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Free Comic Book Day: Quick Comic Reviews

GLX gives his take on some of the comics that were released on Free Comic Book Day.

Blackest Night #0

A great offering from DC. The story is well written, with some great art to boot(loving Sinclair's color work). The back up files give a nice heads up on who the different corps are and what they're about. I might have to pick up Blackest Night, based on this comic.

8* out of 10*

Disney/Pixar's Cars #1

I understand that the typical comic that is released on Free Comic Book Day is usually just a bunch of samples. That's understandable. What annoyed me about this comic was that it went through 2/3 of the story before saying, "Buy Cars: The Rookie #1 to get the full story." Look, if it's just going to be a simple preview then that's fine. Using that much space for the Car's tale seemed a bit silly. The Incredibles preview was nothing that hasn't been seen before. Could've been a lot better.

4* out of 10*

Owly And Friends

Nothing surprising about this comic. It was entertaining. Nothing more; nothing less. Kinda cool that James Kochalka's son did some work on one of the tales, but outside of that nothing really stands out.

7* out of 10*

Savage Dragon #148

This comic is just dull. The art is meh. The story doesn't entertain. It just goes the motions. Looking through the backup feature on how Erik Larsen chose to portray Daredevil was interesting and he went with the right direction, on how to portray him. Still, this was not an interesting comic.

5* out of 10*

Wolverine: Origin Of An X-Man

This was quite the surprise. I was expecting it to be a bit dull, but it held my interest. It's not a full on origin tale of Wolverine, but it is a nice little adventure. It moves on at a decent pace and the cause of the issue's dilemma was interesting.

7.1* out of 10*

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About the Author - GLX


For years, GLX has been writing on-and-off for The Outhousers covering comics, video games and comics - among other things. He currently resides in The South. Yes, that's capitalized, and, no, that doesn't mean it's a place full of sunshine and butterflies.

 

 

 


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