Image Comics - New Release Reviews For September 19, 2012
One of the new releases this week form Image Comics, Revival, deals with people coming back from the dead. An interesting philosophical concept but one lost on comic book readers. Characters die and come back all the time.
For instance, a big deal was made last week about big news about a death in Marvel Comic's X-men line. Apparently, Professor Xavier died in the most recent Avengers Vs. X-men. And, too make matters worse, the killer is fellow X-men member Cyclops. As tragic as this sounds, the question on everyone's mind is how long will it be before Xavier comes back to life?
Until his resurrection, Image Comics has plenty of titles you can read while you mourn. 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.
Lil Depressed Boy - Issue 13
This series continues to thread the needle with a lowfi art style, that works quite well for the story. The lead is a sweet, shy character and it's not clear how things will go with his new relationship. It should be fun as the past few issues have been building steam.
Score: 9 out of 10
Artifacts - Issue 21
The look of this series is stunning. The cover is crazy hot and the interiors are almost as good. The layouts clever and the coloring is rich. This current arc does an excellent job of building a feeling of horror. Much of this is because there are very good human moments. The issue looses a lot of momentum when the Artifact universe creeps in.
Score: 8 out 0f 10
The Darkness - Issue 106
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This series continues to be a mixed bag. There are some interesting things on the edges but mostly it's rotten and dirty, much done to simply shock the reader. Missing is substance or things of meaning. Certainly it's devoid of heroes. The cover is cool. The interior art is OK.