Young Animal

Collapser #4-6- Review kevin Sun, 01/19/2020 - 23:32

The back half of the series mainly works and definitely is structured to work as a three act arc between these issues. It is more cohesive as a storytelling unit than the first half. There are parts that feel a bit uneven, particularly in the last issue where Collapser has to confront his (previously believed dead) father to save the city. That felt a bit rushed, and really, it started feeling a bit rushed in issue three. The amount of story covered over the six issues in total could have benefited from having a series run of twelve issues instead.

Far Sector #1- Review

N.K. Jemisin sets up a compelling story right away by introducing a new character, Green Lantern Sojourner Mullein, in a sector of space that is the farthest away from anything we have ever seen. On page one, Jemisin dumps us immediately into a murder mystery in a world that hasn’t had a murder in over 500 years. This results in a solid issue that does a lot to world build and sucks the reader in without wasting pages on an origin story. At some point, I can imagine we will learn more about how Mullein became a Lantern.

Collapser #2-3 - Review kevin Mon, 10/21/2019 - 08:43

Issue #2 is a nice follow up to Collapser’s debut. Where we last left off, Liam finds out that he has a black hole in the middle of his chest. In this issue, Mikey Way and Shaun Simon spend a few pages exploring his powers and the general state of confusion that Liam is in while going on a journey of discovering what is going on with him. There is a nice touch circling back around to the first issue with Liam having to confront whether or not what happened to him was real or if it’s all in his head.

Collapser #1 - Review kevin Tue, 08/27/2019 - 01:53

Collapser is a new outing from the Young Animal imprint spearheaded by Gerard Way. This new title comes from Gerad’s brother, Mikey Way, and collaborator Shaun Simon. We are introduced to Liam James, who spends his days as a caregiver at a nursing home, and his evenings as an aspiring DJ. At the beginning of the story, Liam receives a package, presumably from space, containing something that we don’t quite precisely know. What we do know over the course of the story is that a thing was bonded to his mother, who he hasn’t seen in many years.

Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye, Vol. 2: Every Me, Every You - Review

Let me start by saying that I wasn't the biggest fan of the first volume of Cave Carson. I could not put my finger on it, but whatever it was, it just didn't do it for me in Volume 1. As a fan of Michael Avon Oeming's work, I grinded though that volume but unfortunately was then not super enthusiastic about reading this volume. I was pleasantly surprised to find how much I enjoyed Volume 2 over Volume 1. I am glad that I gave this title another shot.

Doom Patrol, Volume 2 : NADA - Review kevin Thu, 01/31/2019 - 23:45

I thoroughly enjoyed the first volume of Doom Patrol and didn't think that the title could get stranger. Boy, was I wrong in the best of ways. This volume is dense. Not quite in a Chris Claremont kind of way, but does have many moments where it gets Claremonty thick, and I say that as a compliment.