Only one of my regulars was at the comic shop this week but I picked up two new comics to try.

  • The Lone Ranger 3. (I’ve enjoyed the first two issues).
  • Ramayan 3392 A.D. 4 (My first Virgin comic. Yes, the company that runs an airline is now making comics).
  • Delphine 1 (13th book in the Ignatz Series from Fantagraphics. Whatever that means. Also the first book by Richard Sala I ever bought ).
  • And now I’ll continue with the reviews of some recent DC Comics a buddy sent me:

    The All New Atom 5- The new Atom works with a team of scientists at a college. This book really didn’t do much for me. I found the script and art pretty middle of the road. The plot is quite bizarre though. It’s based on, of all things, “Horton Hears a Who” by Dr. Seuss. There is a tiny civilization living on a dog’s back that wants to attack the Atom and his town for some wacky religious reason. If you’re into crazy-ass plots check it out.

    Rokkin 5 (of 6) I bought Rokkin 1 months ago and didn’t like it enough to buy another issue. Not enough happened in it if I remember correctly. Rokkin 5 has plenty happening in it but it is hard to follow. The artist is talented but isn’t a very good storyteller and the no line weight art style combined with coloring that tends to grey things out makes it hard to see what’s going on. The script is almost non-existent with little snippets of dialogue as the plot races along. Definitely some talent on this book but as a whole it’s not quite there. Check it out at your own risk.

    Loveless 11-12 – I have no idea what was going on in these two issues. It’s a western, a genre I generally enjoy, but these are the last two parts of an incomprehensible story. Most of it takes place in a town but some of it takes place in the Civil War. I don’t know if the war parts are flashbacks or not. The only clue is a character says something like, “don’t I know you from back in the war”. I don’t even get how the two stories are connected. It doesn’t help the the artist draws nearly everyone to look alike and they all have on nondescript brown clothes and hats. And the western dialect writing doesn’t ring true to me at all. Stay away from this mess.