Tell us a bit about Stardust Kid . What is it about? Who are the major characters? Twelve year old Cody DiMarco’s best friend is Paul Brightfield:”Â the bond between the two boys is deeper than anyone could ever suspect.”Â You see, Paul Brightfield isn’t human :”Â he’s the last of The Old Ones, ancient elemental beings from The Time Before Ã¢â‚¬â€ when no man walked the Earth and magic was a givenÃ¢â‚¬â€and Cody is the only one in all the world who knows Paul’s secret.
One October night, Paul Brightfield vanishes…at the same moment that, in nearby Wilde Park , a massive cocoon burrows up out of the earth:”Â Within the cocoon lies a hate-filled creature that will soon destroy Cody’s life Ã¢â‚¬â€ and the lives of everyone he loves…
Writing:“Â Jerimiah Harm is written with just the right amount of wit to go along with his tough guy exterior… Jeremiah continues to stake his claim as one of the coolest character currently active in comics.”Â ”Â
Artwork: I think I like the artwork better in this issue than even in prior issues…and the past issues were really good.
Overall:”Â 4 stars. Just a great series.”Â If you haven’t given it a try, go out of your way to pick it up.”Â
Writing:“Â Interesting protagonist…”Â one part Jack Sparrow, two parts The Punisher, and maybe a scattering of Mick Jagger in there for good measure.
Artwork:”Â The art is gritty and a tad dirty, which fits the action rather well.
Overall: 4 stars.”Â aIrreverent and over the top, but with great character design.”Â Hey, you can’t lose.
Writing: This issue continues the over-the-top action of this dark yet”Â funny”Â sci-fi series.
Overall: 4 stars. I really like this series.”Â The witty remarks are injected often enough to keep an underlying levity, but not too often so it avoids straying into the realm of camp.
Writing: I’ve grown used to expecting great things from BOOM Studios and this title hasn’t disappointed me. This is one of my more favorite titles right now and this issue proved to be well worth the read. I think the wit of this comic is one of it’s strong suits and Harm dishes a lot out in this issue. Harm is becoming an even more larger than life character as a result of this issue. “Â
Artwork: The art while a bit bizarre at times worked well for this story. I thought some of the more gruesome aspects were especially of note.
Overall: 4 stars. This one was a page turner or since we recieved it as a pdf a mouse scroller. I thought this was a great addition to this arc.
Writing: This is a rare title that I think keeps getting better.”Â It seems like the writers had a solid plan where this story was going to go from the first issue through this one and they haven’t veered off.”Â This is becoming a very good series.
Writing:“Â This series does a lot to bring you face to face with a lot of the uglier tendencies you might expect from people if society broke down.
Writing: The dissolution of society as a whole and the reversion to a tribal group that resists any outsiders or change was convincingly portrayed.
Writing: “Â This was a quick easy read. I enjoyed the humor of this title quite a bit and thought the interplay between the brothers to be very well done.
Writing:“Â Nobody ever tackles heady subject matter like earning a decent living post-apocalypse.”Â These cats manage it in style.”Â I’m taking notes.
Overall: 4 stars.”Â aI’ll definitely be following this one.”Â It’s not everyday you get to follow a good how-to guide on killing zombies and having fun while at it.
This title has come of age for me. This one has won me over to this title, although I didn’t have far to go. A real gem.
Artwork: The expressions during therapy were priceless.
Overall:”Â 5 stars. This one was a keeper. I had a great time with this issue and it definately deserved the praise given.
Writing:“Â I have to admit that Hero Squared surprised me in how well it pulled this concept off.
Overall: 4 stars.”Â A lot of fun to read.”Â If only real therapy was this entertaining…
Writing: Dialog, Dialog, Dialog.”Â Keith Giffen and JM DeMatteis have very few equals in this area.
Anyway, Ross came to me and said, “Hey, will you do a short piece for me?” I ended up doing Ninja Tales. It’s very freeing. Not that television is bad, television is relatively easy on the writer, just the writer is the producer in television. We get to oversee the final product, unlike feature writers. But comics… He’s like, “Do something with ninjas in it.” So, I wrote something and sent it to him and he said, “Great. Hey, take out the word asshole on page eleven and that’s it. That’s my note.” I was like, “Okay, great. I love this. This is a great job.”
“Â ”John Rogers, co-writer of Blue Beetle for DC and a regular contributor to Boom! Studios’ “Tales” anthologies, is a bit of a renaissance man. Or perhaps it’s ADD. Whatever the origins of his strange talents, Rogers has accumulated a good amount of experience in storytelling, whether it’s assessing why a chicken might cross a road or why a car might maintain its speed on a properly-banked curve (assuming zero friction). We had a chance to chat with Rogers about the nature of genre anthologies, the value of authenticity in comics, and… the Aristocrats!”
“What really hooks me up is the sheer splendor of reading it; it captures the feel of a critically acclaimed Hollywood movie while conjuring a few refreshingly new details to keep the story coherently interesting and engaging as ever without actually bogging the pace down. With a decent script, many of the characters in Talent are truly believable in all aspect: every individual has a personality of his/her own and they all seem to have a reaction upon which they’ve been given, which is another plus for creating tension, humor and real drama without unnecessary exaggeration.