Image Comics - New Release Reviews For May 23, 2012
The Supreme Court refused to hear a case involving fines for improper file sharing, on the internet, of songs. Have no fear. Image Comics is releasing six new comics and one collected edition that you can legally purchase at comic stores 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.
Chew - Issue 26
This issue was already reviewed on May 9, 2012, and its release date got pushed to this week.
This continues to be a strange, and excellent series about a hero with possibly the worst super-power imaginable. The drama is consistent even if it's weird. The supporting cast is, also, weird and not so heroic. It's strange. Very strange. And there is a lot of funny stuff going on in the background.
Score: 8 out of 10
Magdalena - Issue 12
This seems like a significant story conclusion and advancement of character in this series but it's hard to tell as the artwork is utterly bland, filled with characters who have ridiculous names.
The issue is mostly a giant fight involving a dragon and it doesn't seem to serve any purposes. The worst thing is there was never any real sense of peril.
Score: 5 out of 10
No Place Like Home - Issue 4
The biggest problem with this series is it's taking forever to get where it's going. Four issues in an the reader is no closer to answers, regardless of what the subject matter obviously is about.
It's overly violent with a very, very bad monkey. There is a lot of swearing by a lot of unpleasant people. There are tiny little bits of humor including a well-timed t-shirt. Its potential is wearing out.
Score: 5 out of 10
Netherworld - Collected Edition Volume 1
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The artwork is fine with extremely expressive faces. The dialogue is uninspired and it becomes worse with the typos. It's a traditional Noir style detective story with a major supernatural aspect.