Pencil and Ink Reviews

Nerds who love comics ..........................Talking about comics.............


Tom started reading comics back in 2000 after the first X-Men movie was released in theaters. He has a rich knowledge of the Chris Clairmont and post 90's X-Universe. Tom has also been reading a large variety of Marvel titles consistently for the past 16 years and has a good understanding of the modern Marvel universe. . He is married to Ashley Aldridge, who fears that they may run out of space from the mountains of long boxes that Tom has accumulated over the years. Tom is an IT professional by day and a creative writer by night as well who one hopes he can break into the comic book industry.


John Bruske is a Horror buff and a Star Wars fanatic of epic proportions. In 2008 while still living in Detroit, Tom got John hooked on comic books during Marvel’s “Dark Reign” period and Mr. Bruske has been reading comics ever since. He is an avid reader of the Punisher, Deadpool, Hack Slash, The Walking Dead, and the X-Men as well. However as an aspiring lawyer and having studied law, John’s favorite character of all time is Daredevil because of how he balances a life as a vigilante along with being an attorney.


Joe Talluto was introduced to the world of comic books in the 90’s with the X-Men but lost interest after a few years. In 2009 he attained a position at a local comic book shop and befriended Tom and John while working there. It was while working at a comic book store that he was reintroduced to the modern world of comic books. Since then he has been avid reader of New Avenger’s, Avengers, and most of the major events that have taken place during the past 10 years. He is a professional sound engineer and an aspiring musician as one half of the group known as Destroid.

Ashley Aldridge

Ashley has always been an avid reader and her first comic loves included traditional newspaper strips such as Calvin & Hobbes and a variety of mangas, especially Sailor Moon. After starting a romantic relationship with Tom, she was introduced to the world of Marvel comics. After a few years, Ashley grew tired of the superhero genres and gave up reading for fun almost all together during medical school, with the exception of the occasional graphic novel. She enjoys reading books that are off the beaten path and currently joins us on our monthly independent comic book podcast.


Tim aka "Howler Mouse" has been reading comic books since the 1970's and has his own You Tube channel on comics. His channel focuses on his incredible comic book collection and his unique perspective on the medium.
You can find his You Tube channel by clicking here. Howler is going to be linking up with Tom on Skype once a month to record our new D.C. Through Ages show where will be covering both Retro and new DC Rebirth comics. We hope you will check out his you tube channel and take a listen to our new show!!!!!!