Sliced Quarterly #5 Review

VANAPHASE™ the Vanadium powerhouse!

Sliced Quarterly is back with Sliced Quarterly #5, another comic anthology packed to the brim with its unique style and storytelling. Spearheaded by Editor Ken Reynolds, this issue collects 12 brand new stories from various writers and artists. There’s a story about the plights of being left-handed, an awesome story that ties itself to a legendary comic book character, and a story about a very anxious rabbit just to name a few. I feel as if the usual motif of stories connected by a core concept has gone out the window, and this is the second issue I’ve read that feels as if each story is meant to stand on its own, rather than fitting into a collective narrative. Once again, there are things that are going to go over my head, but it still doesn’t hurt things; some art exists purely to be experienced instead of understood.

Starting off the anthology is Left Handed by Bryony Thomson; a story that humorously shows the struggles left handers go through that right handers seem to take for granted. I’m ambidextrous on just about everything except handwriting, and I know some of the struggles the main character goes through. I feel there is a deeper meaning behind this story though, as it begins to feel like it’s a comment on race; i.e modern life is built with the comforts of a certain type of people in mind, etc. Maybe I’m looking too much into it, but that’s what I got from my initial reading. Things aren’t fair, but at least they’re not as bad as they used to be? I don’t know, but at face value it has the charm and humor to exist on its own as simply a story about what it’s like to be left handed.

Strange Visitor written by John Osborn with art by Sam Bentley is, hands down, my favorite story in this issue. It beautifully tells the backstory behind the creators of one of, if not THE biggest comic book character ever created. I don’t want to spoil too much, but it’s simply amazing, and I loved everything about it, from the structure of the story to every single line of art. This is a masterpiece.

The other one I want to talk about is 00110001, it’s all text and it humorously tells the tale of biblical creation. I got a nice chuckle out of this one, as it goes through the first seven days of creation like a computer programmer is working on them. It carries a lot of symbolism in it, and I felt it was an interesting premise to explore; I especially loved the part about Mr. know it all creating an action figure out of his image with a false sense of importance and free-will. It’s a very funny piece, and I enjoyed it thoroughly.

All of the other stories are impressive in their own right, but I feel these are the three that stuck out for me, and really struck a chord. 12 stories is a lot to cover individually, so I’m urging you all to go to http://slicedquarterly.co.uk/ and check out the latest issue for yourself, completely free. Also, contribute to their new Kickstarter by clicking on the following link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/201581505/sliced-quarterly-vol-1-experimental-comic-antholog

  • 9/10
    Story - 9/10
  • 8/10
    art - 8/10
8.5/10

Summary

Sliced Quarterly #5 continues to bring its readers exemplary slices of life in comic book form. This one is a bit more enjoyable than its previous entry, and it offers a lot of unique art styles and voices that will surely entertain and enlighten. Definitely check it out, it’s free, so there’s really no reason not to. Sliced Quarterly continues to impress me, and I urge those reading this to give it a look!

YogaOutlet.com

Leave a Reply

Animation/Anime Interviews Animation/Anime News Animation/Anime Reviews Film/TV Interviews Film/TV News Film/TV Review
Dragon Ball Super: Broly Releases Tomorrow!

A planet destroyed, a powerful race reduced to nothing. After the...

Where'd You Go, Bernadette Trailer
Cate Blanchett Goes Missing in the Trailer for Richard Linklater’s ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’

The great Richard Linklater returns to the big screen with his...

Panique Criterion
The French Classic ‘Panique’ Enters the Criterion Collection and is as Relevant Today as it Was in 1946

So much of the political discussion today surrounds the spreading of...

Event News Event Reviews
Alt 98.7 Presents Big Adventure: Music, Comedy & Comic Con Festival, Nov 3-4 in Orange County

In less than a month, Alt 98.7 Presents Big Adventure makes its debut,...

The 9th Annual Brew HA HA Craft Beer Photo Gallery

Photos by FanboyNation Craft Beer Expert, Dave Warner.

Long Beach Comic Con Photo Gallery

Enabled Gaming Gaming News Gaming Reviews
Taco Bell Xbox
The Newest Taco Bell Box is an Xbox – Your Chance to Win a Taco Bell Xbox

Taco Bell and Xbox are partnering up to give fans a chance...

Exclusive Track Premiere from Madden NFL 19!

(July 26, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records today...

Star Ocean Anamnesis
8.0/10
The Most Intuitively Fun Gameplay of Any Mobile RPG – Star Ocean Anamnesis Review

Star Ocean Anamnesis is hands down the most fun and intuitive gameplay...

Comic Creator Interviews Comic/Graphic Novel News Comic/Graphic Novel Reviews Manga News Manga Reviews Novel/Novella Author Interviews Novel/Novella News Novel/Novella Reviews
Stan Lee, the Co-Creator of the Marvel Universe, Dead at 95

According to reports earlier today, Stanley Martin Lieber aka Stan the...

Five Questions for Gary Morgenstein About ‘A Mound Over Hell’

Gary Morgenstein is a journalist, public relations expert and author with...

Ralph Breaks the Internet Graphic Novel
Dark Horse Disney Ralph Breaks the Internet Graphic Novel Revealed

Dark Horse reveals new original Disney Ralph Breaks the Internet Graphic...

Apparel/Personal Maintenance News Apparel/Personal Maintenance Reviews Entertainment Product News Entertainment Product Reviews Food/Beverage Reviews Hardware News Hardware Reviews Mystery Box News Mystery Box Reviews
Wrestle Crate Pre-Christmas Unboxing

    Welcome to our first unboxing of Wrestle Crate, this...

Eagle Eyes
Protect Your Eyes with Eagle Eyes Glasses – Eagle Eyes TV Kit Review

Eagle Eyes TV Kit review – Feel the difference and get...

Nooligan Talks About His New DC Collectibles Batman Family Line

Visual Artist Nooligan uses the influences of his First Nation ancestry along...

Arena Football Automotives MMA, Kick Boxing & Boxing Professional Wrestling
SMASH Global Honors Dolph Lundgren, ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley & Lou Ferrigno Dec. 13 in LA

From SMASH Global – HOLLYWOOD – Dec. 3, 2018 – SMASH...

Bellator MMA Makes Valentine’s Weekend Extra Sweet from the Mohegan Sun

From Bellator MMA – LOS ANGELES – On February 15 and 16, Bellator...

LFA 54 Full Results

Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) returned  to Costa Mesa, CA for another...

Adult Continuity Comics on the Can Cultural Junk Drawer Future Comic Rock Stars Is That Racist? Revisiting the Reviled THAT'S NOT ROTTEN! The B-Reel The Cantina Scene This Week in Crowdfunding What the HELL Did I just...?
Cultural Junkdrawer The 2018 Snark list

The snark version of the standard end of the year "Best...

Fantoy Comics Presents: Harry Potter and the World Wide Web… of LIES!

HAL 9000 is a bad influence on Ron Weasley.

Fantoy Comics Presents: A sneak peek of 2019

A sneak peek at the Fantoy stories for 2019.. maybe...

Gaming Uncensored Toon-In-Talk
Coastal Commoners Ep. 9 Happy Thanksgiving!

This week the Commoners discuss some race baiting issues that bothered...

Coastal Commoners Ep 8 – Saying Farewell to Stan Lee

This week the commoner’s say farewell to Marvel Comics legend, Stan...

Coastal Commoners Ep 7 Mid-Term Elections!

Oh the headaches of elections and what can go wrong. We...

Music Interviews Music News Music Reviews
Deadpool 2 Vinyl Giveaway!

We are giving away a copy of Deadpool 2 Score Soundtrack on...

Crisis on Earth-X Soundtrack
Blake Neely Behind-the-Scenes Recording of Crisis on Earth-X Soundtrack

Check out this exclusive Behind-The-Scenes video with Blake Neely as he...

Rising Country Music Artist Kaylin Roberson Talks About her work with St. Jude

Kaylin Roberson is a singer, songwriter and pianist from Raleigh, North...