First described to me as “Indiana Jones meets Tomb Raider”, this does Daomu #1 a disservice. Yes, the plot revolves around a secret society of tomb robbers, so the comparison is understandable, but the preceding quote is more of a marketing tag for Image to hook potential readers. Opening the comic though, the text on the first page reveals an even deeper back story and world mythos than those Western franchises ever achieved. The digitally rendered art, by Ken Chou, is so distinctly 21st century and “not-American”, that this tag line will feel almost misleading after finishing the issue.
A new Image title by Nick Spencer (Shudder Town, Morning Glories) and Christian Ward, The Infinite Vacation’s premise revolves around travelling between alternate universes, and the alternate lives you are living. I was completely stunned by this comic. The art - amazing. The story - fantastic. I can’t wait for the next issue.
As we sit comfortably in our respective dork dens, let us take a look back at a rather interesting year in comics. The comic world was filled with ups and downs in 2010, here we'll share with you some of the highlights and our personal favourites of the year. We shall save the disappointments for another time... or a podcast.
AMC has just released the trailer for their new zombie-apocalypse TV series The Walking Dead which debuted at San Diego Comic Con last month. The series is being run by writer/director Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Mist) and Gale Anne Hurd, the producer of Aliens and The Terminator. The Walking Dead is based on […]
Image Comics recently began publishing the new creator-owned series God Complex from the creative minds of Michael Avon Oeming (Powers, Team Fortress 2), John Broglia (Zombie Sama!), and Dan Berman (Six, Thor). The comic tells the story of big guy named Paul, an otherwise ordinary man. But Paul is not as ordinary as he’d like […]
Welcome back Shelfers, Jeff here with another Pocket Review. Today I’m talking about the fantastic book The Walking Dead. Rating 95% (9.5 G’s on the Anti-Gravity Scale) I highly recommend that you pick up any book from this ongoing series, it’s an excellent take on the zombie genre. The Walking Dead Official Site