Children of the Grave #1

Writer: Tom Waltz Artist: Casey Maloney Publisher: Shooting Star Comics Critic Reviews: 6
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Dale Roberts Feb 14, 2005

    The horror of the enemy, that being Colonel Akbar Assan is sheer terrifying, a man who instigated genocide. Now the orders to kill Assan and his troops have been given. For this assignment, it will take radio silence and Team Orphan will be on their own. The LT is having sleep loss because he must plan out this mass assassination mission. Assan has a few cards up his sleeve, since he has the legendary "Desert Jackals" on his side. I must commend the way you give the history of Assan in this story, it made it easier for me to hate this guy. A guy right up there with Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden! The paranormal runs deep in this story as one of the soldiers exclaims that he had a dream of seeing the children coming back as zombies. How can 3 top-notch soldiers deal with not only Assan and his soldiers, but also the children of the grave? Well, Reese is good with the blades and he had better be fast, because he will need all the blades that he can muster up! I love the hu Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Rob Irwin Jan 30, 2005

    This is really great, independent storytelling right here. If you like war comics and/or horror stories, youre going to find a curious mix of the two here. Support these guys. Please. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Egg Embry Jan 30, 2005

    To be honest, Children of the Grave offers no deep insights; its just a fun romp through a dark, horrific Never-NeverLand! Shooting Star Comics has produced a solid book with a lot of punch and should really, in my opinion as an editor for a rival comic book company, Arcana Studio, take the time to, after the current mini-series is complete, color the whole story and re-press it as a nice trade and push it for what it is not politically correct, not forgiving, but damned fun! I enjoyed it and think it is totally worth the cover price and time! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Olivia Woodward Jan 30, 2005

    Ultimately, thats the failing of this story. It is shallow. The horror is for color and the action is for accent. It has no aesthetic depth. Nevertheless, it is still an engaging read. Its a nice change of pace from the superhero standard that pervades the industry. I cant give it high recommendations, but if youre looking for an entertaining diversion with a dark and vengeful flavor, then this might be the thing for you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Dallas Jan 30, 2005

    Therefore, I wish to encourage readers to purchase Children of the Grave IF you are entertained by war action narratives. This book deserves support because its not a clone of some other title and because of the artwork of Casey Maloney. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Jan 30, 2005

    Theres a workable idea in here, but when its filtered through a G.I. Joe cartoon, I really cant recommend this. I really hope that no one looks to this as anything but an unfunny spoof. Read Full Review

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