Thursday 3 March 2016

Comics Wrap Up - Doing It For The Thrill

Graphic Novels

This week I reviewed the fabulously funny Adulthood is a Myth: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection (UK - US.) If you want to check out my review then just click here.

Single Issues

Iron Man ExtremisThis week I read Invincible Iron Man: Extremis (#1 of 6) (US) - this is seen to be one of the primary Iron Man storylines of the modern age (on which elements of the first Iron Man movie was based,) and it did start pretty damn well.

The artwork is certainly distinctive - but I'm actually not sure whether I liked it or not. It was kind of realistic - and kind of unrealistic.

Am I making any sense?

Let's put it this way: it was realistic in terms of depth and the feeling of there being 3 dimensions in this world. It was unrealistic in that there didn't seem to be enough variation in skin-tone, shadow, etc. - and that slightly freaked me out.

It was like just off real life - which I tend to find unnerving. But I'm sure a lot of people would actually really like this style - and I can't deny the skill it takes to pull this off. It just wasn't quite my cup of tea.

I also thought there was a touch too much exposition (check me out with my fancy words!)

But I did like the whole: what counts as good? What's bad? How do you change the world? ethical questions deal-y.

So, yeah, an interesting read - but one that I've got mixed feelings about; still, pretty damn good.

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