‘BOOM! Studios’ Roundup Reviews: Week of January 13th

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STK692966Snowblind #2

Writer: Ollie Masters

Artist: Tyler Jenkins

After surviving his car accident, Teddy goes on the hunt for answers.

There was some solid things to like about Snowblind #1, but I felt like it was held back greatly by the art style and the pace, and with Snowblind #2 things slow down a bit more. Nothing worthwhile happens until the very end; we just follow Teddy on his quest for answers and honestly I kind of lost interest. Ollie Masters kept me invested with his dialogue last time, but this time I felt it was a bit off and not as strong.  When we finally started getting answers (whether they’re true or not, we’ll have to wait and see) it seemed a bit forced with exposition, I’d have rather watched Teddy discover things for himself instead of demanding answers from his parents. Teddy comes off as a bit whiny and unlikable in this issue.

I had fewer problems with Tyler Jenkins’ art this time around, but it’s still not doing it for me. He’s a talented artist, but I feel like his style doesn’t compliment the setting of the story and more characters get jumbled together by their lack of detail.

The Verdict – 6.0/10

STK692965Rowan’s Ruin #4

Writer: Mike Carey

Artist: Mike Perkins

Emily returns to face Katie at Rowan’s Rise.

I enjoyed Rowan’s Ruin, it looked and felt like a horror movie and I’m certainly a fan of those. I think Katie having powers was a bit too formulaic, but writer Mike Carey made it work in the previous issues; in this issue, however, it really seemed too convenient and forced. This issue played out like my least favorite part of any horror movie; we have all our answers and there’s that one final chase that I’m not 100% invested in because the mystery and intrigue are gone, and it’s just all about survival and exposition. The Emily characters motives were a bit silly and over dramatic, but the extremes she took her insanity were intense and unnerving.

Mike Perkins did a great job with the art; it flowed well and some of the imagery was terrifying. To say anymore about Mike Perkins’ work on this issue would give away some of the reveals but his art was chilling without being gratuitously violent.

It was a satisfying way to wrap-up the story, if just a bit by the numbers. I’d certainly recommend this series to anyone looking for a haunted house story, it feels like a horror film and I enjoyed it a great deal.

The Verdict – 8.0/10

STK692957Lantern City #9

Writers: Matthew Daley & Mairghread Scott

Artist: Carlos Magno

As the Lantern City uprising begins, Sander and Killian make contact with a tribal people who are being manipulated into fighting Killian’s war.

There was a lot to like in this issue, it moved at a much faster pace than the last. The wonderful thing about this series is that Sander often does more harm for his people than good. It’s a question of self-preservation and cowardice; Sander must choose his moment carefully, but with so many opportunities to defect it’s beginning to make him look weak and helpless. The way he tries to help the Fortache realize their situation without blurting it out and revealing his treachery made for a tense situation.

Once again, Carlos Magno’s art was superb; the series has mostly focused on beautiful vast series and a dark and dim underworld, so when we see our characters explore a luscious forest environment it was a nice change of pace and Magno pulled it off magnificently. The story continues to unfold in exciting ways, and I’m hoping for more emotional turmoil for Sander; I’d like to see him sympathize more with Killian, it’d be fun to play that angle better.

Another fantastic issue for Lantern City, and I can’t wait to read the next issue!

The Verdict – 9.0/10

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