Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Mice Templar: Destiny #1

Chapter One: The Haunted Wood

By Brian JL Glass (writer), Michael Avon Oeming and Victor Santos (artists), and Veronica Gandini (colors)

Karic and Cassius first approach and then cross into the Haunted Wood, Efrahan Forest. The visual storytelling is this chapter feels haphazard. The panels are arranged in very non traditional patterns. The transitions between the panels are rough at times. In the dream sequences the panels have rough edges. All this could lead a reader to feel they are reading a sloppily constructed chapter. That is not the case. This is just one segment of a much longer story. It is doesn't move the story forward as much as it re-examines the past. There will be a pay off it just isn't in this chapter.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Mice Templar: Destiny #0


by Brian JL Glass (writer), Michael Avon Oeming and Victor Santos (artists), and Veronica Gandini (colors)

Chronicles of the Templar

A brief recap of the the first volume (The Prophecy).

The Sacrifice

Picks up where the first volume left off, immediately after Karic's knighting. Things take a contentious turn in the tree as a split emerges over the role Karic's is to play going forward.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia

by Greg Rucka (writer), J.G. Jones (pencils), Wade von Grawbadger (inker), Dave Stewart (colorist)

Wonder Woman takes a sacred oath to defend a young woman, Danielle, unaware that she is pursued by Batman.

The use of ancient mythology adds value to the story and is quite appropriate given Wonder Woman's background.

The visual storytelling is quite excellent. It is nice to see that some writers know when to let the artist take over the storytelling duties. Some of the panels don't feel as dynamic or energetic looking as they aspire to be but overall this is a great read.

Overall: Great read. Highly recommended for anyone who is a fan of Greg Rucka or Wonder Woman.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Rasl v2: #7

The Fire of St. George
by Jeff Smith

Chapter 7 - Brighter than the Sun

This is a difficult chapter and a difficult collection to judge. There is plenty of exposition but little in the way of resolution. The story continues to unfold but it is difficult to judge where this volume leaves things.