I’m back from the comic shop this week and I got X new comics plus a hard

  • Bloodshot – 6
  • Archer and Armstrong – 5
  • The Activity – 10
  • Age of Bronze – 32
  • Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities and the Orm of Loch Ness – 3
  • Clone – 2
  • The Massive – 7
  • Point of Impact – 3
  • The Walking Dead – 105
  • And now for a review of something I’ve read recently.

    ”Debris” Issues 1-4 by by Kurtis J Wiebe and Riley Rossmo

    This series is a good example of why I switched back to monthly comics rather than waiting for collected editions. I’m pretty sure I never would have even seen a trade paperback collection of this series let alone read it. TPBs of these obscure Image Comics series aren’t easily run across when just browsing and it’s easier to spend three or four dollars to try out an issue rather than ten or fifteen for the collection. I can find and read a wider variety of comics when I buy monthlies.

    I wasn’t blown away by the first issue of this comic but it held my interest enough to make me commit to buying three more issues of the mini-series. The fact that it was okay and different enough from the standard superhero comics out there ended up being enough for me. It’s the story of some post apocalyptic world and a woman who is a protector of her tribe. She protects her tribe from giant robots who wander the wasteland trying to kill them. Then she decides to go on a journey to try and find salvation for her people in the form of a new place to live that has water. Most of the series is about that journey.

    The art on the series was pretty good but a little unresolved at times. That’s what I call it when things get a bit sketchy. The last issue was especially so and the colorist, Owen Gieni, was credited with finishes and colors on that issue. I’m not sure why the penciller, Riley Rossmo, only did breakdowns for that last issue but it’s a stylistic departure from the first three. The storytelling was generally good and had a sort of European feel to it. Also some Japanese influence but very little American superhero stuff.

    The writing was okay. Nothing really stood out for me but it did it’s job and told me the story. The comic wasn’t a favorite but was enjoyable.
    In the end I’d have to say that “Debris” was fair to middling. The last issue was the most interesting story-wise but overall it wasn’t anything earth-shattering. But I still liked it. It was a good month to month comic to have in my mix. I’m enjoying the variety of monthly comics that are being published by Image right now and this one added to that variety. More so than it might have done as a collected edition.