There are few books in the caliber of comic book greatness. Of those, Marvel’s John Paul II, the Killing Joke, and indy Heavyweight Messiah are simply tops. Can Irena, Book One make that distinction? It IS a superhero story after all…
Monthly Archives July 2019
Writer: Mark Russell
Artist: Stephen Byrne
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Can I just start by saying wow? The Wonder Twins team has been knocking it out of the park. They’ve managed to ride a very fine line between episodic and serialized stories, with some interesting foreshadowing. At the same time, the whole thing is a light, fun romp.
In issue #4 Jayna’s friend, Polly Math, blows away their school science fair with a presentation on the inevitable evolution of the internet into a living, conscious, being. By the end of the science fair, both Jayna and Zan end up with a date later that night.
Zan’s date goes, well in many ways. They go out to dinner, then a movie...Read More
Color me excited. While we are at it, color me some Usagi Yojimbo. In fact, have Stan Sakai’s 30+ year collaborator on Groo the Wanderer, Tom Luth, color it. Now we are ready for the next stage of Usagi Yojimbo’s lengthy existence. The IDW era of Usagi is probably going to be most notable for a few things. First, it will be the first time Usagi will regularly run in color, rather than simple line art. Further, it brings Usagi into the same publisher as his friends, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. That may or may not result in more crossover stories, but it will make Usagi’s regularly requested appearances in TMNT games, much easier. (Seriously, he won a poll to became a Kickstarter character for TMNT Munchkin on a write-in vote...Read More
I’ve used this point before but remains as true now as when Styne & Sondheim’s musical, Gypsy, debuted 60 years ago: You Gotta Get A Gimmick. In this particular case, the gimmick is a game that can be played in the dark. It’s not a completely unique gimmick, but the list of games that use it is exceptionally short. (I can only think of one off the top of my head, which was also created in Quebec interestingly enough)
One of the nice things about Galaxies, is that you don’t HAVE to play in the dark. You can, and doing so drastically improves both the theme and the experience, but it’s not required...Read More