and Tulip aligns with Obie (my harshest critic)
Comics will rule the planet
And love will steer you here you see
This is the Donning of the age of the Donist World
The age of the Donist World
Hey man...and lady if that's how you flow, welcome. We've had like a really groovy week here at Donist World, man. You grock what I'm saying, right brothers and sisters? There's all these comic books with their art and stories and, you know, colors and stuff...man, it's all such a trip to read these funny books with really deep...I mean REALLY deep messages that will blow your mind, man. Have a seat by that lovely, vital and spiritual tree my brother. Here's some tea, I added a little something if you get my meaning. Relax and trip on these visuals and most important of all don't let THE MAN keep you down, man. Get ready to groove on...
Friday Slice of Heaven
***BEWARE OF SLIGHT SPOILERS***
Gods and Monsters
The book begins with Gem Antonelli, "Copycat," in a holding cell and explaining to her mysterious captors what happened while she and the rest of DV8 were stranded on a planet. "Stranded" is not the appropriate word as the group were dropped from the sky onto a primitive world with no recollection as to how they were captured or why they were abandoned there. The inhabitants consist of a half dozen warring tribes all armed with clubs, spears and shields and now eight beings of immense power have dropped from the sky. Are they gods or are they monsters? That is not for the people to decide, it is a decision for DV8. Already a group at odds with themselves, they split off to aid or rule a tribe of their own until they are inevitably brought into conflict with one another, until a devastating problem arises.
DV8 pulled me in immediately and I could not put the book down. Intriguing and fully fleshed out characters--although I am still unsure of what Gem's powers actually were--lead an intense and thoughtful story that weighed on my mind when I went to sleep and again when I woke the next day. Rebekah Isaacs artwork flows beautifully and furthers the story with amazing sequentials that are elevated by Carrie Strachan's coloring talents.
When those with the power lead, how they conduct themselves is determined by what lurks inside, and oftentimes their interests run counter to the necessities of those who follow...kind of relevant in today's world. DV8: Gods and Monsters is now one of my new all-time favorite trades. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! You need to read this.
Xombi continues to be one of my most anticipated releases each month despite the fact that I am still a little in the dark as to what is going on. I'm assuming some of the characters are holdovers from the old series, but I'm more than happy to piece things together along the way. Again, Rozum's writing is top-notch and Frazer Irving's art and colors are something to marvel at. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Ruse is the story of master detective Simon Archard, "the smartest man in the world," and his
The relationship between Emma and Simon is amusing in that Simon is a difficult man to work with and is willing to jeopardize not only his life to find an answer, but also risk Emma's life in the process. He is usally correct in the risks that he takes, but he does leave me wondering if he has a mental disorder or two. For instance this issue opens with Emma in the middle of an all-woman, bare-knuckled fighting ring that Simon had signed her up to compete in--without Emma's knowledge--all so he could get ahold of some ledgers pertinent to a case. The fact that Emma is able to successfully work with a man who has chased off all of her predecessors is proof of her strong character and she oftentimes shows to be every bit as intelligent, if not moreso, than Simon. Death traps, mysteries, conspiracies, and life-threatening predicaments make this a fun and addictive read.
This is not my typical type of comic, but I am happy to say that I a hooked. RECOMMENDED!
|Obie and Tulip
Slice Into the Woods
Slight Lack of Productivity This Week - After spending the past two weeks in pain from the back/shoulder/chest problem, I guess this week was about catching up on missed sleep. While I should have been writing the kid's book or working on the second issue of the comic script, Monday was spent sleeping through the alarm and Tuesday and Wednesday were slow going to say the least. Oh well, you have to sleep sometimes.