Artifacts #20- All the 13 artifacts in the Top Cow Universe, there are some which we know little about. It seems that writer Ron Marz intends to slowly peel off the mystery of the artifacts and if the rest of the stories are anything as good as "Phantoms Of The Heart", then Top Cow got a good thing going. Part 2 of the story arc showcase Dr. Rachel Harrison, the new holder of the Heartstone. There’s still a lot of questions that need to be answered but the mystery of the story move things along. The art by artist Stjepan Sejic convey the mood of the story very well and Sejic once again show that he can convey a story with only his art. His work with Harrison’s mother was extremely effective. In just a few short scenes, he managed to show the weariness, fear and resignation of the mother at Harrison’s growing powers. Marvelous!
Idolized #1- Okay, I admit. This is a guilty pleasure. The plot of a girl entering an America Idol styled contest to make herself a hero and take revenge on a supervillain is just up for pillorying but strangely…writer Micah Gunnell managed to make it work! Strong effective art by David Curiel helped as Idolized is surprisingly entertaining. In fact, it’s surprising a lot like American Idol. It’s super cheesy but it’s solid entertaining cheese. Pick this up if you want some fun.