Category Archives: Spotlight Ink

Spotlight Ink: Dead Inside

Writer: John Arcudi Artist: Toni Fejzula Colorist: Andre May Cover Artist: Dave Johnson Genre: Crime If you’ve been a reader for a while, you know that Dark Horse is my favorite publisher.  Dead Inside is a perfect example of why.  Don’t get me wrong, I grew up reading superhero books and the tales from the big […]

Spotlight Ink: Earth Dream vol 2

Title: Earth Dream vol 2 Writer: Various Artist: Various Cover Artist: Miguel Guerra Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi Publisher: 7 Robots You may have remembered when we did a review for volume one of Earth Dreams. If not, feel free to catch a refresher: http://nerdgasms.net/spotlight-ink-earth-dream/ The previous volume had a unifying theme of being related to Earth. […]

Spotlight Ink: Black Jack Ketchum

Writer:Brian Schirmer Artist:Claudia Balboni Cover Artist:Jeremy Saliba Publisher: Image Comics On Stands: December 2, 2015. I received an email from Jason McNamara, creator of the amazing comic The Rattler that we previously reviewed. He felt Black Jack Ketchum was a book I should know about. When the guy who creates on of the favorite books […]

Spotlight Ink: Lady Killer

Writer:Joëlle Jones, Jamie S. Rich Artist:Joëlle Jones Colorist:Laura Allred Cover Artist:Joëlle Jones “Josie Schuller is a picture-perfect homemaker, wife, and mother—but she’s also a ruthless, efficient killer for hire! A brand-new original comedy series that combines the wholesome imagery of early 1960s domestic bliss with a tightening web of murder, paranoia, and cold-blooded survival.” Lady […]

Spotlight Ink: Howard Lovecraft and the Three Kingdoms

This collection from Arcana isn’t new material.  Rather it is the collection, or trilogy if you will, of all three Howard books; Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom, Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom and Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness.  For those not aware of the premise, the Howard series is the brain child […]

Spotlight Ink: Jaybird

Writer: Jaakko Ahonen Artist:Lauri Ahonen Cover Artist:Lauri Ahonen Genre: Fantasy, Horror Jaybird started as a project between two Finnish brothers, Jaakko and Lauri Ahonen. As it was their first book, it was originally started as an Indiegogo project that successfully funded. I’m not sure how Darkhorse entered the picture, but they were genius to get […]

Spotlight Ink: Sin City A Dame To Kill For

“Stuck with nothing but a seedy gumshoe job and some demons, Dwight’s thinking of all the ways he’s screwed up and what he’d give for one clear chance to wipe the slate clean, to dig his way out of the numb gray hell that is his life. And he’d give anything. Just to feel the […]

Spotlight Ink: New Lone Wolf & Cub Volume 1

Title: New Lone Wolf & Cub Volume 1 Writer: Kazuo Koike Artist: Hideki Mori Cover Artist: Hideki Mori Genre: Manga, Action/Adventure Publisher: Dark Horse I have never been a Manga reader. I had never heard of Lone Wolf and Cub before. So this was an all-new experience for me. For those that are unaware (like […]

Spotlight Ink: Just Another Sheep

Just Another Sheep is an indie comic about an unsuspecting and timid teen in the tumultuous 1960s. What sets him apart from others is his ability to make people experience anything he has experienced in his life. Whether it be food poisoning, intoxication,pain, etc, if he has experienced it, he can make you feel it. […]

Spotlight Ink: Itty Bitty Hellboy

Title: Itty Bitty Hellboy Writer: Art Baltazar, Franco Artist: Art Baltazar Cover Artist: Art Baltazar Genre: humor, kid Publisher: Dark Horse Since finding out that my wife is pregnant with our first child, my perception of certain things I have held fairly sacred have changed.  Let’s go with Hellboy.  I really like the character and book Hellboy that Mike Mignola created. […]