IDW Publishing - New Release Reviews For August 29, 2012
There is exciting news out of the world of comic books and Hollywood. IDW Publishing's series The Rocketeer is possibly making a return at Disney Studios as word has come out that the Mouse House is considering a remake of the film of the same name. The film underperformed at the box office but was a cult and critical favorite.
The original, directed by Captain America director Joe Johnston, seems to be a target of new studio bosses not to focus solely on Marvel characters. IDW has plenty of properties that Disney might be interested in including 9 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.
Locke & Key : Grindhouse - Issue 1
This issue is a contrast is style. The exterior has the gorgeous look of some of the best modern comics with flair and skill. The interior is reminiscent of some of the great EC comics of the 1950s. Even the lettering is a throw-back to that era. It would be a perfect homage were it not for the abundance of profanity.
Score: 7.5 out of 10
Dead World : War of the Dead - Issue 5 (of 5)
This was the final issue of this weekly-miniseries. Issue five is pretty much the same as issue one was. The artwork, though impressive, does little to help tell the story. And it's not a pleasant story, at all. There are some horrible decisions made but most of the subtleties are lost because of the art.
Score: 4 out of 10
Ghostbusters - Issue 12
The various covers are of generally fine in quality but the interior art shines. The artists have captured the essence of the characters, but have found ways to make them unique. This, coupled with the gentle humor of the series, has led to a pretty entertaining comic. A great all ages book, the peril is never too much.
Score: 8 out of 10
Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow - Issue 16
From a design stand-point, this is a solid book with very dramatic covers and solid interior art. The story is crazy and violent, focusing on betrayal and espionage. Snake Eyes is the perfect mirror for the other characters as they reveal great insight due to his silence.Continued on the next page