Thursday, December 16, 2010

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Cliffhanger, or cliff-exploder? December 16, 2010 Posted by Mookie
Since today's comic ends with an explosive cliffhanger I want to talk about two of the many comic books I picked up yesterday, since I was inspired to learn the art of the cliffhanger from comics.

The second issue of Atomic Robo & The Deadly Art of Science hit the shelves yesterday and it continues to both impress and amaze me. The dialogue is snappy and natural. The artwork is unique and charming. The tone of this book is, and always has been, to emphasize the fun and adventure of comic books and to create a world you want to escape to, not from. Atomic Robo is one of the best comics out there and I highly recommend it.

On the other end of the spectrum, there was nothing charming or fun about the latest issue of Thunderbolts but it was one of the best issues I've read from an already magnificent team book. It focuses on the origin of Ghost, one of the more unique "heroes" to come out of the superhero genre. What I liked most about his origin is that he's not a trained soldier or a genetically engineered super-whatsit. He was an out-of-shape computer programmer who... well, I don't want to give the story away. Go pick it up and see for yourself.

Remember that this is the last week to take advantage of the holiday sale in the SEER'S CATALOG, and there are still awesome shirts available through SHARK ROBOT!

That's all from me for now.
Rock on and geek out!