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Review Group #613 - Imaginary Fiends #1

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Postby GLX » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:32 pm

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Imaginary Fiends #1

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“POLLY PEACHPIT.” Those were the words ten-year-old Brinke Calle said when she was found covered in her own blood by the woods in rural Cannon Falls, MN. Her best friend, Melba, had just attempted to murder her because a spider girl named Polly Peachpit told her to.

Since that day, Melba has spent seven years in a mental health facility. Tomorrow is her eighteenth birthday. Tomorrow, she’ll be transferred to a federal prison. Tomorrow, her real sentence will begin.

That is, until she receives a visit from FBI Agent Virgil Crockett. Crockett explains that there is another world beyond ours, where hungry spectral aliens stalk the minds of the impressionable and weak. These things, called IMPs (Interdimensional Mental Parasites) feed on compliance. They convince hosts to do things for them, and the more they feed, the stronger they become. More IMPs stream into the world each day, invisible to everyone but his or her hosts.

After years of drugs and counseling, Polly and Melba have developed a unique relationship—and to Crockett, this relationship represents something her people can work with. In exchange for release from prison, Crockett asks Melba (and Polly) to serve as IMP hunters. For Melba, it’s a chance to prove that she’s innocent, convinced to murder by a monster...a monster she must now unleash.


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Postby GLX » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:36 pm

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Postby GLX » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:04 pm

http://www.midtowncomics.com/store/week ... asp?pl=534

Next week's pick is....?
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Postby Stephen Day » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:06 pm

GLX wrote:http://www.midtowncomics.com/store/weeklyreleasebuy.asp?pl=534

Next week's pick is....?


Batman: Creature of the Night #1
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Postby GLX » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:14 pm

Stephen Day wrote:
Batman: Creature of the Night #1


$6 comic.
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Postby Stephen Day » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:24 pm

GLX wrote:
$6 comic.


Shoot, I didn't notice that -- sorry.

OK, I'll suggest Darkhawk #51 then.
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Postby Stephen Day » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:18 am

First off, I have to say that Polly Peachpit may be my new favourite comic book character name. There's just something about the ring the name has to it the I really like. It's a fun name for a somewhat dark world where imaginary friends are real and where their crimes have to be dealt with.

As for the rest of this issue, it was all much better than I thought it would be. Don't get me wrong, I did think I'd enjoy it. I wouldn't have added it to my pull list if I didn't. It's just that my enjoyment level was higher than I expected it to be.

The thing I noticed right away is how well developed all the characters are right from the start. Melba, Crockett, Polly; they all have a sense of who they are surrounding them. It makes a story much more enjoyable when you feel you can understand the characters. One issue in and I already feel like I understand them. I can't wait to see where the next few issues of this limited series take me.

8 out of 10

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