There’s a full review here, but here’s a snippet of Steve’s thoughts on Cover Girl:
…the writing is crisp and amusing, with a few good one-liners…
You can check out the fourteen pages of Left On Mission in two titanic locations: over at Comic Book Resources, where you can view seven, and then over at theÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â MySpace Comic Book Thing, where there’s another seven.
Along with the story pages, you get a peek at character designs and a look at Francesco Francavilla’s art process.
Give ‘em a gander – you won’t be disappointed!
Read the whole column here, but here’s some of the kind words Newsarama’s Kevin Huxford had for Cover Girl:
It is an interesting enough premise, but the execution is really where it shines. Alex Martin delivers a good deal of humor to the book and is a flawed, yet likable character. The main players introduced all add some personality and fun to the book (the receptionist, the agent, the style consultant, even the producers). There are many people that would suggest that humor is one of the hardest things to write successfully (which would seem accurate, given how many failures IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve seen). The writers here seem to be able to hit all the right spots with their attempts. IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m not really finding a spot where I feel they got lazy and fell back on generic or clichÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â©d bits.
Great thing about this book is that writers Andrew Cosby and Kevin Church didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t feel compelled to give too much of the story away just because it was a first issue. TheyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re keeping the secrets of the mysterious woman and the people in the black van as a mystery, creating interest with their readers. They have me hooked!
Check out what they had to say about…
I really like this title, as it does a good job balancing humor and character development [...] more great dialog and interesting characters. The artwork is also good as always.
This is a very exciting title and still keeps my enthusiasm high for the remainder of the series [...] I’d be negligent if I didn’t mention the good artwork in this series.
Reading this, I vividly experienced everything that I’d indirectly come to expect from the mythos. The art, even changing throughout the issue as it did, served only to change the setting, not alleviate the tense atmosphere… This bodes well for a zero issue and promises an amazing series.
I really like the premise of this series, and getting the detailed picture of Ed’s daily routine helped flesh out his character and potential motivations. [...] Keith Giffen continues to write stories that people should be paying attention to.
AIN’T IT COOL NEWS on LEFT ON MISSION : â€œ…an emotional rollercoaster filled with espionage, action, and intrigue…â€
LEFT ON MISSION got a great review on AIN’T IT COOL NEWS!!! Check it out here:
Heck, we are even on the front page!
Thanks Ambush Bug, glad you liked the book!!
You can check out the entire column, but here’s some of the praise for two of our titles.
About Warhammer 40,000 Damnation Crusade #3:
I’ve been quite impressed with this mini-series so far. [...] Boom! has done a good job of ensuring that the story and characters all feel right for 40K.
Those both seem to sum up how we feel too.
Here’s some of what was said about Left On Mission:
Usually, I read a comic, take a break, then read another, but with this series I read all three books in one sitting. The story intensifies as the issues unfold. What starts out as one last mission for a washed up secret agent turns into an emotional rollercoaster filled with espionage, action, and intrigue.
It gets even better from there, so check it out and get a taste of what’s coming up!
There’s a brand-new Nitroglycerin celebrating Cover Girl up on the BOOM! Studios front page, just below the fold. You can also check it out in a supersized format at artist Benjamin Birdie’s page on WebComicsNation.
A fantastic review of Hunter’s Moon #1 is up over at Silver Bullet Comics:
Now this is the kind of book that everyone whoÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s constantly screaming for books without capes should be picking up. It has great characters, a compelling storyline, and amazing artwork. What more could you possibly ask for in a comic book? This was a complete impulse buy for me and I have to admit that it was one of the better books I picked up this week.
A Comic A Day liked what we were offering for Free Comic Book Day:
The first halves of two different series, I could at least get a sense of some momentum, I could at least feel like the publisher left me hanging, since I actually grabbed hold of something. Salvador is a beautifully painted, surprisingly silent book introducing a futuristic, faceless, fragile savior, whose light-weightedness enables him to fly with just two oversized feathers. This imagery taps into the true potential of comicsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ visual power, utilizing vivid, fantastic imagery to tell a story ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ or in this case, at least, make a favorable impression. Just the cover, a glowing, expressionless human form holding aloft those two magnificent feathers, is a work of art worthy of museum exhibition. Further, what Salvador has in style HunterÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Moon has in substance, introducing a successful businessman, his mistress, and his broken family apparently on the eve of a life-changing week of camping in the woods. Written by James L .White, who also drafted the award-winning screenplay for the biopic Ray, HunterÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Moon is a character piece that offers both an escape and an eerie sense of familiarity ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ dynamic family interplay could be just as dramatic and compelling as a futuristic, genetically engineered savior, which is why I understand why Boom! coupled these two seemingly unrelated works together. If you donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t dig one, youÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re sure to raise an eyebrow for the other.
Along with the second issue of 2 Guns, two new titles are debuting this week. We think they show off the spectrum of material BOOM! offers quite nicely.
Written by Michael Polish and Mark Polish, art by Sebastian Jones.
Award-winning filmmakers and true visionaries, The Polish Brothers, join with new talent Sebastian Jones to bring you Salvador. A savior for DNA discards. He is the salvation for genetic engineering gone awry. As a product of the testing he was born brittle and as light as a feather. As a result he can fly, but is ultimately fragile. The world he loves and desires to save — can shatter him to pieces.
Cover Girl #1
Written by Andrew Cosby and Kevin Church, art by R.M. Yankovicz
When the world’s biggest action movie star discovers someone’s trying to kill him, he has to keep his adoring public in the dark about the fact that he’s the world’s biggest wimp. So he hires a bodyguard — a Cover Girl who kicks ass and cleans up well for movie premieres! In the vein of Lethal Weapon comes an action-comedy that flips all the gender stereotypes on its head…
BOOM! Honcho-In-Chief Ross Richie has gotten a bit of notice thanks to his thoughts on downloading comics, as presented in a Nitroglycerin strip. Check out this blog entry for some very thoughtful analysis and commentary on his position.
Ain’t It Cool News is known as a bastion of internet negativity, so getting high marks from them means a lot to us.
They described Mr Stuffins as “a fun concept” and kept the praise flowing by concluding that “If this issue is any indication, this looks to be quite an inventive miniseries.”
What they think of the fifth issue of Hero Squared? Oh, just: “Giffen and DeMatteis smartly tell an enthralling straight-up super hero tale” before reminding you that “Not too many writers could pull this off.”
Finally, we’d have felt embarrassed saying this about Tag: Cursed. It would have made us look egotistical. That’s why we’re happy to reprint this: “It’s pulse-pounding moral action that fuels this intriguing read. The highly detailed facial expressions by Chee help make the emotionally fuelled story even better.”