Roman Colombo finished his MFA in 2010 and now teaches writing and graphic novel literature at various Philadelphia colleges. His first novel, Trading Saints for Sinners, was published in 2014. He's currently working on his next novel and hoping to find an agent soon.
Strange Encounters, the new Anthology by Editor Marco Lopez (Interview and Press Release!)

Marco Lopez may have just won an Eisner for Puerto Rico Strong, but now he’s moving from an intimate exploration of his home to Strange Encounters—an anthology filled with magic and fantasy, from his imprint King Skull Comics. Being a good friend to us here at Comic Years, we talked again about comics, anthologies, and […]

BY Roman Colombo August 15, 2019
COMICSIndependent
The House of Mystery: The Strangest Home in the DC Universe

The House of Mystery is located just north of Louisville, Kentucky. Right past the IHOP (you know the one). It also simultaneously exists in Sandman’s realm of the Dreaming, just past the Gates of the Horn. The House is a structure, often used as a base of operations for various superheroes, or to house patients, […]

BY Roman Colombo August 14, 2019
COMICSDC
The Kitchen is a Well-Baked Crime Drama

The current Rotten Tomato score for The Kitchen (Based on a Vertigo comic), the crime drama featuring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss, is a painful 20%. But here’s the problem, there are quite a few reviews with comments like this: The Kitchen is a female empowerment movie disguised as a mob movie. With […]

BY Roman Colombo August 12, 2019
Movies
National Book Lovers Day: Eleven Graphic Memoirs You Must Read

It’s National Book Lovers Day, so, to celebrate, we’re taking a look at ten original graphic memoirs that either already have a lasting impact on graphic novel literature or will have one. The popularity of these memoirs has increased a lot over the past few years, but they have a long history. As a graphic […]

BY Roman Colombo August 9, 2019
COMICSIndependent
House of X #2: Hickman Explores the Many (SPOILER) of (SPOILER)

So, there’s no way to review Hickman and Larraz’s House of X #2 without spoiling it. It’s a brilliant comic that works as a one-shot and that builds on what happened in House of X and Powers of X so far. But from page one, it dramatically changes one of the most important characters in […]

BY Roman Colombo August 7, 2019
COMICSMarvel
Harpies Origins: Aradia is Magical and Sexy (Interview with writer Elisa Bisignano)

Harpies Origins: Aradia is the newest Kickstarter venture from Evoluzione Publishing, a rising indie comics imprint. Written by Elisa Bisignano, and with art from Matteo Illuminati and Loris Ravina (the same art team from Mine to Avenge). Aradia is not just a very different book from many of their other titles, but it’s also a […]

BY Roman Colombo August 5, 2019
COMICSIndependent
Jonathan Hickman perfectly mixes character and plot in Powers of X #1

One criticism people have against Jonathan Hickman is that he focuses more on plot than character development. For House of X #1, he certainly focused a lot more on plot, but that’s only because he was laying the groundwork for the series. However, for Powers of X #1, we get a healthy dose of both. […]

BY Roman Colombo August 2, 2019
COMICSMarvel
Best Run Ever: Spider-Man: Brand New Day Continues (Spidey Brain Trust Part 2)

Continuing our look at the most ambitious Spider-Man run in Marvel’s history, we go further into Brand New Day. Spider-Man: Death and Dating Writers: Mark Waid, Marc Guggenheim, Dan Slott, and Roger SternArtists: Marcos Martin, Mike McKone, Barry Kitson, and Lee WeeksCollecting issues #578-573 So, this isn’t the strongest volume of the brain trust run, […]

BY Roman Colombo August 2, 2019
COMICSMarvelPop Culture
The Lion King Remake Takes “Remake” To Its Most Literal Meaning

I’m not against the live-action remakes of classic Disney films. Aladdin, back in May, actually surprised me by how good it was. Dumbo was adorable. Beauty and the Beast had enough of a spin on the story, showing us new sides to characters we already loved. Jungle Book was exceptionally new. The upcoming Mulan looks […]

BY Roman Colombo July 30, 2019
Movies
Avengers: Endgame Deleted Scene is the Most Beautiful in the MCU

Movies are complicated. During production, directors film more than they need and then have to decide what to cut for time or pacing later. Sometimes they lead to extended editions, like The Lord of the Rings, where most of the re-added scenes feel so natural, that the theatrical versions just feel wrong now. A good […]

BY Roman Colombo July 26, 2019
COMICSMarvelMovies
Inside Xbox: News from Gamescom 2019

Gamescom doesn’t have the following that E3 has. In recent years, however, it has grown into a big event for gaming news, trailers, and announcements. There are a lot of things coming from Gamescom 2019, and the Inside Xbox event really set the stage for an exciting week. Let’s break down each big moment in […]

BY Taylor Bauer August 19, 2019
History of Mario – Side Series Games

Mario is a busy dude. He’s constantly fighting off Bowser, and his 7+ kids, as he defends the Mushroom Kingdom from evil. What about his other adventures? It’s obvious that the mainline Mario games are a huge part of the iconic plumber. That being said, what happens in Mario’s other adventures? The History of Mario […]

BY Taylor Bauer August 18, 2019
The History of CD Projekt Red – Games and More

Ask any gaming critic or fan and they’ll tell you they can already foresee next year’s biggest release. Cyberpunk 2077 is going to be the biggest game of 2020. It’s no surprise the company behind The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is garnishing so much attention and anticipation. In fact, when the company announced an […]

BY Taylor Bauer August 18, 2019
Best Games of 2019 – First Half of the Year

We’re well into August, so it’s time to consider the best games of 2019 for the first half of the year. It’s been a somewhat quiet year so far. Although some games are still selling well, a lot of the heavy hitters are coming up in the second half of 2019. That means you may […]

BY Taylor Bauer August 14, 2019

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Three Ways Kevin Feige Can Bring the X-Men Into the MCU

When the news broke that Disney purchased much of the 20th Century Fox entertainment business, fans rejoiced because it meant, finally, that Marvel can bring the X-Men into the MCU. Yet, this presents a problem. First, the X-Men already have an established shared universe. Though with Dark Phoenix now the lowest-grossing X-film ever, that shared […]

BY Joshua M. Patton August 20, 2019
Mindhunter Season 2 Review: The Downfall Of Following Reality

Mindhunter first released on Netflix in October of 2017. Fans became immediately intrigued by the true-crime series, created by Joe Penhall, with co-executive producers David Fincher and Charlize Theron. Loosely following John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker’s book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, season one looks at the beginning of psychoanalyzing killers, […]

BY Meghan Hale August 19, 2019
Inside Xbox: News from Gamescom 2019

Gamescom doesn’t have the following that E3 has. In recent years, however, it has grown into a big event for gaming news, trailers, and announcements. There are a lot of things coming from Gamescom 2019, and the Inside Xbox event really set the stage for an exciting week. Let’s break down each big moment in […]

BY Taylor Bauer August 19, 2019
The 5 Best Original Anime Created Exclusively For Netflix

‘Netflix Original’ can mean a lot of things. So here is 5 orginal Anime content created exclusvely for the streaming giant.

BY Shah Shahid August 19, 2019