About Rafael Blanco

Rafael Blanco has been reading comic book for over 25 years. He loves his family (Andrea, Adriana and Karla) and his comic book collection. He currently works in IT, managing professionals that actually know what they are doing

Comic Review: Book of Death: Legends of the Geomancer #1

Book of Death: Legends of the Geomancer #1 (Mini Series) Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Juan Jose Rip, Jordie Bellaire Publisher: Valiant Comics The Skinny: Probably the most controversial Valiant Comic of this era.  This is the comic that either you hate because is not in your collection, or you love because you are one of the lucky few that have it, and enjoy every minute reading it. By lucky few, rumors say that the print run of this comics is a little over 3,200 copies only the publisher know.  Valiant took a risk on this promotional comic book, many … Continue reading

A Trekkie’s Take on Marvel’s New Star Wars Series

(If you search in Google for Marvels’ 2015 Star Wars, you will get many reviews of the new Star Wars comics.  Most of theses reviews are for the first issue or other individual floppies; this review is of the first six issues of the new Marvel Star Wars series.) I was born in the late 70’s and was too young to go to the theater and watch the original Star Wars films.  Because of that and my personal interests, I liked them, but loved more the Star Trek TV series. I tend to prefer my entertainment on a weekly serialized way (TV episodes) rather than a long, spaced out (no pun … Continue reading

Comic Review – Rai #8 from Valiant Comics

  Rai #8 A $3.99 Comic, 32 pgs, Rated T+ Written by Matt Kindt Art by Clayton Crain Cover Artists: Clayton Crain, David Mack, Bart Sears The Skinny: The war is coming!  Rai is going against his father in an all or nothing effort to stop his tyranny. The Take: Continuing the adventures of Rai, Matt Kindt tell the story of what could be Valiant best title as of today.  The story is simple and to the point, more than in previous issues. The cover say it all: The Fall or Rai! Silk is narrating the story, re-telling us the … Continue reading

Comic Review – Quantum & Woody Must Die! #3 from Valiant Comics

Quantum And Woody Must Die! #3 (Of 4)  A $3.99 Comics, 32pgs Rated T Written by James Asmus Art by Steve Lieber Cover A by Mike Hawthorne Variant by Kano   The Skinny: Two crazy maniacs are in the center of the pages of a comic book named after them. Quantum & Woody are crazy, ignorant, lucky and sometimes funny waste for an excuse human beings.  They also have a goat as a sidekick, a pregnant goat as a sidekick… I have nothing else to say about this. My Take: Continuing this chapter in the adventures of Quantum & Woody, the reader … Continue reading

Comic Review – Ivar, Timewalker #3 from Valiant Comics

IVAR, TIMEWALKER #3 A $3.99 Comic, 32 pgs. Rated T+Written by Fred Van Lente Art by Clayton Henry Cover A by Raul Allen  Cover B by Brian Level  Variant Cover by Michael Walsh  Variant Cover by Ramon Villalobos    The Skinny: Ivar Anni-Padda, the Timewalker and Dr. Neela his companion, continue their time travel adventures, stepping into a world of adventure, mystery, drama and moral dilemmas. This time, Dr. Neela step into the past and encounter an old/new friend, Gilad Anni-Padda the Eternal Warrior at the same time that Neela ask why not kill Hitler if you have the chance. … Continue reading