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

  • 47 Ronin – 4
  • The Activity – 12
  • Epic Kill – 10
  • Savage Dragon – 187
  • Mister X: Eviction – 1
  • Harbinger Wars – 2
  • And now for a review of something I’ve read recently.

    ”Planetoid” Issues 1-5 by Ken Garing

    The first issue of this five issue mini-series came out in June 2012 and the last one in March 2013. I had actually forgotten about it by the time the fifth issue came out but being that my local comic shop has a pull list for me I don’t have to remember it. It’s good to have a shop with a pull list. They know what they can sell to me and I don’t miss anything. It’s especially good for a small print run book like this. It would be way too easy to miss an issue otherwise.

    “Planetoid” could be described as a post-apocalyptic story. A man in a space ship accidentally finds himself on a hostile planet that he can’t get off of. The planet is kind of a trap and lots of space ships crash there and can’t leave. The planet is mostly desert or badlands that are roamed by these weird cobbled together robots. The story is generally about the lead character finding other people on this planet and trying to survive and build something together. All the while surviving robot attacks. So there was no actual apocalypse but it has the set dressing of one.

    All in all “Planetoid” was a pretty solid comic. Not spectacular but good. The art was good with a lot of imagination being shown in the design of the scrap yard looking robots. The story and script were interesting enough but not particularly ground-breaking. If it sounds like I’m damning with faint praise that’s not what I mean to do. I just think this is a middle-of-the-road good comic. And that beats the hell out of being a bad comic. So if your in the mood for a decent sci-fi post apocalyptic read then give this one a go.