Saturday, December 14, 2019

BLOODSHOT (2019) BOOK 1 TRADE PAPER BACK REVIEW

  The supplemental section is a relatively decent mix of materials. While the overall creative quality ranged from good to somewhat okay in single issue format this collected edition is better. It is mainly better due to the flow of the story not being interrupted by a wait period. However, the first story in this collection still feels somewhat narratively different from first main story arc. Thus, some readers might be a little discouraged from reading more. Lastly, the cover of this collected edition feels fresher in design and more dynamic than most collected editions.

   Recommended!

Friday, December 13, 2019

OVER THE ROPES (2019) ISSUE 1 REVIEW

   There is some great use of exposition, and most of the dialogue is fun. However, some of the last page's dialogue kind of confused me. Returning to the pluses of this issue, the art shows confidence and only small areas where improvement could happen. Also despite the color palette feeling slim in range is utilized well. Not to mention the lettering has good font styles that really help with the flow of the dialogue. Overall this is a smoothly sequenced and well-executed first issue.

   Recommended.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

ONCE & FUTURE (2019) ISSUE 3 REVIEW

   This issue is a little slower than the first two in terms of plot progression. However, the writing and art have a great amount of attention to detail. Artist Dan Mora is especially great at adding small bits of characterization due to said attention to detail. While the colors are excellent some of the hues do not feel as well chosen as others. Lastly, the lettering is great in application, but it seems like it could pop just a bit more.

   Very recommended!

DOCTOR MIRAGE (2019) ISSUE 5 REVIEW

  This issue features some twists that I professionally hope get built on for future Doctor Mirage stories. However, I did find them somewhat confusing, and one is personally distasteful to me. As for the art, it is very good in a lot of ways. Though I think one or two panels featuring minimalistic elements have a weaker amount of depth and softer facial expressions. Yet, I have to give kudos to the whole creative team for making want to see what is next with Doctor Mirage. Finally I don't think this issue would have succeed in some commentary we get without colorist Jordie Bellaire and letterer Dave Sharpe. Cause the colors and lettering were just right to finish selling me on this issue's quality.

  Extremely high recommended status!

Monday, December 9, 2019

BETTIE PAGE UNBOUND (2019) ISSUE 5 REVIEW

   This issue has one typo that is slightly the fault of the writer, the letterer, and the editor. Also there are two word balloons that could be read in two ways. Despite these two problems the lettering and writing are pretty good. While the colors are wide in range and fine in application they feel like they clash a bit with the art. This alleged clashing occurs mainly in the panels that lack backgrounds (which are way too frequent), and its mostly just the flatter aesthetics found on said panels.

   Barely recommended.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

THE FLASH (2016) ISSUE 83 REVIEW WITH SPOILERS

Warning of Spoilers!

  The art is mostly great. However, there could be a little improvement on minor details like hair texture and how teeth look in certain panels. As for the lettering the first few pages could have used more suggestions of shouting due to walls separating characters. There are no problems with the color palette, and the reds, yellows, and blues are possibly the best found in this series. Finally the writing is good, but the characterization is a little inaccessible due to how the changes to The Rogues aren't explained.

   Recommended.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

PSI-LORDS (2019) ISSUE 7 REVIEW

  The dialogue is relatively decent. Though the writing makes the end of this issue feel anti-climatic in single issue format. Also the stakes get raised a bit too much in this issue. As for the art and colors they are mostly exemplary. However, I did notice a teeny-tiny amount of inconsistency in certain spots. For example a female character's chin in a few early panels seems to differ in depth. Finally the lettering is good, but could have used more creativity when censoring an expletive.

   Four steps above barely recommended status.

BLOODSHOT (2019) BOOK 1 TRADE PAPER BACK REVIEW

  The supplemental section is a relatively decent mix of materials. While the overall creative quality ranged from good to somewhat okay in ...