IDW Publishing - New Release Reviews For November 28, 2012
Black Friday has come and gone and it left solid sales numbers, but maybe not the growth economists hoped for. However, all the specials that were announced weren't limited to traditional retailers. Comic Book retailers were out in full effect with major events all over the country.
Now that Cyber Monday has passed, as well, retailers are back to their normal release schedule. IDW Publishing is contributing to the economy with six new releases 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.
My Little Pony - Issue 1
This is the perfect comic for eight year old girls and ... Bronies? The artwork is pleasant and the coloring is vivid. There's just the right amount of peril to keep things interesting but not too much to overwhelm younger readers. And, seriously, who knew My Little Pony needed twenty-one different covers?
Score: 5 out of 10
Ghostbusters - Issue 15
This may be the biggest threat the Ghostbusters have ever faced and they handle it with their typical aplomb and mirth. It's not as funny as prior issues but the stakes were much higher. Which made the sudden resolution a bit of a let-down.
The ending was remarkably sad, as well. A plus side is that there may be an expansion to the supporting cast. The interior artwork is excellent, in a stylized manner. The covers are more odd, than anything,
Score: 8 out of 10
Transformer Prime : Rage Of The Dinobots - Issue 1
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This comic book is bursting at the seam with robots and dinosaurs. Well, specifically robot-dinosaurs. And it's exciting, while managing to give the protagonists distinct personalities and clear motives. What isn't clear is where this fits in the over-all Transformers universe. It has a good look but it's not enough to fully differentiate all the robots.