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Cryptics #1

Writer: Steve Niles Artist: Benjamin Roman Publisher: Image Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Robert Murray Aug 7, 2006

    One element that bumps up the quality of this comic is the great artwork by Benjamin Roman, who has a style that riffs a little on what guys like Jhonen Vasquez and Roman Dirge have started. His lines are clean, his characters are wonderfully distorted, the action moves along fairly smoothly, and the hilarious facial expressions are priceless. The panels that he illustrates display his cartoonists sensibilities rather than sequential art priorities, which might explain why each panel is so full of detail. Plus, his style doesnt show any realism, making this a unique looking comic that youre sure to enjoy leafing through. In fact, the panel showing Wolfy as a big blue-eyed baby was one of my favorite moments, as the disguise looked like something from John Ks nightmares (like a younger version of George Liquor). But, the final word on Cryptics #1 has to be that it is slight quirky fun that youll swear youve seen somewhere before, all for a pricey $3.50. Image, time for a pri Read Full Review

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