IDW Publishiing - New Release Reviews for June 13, 2012
As the presidential election is winding up, one of the big topics of interest is the state of education in our country. The comic book industry has been a long-time proponent of education. Comic books are, also, a great tool for educating the masses. Two examples of this include an adaptation of a book on financial accounting and another on health-care reform.
This week, IDW Publishing is looking to educate you on counter-terrorism, wolves, giant robots, and theatrical rock bands.Titles are scored on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the very best possible. We take the time to read these books so your time isn't wasted.
G.I. Joe : Cobra - Issue 14
This series shifted gears from the prior arc. It's become more slow-burn spy story instead of action and war. The art is OK but it does impact the ability to tell which character is which and that's bad given how many characters there are. The dialogue is great and the tension is high. It's briefly exciting but it should pick up as the situation settles.
Score: 7 out of 10
G. I. Joe A Real America Hero - Treasury Edition
This is a strange collection that seems to focus on different eras of the comic books. They're all self-contained so anyone can just pick it up and enjoy. The art is average and the real gem is the last story that delves into the true price of war.
Score: 6 out of 10
KISS - Issue 1
Anyone reading this book should be able to tell that the creative team is a fan of the band KISS, for which this series is based upon. It's fun and silly and they've managed to formulate a story concept around the hard rocking theatrical music group. The artwork is sexy and pace light. A cosmic battle has been set-up for future issues and this series should be enjoyable.
Score: 7.5 out of 10
Night Of 1000 Wolves - Issue 2 (of 3)
This issues starts off as a supernatural horror story that is reinforced by the excellent and oppressive artwork. By the end of the story, it's become more of a war story that is bloody and exciting. The family and it's curse is rife with tragedy that is only topped by the staggeringly horrific climax. Outstanding artwork and outstanding story.Continued on the next page