Kevin Noel Olson's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comics Bulletin Reviews: 11
8.7Avg. Review Rating

8
A Dummy's Guide To Danger #1

Jul 20, 2006

While Ron Chan skillfully carves out the artwork like a Gepetto working in two dimensions, Mr. Burns throws his convincing voice into the marionette of Mr. Bloomberg, the surrounding characters, and the story itself. Although Jason claims that Mr. Bloomberg is not alive, its difficult to believe him given his great storytelling and Chans exciting artwork. A Dummys Guide To Danger is an excellent comic book, working both the pulp and comic side of the line. The amazing Viper produces another winner with this book.

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8
APertua #3

Sep 8, 2006

For more information or to purchase APertua, visit DebiHammack.com/Apertua or ComixPress.com.

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8
APertua: A World At War #1

Feb 6, 2006

Although its not extremely lengthy, the book leaves the reader satisfied with whats been read and wanting to hear more. For a first-time book, APertua is quite a complete and promising work, with great artwork and appealing storytelling. It would be no surprise if we hear more from Ms. Hammack in the future.

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APertua: A World At War #2

Mar 2, 2006

This second issue maintains all the suspense and artwork that made the first issue so intriguing and fantastic, with a feeling that Debi is beginning to hit her stride with this first-outing comic creator. A'Pertua and Debi Hammack are definitely worth watching out far in the independent comic arena. Check out preview art at the A'Pertua website.

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8
Black Coat #1

May 5, 2006

Coat and the upcoming Revere by AliasComics, the future for fans of "Patriopunk" looks bright!

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10
Cobb: Off The Leash #1

Jun 26, 2006

Still not convinced? Well then, check out Cobb and see for yourself and see if Im lying. Check out the Cobb interview with Beau Smith from a few months back (which Im givin five bullets to too, by the way).

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10
Cobb: Off The Leash #3

Sep 5, 2006

In the Cobb series, Beau Smith has brought to us something not seen in a while. Although Cobb can be violent, he is always fair. The level of violence he measures out is never above that which is sent against him. Sometimes, it is far less. When a bat suffices in the face of automatic weapons, he uses a bat. When the moment calls for a pistol, he uses those. As violent as Cobb can be, he is in the truest sense a hero. Its always good to see one of those.

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Ghost Rider (2006) #1

Jul 9, 2006

The artwork in this issue is stunning, to say the least. It hails back to some of the finest work done by Texeira and Saltaires in the 90s run with Dan Ketch. The demons are quite unsettling, and the landscape likewise. Everything visual here is accomplished to great effect. The very first page, Ghost Rider breaks through the gates of hell, followed by demons and spirits. The plot involving Ghost Riders attempts to escape hell is pretty basic, but well-written and effective. Way understands Ghost Rider, and the human and supernatural dichotomy that rules his existence. If the creative team maintains the quality offered in issue #1, Ghost Rider promises to be a mind-blowing series.

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9
Hatter M: The Looking Glass Wars #2

Mar 14, 2006

With the imaginative story by Frank Beddor and Liz Cavalier and the mind-bogglingly cool artwork of Ben Templesmith, Hatter M: The Looking Glass Wars is a worthy entry into the world of madness and imagination. Hats off to the Hatter M creative team-well worth the price of a hat!

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Zoom Suit #1

Mar 10, 2006

Zoom Suit #1Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006By: Kevin Noel Olson No rating

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10
Zoom Suit #2

Jun 29, 2006

The sentiment of Zoom Suit has the best feel of comics from the 70s and 80s, where humor was balanced nicely with serious action. Zoom Suit is shaping up as a perfect fit for people who would rather enjoy comics than brood over them. Zoom will without question show itself to be one of the finest comics of the decade. Thats reason enough to take away a bullet.

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