Image Comics - New Release Reviews For December 19, 2012
Image Comics have long been a trend setter and innovator with content and operating procedures. It's very origin began with artists who fled the major publishers so they could own their own content and not have to work for others. Image Comics recently announced that there will be no multiple print runs on its better selling titles.
Much of this is designed to encourage retailers to be more aggressive in their initial ordering of materials. Retailers are disappointed by this decision as they believe it's designed to increase speculation and drive digital sales up. Creative types seem to be remaining neutral. Hopefully readers won't miss out on some of the great new releases, including seven 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.
Comeback - Issue 2
This series continues to have an interesting concept that is, unfortunately, handled way too clinically. There's a great deal of drama but it comes suddenly and none of the parties are very memorable. It's bland and forgettable. The artwork is adequate and the cover is kind of cool.
Score: 5.5 out of 10
Happy - Issue 3
Everything about this story is deliberately obfuscated. Is this psychosis or something paranormal? Whatever it is, the body-count is rising and it most likely will sky-rocket next issue. This is a disturbing tale, but it looks like the protagonist is about to assume the mantle of hero.
The part on the train was bizarre and it's not quite clear what really happened, other than a lot of people having a bad Christmas. What was interesting was being shown all the little things that lead up to the fate that has befallen the hero. It's a complicated story. When things get real, that is when this story is at its best. The cover and artwork are excellent.
Score: 8 out of 10
Nowheremen - Issue 2
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The best part of the issue is the cover, which is colorful and dynamic. The inside is wildly disappointing. The story is baffling with all the corporate espionage. It's not clear who all the people are and what their relationships are.