Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Quick Boom! Reviews

Warhammer 40,000: Damnation Crusade #2
by Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton, & Greg Boychuk
Boom! Studios, $2.99

There's plenty of macho posturing and "glory of war" speechifying in between the battle scenes ehre--it's like 300, in space! Considering how unfamiliar I am with the Warhammer 40,000 game setting I managed to follow the story fairly well, though I suspect if I were a fan of the game and all its offshoots it might resonate with me a bit more. Competently done as a tie-in comic.

Rating: 2.5 (of 5)

Mr. Stuffins #1
by Andrew Crosby, Johanna Stokes, & Lee Carter
Boom! Studios, $3.99

A top secret agent program is "liberated" from the company that created it and ends up getting installed in a child's toy: a robotic teddy bear. The bear becomes a super agent, protecting its owner, young Zach, and dodging the corporate goons who want it returned at all costs. It's a high concept comic and the creators pull it off, packing a lot of story and action into 22 pages.

Rating: 3 (of 5)

Tag: Cursed #1
by Mike Lieb & Chee
Boom! Studios, $3.99

A sequel of sorts to the previous Tag series, this first issue introduces us to Ed, a small town hardware store owner who is also the writer of the "Tag! You're It!!" blog that we saw the characters in the original series refer to. It seems that Ed was once tagged himself, and carries the guilt of having passed on the curse, a guilt that is beginning to manifest through hallucinations. So Ed decides to do something about it. There's a bit too much inner monologuing and set-up for my tastes, but hopefully with that all out of the way things will pick up in the second issue (and maybe a slightly brighter color palate as well--I know it's a dreary horror comic, but it could use a little variation imho).

Rating: 2.5 (of 5)

Review copies of the above comics were provided by the publisher.

1 comment:

RedheadFangirl said...

Weird, I just posted my Boom reviews yesterday. Must be library ESP.