Image Comics Reviews 1/25

Welcome to our new weekly comic book reviews. I know this seems a bit overdue, especially since we’re a fanboy website, but better late than never, right? Well, we’ll be focusing on the newest issues coming from Image. If you’re wondering why we chose Image comics, well…They’re producing a ton of great, critically acclaimed titles at the moment, and quite frankly, they’re the only publisher that interests us. Sure, we could talk about Marvel’s Avengers vs X-Men or DC’s New 52, but don’t you think you’ve heard enough about that already?


The Walking Dead #93

Walking Dead #93 | Writer: Robert Kirkman | Pencils: Charlie Adlard

It’s been a long time since I’ve picked up an issue of The Walking Dead. I left the series a few years ago after reading through the second volume on TPB and even though I thought the story telling was decent, the narrative was just a bit too meandering for my tastes. Well, I’ve decided to dive back into Kirkman’s undead odyssey, and I see that I’ve missed a few twists and turns along the way.

This book is alright…not great…but alright. Once I finished reading, I realized that The Walking Dead suffers from a few lingering issues, most notably its heavy handed dialogue.

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Elephantmen #37

Elephantmen #37 | Richard Starkings | Axel Medellin

This is another comic book series that I was, until recently, fairly unfamiliar with. I actually had to search through Wikipedia for a brief moment to digest some backstory before reading this newest issue.

The series continues with these bizarre scenes of Hip and various other characters. To be honest, because I’m new to the book, I had a fairly hard time keeping track of all the sub plots and the various minor characters involved. But the regular appearances of Tusk’s murderous episodes really tied the story together, as sanguine as that sounds.

Overall, I surprisingly enjoyed this book, a good deal more than I thought I would. I’m not usually a fan of the usual ‘animal as people’ plot twist, but this book actually pulls it off. That’s a true tribute to Richard Starkings’s word play, but a great deal of praise should be given to Axel Medellin as well. He’s artwork shines on every page and it helps add realism to this otherwise bizarre concept.

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The Mice Templar Volume 3 Part 7

The Mice Templar Volume 3 Part 7 | Bryan Glass | Victor Santos

Mice, swords, and sorcery…what more could a person want? This book reminds me so much of the classic animations of the 80’s, except that it’s a bit deeper than those children’s cartoons, which only makes it better.

This issue begins in the heart of the mouse kingdom, Dealrach Ard-Vale to be exact, as a group of rats escort a small caravan of servants. Suddenly, a group of white clothed mice, who I naturally assumed were Readers of the Wheat (if I’m wrong, don’t blame me! I’m new to the series!). A few slices and dices later, and the Rat escort is reduced to nothing more than a lump of limbs and tails. The story then jumps forward to a group of young rebels as they decide how best to join the effort. We discover that the most passionate among them, a youth named E’Tan, will have a tough time fitting in among the proper rebellion.

By far, the most interesting part of this issue is the training of One Armed Leito. Like the much used story-archetype, his master, Pilot, is a rough and tumbling sage who admonishes his young mousey student to follow the proper pathway. During their training, a sudden attack by Druid loyalists leads to a huge twist…but I won’t give it away.

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