Thursday, December 14, 2006

In Passing...The Killer to Gargoyles

This week in floppies...

The Killer #1 (of 10)
Matz & Luc Jacamon

The Killer is a comic originally published in France from 1998 to 2003, earning praise for being a gritty noir comic. The artist, Luc Jacamon, has translated it for American audiences via Archaia Studios Press. It's an introspective look at a killer as he waits in a room across the street for a doctor he's hired to assassinate. He contemplates the people around him, past experiences and what makes him tick. It's an interesting comic with some really nice art. It remains compelling throughout, earning its place among Archaia's other high quality offerings. B+

Devi #6
Samit Basu & Aditya Chari

I think it's time to drop off of the Devi bandwagon. It's a decent superhero book with some pretty impressive art, but there's so much more out there that I would rather be reading to continue with a book I never really look forward to. In this issue, Tara and the Devi's split personality is examined, leading them to contemplate one another's existence among the bloodshed and heroics. C

X-Factor #14
Peter David & Pablo Raimondi

Jamie deals with Monet and Siryn's discover of his dupe's actions while Guido tries to make peace with the atrocity he's committed. Madrox just can't seem to catch a break as he attempts to locate his dupes to gain a little more control over his life and team, and ends up in even hotter water than ever. This remains a really good superhero book, better than any secondary X-title released in years. B

Gargoyles #2
Greg Weisman & David Hedgecock

Gargoyles creator Greg Weisman wraps up the two-part story that began the third and final season of the television show before he relinquished control and the dull Goliath Chronicles killed the property on TV. Beginning with the next issue, all-new stories from the original creator promise to build the mythology of the universe and carry on a tradition of great storytelling. As it was, issues one and two served as good refreshers of the characters and recent events. B

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