Jake Palermo

47 Articles written
Greeting panel readers, My name is Jake but I never replace anyone or anything; I merely follow and fill in the gaps. I write stories and articles that help people piece together anything that helps them understand subjects like culture, the people who write their favorite stories, and how it affects other people.

BLEED THEM DRY #1 – Diving Into A Whole New World

Bleed Them Dry #1 begins a new series by Vault Comics in some post-disaster cyberpunk world. One where vampires who coexist with humans are...

PROMETHEUS: THE COMPLETE FIRE AND STONE – What The Movies Should Be

Prometheus: The Complete Fire and Stone is the big crossover event of Dark Horse' Aliens vs. Predator universe. After the divisive introductions of the...

THE MASK OMNIBUS VOL. 1 – How John Arcudi Told The Best Stories

The Mask Omnibus Volume 1 was available for free on digital during the pandemic, giving readers a chance to see John Arcudi's run on...

SUPERMAN SMASHES THE KLAN: An Authentic Story On Racism

Superman Smashes the Klan is a 3-chapter series adapting an iconic episode of "The Adventures of Superman" radio show. The episode serves as an...

Review – HEXAGON #2: The Tutorial Ends And The Main Story Begins

Hexagon #2 is the issue where the series' main plot truly begins. Whereas the previous issue is about character introductions, this issue highlights how...

Craig Sawyer: How 80s Buddy Cops Influenced MARS CITY VICE

Craig Sawyer is an indie creator who's not letting quarantine or Diamond's crumbling empire stop his comic. Mars City Vice is a comic at...

EVIL ERNIE: How The Wild Youth Horror Became Tame

Evil Ernie is creator Brian Pulido's earliest success in comics. A product of the Dark Age of comics, Ernie alongside Lady Death, brings about...

CEREBUS THE AARDVARK: The Narrative Reflection of Dave Sim

Cerebus The Aardvark is a series with as divisive a reputation as its creator. Depending on the source, the series is one of the...

Crowdfunded Comics Bestsellers: Are They Exploitive?

Crowdfunded Comics are quickly gaining attention across the comics community. Even here on MFR, there is an entire section of reviews in dedication to...

NEXTWAVE: The Surreal Life of Marvel’s D-Listers

Nextwave is the perfect way to kick back and enjoy anything when life turns sour. From the time of its creation to the ever...

SPAWN: The Retroactive Redemption of Todd McFarlane

Spawn is a character that needs very little introduction. He's the character who puts Image Comics on the public radar thanks to the cultural...

Review: Look Beyond the Surface of FIRE POWER

Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee has an unfortunate pre-release reputation as an Iron Fist rip-off, but Robert Kirkman makes a strong point that...