I've been enjoying the mess out of Jem and the Holograms. Even if it wasn't a licensed property, I'd be buying it. Sophie Campbell's artwork is so gorgeous that every character is beautiful, even when they're being absolute monsters. Kelly Thompson is writing an absolutely wonderful story about two bands at war, yet is managing to work in a great love story or two. The blending of these two creators is so perfect, I worry about the recent solicitations without Sophie Campbell on the book, but from artist's Emma Vieceli's blog, it looks like just a guest spot. Whew! I was worried there for a second.
This was one of the more exciting comic book news to hit this past weekend and GI Joe fans have something wickedly cool coming. It has been many years since we received a bi-weekly event and hopefully it will live up to the Cobra Island Civil War from the 80,s. IDW has their hands full but with Larry Hama continuing to write this book, all should be well. Read on for all the details and take a look at some of the cover art for this launch.
IDW has just sent out a press release discussing the next major story arc for GI Joe ARAH and this one you do not want to miss. Cobra is set for world domination and it all starts in issue #219. Read on for all the exciting details!
Here is a special preview of GI Joe ARAH #215. As expected there are some changes looming for the team and yes, we will remain spoiler free. Just so you know, read the preview at your own risk. We have read this issue and yes, it is very solid and this story will lead into the next arc. Read on for more.
I've really been loving this series, so it wasn't strange for me to read the next issue as soon as I could. It's been very good with using science fiction elements to tell a different, more personal story about something other than time travel. While it's blatant about its intentions, it's entertaining in its execution. Because it goes so far into the realm of theoretical time travel theory, it can play loose with the rules. To say more would be getting into reviewing the comic, so rather than blather on, let's get started with the review.
There comes a book once in a blue moon that will make you shed a tear or two and GI Joe A Real American Hero #214 did just that. This is the conclusion of the Death of Snake Eyes and IDW along with Larry Hama and artist SL Gallant delivered a fitting conclusion to a major story arc in the history of GI Joe.
The second issue of Infinite Loop came out from IDW this week, and the pressure was on to live up to not only the premiere issue, but to the hype that surrounds the series. Before reading this review, you can go check out my review of the first issue to see what I thought of that issue.
I know many, including myself really enjoy seeing action figure covers and toy covers in general for comics. IDW has already treated us to both GI Joe and Transformer toy covers and now we will have an action figure cover! Robert Atkins is teaming up with IDW to produce an exciting carded figure variant cover for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #215!
After my review of the first issue, I was really eager to read the second issue of Jem and the Holograms. What's best is that not only wasn't I disappointed, I enjoyed it better than the first, and there's not many comic book series that I can say that about. I'm just really happy that this comic exists.
This comic keeps moving across my desk, begging to be re-read and reviewed. Maybe it's the more animated-style artwork by Elsa Charretier (more on her Friday) that reminds me of Darwyn Cooke, and maybe it's that I'm a sucker for time travel stories, although I tend to be harsher in my assessment of them. Nevertheless, I decided to give it a good read.
GI Joe ARAH continues in to shine in issue #213. Serpentor is back and the death of Snake Eyes continues. Folks I just read this issue and I am flabbergasted. This is a must read and yes, no spoilers will be revealed. Check out the preview below and make sure you snag a copy tomorrow Yo Joe.
IDW has had a lot of press behind the launch of their new Jem & the Holograms series, so it seems only right to give it a read and tell you about it. I was personally looking forward to it given that I'm prone to like old ideas given a new spin, and for the most part it works. I'm going to give you a spoiler alert, but I'll still try not to ruin it for anyone.