IDW Publishing - New Release Reviews For June 20, 2012
Welcome back to another edition of New Release Reviews for IDW Publishing. IDW publishes a lot of comics about heroes but sometimes they happen in real-life. A great example is Kambel Smith, a twenty-five year old man afflicted with Autism who currently is working on his second comic book series. Smith offers hope to many others facing serious challenges.
Perhaps, one day, IDW will publish his work. For now, they're offering some other comics this week that should inspire. 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.
Eternal Descent Volume 2 - Issue 5
To describe this book, certain words come to mind. Silly. Strange. Weak. The creators should be applauded for trying something different by weaving music into the foreground of their story. The problem is the art is just OK and the story isn't very good.
It involves angels and demons in very cliched ways. It's violent for reasons that aren't very clear. And it's filled with characters that aren't likable. This is not the worst comic published this week, but it is the worst that IDW Publishing released.
Score: 4 out of 10
Ghostbusters - Issue 10
Though, this issue wasn't as great as prior issues, it's still a worthy successor to one great movie and one not so great movie. The artwork is lots of fun and captures the uniqueness of each character. It's exciting with just enough humor to keep it engaging. The writer even gets the voices right.
Score: 7.5 out of 10
Godzilla - Issue 2
With artwork that is average and fairly one-dimensional characters, all that's left is giants monsters destroying cities. The destruction is kind of fun but it jumps around so much, it's hard to grasp scale.
The action and excitement keeps it quick and entertaining, as a team of specialists assemble to deal with the threat. Call them the G-Team.
Score: 6.5 out of 10
Mars Attacks - Issue 1
This debut issue of the classic franchise was disappointingly clinical, which is odd given writer Keith Giffen's body of enjoyable past writing. The story is so random and disconnected it's hard to feel anything about what's going on. Perhaps things will pick up as the Martians continue their attack.
Score: 5 out of 10
Memorial - Issue 6
This series is blessed by gorgeous covers by Michael WM Kaluta. The story is clever and entertaining and perfectly suited for a younger audience. The story is trippy but derivative of some of the better comics published in the past two decades (Fables, Sandman, Books Of Magic, Castle Waiting, etc.) Still, it's clever and worth a look.Continued on the next page