IDW Publishing - New Release Reviews For September 26, 2012
Sometimes reality bleeds into comic books including the upcoming presidential elections. Marvel's comic book series The Ultimates, which is an alternate universe version of The Avengers, will have Captain America getting a promotion.
A promotion to president. This universe has been having a hard time with war and fascism. Citizens write in the greatest hero of all to lead them through their troubles. Any guesses as to how this will turn out?
IDW Publishing is providing eight new comic books this week that you can vote for. With your dollars. 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.
A Fine And Private Place - Issue 1
The creative team takes their time in this debut issue about a man who can communicate with ghosts. There may be more to it but it's not clear what that is. Not much happens or is explained. This is a bit frustrating as it's not clear why the reader should keep coming back.
It's not all disappointment. The writing, still, manages to convey a mature and thoughtful story that is filled with human moments. It's a sweet tale that will resonate with an older audience. The art is solid, even if the faces are weak.
Score: 6.5 out of 10
Star Trek : The Next Generation / Doctor Who : Assimilation - Issue 5
The artwork fails to impress, even if the look of the characters is correct. The multiple covers are a mixed blessing. The vast majority of the issue is one long argument that should have resolved much more quickly. The Doctor does something he never seems to have to do in the television show and it seemed disappointing.
Score: 4 out of 10
Transformers : More Than Meets The Eye - Issue 9
This issue had some of the best moments of late. Things were light and hopeful and there was context to what was occurring. Everything grinds to a halt with the politics. The covers are fine, as is the interior artwork. The cast of characters is great but it would be better at the start of the issue instead of the end.Continued on the next page