Image Comics - New Release Reviews For December 12, 2012
An important support organization, The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, has been popping up in the news of late. The biggest stories involve the new board members elected. New members include Jeff Abraham and Andrew McIntire. Abraham is a director at Random House Publisher Services and McIntire is senior director of retail operations for TFAW.com.
Other news involves fundraising and contributions. December 12th is the last day of the Spirit Of Giving drive which gets extra donations from The Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation for every contribution to the CBLDF. Comic book author Neil Gaiman announced a sizable contribution, as well. Image, a strong supporter of the CBLDF, has six 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.
Artifacts - Issue 23
This is a choppy issue that is, essentially, two fights between the same people. For as much fighting as there is, it's a remarkably drama-less story. At least it has a great recap of previous issues. However, it has some of the best artwork found in comic books today. It's surprising that the cover isn't as good as the interior art.
Score: 7.5 out of 10
It Girl And The Atomics - Issue 5
This comic is full of interesting characters and strange adventure for all involved. It contains the most virtual of virtual battles ever as heroes control their own avatars to save one of their friends trapped in a game. Sort of like Tron on acid. The art is fine. The cover is fantastic.
Score: 7 out of 10
The Activity - Issue 10