Tuesday, December 15, 2009
What I Read This Week Part II
The next batch of comic reviews, as I continue to try to catch up!
Creepy #2 -- Another gaggle of gruesome, gory graphic fiction for your guilt-free gobbling pleasure! There's some great stuff in here, including a very funny Loathsome Lore about torture devices (!), but the overall effect is brought down by the second feature, "Carnivore," about a car which runs on meat, that is bogged down by nearly incomprehensible artwork. Still, a strong and superlative horror comics effort.
glamourpuss #10 -- Stan Drake's relationship with his second wife, Bunny, and her relationship with the character Eve Jones, is juxtaposed with some Profound Insights about swimsuits. Sim goes off on a tangent here, moving away from talking about Drake's photorealism style and more about his marriage, which is always thorny territory for someone like Sim. Still, the artwork is beautiful, the history is interesting, and the Profound Insights are indeed Profound. Every issue of this title makes me want the next one more.
Aliens #4 -- Deep in the crystal cavern, our intrepid band has to face not only the xenomorphs, but the ancient madness lurking therein. The only conclusion one could expect from this story goes down here, and there's nothing wrong with it, but if you are expecting something mind-blowing, then you are going to be disappointed. Still, this was a good series and a nice re-introduction of the Aliens property to Dark Horse.
The Pick of The Pile is a tough one. Both glamourpuss and Creepy hit the right notes for me, but I am going to give it to glamourpuss because Creepy was less consistant.