Monday, May 02, 2016

Future Proof #11 - advance review by Fanbase Press


‘Future Proof #11:’ Advance Comic Book Review

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‘Future Proof #11:’ Advance Comic Book Review
Future Proof #11
Throughout the Future Proof story, James and Simon have been on a mission to correct the past. The actions they take seem strange sometimes, and even downright despicable, but their benevolent computer god, the Sing, tells them that this is the best course of action to ensure the future they’ve come to know, and they obey it without question.
Throughout the course of the story, though, there’s been one man who does question the Sing. He’s appeared several times on the peripheries of James and Simon’s adventures, and we’ve followed a number of his own actions as well: small steps towards a larger goal. Well, now, the mysterious man’s larger goal is coming to the forefront. He’s recruiting people from across history to be part of his own team of time travelers.

We see him pull a number of famous figures with all different skillsets out of their timelines, from Jim Morrison to Amelia Earhart and more. What’s his ultimate goal once this team is assembled? I guess we’ll find out. The time machine only travels backward, though, so whatever it is, it seems a safe bet that it will take place in the past—and have a significant impact on everything that comes after it.

Through the whole story, we’ve assumed that this mysterious man who keeps appearing on the timeline is the villain. He may very well be, in the end—but one of the things that makes this comic so interesting is its ability to make us question what heroes and villains actually are.

Our “heroes,” James and Simon, have killed countless people over the last 11 issues, ruined the lives of several others, participated in shootouts and massacres, all in the name of preserving the timeline, according to what the Sing says is best for humanity. Most of the mystery man’s actions have been relatively tame by comparison, and in this issue, he’s even helping people to some degree.

However, things play out over the next few issues, the story is gripping and unlike any other time travel story I’ve read. Everything seems to be coming to a head, and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

First look at the cover of "Future Proof #12"

In stores this August!
Future Proof #12

Hardcore Akan review by Jaffalogue


Bliss On Tap Publishing: Hardcore Akan, prequel to Hardcore Henry [the movie]

STX Entertainment launches the heavily advertised feature-length film Hardcore Henry April 08, 2016. The movie’s director, Ilya Naishuller, originally launched the Hardcore world as a short film in Russia centered on Henry but utilizing an extreme first person POV almost putting the viewer in the seat of the protagonist. So first person it’s almost second person . . . not unlike a video game POV, but without the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure aspect.
Also sharing that world is super-villain, Hardcore Akan. In conjunction with the release of the movie, Bliss On Tap Publishing simultaneously releases the official prequel to the film. This Issue #1 to Hardcore Akan is also written by Naishuller [with Brian Phillipson and Will Stewart] keeping the Hardcore World consistent. The art is by Alex Cormack.
Hardcore Akan - SXSW PG1
The prequel is an unrelenting origin story for the villain that calls into question the nature vs nurture debate. The confluence of events leading to his supervillain status starts in the moments of his birth in the shadow of the Chernobyl meltdown in a rolling ambulance after his mother has been accidentally/not accidentally given a cyanide pill in lieu of an anti-radiation pill by people more interested in obfuscation and plausible deniability than disaster prevention. Yes, that qualifies as “hardcore”.
It only takes a few more major events to prove that Akan is different from the other boys. And it’s those differences that change him, and not for the better.
It’s said that every villain is the hero of his own story. There is a hint to that in this first issue, but watching Akan define how he’s the hero amid his actions will take another issue or two.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

"These Comics Perfectly Capture The Struggles Of Being A Millennial Woman" - Elite Daily's Kaylin Pound


Being a Millennial gal is by no means easy nowadays.
Remember when I showed you all those spot-on illustrations from Samantha Jayne’s Instagram account, Quarter Life Poetry?
Well, it turns out Jayne isn’t the only creative Instagrammer out there who knows the struggles of being a Millennial.
Meet Arianna, the clever gal behind the Instagram account called butlikemaybe. Arianna recently set out to create all sorts of brutally honest drawings highlighting the daily struggles every young, Millennial woman experiences on the reg.
From picking the perfect selfie and having a seriously love-hate relationship with carbs to Tinder-dating woes and weekend blackouts — her comics perfectly capture things all Millennial women can relate to, even if we all don’t want to admit it.
Plus, it doesn’t hurt these drawings are funny AF.
- Kaylin Pound