Image Comics - New Release Reviews For September 12, 2012
Heroes don't always have powers. Image Comics knows a lot about this as several of this week's comic books don't have characters with superpowers. Sometimes, the people who make comic books are the greatest heroes of them all. Take veteran Karl Kesel, longtime writer and inker of numerous comics. He and his wife recently adopted a baby, born with an addiction to heroin.
Their desire to adopt this child elevates them into the pantheon of heroes. But in order to cover the medical expenses of dealing with the addiction, on top of the normal costs associated with adoption, he put his entire collection of comic books up for sale. The family's health care doesn't cover all the expenses and this was done to help make ends meet.
Not only was the sale successful, but a charity fund was designed to actually give him some of the collection back. Heroes all around including six new releases from Image 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.
Manhattan Projects - Issue 6
This issue wasn't as engaging as the prior issues as it focused on a new character and barely touched upon the regular characters. This a weird and strange sort of science adventure.
It has an unusual art style with flat, simplistic coloring. It makes a fun tale out of a significant subject matter. There is a cyclical nature to the tale that's not very subtle.
Score: 8 out of 10
Activity - Issue 8
Jargon. It adds color to a series by enhancing the authenticity of the characters. In less skilled hands, it just becomes word soup that is more confusing than exciting. All the characters in this series spew jargon like carbon-dioxide. Their words are as confusing as their actions. Much of the drama is forced and predictable.
The artwork has way more style than skill. Though, the coloring is solid. This series will benefit from collected editions as it's hard to keep track of all the characters.Continued on the next page