Skip to main content

REVIEW: 'Postal' #19 by Bryan Hill, Isaac Goodhart and K. Michael Russell


★★★★☆ (4/5)

Tensions are running high as the townsfolk of Eden aren't too happy with the current change in leadership. A revolt is brewing. Is Mark strong enough to push back against the opposition? Meanwhile, Agent Bremble might finally get an audience with the man he's been after but will it pay off?

'Postal' has been building up the reveal of Eden's founder and Shiffron patriarch, Isaac. He's been mostly a boogeyman, a mythical figure spoken about in the most horrific sense. Isaac Goodhart gives him a presence despite being much older, heavily bearded, and using a cane. His conference with the much younger and cockier Bremble goes surprisingly calm but like any good Shiffron knows, manipulation is as effective as brute force. Goodhart's juxtaposition of these two opponents is stark in their physical appearance but it's clear through Bryan Hill's dialogue that Shiffron is spinning quite a web. 

The younger Shiffron, Mark, shows he has a little of his father in him. Molly continues to be an irresistible force that draws Mark in, playing to her whims. However, he shows he knows exactly what he's doing. It's even more evident when disgruntled Eden-ites disguised in masks come knocking at his door. Mark steps up in ways that clearly demonstrate his growth, revealing he knows how to play this game as only a Shiffron can. If this was a mafia story Mark would be becoming a made man. 

Goodhart and colorist K. Michael Russell create such a great layout that just flows from one scene to the next. Russell's colors are deep and dark matching the tone of the story. Goodhart is so good you don't really think about the art as you read it because you're sucked in. Hill and the artists are in perfect sync as each scene carries so much weight that you're riveted by everything on the page. 

'Postal' is on such a groove right now. It's one of the most engrossing dramas in print and the build-up is beginning to pay off. Hill is playing chess, manuevering his pieces into place while further developing characters like Mark. This is top-notch writing and art that makes comics so worthwhile. 




Popular posts from this blog

LONG BEACH COMIC CON Invades the Southland with William Shatner, Dave Gibbons, Cosplayers, and More

It's that time of year again when pop culture fans from all over Southern California and beyond descend on Long Beach to meet and greet some of their favorite stars from comic books, television, and movies. This year the 2017 Long Beach Comic Con offers some new exciting guests, panels, concerts, film festivals, cosplay contests, and an expansive Space Expo.


Visit downtown Long Beach on Saturday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 3 for the annual Comic Con at the Long Beach Convention Center. This year's lineup includes legendary actor and cultural icon Star Trek's William Shatner speaking in the Main Stage room on Saturday as well as esteemed veteran comic writer and artist Dave Gibbons (Watchmen).
A con that still values comics will feature comic book vendors, artists, writers, and publishers. Approximately 100 other guests including animators, voice actors, and professional cosplayers will be participating in more than 100 entertaining and informative panels covering animation,…

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 …

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:

PREVIEW: 'Vampblade Season Two' #6 by Jason Martin and Marco Maccagni

With the new space vampire hybrid threat, Katie must seek help from her sworn enemy… Zombie Tramp! But they also need the help of another unlikely ally… DollFace!!


This Danger Doll Squad tie-in features 3 covers (regular, artist, and 90s style), each with a risqué variant as well!
VAMPBLADE SEASON TWO #6 Writer(s): Jason Martin Artist Name(s): Marco Maccagni Cover Artist(s): Winston Young (Covers A-B), Marcelo Trom (Covers C-D),  Ben Hansen (Covers E-F) Cover A – Winston Young Main cover (unlimited) Cover B – Winston Young Risqué variant (limited to 2000) Cover C – Marcelo Trom Artist variant (limited to 1500) Cover D – Marcelo Trom Artist risqué (limited to 2000) Cover E – Ben Hansen 90s variant (limited to 1500) Cover F – Ben Hansen 90s risqué (limited to 2000)
32 pgs./ M / FC                   $4.99 














PREVIEW: 'Sheena' #1 by Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo, Moritat, and Dimi Macheras

When a dangerous group of mercenaries sent by Cadwell Industries accuses her village of murdering one of their men, Sheena is forced to make a deal. To save her home, Sheena now has twenty-four hours to find the missing man alive; if she fails, the mercenaries will attack—and they take no prisoners. But Sheena is not the only one hunting for the missing man...


Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle #1
writers: Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo artist: Moritat, Dimi Macheras covers: J. Scott Campbell (A)               Ryan Sook (B)               Moritat (C)               Carli Ihde (D)               Cosplay Photo Variant (E)               Moritat (RI-Virgin)               Ryan Sook (RI-B/W)               J. Scott Campbell (RI-B/W)               Ryan Sook (RI-Virgin)               J. Scott Campbell (RI-Virgin) FC  •  32 pages  •  $3.99  •   Teen +  
In Stores 09/13/2017