I’m back from the comic shop this week and I got two new comics plus a magazine:

  • Buffy Season Eight – 22
  • Echo – 9
  • Back Issue Magazine – 32
  • And now for a review of something I’ve read recently.

  • “Ultra: Seven Days” by The Luna Brothers

    The first thing I picked up by the Luna Brothers was the survival horror book “Girls”. I liked it so I thought I would give some of their work previous to that a read. This is one of them.

    Some comics are up my alley and some are not. Unfortunately this is one that is not. “Ultra: Seven Days” takes place in a world where super heroes are stars much like Hollywood actors are in our world. They work for private corporations (normal ones not evil corporations), are on call to do good, fight crime, plus they have lucrative endorsements so image and marketing are important. This is the story of one of those super heroes, a woman named Ultra, and her trials and tribulations. Plus two of her friends.

    This book is not bad. It’s just that I don’t care one whit about the lives of celebrities. As a matter of fact I go out of my way to avoid hearing about them. I don’t read any gossip or pop culture magazines. I never watch any of those TV shows that are all about celebrities or read any websites about them. I find celebrity gossip tedious. I don’t know any of them so why should I care who they are seen with?

    That is the biggest problem I have with the book and it’s just my taste. The story is well told and the dialogue is snappy. I’m not a huge fan of the Luna Brothers’ art (especially the coloring) and I find their no line weight style boring but they have talent and originality that I do appreciate.

    So if you’re not as put off by celebrity culture as I am and are interested to see it crossed with super hero culture then check out this book. The Luna Brothers do a better job than most at making comics even if their style isn’t always to my taste.