Thursday, September 3, 2015

Comics this week

Plutona #1- In the world of comics, artists and writers are the stars of the industry. Colorists comes a distant third in the pecking order, but Jordie Bellaire is doing her damm best to upend the established order by putting out some amazing work.  Writers Jeff Lemire and Emi Lenox may get the majority of the applauses for this inviting story but I thought Bellaire was the one who made the story work. The change of colors from normal life to the eerily darkness was superb and if this keeps up, I foresee a great series similar to Astro City.

We Stand On Guard #3- Writer Brian K. Vaughan proves in the previous issue that he is going to push the envelope and it is still the case here as the captured Mcfadden undergoes torture by the American military on the whereabouts of the Two-Four. However the main star of this issue has to be artist Steve Skroce. Skroce's art is great from start to finish and the final page reveal showing in no doubt the odds the Two-Four faces. I’m less sure about the flashback of Amber and her brother; so far it doesn’t seem to have much effect on the main story. This is not help by the fact that Amber is not even the main character in the Two-Four; she just our window into the militia. Less flashback, more Two-Four, and this series will be great. 

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