IDW Publishing - New Release Reviews For November 21, 2012

Author: Zachary Hunchar
Published: November 21, 2012 at 5:53 am

There are several news bites about IDW Publishing and their licensed properties. IDW and SPUMCO, creators of Ren & Stimpy, have reached an agreement to republish all the original comic books published by Dark Horse, as well as previously unreleased materials.

Additionally, IDW  has announced that flagship title G.I. Joe is being relaunched. Not only is it being renumbered, but a new creative team is joining the fold. Following that, IDW is releasing a new issue of G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes as well as eight other new comics this week. 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. 

Frankenstein Alive! Alive! - Issue 2

Though the original tale of Frankenstein and his monster, Adam, is lumped into horror, it really was as much about the march of technology and its effects on humanity. This mini-series captures much of that theme as it is extremely thoughtful and heart-wrenching. Add to that the phenomenal artwork by Bernie Wrightson and this a comic everyone should read.

Score: 9 out of 10

Judge Dredd - Issue 1

This series is a perfect example of the mayhem associated with prior Judge Dredd stories, with an emphasis on the theme of technology running amok. Interior art is fine and the covers are excellent. And there's about twenty-four different covers to choose from.

Score: 7 out of 10

Adventures Of Augusta Wind - Issue 1

This series has an excellent look. The covers are interesting. The interior is stylish with vibrant coloring. The coloring of the font left some things to be desired. The story itself if fun and imaginative, with low peril making it more accessible for younger readers.

Score: 6.5 out of 10

G.I.Joe Snake Eyes - Issue 19

This story is very heavy in shifting allegiances and clandestine operations. It makes it hard to know where people stand which creates tension. Interior artwork is so sir tot great and sort of week. The covers are almost great. Though, some props should be given for the Purple Rain homage.

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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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