Image Comics - New Release Reviews For July 11, 2012
Zombies are all the rage of late and what better place to find them is at Comic-Con International. Hot on the heels of the successful television adaptation of The Walking Dead, published by Image Comics, can attendees find The Walking Dead Escape which allows fans to be part of a zombie obstacle course. Participants can be survivors, zombies, or just spectators.
That's not the only comic Image Comics releases. We're reviewing six new comics this week from the publisher of The Walking Dead. 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.
Chew : Secret Agent Poyo - Issue 1
There isn't anything more to be said about this series other than it's weird, hysterical, and fantastic. This possible one-shot focuses on the supporting character, Poyo. In case you're wondering, Poyo is a super-spy, cyborg rooster who works for the USDA.
Before you ask why the USDA, reading the issue should give you a better sense of this bizarre reality and why it is the top government agency. There are so many weird and funny things going on in the back ground you need to read the issue more than once to get it all. Of particular note are the photos on the wall of hell next to a photo of Osama Bin Laden.
Score: 9 out of 10
Hoax Hunters - Issue 1
This is the first issue in a series focusing on disproving and dealing with urban legends. Mysteries if you will. There appear to be secrets and mysteries with the characters who get prominent page time, as well. This is a mixed blessing. Sometimes there is value to a straight-ahead story.
The art is adequate and the dialogue could use some polish. There is a weird sequence with the local sheriff that seems very cliched, as well. The story ends with a very emotional sequence, but the set-up is confusing.
Score: 6 out of 10
Planetoid - Issue 2
The creative team behind this series present a second issue that is as well told as the first. The story is clear and the art is excellent. The dialogue could use a bit of tweaking as it seems to drive the story more than it should. It has a very funny moment with a gun. And the last two pages are where the story finally get exciting. Things are looking up for Planetoid.Continued on the next page