IDW Publishing - New Release Reviews For August 22, 2012
Comic books often can be described as magical for fans. One newer series seems to be focusing on magic and has a real life magician at the helm. Though not released this week, Smoke & Mirrors, published by IDW Publishing is getting some attention for the collaboration of magic and comics.
Whether you get your entertainment from places like the Magic Castle or your local comic book store, there are plenty of comics being released that will enchant and amaze. IDW Publishing has ten new comics that fill you with wonder. 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.
Rocketeer : Cargo Of Doom - Issue 1
The hallmark of this series has been the lavish art by the late series creator, Dave Stevens. And this issue doesn't disappoint with some gorgeous covers. The interior is excellent, as well. It's a fun tale with multiple threats and a slightly larger supporting cast that seems to create problems for our hero, as well.
Score: 8 out of 10
Eternal Descent Volume 2 - Issue 6
This issue, much like this series, is bewildering and incomprehensible. Though the art team has some actual skill, their layouts and perspective are amateurish. However, the bulk of the blame should heaped on the writing team. The story is abysmal. The dialogue is terrible in its cliches and unnecessary omissions. This series is mix of the supernatural, a rock opera, and awfulness.
Score: 1 out of 10
Cobra - Issue 16
The cover and interior has a fantastic look, even if it made the main battle of the story nearly impossible to follow. Regardless, it was hard fought and the reader can feel the frustration of only being victorious because the heroes survived. Much of the fun was the team meeting challenges they couldn't overcome. Solid.
Score: 8.5 out of 10
Danger Girl / G.I. Joe - Issue 2
The main theme to this series is sexiness. Everyone is hot and their behavior reinforces this, even in opposition to previous establish character definitions. The story is pretty silly but there is a lot of fun and humor to it. Overall the art is dynamic and equally not that great.
Score: 7 out of 10
Dead World : War Of the Dead - Issue 4 (of 5)
This weekly mini-series continues with impressive artwork and bleak story-lines. The art is stunning but it does nothing to help the reader tell what's going on. There is an awful horror theme just below the surface which is impressive. The conversation about cremation was fascinating.Continued on the next page