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Monday, December 22, 2014

Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night 1

Posted by Geek-o-Rama Admin on 12:00 PM

The award-winning series returns with a high seas tale of pirate battles, vengeance and lost love. Hamlet, Juliet, Othello and Shakespeare become pawns in a deadly game of survival between the legendary masked pirate Captain Cessario, his first mate Viola, and the new terror on the water, Titus Andronicus' forbidding war ship The Lavinia.

Writers:
Anthony Del Col
Conor McCreery
Artist:
Andy Belanger
Publisher:
IDW

Everyone knows about Shakespeare right? That's what IDW's series is out to prove. Considering it's on it's 4th volume, you can't argue with it. A world where all of Shakespeare's characters are real and are at war with one another, with the eternal bard at the centre, it's been a critically acclaimed hit that many people have had the pleasure of reading. Naturally, it's completely passed me by!

From what I quickly gathered from the first issue and a quick bit of research was that there are several families at war, referred to as prodigals, all of them from Shakespeare's most famous plays. Each one of them seeks to posses the man who created them, or rather his quill, which has the ability to rewrite the world they all live in.

We open with Cesario the pirate in mid battle with another ship. Though there is a lot of action in the comic (fitting enough) the real clash is one of personalities. Cesario and his first mate Viola are lovers that want drastically different things and when they come across several captives, one of them Juliet, it throws their dynamic into even more turmoil.

Cesario, despite being a flamboyant showoff, wants to settle down and retire from the life of piracy, whereas Viola sees returning to land where she would lose her freedom and be burdened with having the role only as the good housewife as a fate worse than death. Juliet's appearance in their midst along with the crazed Orthello's means that Cesario's dream is closer to fruition and he is happy to throw his lot in with one of the 'prodigals' if it guarantees he can achieve it.

Overall, it was a quick read, even if it's one that doesn't make much concessions to new readers of the series. I gathered what was going on thanks to my knowledge of Shakespeare's work, even if Del Col and McCreery's words lack some of the spark of the great bard himself. In the same line as the writers, Belanger's art does a lot to give a theatrical feel to the proceedings. But overall I was left feeling the impression of being slightly non-plussed.

Lets see where future issues take us.

Cover image courtesy of IDW Publishing.

Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night is available from Comixology or your nearest comic retailer.



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

Imagine Agents

Posted by Geek-o-Rama Admin on 9:00 AM

Ever try to wrangle an illiterate, 30-foot tall rock monster away from his five-year-old best friend? Or calm down a 400-pound, muscle-man rag-doll during her daily temper tantrum? For Dave and Terry, it’s all in a day’s work. As agents for I.M.A.G.I.N.E., they are responsible for keeping your imaginary friends in line. Little do they know that an abandoned figment from days past has a plan to change the status quo. What happens when the imaginary friends become the ones who are seen?

This by far is one of the most fun books I’ve read in quite a while, which is saying a lot for all the fun books I come across.  Something about it just won me over from the very beginning and kept me glued to the pages to the end.  The imagination is what brought on this book and that is exactly what Imagine Agents is all about.

Many of us had imaginary friends as small children and were all tailored exactly to what our minds conjured up.  This story brings about the possibility that they aren’t so made up, just visible only to their “assignee”.  Like Men in Black for managing these entities, agents of I.M.A.G.I.N.E. take care of the day to day situations that arise.  When a rogue figment tries to drastically change the balance of how we coexist with them, the agents and even some unexpected allies step in to save the day.

As a book so driven by the whimsical creations that could come from a child’s mind, the art needed to be vibrant and playful.  This was by far a strong success, with beautiful visuals in both their colors and linework.  I truly adored all the different characters that were created for this book and it was a huge part of why I enjoyed the book.

With pages upon pages of gorgeous art that illustrates a wonderful story, this is a title that instantly became a winner for me.  It can really be appreciated by fans of all sorts and is one I highly suggest grabbing.  Everybody would be doing themselves a big favor by adding this to their read list and collection as soon as possible.

For more on Imagine Agents 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.

New Comic Day Releases: December 24th 2014

Posted by Geek-o-Rama Admin on 6:00 AM

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I.C.E. Critical Mass #2 (Of 4)(Jason Pearson Black & White Variant Cover), AR
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Monstrosity Volume 2 GN, $14.99

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8-Bit Zombie The Full Byte TP, $12.99
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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes #2 (Of 6)(Cover A Christopher Mitten), $3.99
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Deceivers Volume 1 TP, $19.99
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Doc Savage Special 2014 (One Shot)(Cover A Robert Hack), $7.99
Doctor Spektor Master Of The Occult Volume 1 TP, $16.99
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Lady Demon #1 (Joyce Chin Red Variant Cover), AR
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Six Million Dollar Man Season 6 TP, $19.99

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Transformers Vs G.I. JOE Volume 1 TP, $19.99
X Files X-Mas Special (Cover A Carlos Valenzuela), $7.99
X Files X-Mas Special (Cover RI Vic Malhotra), AR

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Great Pacific #18, $2.99
Manhattan Projects Volume 5 The Cold War TP, $14.99
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Rasputin #3, $3.50
Revival #26 (Cover A Jenny Frison), $2.99
Revival #26 (Cover B Jamie McKelvie & Matthew Wilson), AR
Southern Bastards #1 (Image Firsts Edition), $1.00
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Super Dinosaur #23, $2.99
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Locus #647 (December 2014), $7.50

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Avengers And X-Men Axis #1 (Of 9)(Adam Kubert Variant Cover)(Stan Lee Gold Signature Edition)(Dynamic Forces), AR
Avengers And X-Men Axis #9 (Of 9)(Adam Hughes Inversion Variant Cover), AR
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Avengers And X-Men Axis #9 (Of 9)(Paul Renaud Looper Variant Cover, AR
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Captain America And The Mighty Avengers #3 (Luke Ross Regular Cover), $3.99
Captain America Volume 5 The Tomorrow Soldier HC (Premiere Edition), $24.99
Cyclops #8, $3.99
Daredevil #11, $3.99
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Deadpool #39, $3.99
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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Harbinger: Faith 0

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

Her first and only boyfriend to date is a little bit of a douche, her friends are all gone, and, after her insane adventure in Mexico City, Faith Hebert is feeling a little frustrated with the direction of her life. She's just a normal super-powered young woman in an increasingly crazy world. Here's the story of a true innocent and kind heart in a hard world. From the comic shop of her youth to the moment she found out that, despite her weight, she was actually light as feather.

Although female superheroes aren’t a rarity, their masculine counterparts are still the majority.  While the leading role in this book may not normally be the star, she definitely was here.  It was nice to see that be the case with Harbinger: Faith, even if only for this zero issue.  It was also a great way to learn a little of this series I previously knew nothing about.

This one-shot does a wonderful job of both giving a good introduction to Harbinger, as well as providing an origin story for one of the main characters.  Faith Hebert was practically destined to become a superhero, and once she realized she had powers like so many of the characters she read in comics, she found her calling.  After unfortunate events with the Renegades, Faith and her superpowered boyfriend split off, but find that problems follow them no matter what.

Although it doesn’t speak to the art directly, I first have to comment on my appreciation of Faith’s character design.  The choice to make her anything but the typical centerfold model was greatly appreciated.  As for the artwork itself, everything felt very real, even being based in a world of fiction.  The linework and colors were consistently great throughout, with particular applause for the characters.

Those who are already fans of the main Harbinger series will likely enjoy getting an origin story for Faith.  Without any prior knowledge of the ongoing story, certain details mentioned here may be slightly confusing.  Otherwise, this was a fun quick read and certainly wouldn’t be a bad title to pick up.

For more on Harbinger: Faith or other Valiant titles, check out Valiant Entertainment.


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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