Madman: Atomic Comics #16

Writer: Jamie S. Rich Artist: Joëlle Jones Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 17, 2009 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 3
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The Atomics get their band back together and work to get a spot in a music festival. But they are shocked and surprised to find it's sponsored by immortal 'Tweens' from another dimension who are looking to take their favorite band back with them. YIKES!

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jun 18, 2009

    (Play spot the musicians game on the first page of CBR's preview of this issue!) Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jun 20, 2009

    The second story is affable enough with a little slapstick at the end and Jo looking lovely, especially when swathed in Laura Allred's stunning colors. It however lacks genuine conflict. It's more of a slice of life vignette. The first story is more gripping. Joelle Jones' art enriches the short. Like Allred, she prefers a cleaner look for her final product, but her streamlined style differs sharply from that of Madman's creator. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 21, 2009

    The primary reason to read a book like Madman is because of the personal involvement of the creators, but in this issue things felt a bit... odd. Mike Allred admits in the letters page that he writes Madman from the first person, and that Frank Einstein is his alter ego, but having Frank end up as the lead singer of Mike's real-life band seems a little bit self-indulgent. The usual charm is there, but the second half of this issue felt a little forced. I like that we're finally getting a sequel to Red Rocket 7 (or at least a continuation of themes therein) but somehow the blatant utilization of Frank as Mike-analog felt a little incestuous. Still, the art in this issue is phenomenal (Allred in the second story, and Joelle Jones, whom I'd love to see more from, in the second) and the charm of the first story is enough to overcome most of the objections I have about the second. Madman Atomic Comics #16 earns a better-than-average 3 out of 5 stars. As Frank Einstein moves on t Read Full Review

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