IDW Publishing - New Release Reviews For July 18, 2012
Comic-Con came. Comic-Con conquered. Comic-Con left. There were endless press releases sent out for the event. One of the bigger stories to emerge was that musical group Coldplay released a comic book entitled Mylo Xyloto which was the name of their last album.
Though not published by IDW Publishing, it follows their theme of licensed properties and should generate a lot of sales and attention. Keeping that momentum going, IDW Publishing has six new releases available. 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.
Danger Girl / G.I. Joe - Issue 1
This series sort of exists outside of either series' continuity and that's OK. The general theme of each series carries over. It starts very G.I. Joe heavy but once the Danger Girl portion kicks in, it's full throttle. The artwork is more sexy than useful but it still manages to be exciting.
Score: 7 out of 10
Cobra : G.I. Joe - Issue 15
IDW has shifted gears in the G.I. Joe universe by taking away the Joe's unlimited budget which creates lots of unexpected obstacles. It still allows for high-drama and excitement, just in a more controlled manner.
None the less, it's an excellent story with cool characters who look great. Everything about its look is stylish. The cover is as hip as anything on the stands and the interior matches. The wardrobe that some of the characters are wearing is a bit wonky but this book is tight.
Score: 9 out of 10
KISS - Issue 2
This issue was a let-down from issue one. The first issue was something fun that set up exciting adventures. This issue was bogged down by mythology and hints of what was too come. In the end, the story was just silly and there was no real sense of peril, especially with the way things resolved.Continued on the next page