Monthly Archives: September 2017

P.I.S Review

We are reviewing the latest comic from Guido Martinez and Evoluzione publishing called Paranormal Investigators Showdown. This issue is written and lettered by Guido Martinez, penciled by Wilson Palacio, inked by Scott Forster and colored by Christopher Denney.

This issue begins with a focus on the characters and there relationships these things will come to define the series way more than the paranormal side of things. Firstly we meet the main characters of Phil Shallowhall and his partner Marty who run a paranormal detective style agency, Phil has certain otherworldly style abilities and Marty is there as muscle basically, next we meet Sofia who surprisingly  also runs a similar business and doesn’t get on with Phil not just because he runs a similar business although I’m sure that’s a factor, but mainly because he’s her ex spouse. This adds an interesting dynamic to the story that really gives it a shot at longevity. 

The artwork which is a combined effort of Palacio, Forster and Denny is bright vibrant and certainly makes the pages of this book and the story come alive almost popping off the page at points. This looks like it could be another hit in the making from this team and guys and Evoluzione Publishing. 


Recommend Read September 

This months Recommended Read is inspired by the latest Marvel Netflix offering: The Defenders and one of its more famous members, Daredevil. It is a really powerful look at the origin story of Matt Murdock, the man who would eventually become known as the Daredevil, who was created by two industry greats. They need no introduction, really; they are Frank Miller and John Romita Jr. This month, I am recommending ‘Daredevil, the Man Without Fear’.

Matt Murdock is a young boy living in Hell’s Kitchen. His father is a single parent and washed-up prizefighter who’s down on his luck and resorts to working for The Mob to support his son. One day, Matt is involved in an accident that results in him losing his eyesight. Matt’s pursuit of justice, either learning to fight criminals on the streets of Hells Kitchen, or fighting for justice as he pursues his law degree at Columbia University, makes him every bit the violent vigilante. Both professions are bloodthirsty in their own way, It makes for a tragic and emotional backstory, and as Matt learns the truth about his father, he must decide whether he can forgive him his wrongdoing. 

This being an early Miller story, it indicates the writer’s thirst for a good story and it contains many of the elements and influences that would later go on to be in Miller’s classic The Dark Knight Returns. The artwork captures so accurately the various emotional states that the story runs through, and the panels certainly add to the lead character’s angst. His combination of strong writing and powerful artwork only serve to add a more meaningful bent to the story. 

In summary, this is a strong, gritty and emotional tale. In my opinion, even if you are familiar with the story, it’s still the perfect place to start, to get to know the character of Daredevil.