Is Dungeons and Dragons, a game that involves using your imagination to create an ongoing story, a good fit for a more “set” medium like comics? If you make the comic comprehensible only to D&D geeks, are the geeks any more likely to pick it up? D&D adherent Dana and lapsed adherent Kumar discuss.
Written by: James Roberts
Art by: Alex Milne
Colors by: Joana Lafuente
Letters by Shawn Lee
IDW Publishing, August 2011
If you had told me 25 years ago that I would one day be reading a Transformers comic about senatorial politics, I would have said, “What’s senatorial politics?!”
This is issue 2 of an anthology tribute to Dave Stevens’s The Rocketeer. An homage to Dave Stevens’s homage to the 30s and 40s. I bet you can guess my review is going to be about how the creative energy here is diluted. Continue reading Review: Rocketeer Adventures #2
|A creepy, rainy night. Mysterious red scars appearing on animals and people. Vicious wild pigs roam the streets. Justin Randall’s “Changing Ways” Book 1, published by Gestalt, reviewed by Tim and Brandon.|
|Heroic: A Womanthology, an anthology of comics created by women (some famous, others not yet) is currently in development and expected later this year from IDW. Tim talks to Athens-based participant Eugenia Koumaki, and IDW editor Mariah Huehner, about the background of and expectations for this project.|
Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer was part of the early ’80s wave of indy comics that brought us American Flagg! and others. It features a ’30s setting, an un-heroically motivated protagonist, and enough cheesecake to fill a bakery. Tim and Kumar evaluate the value of the work 30 years on.
Approached by one of its co-authors, Tim, Mulele, and Kumar take him up on his suggestion to review “Kill Shakespeare” from IDW. However, we didn’t promise to like it.
Harvey Pekar, author of “American Splendor,” died recently at age 70. A remembrance of some of his work.
San Diego Comic-Con is over for another year. What are some things that we WISH would have been announced there?