Image Comics - New Release Reviews For June 6, 2012
Primaries are all the rage right now and none are possibly bigger than the Wisconsin Primary. It's shocking to think the Badger State would dominate the headlines but with a contentious Gubernatorial recall, it's a big deal. Image Comic is offering you some titles that are worth voting on this week, as well. 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.
Artifacts - Issue 18
The thing that jumps out the quickest and most strongly is the artwork which is borderline brilliant. The art team presents face in ways rarely seen in comic books as they are both beautiful and expressive. The artwork is perfectly complimented by the rich coloring
The art carries this book as the writing, though coherent and driving, can't raise this book to the best ranks. It's not the writer's fault as the source materials is weak. The unexpected tender and loving moments are overshadowed by coarse language, miserable violence, and a lack of narrative flow.
Score: 6.5 out of 10
Hack/Slash - Issue 16
Hack/Slash continues to assault the senses and strain the limits of artistry with the continuing story of an unpleasant heroine doing unpleasant things. With other characters who are just as unpleasant or worse. Perhaps there is some hidden nugget of genius hidden within the pages but it isn't easy to locate.
The artwork is solid in that everything is clear and the characters display a wide range of emotion. It's unfortunate that it's so focused on an uncomfortable blend of sadism and sexual arousal. One thing terribly unclear is the reasons for the protagonist's outfit which serves no obvious purpose other than to titillate.
Score: 4.5 out of 10
Morning Glories - Issue 19
This is a dark and extremely violent tale about ... something. There is a lot of death and trauma and it's not very clear why these things are happening. The art is solid though character ages are hard to peg and the dialogue doesn't help as mosr characters speak in a way that makes them seem older than they should. The series does have potential.Continued on the next page