This great review of JEREMIAH HARM #1 at MEDIASHARX:
“With any lesser writers, you would know exactly what cliches this book would be moving into next issue. With Giffen and Grant, you have no idea where this story is going to end up. After I put down the issue, I came up with at least five or ten possible directions this story could go in. Then I remembered who’s writing JEREMIAH HARM and realized that no matter how many possible guesses I came up with, Giffen and Grant always come up with something new and exciting. This book should be no different.”
“The comic’s true merit lies in its gentle cadence and its appealing protagonist.
“The prospects for this series are very high.
“No one was surprised when the first issue of the series quickly sold out. Jump on quickly. Jeremiah Harm is off to a fast start.”
“all hell is breaking loose — with a deft hand and sure plotting. A nice surprise.”
from AIN’T IT COOL NEWS:
“…this compilation series never fails to entertain.
“Highly recommended for those with good taste in stories and human flesh.”
Zombie Tales: The Dead (Boom!; by Troy): My favorite horror anthology is back with a number of strong new entries. While some dabble in varying degrees of military action, religious implications, and what horror means to a child, my favorite in this particular volume is easily the crazy-ass ï¿½Zoombiesï¿½, written by Johanna Stokes, with art by Cynthia Martin. A simple, engaging tale that could have been much longer, ï¿½Zoombiesï¿½ shows us how the most unlikely of forces can unite and take on the encroaching zombie hoards. Lesson? Always listen to the chimp with the keys.
“The results of these interesting takes on the bounty hunter story make for a surprisingly entertaining read. The pacing is crisp and rhythmic, the scenes cut hard and shifting back and forth between Harm trying to convince a doctor and a nurse that alien hell has come to Earth, and the alien hell itself, Moira, Skiver, and Maze trading barbs and quips while plotting the end of the universe. Both scenes are intelligently rendered with doses of genuine humor and some extremely snappy dialogue.”
“…the villians are plenty dastardly, thus far, the designs on all are good.
“Hurry donâ€™t wait, itâ€™s been out for over a month get your hands on it… now. word.”
COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD, one of my favorite sites, which defamed me and characterized me as a tea-sippin’, East Coast Intellectual (read the article, you’ll see) where it’s clear they’ve mistaken me for my cohorts, Giffen and DeMatteis:
This reminds me more and more of the early “funny” Justice League issues, when Giffen and DeMatteis were writing really good superhero stories that happened to have funny comments occasionally. You know, before KooeyKooeyKooey!
THE STOP BUTTON on ZOMBIE TALES: THE DEAD #1:
“This issue, The Dead, is no different. It might actually be the best one so far, actually.
The first story, written by Michael Alan Nelson with art by Lee Moder,… is concise and fast and itâ€™s a great lead for the issue.
“Keith Giffen had time to contribute another episode of his Dead Meat story, with art by Ron Lim. I wasnâ€™t impressed by the first two entries of this feature, but The Deadâ€™s episode is slow, well-drawn, beautifully colored, and oddly neat. It just moves right along, taking its time, never trying too hard…
“The third story [is]… cute, has great art, and a chimp is the lead. Stokes fills it with her usual attention to character relationships and the–personified–internal human conflict.
“Next comes to the winner of The Dead, a story called A Game Called Zombie by Jim Pascoe, with art by Don Simpson and Chris Moreno. Game reminded me a lot of the old Marvel horror backups I used to come across as a kid reading back issues.
“The fifth story I canâ€™t say too much about because itâ€™s a really funny joke by John Rogers and Ed Tadem. Tademâ€™s art is the real selling point throughout the story…
“The last story is an installment of the other Zombie Tales regular, I, Zombie, featuring Ted the Zombie, who can talk and is generally a pleasant chap and loves his pet cat (also a zombie).
“I love these Boom! Zombie Tales anthologies and I think The Dead is probably the best one so far.”