Stone Star is a stone Babylon 5 that lands on planets. I think this is an example of a comic reaching for an Amazon movie deal!
Stone Star #2
Written by Jim Zub
Pencilled and Inked by Max Dunbar
Colored by Espen Grundetjern
Lettered by Marshall Dillon
Published by Comixology
Stone Star #2 landed from Comixology as part of their originals line. I don’t know what they think they are doing with those covers, though. It doesn’t tell me to give it a second look.
So this giant stone spaceship… stone. Start again. Stone spaceship hovers just feet off the ground with it rockets blasting and then it first like four or six tethers at the ground to keep the STONE SPACE SHIP ON ROCKETS FROM FLOATING AWAY.
Jim Zub is really trying to be serious with this book. On purpose. It’s a grand image, but if you think about it–it’s stupid! We write scifi for our audiences to think. Fits in with the modern comic book movie IP, I guess.
After that we get into the four starts to issue #1 way too fast, issue #2 is slow, predictable, and gives us naval gazing. In comic book writing we don’t have to introduce all the characters in issue one. Since they did, issue#2 fails to give us a plot or story line to follow. In twenty pages we learn of a coup and the green kid is now due to be killed. One page’s worth of exposition. This could have been issue one.
Zub and Dunbar are a proven team and it shows in the technique of the pages. They are very nice looking. It’s like a Dark Crystal team telling an early cyberpunk story. The art is weaker in issue #2, less grand, and less of a reason to buy the book.
I don’t have a reason for Stone Star #2 to exist other than to make good on your investment in #1. Extremely average storytelling. It has that smell of Amazon trying to tell a story, minus the TNA. You know the ones I’m talking about.
I give it 2½ of 5 stars.
Look for it in your Kindle Unlimited subscription and on Comixology.
Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments, and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.