Toe Tag Riot Bridges Comics and Music in Alternative Press

Writer Matt Miner and artist Sean Von Gorman’s Toe Tag Riot, available through Black Mask Studios, may be the best example of blending comics and music to date. It also comes at a time when comic and music fans are starting to recognize their kinship, a connection that goes as far back as Big Brother and the Holding Company’s Cheap Thrills album cover drawn by legend R. Crumb or Paul McCartney giving Jack Kirby some props with Magneto and Titanium Man. Toe Tag Riot managed to gain the notice of music magazine Alternative Press with an interview in the October … Continue reading

Comic Review – Ballistic, Volume 1 from Black Mask Studios

Ballistic – Vol 1 A $14.99 Trade Paperback, Written by Adam Egypt Mortimer Art by Darick Robertson From Black Mask Studios Adam Egypt Mortimer and Darick Robertson’s Ballistic from Black Mask Studios is now out, collecting the 5-issue mini-series as a fully realized trade. The Premise Ballistic focuses on an HVAC repairman whose heroes are classic gangsters and an organic living weapon, respectively known as Butch and Gun. Knowledgeable but lacking street smarts, Butch envisions himself and Gun as partners ready to plunge into the big time underworld of Repo City State, a place that has been genetically engineered into … Continue reading