Article first published as IDW Publishing - New Release Reviews For November 28, 2012 on Technorati.
has come and gone and it left solid sales numbers, but maybe not the
growth economists hoped for. However, all the specials that were
announced weren't limited to traditional retailers. Comic Book retailers were out in full effect with major events all over the country.
Now that Cyber Monday has passed, as well, retailers are back to
their normal release schedule. IDW Publishing is contributing to the
economy with six new releases this week. Titles are scored on a scale of
1 to 10 with 10 being the very best possible. We take the
time to read these books so your time isn't wasted.
My Little Pony - Issue 1
This is the perfect comic for eight year old girls and ... Bronies?
The artwork is pleasant and the coloring is vivid. There's just the
right amount of peril to keep things interesting but not too much to
overwhelm younger readers.
And, seriously, who knew My Little Pony needed twenty-one different covers?
Score: 5 out of 10
Ghostbusters - Issue 15
This may be the biggest threat the Ghostbusters have ever faced and they
handle it with their typical aplomb and mirth. It's not as funny as
prior issues but the stakes were much higher. Which made the sudden
resolution a bit of a let-down.
The ending was remarkably sad, as well. A plus side is that there may
be an expansion to the supporting cast. The interior artwork is
excellent, in a stylized manner. The covers are more odd, than
Score: 8 out of 10
Transformer Prime : Rage Of The Dinobots - Issue 1
This comic book is bursting at the seam with robots and dinosaurs. Well,
specifically robot-dinosaurs. And it's exciting, while managing to give
the protagonists distinct personalities and clear motives.
clear is where this fits in the over-all Transformers universe. It has a good look but it's not enough to fully differentiate all the robots.
Score: 7.5 out of 10
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Issue 16
This is an issue full of lessons learned for the turtles as they face a
cousin in an out of control battle. There is a very sad ending to the
fight, but it seems like the fight isn't over. A lot of groups are
marshaling their forces for different conflicts.
There are several
covers and the quality varies but mostly they're pretty cool. Interior
artwork is of similar quality.
Score: 8 out of 10
Godzilla - Issue 7
It was a rather fun issue, even if it doesn't feel like much happened.
Until the heroes' plan kicks in. Then, it's crazy up until another group
starts their plan and everything implodes. Given their choice of job,
the unexpected casualty isn't as profound as it should have been.
Interior artwork is OK and the cover is alright.
Score: 6 out of 10
True Blood - Issue 7
This issue seems to coincide with the most recent season, though,
perhaps after the last batch of cliff-hangers are resolved. The recap at
the start doesn't line up with what's happening. And it's a choppy
story. The interior art OK and the covers are underwhelming.
Score: 6.5 out of 10
This was the kind of week that retailers will be fond of. Though not reviewed well, My Little Pony should be a big seller with all of the fanatics out there. Ghostbusters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are both worth checking out. Stop back next week for more New Release Reviews for IDW Publishing.