Image Comics - New Release Reviews For October 17, 2012
Comic books continue to be a big business as monthly tracking reports for September 2012 are in. DC Comics dominated the charts with their Zero Issue promotion. Thirty-eight of the top one-hundred new releases were Zero Issue books. Image Comics had the twenty-fourth highest selling comic with the new issue of The Walking Dead.
The Walking Dead continues to dominate all sorts of charts including the ratings for the Season Three premiere from this past weekend. The highly anticipated premiere debuted with nearly eleven-millions viewers, which was bigger than any fall premiere this year including network shows.
It's possible that the next break-out hit from Image Comics might have been released this week, which includes eight new releases. 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.
Glory - Issue 29
When reading this wonderfully excellent series, it's easy to forget it was created by Rob Liefeld and there are several reasons for this. The first is that the writing is outstanding. Sure, the action aspects are a bit over the top but the tale is thoughtful and mature, yet it still manages to seem playful.
It's very intriguing the way character ages are handled. All the while there is a pervasive feeling of sadness on the edges and borders. The artwork is just as complicated as the writing and cannot be quickly dismissed given it's nature. This is a strange, and wonderful comic that should be forgiven for its origins.
Score: 8.5 out of 10
It Girl And The Atomics - Issue 3
It Girl And The Atomics is all about fun. It's a fun story. And the artwork? Fun. What it isn't is a conventional comic. The characters are, mostly, rather odd. They tend to do things that are kind of weird. That's part of their charm, spraining forth from Mike Allred, the creator of the wild and crazy comic Mad Man. It even has a sexy cover from the creator.
Score: 7 out of 10
No Place Like Home - Issue 5
This series seems like it's made for a very specific type of fan. Essentially, readers who are into updating of nostalgic stories and who shop at Hot Topic. It starts right there on the front cover and carries through-out this violent, profane, and vulgar story that refreshes a very popular movie.
It's a tough sell for new readers as there is nothing appealing about the characters' actions besides a voyeuristic undertone. There's way too much mystery, and too little resolution to those mysteries.Continued on the next page