IDW Publishing - New Release Reviews For October 17, 2012
With all the licensed properties recently released by IDW Publishing, they're seeming like the kings of promotion. Not to be outdone, DC Entertainment has partnered with Kia Motors on a new car design. Editor and artist Jim Lee has worked with Kia to design eight new cars based on DC Entertainment characters.
The cars will be unveiled all over the country in the next few months, as a way of promoting their We Can Be Heroes campaign, which is intended to fight hunger. A cause any publisher can get behind including IDW Publishing who are releasing five new comics 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.
Zaucer of Zilk - Issue 1
The creative team begins the issue discussing how they met on 2000 AD and how they wanted to make something that was a homage to 60's psychedelic story-telling. They seem to have nailed this. The story is a little harder to translate into American sensibilities. Think something like Michael Moorcock's Jerry Cornelius. Perhaps without the flair that story had, but with modern tropes.
Where is hits 100% on is in the artwork. This issue is trippy and hallucinogenic. And a color palette unlike anything else in modern comics. The real star of this series is the coloring team. Stunning and bright and vivid.
Score: 8 out of 10
G.I. Joe : A Real American Hero - Issue 183
It felt as though most of this issue focused on the bad guys and there was a great deal of internal conflict. There is a great deal of attention focused on philosophy and history which was really great. And, it makes no bones about the horrors of war. It couldn't help still feel like a transition issue. The art is adequate.
Score: 6.5 out of 10
Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow - Issue 18
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Trust is the theme of this issue. Or, more specifically, a lack of trust. No one seems to trust anyone in this comic. Which is very hard when the distrust is occurring within organizations. Some of this makes sense as it deals with ninjas as they don't inspire camaraderie. The story has little bits of action that's very bloody. The art neither helps nor hinders the story.