DAN’S COMIC BOOK REVIEWS – WEEK OF JAN 14TH, 2015

Here’s 3 handpicked reviews from the past week aka Dan’s Dang Dynamite Round Up (the name is a work in progress):

The Twilight Zone #11

TZ11-Cov-FrancavillaWriter: J. Michael Straczynski

Artist: Guiu Vilanova

I thought this book would close out the current arc after the ending was basically telegraphed last issue. Nope – we’re dragging this one out. While I liked the art more this time around, there are pages ripped straight from the previous arc. It’s cool to show how the other stories are connected, but not at the expense of moving the narrative. I’ll be back for the conclusion but this issue mostly came off as superfluous.

Review 4 (out of 7)

Doodle Jump #5

DoodleJump05-Cov-A-UyWriters: Meredith Gran and Mario Udzenija

Artist: Steven Uy

I’ll admit it – I had no idea what was going on. I didn’t even know Doodle Jump was a game until writing this (darn kids – I remember when phones were only for dialin’!). But that doesn’t mean I didn’t have a good time reading it. All ages books can be ultra-dull but there was enough PG action here to keep me turning the page.

Review 5 (out 0f 7)

Ex-Con #5ExCon05-Cov-A-Bradstreet

Writer: Duane Swierczynski

Artist: Keith Burns

I’ve seen noir paired with a lot of elements but “Ex-Con” might be the first psychic-noir I’ve encountered. Cody Pomeray’s ability to see people’s auras and know their intentions is a fresh twist and I’m sad to see the saga close after five issues. At least this edition goes out with a bang… well, quite a few bangs to be honest. The art perfectly matches this gritty tale and #5 serves as a shocking yet all-too-suitable finale.

Review 6 (out of 7)

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Dan Crotty

Dan Crotty is a Los Angeles immigrant who loves great stories, IPA, and Hot Cheetos. IG: dannylarusso

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