Image Comics - New Release Reviews For October 3, 2012
Mark Millar, a popular writer of Scottish origin, and creator of upcoming Image Comic's Jupiter's Children, is in the news in Hollywood. After the phenomenal success of Marvel Comic's larger Avengers franchise, 2Oth Century Fox is looking for similar cohesion in the Marvel properties they have rights to.
Fox has rights to both the X-men and Fantastic Four franchises and are looking for ways to solidify those franchises. The X-men franchise has mixed success starting out under Bryan Singer but the Fantastic Four came across more as a joke. Fox executives are hoping Millar's background will add gravitas to what should be a profitable franchise.
Perhaps some of Image Comic's titles might have futures in film. They're offering fans eight new releases this week. 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.
Hack / Slash - Issue 18
This series is an acquired taste as it deals with horrific circumstances and less that sympathetic heroes. From a story-telling standpoint, this is a tale that requires a lot of interpretations and it's not clear if that's a result of style of mistakes. The art isn't as over-the-top as prior issues. The cover is cool, sexy, and dramatic.
Score: 5.5 out of 10
Bloodstrike - Issue 31
This story is like a wave. At one point, it's fairly interesting and mature. Then, it's goofy and juvenile. Then, it become clever and poignant. Then it becomes perverse in a childish manner.
Characters are not consistent and their behavior is all over the place. And, at moments, it becomes maudlin. The interior artwork is adequate and the cover is silly.
Score: 4.5 out of 10
Danger Club - Issue 4
This is a heavy story, made worse by the fact that all the characters are kids. And there is a lot of things going on, with an extremely challenging mystery occurring, that does make things a bit confusing. The story still moves quickly and the art is very impressive.
Score: 8.5 out of 10
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Thief Of Thieves - Issue 9