Image Comics - New Release Reviews For November 28, 2012
Image Comics has been riding high with the success of The Walking Dead. The series regularly charts high on the top one-hundred in sales of new releases. Now, it's charting high in back-issue sales. A private sale of an mint copy of issue one raised a lot of eye-brows.
A copy of the issue, originally printed with only 7,300 copies, sold on eBay for over ten-thousand dollars. This is nearly four times what an issue sold for last year. A lot of this is attributed to the success of the television series. It's possible that one of the eight new comics from Image this week might be a major deal in the future. 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.
Nowhere Men - Issue 1
This is a new series that seems to be delving into the ethical and philosophical aspects of progress and science. It touches upon commerce and the ego involved with innovation. This is a very engaging and interesting starting point.
It looses a bit of momentum when it suddenly jumps to a completely different set of characters in a very distant location. It's disjointed but if you hang with it there seems to be a payoff of sorts. The cover is incredibly stylish and the interior artwork is great.
Score: 8 out of 10
Witch Doctor : Mal Practice - Issue 1
This introductory issue has a manic quality, yet still manages to be kind of fun. It's self-contained as it introduces all of the characters in way that is enjoyable. There's nothing new about the concept but it's still engaging. The interior artwork is solid while the cover is a mix of impressive and bizarre.
Score: 7.5 out of 10
Planetoid - Issue 4
What's interesting about this issue is that complicated ethical and moral questions are faced by the protagonist. This leads to questions about his motivations. It's an excellent character study. The art and covers are fantastic and the coloring is very subtle.
Score: 8.5 out of 10
'68 Scars - Issue 3 (of 4)
This series is trying to do several things at once. Be a zombie story. Be a war story. And offer commentary on humanity. Those first two usually do the third, when handled properly. This series doesn't seem to be handling it properly.
At points it connects the dots but most of the time it's so hung up in the jargon and getting the period right, it doesn't do anything else. And most of the characters are pretty gross. The artwork is adequate and the covers are interesting and disturbing.Continued on the next page