Topic: Comic Books - New
The above pictured comic book series was sent to me for a possible review here in this Blog...
It currently is a two issue series, although at the end of Issue #2 there is a 'to be continued' note.
So the two covers look kinda cool... What's the series about?"
Here is the press info for issue #1:
"At long last comes the first comic book format publication from Main Enterprises, featuring the space born hero that began within the pages of Jim Main's legendary fanzine *PPFSZT!...COSMIC MAN! The first issue features a brand new tale, written by Steve Keeter, with art by Tony Lorenz and lettered by Jim Pack,with an inside back cover by guest artist Jack Bertram. Join Cosmic Man, his friends Dr. Kelsey and his daughter Mary, as well as his "cousin" The Phoenix, as they take on government agents while an even bigger threat, not of this world, looms above! All this excitement is topped off with an eye-popping, dynamic full color cover illustration by Scott McClung. $2.25 plus 1.30 S&H in the U.S. Payment by check only."
Here's the press info on issue #2:
"Another stupendous issue by writer Steve Keeter and artist Tony Loenz featuring the mis-understood super hero is here at last. And what an issue it is, as other heroes are called upon once again to help with the alien invasion begun last issues. Fans of the 70's fanzines will thrill to the return of characters such as Nightman, The Spy, The Raven, Sunwing, The Titan, The Acrobat, The Simian, all answering a call to assist in the defeat of the menace, alongside K'bar (The Phoenix) and The Cosmic Man. Additional art by Jack Bertram and a dazzling full color front cover by the amazing Scott McClung. $2.95, plus 1.50 S&H-$4.45, personal check only, made out to Jim Main."
So what did I think of this series?
Well, the two covers were really striking, and would stand out on the shelves at a LCBS that you would go to if they were distributed to your Local Comic Book Shop. Although the covers are in color, the interior pages are in black and white format. Continuing with discussing the artwork, the illustrations are drawn in a 'fanzine' style or early independent comics style. Not saying anything bad about the style, but it is totally different from the front covers. The breakdown into chapters is good, and goes with this art style.
The writing is similar to that of a 1950's Sci-Fi film dialogue. Again, nothing wrong with that, it does flow with the storyline. I enjoyed issue #1 enough to delve into issue #2 right away. Issue #2's artwork looks more 'finished' to me, maybe because the panels seem to have background details in the finishing inks.
The lettering in issue #1 appears different than in #2. I noticed that right away, and that style complemented the more 'finished' artwork used in issue #2.
This series so far kept my interest, and I'm wondering when issue #3 will be published...??? Possibly the publisher is waiting for You to buy out the first two issues?!
You can buy this series, (as well as other Main Enterprises publications), at:
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