Image Comics - New Release Reviews For September 5, 2012
Politics are in the air as the Republican Convention ended and the Democratic Convention just began. Image Comics founder Todd McFarlane's long running series Spawn is set to tackle the outcome of the election with two versions of one issue reflecting either winner.
Comics fans are the winners, this week, as Image released eleven 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.
Spawn - Issue 223
The cover is excellent by Todd McFarlane as it pays homage to the reigning title released by Image Comics, The Walking Dead. The inside is a let-down. Who would think that an issue of Spawn was ninety-eight percent talking? And, unless you're a regular reader, much will be lost on you. The font changes were odd. The art was pretty cool.
Score: 3 out of 10
Guarding The Globe Vol. 2 - Issue 1
This is a nice companion piece to the Invincible series as these characters sprang from there. The story is fun and light even if there isn't a lot of trust exhibited by the team members. It's a fractured story focusing more on the strife in their personal lives. The humor is a bit odd but it's solid.
Score: 8.5 out of 10
Savage Dragon - Issue 181
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A compliment can be paid to creator Erik Larsen in that is he gives the reader a great value. He manages to cram a lot of story into one issue. Some of it is by having the characters talk and fight at the same time but it kind of makes sense. The story is coherent and can be understood without reading prior issues. The art continues to be bombastic.