Kris Kolish's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Geekery Magazine Reviews: 6
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4 Kids Walk Into A Bank #5

Sep 6, 2017

Rosenberg, Boss, and Mauer have definitely got a masterpiece on their hands with 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank, and issue #5 does much to lift it into that vaunted territory. If youre all caught up on the miniseries, then run-dont-walk to get issue #5. If youve yet to start, then the trade paperback should be out this fall " you owe it to yourself to experience this wild, hilarious, and heartfelt ride.

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9.0
Babyteeth #4

Sep 13, 2017

If you're following Babyteeth from month to month as I am, then the heightened pace of the first arc's penultimate issue should be a suspenseful sign of things to come in its conclusion next month. If you're trade-waiting, then you should look forward to reading Volume 1 in its entirety when it releases in December. Donny Cates is on a hot streak this year, and Babyteeth #4 serves to feed the flames.

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8.0
Gasolina #1

Sep 20, 2017

Depending on the direction Mackiewicz chooses to go with Los Queridos and their unorthodox methods, Gasolina has the makings of a unique and thrilling genre mashup. While Mackiewicz may be much better known for his work as an editor, he has done a fantastic job in this first issue ofestablishing a compelling story hook that should bring readers back for more. Unless a blend of cartel crime and body horror generally sounds like an unappealing combo to you, Gasolina #1definitely packs enough intrigue to warrant your attention.

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8.0
Lazaretto #1

Sep 6, 2017

Over the past few years, Boom! Studios has made its name (in part) on a procession of fantastic miniseries. Books such as The Spire, Burning Fields, and (most recently) Godshaper efficiently tell a singular, high-concept story over the span of five to eight issues. While Lazarettos initial conceit is arguably less ambitious in comparison, its execution thus far makes up for any lack of originality in its concept. Relatable characters and art that matches the book's harrowing tone have set the stage for a disaster story with a horror slant, and Im hopeful that after five issues Boom! will have another great miniseries to add to it's already impressive library.

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10
Mech Cadet Yu #2

Sep 13, 2017

Mech Cadet Yu is a comic I enjoy and appreciate now but would have adored as a kid, and it achieves the rare feat of truly appealing to an "All Ages" audience.

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7.0
Victor LaValle's Destroyer #4

Aug 30, 2017

Quibbles aside, Victor LaValle'sDestroyer is a thematically-rich miniseries with nuanced characters, and it has certainly hooked me enough to want to continue reading. LaValle has melded socially-conscious observations and classic horror tropes into a unique package, and Im curious to see its conclusion.

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