- Posted by Giaco Furino
- On February 17, 2016
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This week – Bill and Ted Go to Hell, Tomb Raider, The Twilight Zone, and Adventure Time: Ice King.
Marvel’s got their cinematic universe set to take over our universe. DC’s got some of the most globally-recognizable hero brands in the world. So what about everyone else? Each week, I take a look at a few comics released by smaller publishers. From companies owned by the “big two” to the smallest of the small presses, check in with Indie Comics Watch, and see what else is out there.
Bill and Ted Go to Hell #1
Yep, you read that right. Bill and Ted, the duo who have the most excellent adventures in time and space, are headed to hell to get their old pal Death back from evil clutches! While the illustrations in this piece are a little more cartoony than I was expecting (too cartoony for Bill and Ted? What’s my problem!?), the action, narrative thrust, and general storyline of this comic is right on par with the movies. I can’t wait to dig into this four part series!
Tomb Raider #1
Fans of the classic video game franchise will find a lot to love in this #1 issue from Dark Horse Comics. Picking up right after the events of the video game Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft’s sitting through a conference when she gets entangled in a new plot to discover an ancient mushroom that may grant immortality. This is classic Tomb Raider stuff, and it’s beautifully illustrated, so check it out if you’re a fan of the cliff-hopping brit!
The Twilight Zone: 1959
This new one-shot comic from Dynamite is a love-letter to the original TV show. With work from a crew of talented writers bringing this piece to life, this is definitely one of the most exciting releases of the week. Again, I don’t think the art style perfectly matches the tone I was hoping for with this comic, but if you’re looking for three weird tales from that fifth dimension, look no further than this fun little comic.
*Pick of the Week*
Adventure Time: Ice King #2
A lot of the best lore from the world of comes from the comics they’re putting out at Boom! Studios. This new Ice King offshoot is no exception, as we follow King as he tries to get cool. He realizes he’s not fitting in with his peer group and decides to enlist the help of Marceline to make him cool. This is perfectly drawn, perfectly scripted, classic awesomeness that fans of the series won’t be able to resist.