Image Comics - New Release Reviews For April 18, 2012
Yesterday was tax day in America and the government is trying to squeeze everything out of you that it can. Luckily, Image Comics is here to give back to the country some exciting new comic book releases. 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.
American's Got Powers - Issue 1 (of 6)
This issue was released last week, and New Release Reviews wanted cover this. The first thing that pops off the page in the fantastic artwork by Bryan Hitch. It's expressive and it flows and creates a clean, wasteland of a future for society. Or is it the future?
The story is immensely cynical as it obliterates current trends in pop culture, with a typical focus on super-heroics. It points and accusing finger at entertainment, business, and the government with a timely and vulgar sense of justice. Not overly original but very stylish.
Score: 7 out of 10
Bomb Queen XII - Issue 3 (of 4)
Missing the futuristic, and indecipherable, colloquialisms of prior issues, the story is still nonsensical. Perhaps longtime fans can make more sense out of this mess.
Shadowhawk is typical example of the oppressive government intrusion society rails against but this is counter-acted by the silly dominatrix antagonist. A highly perverse story, that is not enhanced by it's average and inefficient artwork. This is just not great stuff.
Score: 3 out of 10
Manhattan Project - Issue 2
This book is a fantastic look into a profound time in our nation's history and a subject that is a mixture of terrible decisions and noble accomplishments.
The story is mean with some supernatural aspects, yet dusted lightly with a humorous powder. The artwork is strange, yet fantastic and it's packaged with a very stylistic design. Could pick up the pace a little but this is a minor quibble.
Score: 8.5 out of 10
Near Death - Issue 7
This comic reads like some typical network detective show from the 1980s. This includes the generic protagonist with the unique hairstyle and cliched trench-coat righting wrongs, all the while preaching about some tragedy befalling humanity and resolving the story in some unrealistic manner. The dialogue is average which matches the artwork. Unmemorable, other than in how it evokes memories of televisions shows long gone.Continued on the next page