Gladstone's School for World Conquerors #1
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Gladstone's School for World Conquerors #1

Writer: Mark Andrew Smith Artist: Armand Villavert Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 11, 2011 Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic May 12, 2011

    In the wake of other Image books like Infinite Vacation and Nonplayer getting tons of buzz from critics and fans, it seems like this one's getting a touch shortchanged. Which is a shame because Gladstone's School for World Conquerors is the kind of fun, sophisticated, Day-Glo kids' superhero comic that we've all been waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson May 15, 2011

    Armand Villavert's artwork is highly reminiscent of the style of Michael Avon (Powers, Takio) Oeming. Like the character concepts, the character designs are cute but somewhat derivative. Of course, the creators often explore archetypes here rather than actual characters, so I suppose that's to be expected. I was disappointed to find that the backgrounds throughout this comic were lacking. Given the setting, there's a lot of opportunity for imagination and invention, but there's never a strong sense of place, of what this unusual school actually looks like inside. The most striking thing about the artwork on this book is colors. Colorist Carlos Carrasco employs an exceedingly bright palette. The colors - almost Day-Glo in their brightness - really dominate almost every page, every panel. I get what he's trying to do. It looks as though he's trying to strike a balance between a lighter, more playful look and an eerie, even surreal mood. But the colors end up overwhelming the line art as Read Full Review

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