2 items from 2013
Writer: Paul Pope
Artist: Paul Pope
Colorist: Hilary Sycamore
Publisher: First Second
A great hero is killed in the line of duty. His daughter and his city Acropolis mourn for him. At the same time, a child of the gods is sent to the Acropolis because it is time for him to learn the lessons of how to be a god himself. Fighting giant monsters and masked terrorists teach the boy, whose only given name is Battling Boy, his first lessons. But the real lessons in Paul Pope’s Battling Boy are more political as the boy gets in over his head once he starts dealing with the leaders of the city, who are looking to replace their late beloved hero. Pope’s take on the Hero’s Journey mythology revolves around heroes and gods, but he loses sight of building his character into someone who we care »
- Scott Cederlund
No time to talk, these comics are wrigglin’ and squirmin’ all over the place and, well, I’m pretty good with this here cleaver but boy lemme tell ya’ if you’re gonna slice the heads clean offa these suckers you gotta be quick And real sure you ain’t gonna miss ‘cuz boy do they get angry if they realize you got it out for ‘em.
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Jeff Lemire
I kind of feel sorry for Jeff Lemire. He’s a big deal right now and this is probably his highest profile book ongoing, thanks to the critical acclaim and fan love of his prior creator-owned titled title ‘Sweet Tooth’. The level of expectations on this book is high all around and, as a high concept sci-fi title, it needs to be both intelligent and accessible.
Fortunately, Lemire is a master. After the »
- Chris Melkus
2 items from 2013
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