E-Man: The Early Years Collected Edition published by 1First Comics Originally published by Charlton Comics Co-Created & Written by Nicola Cuti Co-Created & Illustrated by Joe Staton I remember it well, that first stack of comics. As a kid, I spent a lot of time at my grandparents’ house when I was out of school […]
Category: Bookshelf Reviews
Boris the Bear Dark Horse Comics Created by James Dean Smith Written by Randy Stradley & James Dean Smith Story by Mike Richardson Illustrated by James Dean Smith Once upon a time, in a comicbook shop just one county over from where I’m sitting right this second, a young and rabid reader was looking for […]
Wolverine (1982, 4 issue mini-series) Marvel Comics Written by Chris Claremont Pencils by Frank Miller Inks by Josef Rubinstien Colors by Glynis Wein Letters by Tom Orzechowski He’s the best there is at what he does… and what he does is sell comics. Everyone knows his name, and you don’t have to be an avid […]
Down from the Bookshelf for review this week is the Thieves’ World Graphic series, the comic adaptation of the Thieves’ World anthology collection by Robert Lynn Asprin, Lynn Abbey and a host of others. Abbey restructured a number of Thieves’ World tales (and wrote a few new ones) for the graphic novel format, and the books were drawn by none other than young and rising (at the time) artist Tim Sale.
Predictably, Simone’s writing is outstanding, and her take on the Rose/Thorn construct is engaging. Gritty and realistic, it makes for an entertaining read without demanding too much out of our suspension of disbelief; the psychology, if a little stretched, is believable enough for me to buy. And there’s enough twists and turns (and a gut punch of an ending) to keep things enthralling throughout. (13/13)