Kevin Mwenda's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Impulse Gamer Reviews: 13
7.4Avg. Review Rating

8.6
Echolands #1

Jul 29, 2021

Echolands #1 goes against conventional comics by utilizing an untraditional landscape presentation structure where events in the comic span horizontally across two pages. The artists and colorists excel at their work where it is easy to follow the characters as they go move between different settings and environments. Despite seeming like there is too much going on in each other pages, the reader can identify distinct characters and some of their quirks and when magic is being used due to different visual styles and designs.

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Lucky Devil #1

Jul 29, 2021

Lucky Devil #1 does not follow the usual possession stories seen in films or other horror-driven narratives. The twist in this narrative, where Stanley possesses the Devil powers, is what drives it, and Im left with a few questions. What will Stanley do next? Will he be able to overcome his humanity and take full control, or will he succumb to the pressure?

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8
M.O.M.: Mother of Madness #1

Jul 6, 2021

The breaking of the fourth wall where Maya addresses the readers is what drives the superhero's journey and makes the reader connect to the character. This is complemented with great artwork and different panel sizes that allow the reader to peek into Maya's mind as she tries to define her identity as a superhero in a world full of controlling men.

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7
Man-Eaters: The Cursed #1

Jul 18, 2021

Man Eaters: The Cursed #1 lays a solid foundation for the Man-Eaters: The Cursed series. The inclusion of various snippets such as the registration form and very long camps contract helps set the mystery yet to unfold. Also, there is an over-emphasis on the campers various personality traits such as Gemini, Clumsy, Easily Startled, among others) and I am left wondering how do these influence the whole story?

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8
Ordinary Gods #1

Jul 6, 2021

Ordinary Gods #1 provides an interesting perspective to the mythology about Gods through the Gods, their territories drawing from human emotions and virtues, and the introduction of the protagonist (Christopher) who might save or destroy the world. The inclusion of a short story at the end is unique to the comic genre, and this compliments the narrative's overall structure.

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4
Post Americana #6

Jul 18, 2021

Worth the read if you overlook the cheesy dialogue, excessive violence, underdeveloped story, and mediocre visuals and artwork.

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8
PunderWorld #1

Jul 18, 2021

Punderworld Vol. 1 excels at its comedic aspect, where Hades' introverted personality completely contrasts with Persephones. This contrast is explored further through the comics artwork and colors. On the one hand, the color scheme of Hades underworld follows his personality, where the dark background is metaphorical to his introverted side. On the other hand, much of Persephone's personality is illustrated in the conversation with Demeter and the interaction with Hades and changes depending on her mood.

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7.8
Skybound X #1

Aug 3, 2021

The different and varying writing and artwork styles between the four stories make it a worthy read, especially UltraMega and the ironic comedy seen in Manifest Destiny.

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7.8
Skybound X #2

Aug 12, 2021

Great way to debut Brennan's heroic adventure into the magic land, and Machine Boy's quest to atone for his destructive secret.

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6.6
Skybound X #3

Aug 18, 2021

Covers: Arthur Adams, Cory Walker, Erica Henderson, Daniel Warren Johnson

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Skybound X #4

Aug 18, 2021

Artists: Pablo Tunica, Lisandro Estherren, Khary Randolph, Ryan Ottley

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8
The Golem Walks Among Us! #1

Aug 12, 2021

I really loved the presentation of the comic. The creators choice to use dark colors complements the comics horror-ish vibe with contrasts when illustrating magical powers (bright orange and red). The mix of these two fit perfectly into the 1930s monster narrative which the comic is set in. Can't wait to see what becomes of Josef in consequent comics.

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The United States of Captain America #1

Jul 1, 2021

On one side, the comic has a slow start as Steve reflects on the American dream and its evolution. On the other side, the reflection is also its best aspect since it is a true reflection on American life where immigrants, the poor, and other minority groups are considered un-American. It also connects the stories of different Captain Americas, like Aaron Fischer, and their motivation to fight for others.

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