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Quick Review of Dead World: Frozen Over 4

I was sorely disappointed in this issue. Not only did it take years to come out, but right in the middle of the book, they changed pencilers. I suppose that answers the question about why it took so long to come out. I didn’t have a problem with the new artist because the art style change wasn’t as drastic as starting a book drawn by Neal Adams and ending it drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger. My main problem with the change in artists is the piss-poor way the new artist’s pages looked. The transfer was really bad, like they used compressed jpgs or gifs instead of tiff files or something.

To top it all off, the story seemed to take a left turn at Albuquerque because it stopped making sense. Maybe if I read other Dead World stories before this it would have made sense. Or if I read future Dead World stories, it will make sense. However, I will never spend my money on another Dead World story.

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What I Got 2/24/2010

This is what I got this week from Detroit Comics:

Stumptown 1 (Oni Press): I have already read the second issue and liked it. I’m glad Brian was able to find the first issue for me.

Captain Swing and the Electrical Pirates of Cindery Island 1 of 4 (Avatar Press): I haven’t heard anything about this book, but Brian pulled it for me because he thought I might like it. We’ll see if I add the rest of the issues to my pull list.

DeadWorld: Frozen Over 4 of 4 (Desperado Publishing): I have had this on my pull list for so long that I forgot it was there until Brian showed me. I completely forgot what was going on in this book. It will be a long time before I get another DeadWorld/Mike Raicht/Federico Dallocchio/Desperado Publishing single issue. I might pick up a trade, but this long time between issues has really soured me on the franchise/creators/publisher.

Image United 0 of 6 (Image Comics): I have really been enjoying this series. I have said it in the past, it is like a puppy: big, goofy, stupid and fun.

Irredeemable 11 (BOOM! Studios): I still think this is one of the best books out there right now and I can’t wait to read this issue.

Fantastic Four 576 (Marvel Entertainment Comics): I am thoroughly enjoying the Hickman/Eaglesham/Mounts run on this title. It’s not that I didn’t like the previous creative teams, I just never read them.

Buck Rogers 9 (Dynamite Entertainment): I always smile when I see another issue has come out.

Madame Xanadu 20 (Vertigo): Joelle Jones is handling the art chores on this issue (and the last). There is nothing wrong with her artwork, but I started getting this title because of the Amy Reeder Hadley pencils and I get frustrated when she isn’t on the book.

Fall of The Hulks: Red Hulk 2 (Marvel Entertainment Comics): Yeah, I know, but Jeff Parker had me at “Hello”.

28 Days Later 7 (BOOM! Studios): I don’t know why more people aren’t getting and talking about this book. It is as enjoyable as the first movie and better than the second.

Choker 1 of 6 (Image Comics): I loves me some Templesmith. I don’t remember ever reading a Ben McCool story, but he would have to be absolutely horrible for me to not like this title and I don’t ever remember hearing that he is absolutely horrible.

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Comic Book Noise 155: The Best of 2008, Part Two

Host Derek Coward finishes his look at the best of 2008 by talking about the titles that he has heard good things about but has never checked out yet, best miniseries that didn’t finish in 2008, best #1 comics of 2008 and the best graphic novels.

Related links (*-Amazon link, so help a brother out):
* Rasl Volume 1: The Drift
The Boy Who Made Silence
* House of Mystery
* Young Liars
* Captain Britain and MI:13
’76
* Tangent: Superman’s Reign
The Infinite Horizon
Stephen King’s The Stand: Captain Trips
* The Twelve
* Love and Rockets: New Stories #1
* Madame Xanadu #1
Comic Book Comics
* Locke & Key
Kick-Ass
* Man With No Name
* Queen and Country Definitive Edition
* Noble Causes Archives
* The Walking Dead, Vol. 8: Made to Suffer
* Hellblazer: The Laughing Magician

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What I would buy – 8/13/2008

If I had money to buy comic books on August 13, 2008, this is what I would buy:

Arcana Studios:
Helen Killer 4 (of 4):  I have really enjoyed the first three issues of this miniseries and I think the last one will be just as special.

DC Comics:
Checkmate 29:  This title is being canceled, which should have happened once Greg Rucka left the book.  I decided to give Bruce Jones a chance because I liked his run on Hulk.  His Hulk was a superhero spy story in what was a superhero monster book.  His Checkmate is a superhero monster story in what should be a superhero spy book.  One day I hope he gets the formula right.  I’m getting this because I want to see how this storyarc ends.

Desperado Publishing:
Necessary Evil 7:  I like this book.  I think the premise is pretty good, but I am starting to get sick of the whole ‘good guy superheroes are really dickheads in costume’ vibe coming from a lot of books/movies/tv shows/extremely popular web events from big name creators.  It gets tiresome after a while, no matter how good the project is.  Pretty soon, a bad or even extremely mediocre project going to come out and make this entire subgenre look shabby.  Note to creators:  It is possible to make a sympathetic villain without resorting to making a douchebag hero.

Image:
Golly 1:  On Indie Comic Book Noise, I couldn’t remember what Golly is.  It turns out that it is the new project from Phil Hester and Ande Parks.  I would pick it up because those two usually do pretty good work, but I am little concerned about the lack of buzz behind the book.

Transhuman 3 (of 4):  On Awesomed by Comics, Evie mentioned the sameness in all of Jonathan Hickman’s projects.  I agree that there are definite similarities from one project to the next in terms of presentation and theme, but so far it works.  Check out the ABC podcast, good stuff.

Marvel:
Secret Invasion: Inhumans 1 (of 4):  I have already read the preview of this book and yet I would still buy it.  Does this mean that it is a great start to a potentially great miniseries, a sign of me being an Inhumans mark or evidence that despite the quality of digital comics there is still something a lot more satisfying with owning the hardware of a comic book?  The answer I was looking for was a little of all three.  Thanks for playing.

Secret Invasion: X-Men 1 (of 4):  See the comments for Secret Invasion Inhumans, but replace “an Inhumans mark” with “interested in what the mutants are doing during this time”.

Red 5 Comics:
Atomic Robo Dogs of War 1 (of 5):  OK, I am going to cheat again and say see the comments for Secret Invasion Inhumans, but replace “Inhumans mark” with “Atomic Robo mark”.  Seriously, Heath Holland from the Geek Brunch podcast does a review of this issue for Indie Comic Book Noise 210 that got me excited to read the issue, even though I had already read it.

Thanks to Charles LePage’s ComicList for the list of the week’s new releases.

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