Image Comics - New Release Reviews For April 4, 2012
It's time to play ball as the Major League Baseball season begins this week and Image Comics has thirteen new releases stepping up to the plate, 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.
Chew - Issue 25
Chew is a blast. It's very funny with an imaginative world with a hero with a very odd power. There are bizarrely funny things constantly going on in the background that demand you slow down and ... chew your food. It's kind of gross both in super-powers and uncomfortable sexuality. The layouts are particularly inventive in their design. This issue seems to be the end of an arc but it sets up a clear new arc.
Score: 8.5 out of 10
Danger Club - Issue 1
This was a great first issue for a concept we've seen before. It's sort of a Kingdom Come meets Lord Of The Flies. The creators have turned the Teen Titans upside down as they're the only super-heroes left as the older mentors get their clocks cleaned by a cosmic threat.
The kids that are left turn on one another with the most powerful of all taking the reigns in violent fashion. The artwork is solid and has an unusual design that heightens the age of the characters. It's a tough story that veers quickly into a brutal, mature place.
Score: 8 out of 10
Fatale - Issue 4
This is a fantastic piece of storytelling with a classic noir style with strong supernatural aspects. The artwork is full of beautiful imagery, though, at times is somewhat confusing and muddled. The mystery slowly is revealed as layer upon layer gets peeled back. It's a top notch offering and should be on everyone's pull lists.
Score: 9.5 out of 10
Hell Yeah - Issue 2
This is a strange book told all out of sequence which makes it really hard to follow. It's kind of funny, especially the recap before the issue starts. I like the artwork, though the coloring is weak. It has potential.
Score: 6 out of 10
Invincible - Issue 90
There was a lot of clawing and biting in this issues as characters continue to fight for survival. Politics and human drama still dominate the story. It's an intriguing, yet, violent tale and the brutality isn't sugar-coated. The coloring is great, even if the art is just fine. An excellent, on-going super-hero story.Continued on the next page