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Umbra #1

Writer: Murphy Artist: Mike Hawthorne Publisher: Image Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Robert Murray Jul 4, 2006

    So, what doesnt work? Well, a little bit of the filler dialogue is weak, as if Murphy is translating an Icelandic film rather than writing his own dialogue. When Askja mutters under her breath, Youre so beautiful, in response to Freyjas female form (hubba, hubba), I thought it was unnecessary and cheesy, and actually made me chuckle a little. However, the main scenes are written with aplomb, making the dialogue much more effective in these scenes. Also, the cover price of $5.99 may be a little too pricey for many comic book buyers. My opinion: the cover price is steep, but this is a series that will definitely be more pleasurable if read in the proper serial context than in a collected trade paperback. Having to wait for the next installment of this mini-series is going to be a chore for me, especially with these thoughts running through my head: Who is the neanderthal woman? How was she shot? Why is she covered in a jacket made by Benetton? Cripes, didnt I say this was Read Full Review

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