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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Capture Creatures 1

Posted by Geek-o-Rama Admin on 11:00 AM

Over a hundred wonderful and terrifying creatures have suddenly appeared on earth. Two teens investigate the origins of these curious creatures and how they can stop those who are trying to destroy them.

Anyone who at least half pays attention to the world around them has at least heard about things like Pokemon.  Although I personally have no interest in them, I can say I’m at least aware.  And although I may not be a fan per se, I can appreciate certain things like character designs.  Having at least that mild interest, I was curious to see what we’d get out of the first issue of Capture Creatures.

From what I can tell, this new series is based off the ongoing index of creatures that Becky Dreistadt and Frank Gibson having been amassing for some time now.  The majority of this launch issue spends its time introducing us to people who I presume will be recurring characters in the story.  There isn’t much to say about them, with it just giving us an oversight of their average day.  Once we near the end though, we finally get to see the first of the strange creatures.

This wonderfully fun new book is accompanied by equally fun and sickeningly cute artwork.  Dreistadt does a fantastic job with her hand painted style illustrating the story.  While the super cartoony look may not be up everyone’s alley, you really can’t help but love it.  The characters designs and of course the briefly introduced “capture creature” are all really adorable.

While I may be one of the only people who can’t sing the Pokemon theme song, that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate a book like this.  The entertaining story and delightful artwork are enough to have kept my attention to the end.  As you would think, fans of Pokemon and the like will definitely enjoy this, and even those like myself who aren’t will still enjoy it if you pick it up.

For more on Capture Creatures or other Boom titles, check out Boom! Studios.

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

Kickstarter/Indiegogo Spotlight: Detroit Fanfare Comic Con 2015

Posted by Geek-o-Rama Admin on 8:00 AM

Ah, conventions.  The getaways through the year that many of us look forward to so much.  One among those is the focus of this week's feature fundraiser.  Detroit Fanfare is looking for help from the community to keep this celebration of comics going.  To lend a hand and also get the chance to attend with many reward options, check out the Kickstarter page.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Katrina Roets on 12:00 AM

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Geek-o-Rama to all of you out there in the Geek-o-Verse! It's been another busy year around here and we owe our continued growth to all of you out there who come by, read our posts and share them with the rest of the world. We can't begin to thank you enough, so we thought instead we would bring you a special present! Starting at noon est, right here, you can watch the MST3K marathon! Before noon, you can watch Manos- The Hands of Fate! So, from all of us to all of you... Happy Thanksgiving and keep on clicking!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tiger Lung

Posted by Geek-o-Rama Admin on 11:00 AM

Thirty-five thousand years ago, the world was ruled by strange beasts and ancient gods! For some Paleolithic tribes, hope lay in the shaman warriors who stood between them and the unknown. Tiger Lung follows the struggle of one of these shamans to keep his people alive in a vast, hostile universe!

There is so much about the everyday lives of our ancestors from the “caveman” era we just can’t know for sure.  Granted, we can deduce enough about it to allow us to try and think about the primitive existence.  What about things that science most likely won’t look into?  That’s exactly what is explored in Tiger Lung and it’s probably far more interesting than what you read in Ancient History class.

Within pages of this prehistoric setting, we follow three separate stories of a shaman by the name of Tiger Lung.  The first story is a collection of three Dark Horse Presents issues which show us Tiger earning his place as a shaman within his tribe.  This along with the two additional stories as you would imagine feature a lot of interaction with the supernatural, mostly spirits and beings from nature.  How much of this is based on fact from that time is really up for debate, but it does give us a glimpse of what humans at least believed back then.

 Although we have three different stories within, Simon Roy takes charge as both writer and artist on all of them.  With color assists by Jason Wordie on two of the three tales, the pair of artists gives a good look into this ancient world.  Whether the rougher style was specifically used here I can’t say for sure, but it definitely works well here.  Sketches and designs at the end were as always a welcome bonus.

Having just read another book based in a primitive world, it was fun seeing this darker side of how things may have been back then.  Again, whether you believe shamans used to face off against evil spirits is for everyone to decide on their own.  Either way, I can at least help you decide on if you should grab this book by saying that you should.

For more on Tiger Lung or other Dark Horse titles, check out Dark Horse Comics.

Tiger Lung will be available 12/3

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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