Archive for March, 2005

Savage Dragon #120

March 7, 2005 | Comics

Savage Dragon #120 Erik Larsen Image Comics *** 1/2 (out of five) Kudos, Eric Larsen. No only is your creator-owned series, Savage Dragon — one of the flagship titles of Image Comics — still going after all these years, but it is still really good. Issue #120 sees the Dragon, er, dragged into the U.S. presidential election campaign. With just a couple of days until election day, a would-be vice-president looks to have the Dragon on board for a shot at the Oval Office. But things aren’t always what they seem. Meanwhile, it’s Halloween and guess who’s going out as a big, green lizard-man? Well-paced and thoughtful as ever, here’s hoping Larson keeps at it for 120 more.

Dead@17 Rough Cut #2

March 7, 2005 | Comics

Dead@17 Rough Cut #2 Viper Comics $6.50/$4.95 US *** (out of five) There’s no such thing as too much of a good thing and Viper Comics proves it with Dead@17 Rough Cut #2. Taking the world of Nara Kilday, the teen evil fighter from the initial two Dead@17 limited series (the third series is underway now), from the hands of creator Josh Howard are a talented variety of artists and writers, who help fill in some of the blanks in this slowly forming universe. Of course that being said, one of the highlights of this anthology is an eight-page tale by Howard himself. Also notable is a five-pager by Kazu Kibuishi, creator of Daisy Kutter, for those who’re interested in what else this talented writer/artist can do.

Seven Soldiers #0

March 7, 2005 | Comics

Seven Soldiers #0 Grant Morrison, J.H. Williams DC Comics $4.50/$2.95 US *** (out of five) Seven Soldiers is one of the most ambitious and complex comic book projects in years — brought to you by one of the most creative minds in the industry. But you’d better not be in a rush to see how everything works out. Grant Morrison (JLA, New X-Men) pens this opening book of the 30-part story, which will be told over the next 13 months, that will involve the fate of the entire DC Universe, but not a single big-name hero. Instead of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman saving the day, readers will get up close and personal with characters like the Shining Knight, the Bulleteer and Zatanna. Issue #0 sees the formation of a new super-team filled with even more obscure heroes. But will their first mission be their last?