Image United by Kirkman, Silvestri, Larsen, etc., etc.
I don't even know where to begin. This is such a disjointed mess. I guess I'll begin with the art.
This "jam" book was a great concept. The execution however was sadly lacking. Each artist's attempt to draw his own characters in his own style does not lead to a cohesive story. The only time it looks decent was an artist did the entire page.
I have been a Silvestri fan for years. I think he's an amazing artist, but seeing his characters on the same page as Liefeld's just makes the entire page look odd. And the heavier inking done on Larsen's characters adds a very strange contrast to the characters around him.
It would have been much better had the artists done one issue apiece or even broken it up so that they got several pages apiece.
The story is where the book really falls apart. Having been spoiled by Kirkman's writing on Invincible, I expected a lot more than this throwback to the 90's. The mysterious stranger with amnesia who needs to save the world has become such a cliche that I had to double check the cover to make sure it was Kirkman writing it and not one of the generic "writers" that were there to give the minimal amount of coherence to make a comic and not an artbook. Unless the story dramatically improves, I am hard pressed to see how anybody can justify spending $4 on another issue.
Art (this has to be broken down by artists)
The average is a 4.5
Image United gets a 3.75