Tag Archives: Pulp

The Black Beetle Vol. 1: No Way Out by Francesco Francavilla – Graphic Novel Review [Bane of Kings]

The Black Beetle Vol. 1

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews the graphic novel focused on the adventures of Dark Horse Comics’ pulpy superhero The Black Beetle, with Francesco Francavilla (Batman: The Black Mirror & Green Hornet: Year One) at the helm of both writing and artistic duties. This graphic novel can be read as a standalone collection with little knowledge of the character required.

“The main attraction to the Black Beetle in No Way Out will be the absolutely stellar artwork of Francesco Francavilla, but Francavilla manages to craft a strong narrative thread that makes this comic a must read for fans of pulp-era superheroes with a fun and engaging storyline that comes highly recommended.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Collector: The Big Reap by Chris F. Holm – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]

The Big Reap

Bane of Kings writes an Advance Review of The Big Reap by Chris F. Holm, the third instalment in the Angry-Robot published Collector Series, which hits shelves 30 July in the US, and 1 August in the UK. 

“A page turning story that will have you on the edge of your seats from the get go. Chris F. Holm’s third outing for Sam Thorton delivers a great storyline, and provides readers with the best novel in the series yet. Fans of the previous two books will love this one.” ~The Founding Fields

The Spider Vol. 1: Terror of the Zombie Queen by David Liss – Graphic Novel Review [Bane of Kings]

The Spider Vol. 1

Bane of Kings reviews David Liss’ first volume of The Spider, entitled Terror of the Zombie Queen, published by Dynamite Entertainment.

“A thrilling and engaging noir title that is an excellent opener to a stunning new comic series.” ~The Founding Fields

The Collector: The Wrong Goodbye by Chris F. Holm – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

the wrong goodbye

Bane of Kings writes a review for the second installment in the superb urban fantasy pulp Collector series, entitled The Wrong Goodbye written by Chris F. Holm and published by Angry Robot Books. It’s out in October 2012 in the UK, but it is released today in the US. 

“An explosive follow up to Dead Harvest, two out of two for Chris F. Holm, urban fantasy fans will love this. Sam Thorton is a protagonist to be reckoned with.” ~The Founding Fields