Image Comics - New Release Reviews For May 16, 2012
Gay marriage became a major topic of conversation last week with a referendum in North Carolina and the President announcing his support of the controversial issue. Image comics is looking to bring all sorts of people together with its comic books including eight new issues. 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.
Danger Club - Issue 2
Flat out this is an excellent and entertaining story. It introduces a brand new character (as well as two more in the background) but there is no difficulty understanding her actions and her motivations. The creative team has fashioned an interesting world with a rich back-story that seems familiar yet is dark and painful.
It's a solid, gripping tale with genuinely strong emotional aspects. The artwork is top-notch and the coloring rich and vibrant. An excellent book to take home.
Score: 9 out of 10
Dancer - Issue 1
Pacing in visual story-telling mediums is a lost art and it's not easy to learn. Dancer is a fine book that still suffers from pacing issues. Especially with the ending that is more ominous than a cliff-hanger.
The character artwork is adequate with weak faces, however the backgrounds are impressive. The dialogue is indistinct but some of this might be because of the multiple languages being presented. The book has some upside so it might be worth checking out and coming back.
Score: 7 out of 10
Darkness - Issue 103
This is an awful story about bad people doing rotten things. There were no obvious good guys in this tale and even the innocent characters are corrupted. The dialogue is average and full of vulgarities that do nothing but show a lack of style. The artwork is decent while the coloring is restrained.
Score: 3 out of 10
Glory - Issue 26
The first thing that jumps out at the reader is the artwork. It's extremely unique with odd form and shapes. Somehow, though, everything pulls together into a beautiful mosaic.
It's not an overly complicated story and the tale benefits from this. Characters are clearly defined and the plotting moves straight forward. Nothing profound yet this may quickly grows on the reader.
Score: 8 out of 10
Hardcore - Issue 1
Though artist extraordinaire Marc Silvestri is listed as a name on the cover, it's not clear he had any other involvement than cover artists. Up until the swerve at the end of the issue, there was little to this debut issue that was deserving of reading future issues.Continued on the next page