Caliber #2

Writer: Sam Sarkar Publisher: Radical Publishing Critic Reviews: 2
6.5Critic Rating
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Colbert May 26, 2008

    For someone who has a general knowledge of King Arthur (like me) the transition to Old West for Arthur is more than passable but I also get the feeling that hardcore scholars will find this book satisfying. In fact if the concept of reinterpreting their beloved legend doesnt drive em kook-koo to begin with there are all sorts of details they could pick apart and debate over. Im sticking around with Caliber because its off the beaten path but also feels familiar (not in a bad way). Im also staying with it because I like the re-imagining exercise and this idea in particular. Sarkar and Gastonny are executing it really well. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Joey Davidson May 22, 2008

    What semblance of story there seems to be in this book carries with it a lot of potential. Sarkar has room to do wonderful things with this justice seeking weapon, but with two issues under his belt so far, only three left in the mini itself, it seems he has a lot of work to do. Thats the thing with Caliber after the second issue, it feels like work. I dont mean that in a hugely bad way, but the book seems to read in a very difficult manner. I found myself pulling at the images within panels just to get exactly what was going on, and sometimes I downright failed. There was a turning point in my opinion of the book, Ive mentioned it above, and that was the firing of the magical weapon. The moment had a brilliant effect on me and Im excited to see the pistol fired again and the poor sap that catches the blast; but will the juice really be worth the squeeze? Only time will tell with Caliber. The same goes for Radical as a publisher. Read Full Review

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