I’m back from the comic shop this week and I got eight new comics:

  • Black Kiss 2 − 5 (of 6)
  • Storm Dogs – 2
  • Epic Kill – 7
  • Creator-Owned Heroes – 7
  • Colder – 2 (of 5)
  • Fantastic Four – 1 (Blank cover so I can draw on it)
  • Invincible – 98 (For my Giarrusso cover collection)
  • Bloodstrike – 32 (For my Giarrusso cover collection)
  • And now for a review of something I’ve read recently.

    ”Hoax Hunters” Issues 0-4 by written by Michael Moreci and Steve Seely with art by Axel Medellin

    Here is another new series from Image Comics that I’ve ben buying lately. It was the cover to issue #0 that originally got me to try out this series. It was a drawing of one of the characters in the book who is made up of a 60s style space suit and a bunch of crows. It was a nicely done cover.

    Most of the other characters in this comic are normal looking humans but some have super-powers. ”Hoax Hunters” is the story of some secret agency that fights supernatural threats. The twist is that they do it under the cover of a reality TV show that purports to bust the supernatural threats as hoaxes. It ends up being a pretty thin premise but we still get a decent supernatural comic.

    I’ve wanted to like ”Hoax Hunters” more than I actually did. It seems like a book that should be up my alley but in the end I find it a bit mediocre. The art is okay and the writing is okay. That’s about it. The plot is interesting in places such as a group of swamp beasts were murdered in the Louisiana bayou so the Hoax Hunters group, who were supposed to be protecting the swamp beasts, had to go there and figure out what happened. Some bad guy trying to take ver the world or some such. Nothing you haven’t seen before.

    The art is also only so-so. It’s competent and gets the job done but is far from spectacular in both drawing and storytelling. The coloring and lettering are also solid but not spectacular. Overall I’d say ”Hoax Hunters” was a B-level comic at best and a C-Level comic at worst. I’m going to stick with it for a while though because I still hold out more hope for it than I do you’re average Marvel or DC superhero comic. It’s not great but I’ll stay around to see where it goes.