other lives? And what if there was a mole in their team who could potentially discover these secrets to disastrous results? This is the premise of the new Image series Secret Identities by writers Brian Joines and Jay Faerber and artist Ilias Kyriazis. I had the chance to read the début issue early – here what I thought of it.

PREVIEW: Star Wars #1 – The Return to Marvel Comics

By Trevor Van As on January 10, 2015

After 28 years away Star Wars returns to Marvel Comics with a brand new series. This series, set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, will feature all your favourite characters as we find out what happened between movies. Take a peek at four pages plus plenty of the variant covers in what will be the biggest comic of 2015.

PREVIEW: Ant-Man #1 – Searching for Redemption Is No Small Feat

By Trevor Van As on January 6, 2015

If you are looking forward to the Ant-Man movie in July there is a new comic series you should read. Written by Nick Spencer and art by Ramon Rosanas Ant-Man is a new ongoing series, which sees the current shrinker seek redemption an become a hero. Take a look inside for a preview of the début issue.

7 Graphic Novels You Should Read in January 2015

By Trevor Van As on January 5, 2015

In this list, comprising of original graphic novels and collections, we have a variety of different genres represented. There should be something for everyone including science fiction, crime, manga, fantasy, superhero and we even get a little biblical.

15 New Comics for January 2015 You Should Read

By Trevor Van As on January 4, 2015

Are you looking for something new to read this January? Then look no further than these 15 new comics, which are all great jumping on points. Whatever your tastes there should be a new comic series for you.

The 10 Best Comics of 2014 According to the Readers

By Trevor Van As on December 28, 2014

To celebrate what was a huge year in comics we had asked the How to Love Community of readers to let us know what comics they loved in 2014. In this article you will find the top 10 titles most voted for by the readers, which includes plenty of variety in storytelling, publishers, creators, art styles and genre. With this much variety it’s proof that it has never been a better time to be a reader. Did your favourites make the list?

REVIEW: Tumor by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon

By James Ristig on December 18, 2014

If you have ever enjoyed a good detective novel or are a fan of film noir, Tumor will feel like an old story that got lost in the 1930s. Tumor follows Frank Armstrong, a private detective with a terminal brain tumor. If you want to see how well thought out art and writing can make a comic something special, Tumor is definitely for you. Click to read the review by guest writer James Ristig.

PREVIEW: The Valiant #1 – A Great Jumping on Point for Valiant Entertainment

By Trevor Van As on December 8, 2014

With the top-notch creative team of Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, Animal Man) and Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and art by the kinetic Paolo Rivera (Daredevil), this four part miniseries aims to be a great jumping on point for those who have never read any Valiant comics before. Take a look inside to find out more about this series and read a lengthy preview of the first issue.

Marvel’s Civil War Reading Order Guide

By Trevor Van As on November 30, 2014

With the announcement of the third Captain America film, subtitled “Civil War”, there has been a new found interest in the classic event. This Civil War Reading Order Guide aims to help make sense of this event – listing all the preludes, tie-ins and trade paperbacks.

REVIEW: Toe Tag Riot #1 – When Zombies Meet Punk Rock

By Trevor Van As on November 26, 2014

The concept of the zombie has been done to death. That wasn’t an intentional pun, but it’s true. Zombies have become the new vampires and there has been so many interpretations that it’s hard to come up with a new twist. Although, writer Matt Miner and art Sean Von Gorman’s Toe Tag Riot has found a new angle – mixing it up with a punk rock attitude and LGBTQ positivity.