IDW Publishing - New Release Reviews For August 1, 2012

Author: Zachary Hunchar
Published: August 01, 2012 at 5:30 am

Comic books have been looked at as entertainment, and mostly geared towards a younger audience. One pioneer of using comic books as a mode of journalism, recently released a new publication looking at the effects of our current culture of greed and its impact on communities.

Joe Sacco, who's prior graphic novels gave voice to citizens of Palestine and Bosnia, continues his tradition of using the medium to tackle major issues such as in his new title Days Of Destruction, Days Of Revolt. IDW Continues to exist on the cutting edge of publishing and this week they're offering eight new comics. 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.

Love And Capes : What To Expect - Issue 1

This is the true gem of the week. The look and feel of this issue is fun. The art has a pleasant quality to it. The story is funny with a slice of life kind of quality. Special thanks goes to the creative team not using all caps for the lettering. This is a sweet, charming, and fun comic that is perfect for any reader.

Score: 9 out of 10

30 Days Of Night - Issue 9

This issue continues the extremely dark and violent series, 30 Days Of Night. The series has an interesting look that both enhances the story and detracts from the sophisticated writing. It's a brutal tale. Monsters are unstoppable and more are on the way. There are few heroes and less by the end of the issue. 

Score: 8 out of 10

Transformers : Regeneration One - Issue 82

This has the cleanest, most accessible artwork in all the Transformers comics. And the story is the most straight-forward. The heroes and villains are very clear in their roles. Connection is a bit easier, as well, as a result of the humans in the story. It's not nearly as intricate as the other Transformers books. And that's OK.  

Score: 6.5 out of 10

30 Days Of Night, Volume 2 : Blood-Stained Looking Glass
- Collected Edition

For those of you who think twenty-two pages of violence and mayhem aren't enough, comes the latest collected edition. Assuming you can deal with the overwhelming strength of the vampires and the never-ending death and destruction, this is a great series and a great collection with excellent value. Overall, it has a good look, even if the artists change mid volume.

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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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