IDW Publishing - New Release Reviews For September 19, 2012

Author: Zachary Hunchar
Published: September 19, 2012 at 6:30 am

IDW Publishing releases some outstanding comics and this past weekend, the Harvey Awards were presented and IDW Publishing took home some hardware. Two awards were given to WALT SIMONSON’S THE MIGHTY THOR, ARTIST’S EDITION and one went to GENIUS ISOLATED: THE LIFE AND ART OF ALEX TOTH.

Not to be outdone, IDW Publishing is releasing quite a few titles this week. These comics might even win awards themselves. 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.

Star Trek The Next Generation : The Hive - Issue 1

A lot of IDW's recent licensed properties suffer the same problem which is more attention is spent on getting the look and voice of the characters correct. As a result the story suffers. Not this series which is excellent and does an outstanding job of tying into the Star Trek universe. It's fun. The art is great. The non-photo covers are awesome.

Score: 8.5 out of 10

30 Days Of Night - Issue 10

This was a major tone shift from prior issues as the "good guys" went on the offensive. They're still hopelessly outgunned but this was less doon and gloom than prior issues. Still plenty of mystery that is enhanced by artwork that is perfectly suited for this story.

Score: 7.5 out of 10

G.I. Joe : Cobra - Issue 17

This is an angry story. No one seems to be happy. Much of this is because of history. It continues to live longer than it should and it's very dangerous. The story is serious and modern. Fun, and dark. The cover is adequate but the interior's art is stylish with hip coloring.

Score: 9 out of 10

Dorothy Of Oz - Issue 4 (of 4)

This appears to be the end of this mini-series which seems to be a prequel to a new animated movie coming up soon. The peril is light making this a perfect all age book. It jumps around, a bit, in a manner somewhat confusing at times. Art and covers are nice and the M*A*S*H joke was funny.

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I've written several comic book series published by Bluewater Comics. My most recent series, JULIET, will be published this summer and I'm adapting the INSANE JANE series for motion picture development. …

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