Skip to main content

REVIEW: 'Copperhead' #6 by Jay Faerber, Scott Godlewski, and Ron Riley


The next story arc of the great sci-fi police procedural, Copperhead #6, by Jay Faerber, Scott Godlewski, and Ron Riley starts off with an exciting chase scene that exemplifies Sheriff Clara Bronson's tenacity and bravery. Thankfully, we also get to see a more human Bronson during her downtime. We've always known her as a hardass and a brilliant detective but as the story digresses the creative team does a great job at developing her character. 

After a rigorous and involved murder mystery that took up the first arc of the series, issue six slowly builds the next arc by maneuvering players in opposition of Bronson just as she tries to find some peace and maybe some companionship while off duty. However, it's Friday, it's payday and in a mining town, folks don't always know how to blow off some steam. 

Still, it's nice to see Bronson let down her guard for once and engage other characters than just her deputy Boo. The school teacher she speaks with looks like a promising romantic interest. Of course, not everything is kosher. Her son meets with Ishmael secretly  now that he's been banned from the Badlands. And what does Mister Hickory want with Boo anyway? 

As usual the art from Scott Godlewski and Ron Riley is spectacular. From the first page, things get moving with a chase scene that resembles the pod racing sequence from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. The lines mimic motion and the layouts set-up Bronson's daring capture of the perp by building tension with each panel. Riley's colors always liven up the issues with distinctive colors that are bright and warm and add dimension to every scene. 

Copperhead continues to be a great read with complex characters, brilliant art and absorbing storytelling. Now would be a good time to jump on this title with this new arc. 

Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: FEB150599
Published: April 8, 2015
It’s payday at the copper mine, which means Sheriff Clara Bronson is in for a particularly rowdy Friday night. Plus, Boo is offered an intriguing partnership.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

DC Comics March Movie Poster Variant Covers are Fantastic

DC Comics may have outdone themselves with their running themed variant covers for the month of March 2015. After some fun and gorgeous variants in 2014 like Darwin Cooke (December), LEGO (November), and Bombshells (June) to name a few DC Comics is continuing to bring some creative covers in 2015. January will feature Flash throughout the company line in celebration of his 75th Anniversary, February will bring everyone’s favorite wild card, Harley Quinn, on DC covers, and perhaps the best mash-ups of comics and famous movie posters will arrive in March.

'Aberrant Season 2' Promises Twisty '80's Inspired Action When the Political Thriller Returns

A new, delightfully twisted story arc of the much-lauded political action thriller is coming to you this February!



Rylend Grant has been busy. The screenwriter – whom has previously penned poppy action fare for folks like Ridley Scott, Justin Lin, John Woo, and F. Gary Gray – spent 2018 writing movies for the likes of J.J. Abrams and Hamilton star Daveed Diggs. He also somehow managed to find the time to put together a deliciously evil five-issue sequel to his critically acclaimed comic book, ABERRANT.

“I don’t sleep much,” says Grant, whom is also raising a gleefully rambunctious two-year-old.

To add fuel to his bone-tired fire, Collider recently announced that ABERRANT is being developed for television by 24 and Felicity executive producer Tony Krantz.

“Tony is one of the smartest people working in Hollywood today,” said Grant, who will write the pilot and produce the series alongside Krantz. “He has shown a uniquely genuine passion and enthusiasm for the book. I honestly couldn’t b…

WONDER WOMAN OF THE DAY: Fitness Model Gia Macool Embodies the Amazon Princess

The closest we'll ever get, probably, to superheroes in real life is through the great work of cosplayers. You see them at every pop culture convention from the very basic to extremely elaborate costume design. However, you don't have to be a cosplayer to enjoy dressing up as your favorite superhero from time to time. Take fitness model and entrepreneur Gia Macool for example. An accomplished fitness competitor and model, Macool is also a big fan of DC Comics' Wonder Woman. She shows her love of the iconic Amazon Princess in her fitness wear, meal prep accessories and even a full blown photo shoot in a Wonder Woman costume. 

For decades comics have featured very muscular superheroes, male and female, epitomizing the human form at its strongest. So when bodybuilders and fitness pros decide to suit up as these costumed heroes, they are the embodiment of those fictional characters in the flesh. Macool looks like she stepped out of the pages of a Wonder Woman comic with a suit …

PREVIEW: 'The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers' HC by Francesco Francavilla

A series of unexpected disappearances and deaths hit Central City. Initially, these cases seem purely unrelated; no apparent connection between the victims makes it easy for the police to just file them as runaways or natural deaths. But when someone close to Ebony White disappears, The Spirit is on the case!


The iconic masked crimefighter created by legendary comic book creator Will Eisner returns in an all-new tale by Francesco Francavilla... Eisner Award winner, master of crime noir, and worthy successor to The Spirit’s legacy!
The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers HC
writer: Francesco Francavilla artist: Francesco Francavilla cover: Francesco Francavilla
FC  |  128 pages  |  $19.99  |   Teen+ 












Fitness Women in Superhero Body Paint by J.M. Manion

J.M. Manion has long been a successful photographer covering the fitness and bodybuilding industry. He has photographed some of the strongest, well-defined physiques on the planet. He's also had a love of super-heroes and comic books. So much so that Manion began publishing his own comic book, Iron Siren Comics, featuring some of the fitness competitors he's covered as superheroes themselves. It's no wonder he sometimes incorporates superhero cosplay and body paint into photo shoots. Here are just some examples of his work: