Warhammer: Forge of War #1 (Boom! Studios) – After a strong showing on their Warhammer 40K comic (it’s sold out, and in dire need of a second printing and a quick second issue), Boom! Studios is forging ahead with a Warhammer title exploring the fantasy side of the property. Truth to tell, I’d rather see a story that focuses on the more mundane adventures of Warhammer Fantasy Role-Play than the fancy army stories of Warhammer Fantasy, but I’m not really the majority of the audience for these books. Instead, Boom! is aiming square at fans of the new RTS game and upcoming MMORPG, and they’ll probably hit dead on with another success.
“From Boom Studios comes another in the anthology series that hits on all our favorite things (Pirates, Zombies, Cthulhu), Ninja Tales! Come on, you knew it was coming. You’ll find this one in our new ninja section, which we still are shocked that we now have. That’s genre-specific shelving for ya!”
Lucas Siegel, one of the contributors to Newsarama and Fearless Radio named Hero Squared “Best New Ongoing Series of 2006. In his own words, “It might seem a little unfair to make this book the best new series, after having a one-shot and mini-series to launch the property prior to this. But the book is just that much fun..”
Nothing unfair about a quality plug like that…
“The creative team of Golden, Sniegoski and Azaceta aren’t content with the main conceit of a man suddenly gifted with the abilities of dead people; they have spiritual conspiracies, extremely verbal pursuit agents, and more worked into the mix.
Don over at MYSPACE is saying some nice things about BOOM!.”Â Thanks, Don!
- Talent (Boom Studios) – this is a great comic that has kept me hooked from the beginning.”Â I love everything about this series.”Â The art is great and the colors are also unbelievable.”Â The pacing of the art adds tremendously to the drama of the story.”Â The writing is good and has got a great premise.”Â
- X-Isle (Boom Studios) – another cool comic by Boom Studios.”Â A good premise that reminds me of old Burroughs… Good old fashioned excitement and Sci-Fi craziness.
“Honesty time: I’ve never played Warhammer or Warhammer 40,000. Not once. Ever. But that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate a well-made comic set in the violent far-flung future world 38,000 years from now.“This first glimpse into the world of the popular role-playing game is shocking and visceral and the rest… promises much more of the same.”
Don MacPherson looks at the new EC hardcover reprints and gives BOOM! a shout-out as a modern day standard bearer for that tradition:
“Look at Boom! Studios various pirate- or zombie-themed anthology comics of today or DC’s horror anthologies from years gone by (Flinch and Wasteland) to TV projects from Alfred Hitchcock Presents to Spielberg’s own Amazing Stories from the 1980s, EC’s short stories of horror and crime have made themselves known time and time again, sometimes purposefully and sometimes subconsciously.”
“There might be no need to persuade fans of the video game to take a look at this book. However, any casual comic reader who enjoys science fiction and/or action endeavors will most likely find something that appeals to them in Warhammer 40,000.”