My Smash Up Comic reviews are a combination of new releases, one-shots, and comic stories that haven’t finished their runs yet. I don’t give stars to the comic stories that are not finished. Instead, I will say if I will want to continue the series or not.
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Star Wars Darth Vader #1 and #2
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Raffaele Ienco
Colorist: Neeraj Menon
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Star Wars Darth Vader focuses on Darth Vader and what he does after the events of Star Wars 4 A New Hope. Darth Vader has just confronted his son Luke and tries to get him to join him in the dark side of the force. After Luke’s refusal and escape on the Millennium Falcon, Darth Vader wants to track down everyone that hid his son from him. The story follows Darth Vader as he searches for the answer. Along the way, he reflects on this past. The readers get to see regrets and cherished moments of Darth Vader. This has been an entertaining story, and I am looking forward to issue 3.
YEET is an indie comic ran and managed by Mike Jones. The comic contains 5 short stories. The first one is written and drawn by William Messner-Loebs. Loebs’ story has a throwback feel to the old comics. The art is classic, and the story is entertaining. YEET #33 has stories that are serious, full of action, and humorous like the Rental. That last page of the Rental made me chuckle. YEET #33 was printed with Alterna’s partnership program. The comic is newspaper print, which definitely adds to the old school vibe. YEET’ motto is Old Guys who like Old Comics. They are currently giving away YEET #33 to all new subscribers while supplies last. They have a new western comic that will be releasing sometime this June. Click here to check them out.
Dark Agnes 1 and 2
Writer: Becky Cloonan
Artist: Luca Pizzari
Colorist: Jay David Ramos
Dark Agnes was created by Robert E. Howard and was the protagonist of three stories taking place in 16th century France. These stories were not published until after Robert E. Howard’s death. In issues 1 and 2, we are introduced to Agnes and her one and only friend, Etienne Villiers. In the opening scenes, Etienne is awaiting his execution as his charges are read to the public. He openly teases the man in a carefree nature. Before he is killed, Agnes comes to his rescue. She tells him that he is more trouble than he is worth. This was a fun opening scene. Issue 1 focuses on Agnes’s past and character while showing her and Etienne’s friendship. Issue 2 is the start of the adventure when an enemy from her past appears at court. One who will have her killed on sight. I really enjoyed the beginning of Dark Agnes, and I am definitely going to pick up issue 3.