Topic: Comic Books - New
TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3381:
I found this comic book at the recent 2010 Long Beach Comic Con, (LBCC).
It is a self-published comic book from Triptych Books.
The color cover intrigued me when I first saw it at the table. The cover is laid out very well and should appeal to those interested in the genre that the cover suggests it is in.
Here is what the publishers state in their promo blurb about it:
"Trigger Men is a dark comedy that follows the lives of two hitmen, Matt Whit and Jason McCarty as they navigate the absurd world of contract killing.
My thoughts on this first issue are this:
Inside Front Cover: The credits for the issue are presented without any 'splash efects'. Which is a good way of doing so, because the 'splash page' for Chapter 1 starts right off to the sotry with three basic panels. No contrast there!
The interior pages are black / grey / white, which gives the 'moodiness' to the storyline. I don't believe that color would have done so well for this issue.
The 2nd Chapter in this comic, 'High School Reunion - Part 1', is similar in presentation. However, it truly is 'Part 1' and the story cuts off without a resolution. Not a good place to end in a 'floppy comic book format', IMO.
I would have preferred to see Part 1 & possibly Part 2 (of ? parts to to the story arc), in one 'floppy comic book issue.
I'm not for sure how this feature was first presented, whether web comic or individual published pages. I do know that 'Kickstarter' was used to finance the publishing of this comic book, which is being utilized by more & more comics creators.
(I've mentioned that service that 'Kickstarter' provides on my own Facebook Fan Page, as a possibility for those that want to be self-published.)
The artwork, storyline, and dialogue mesh well for this comic book. The word balloons were also placed well.
Again, my only negative thought was the editing, where the last page of the story doesn't have a 'to be continued' blurb, and the actual last page is a 'Thank You' page instead.
The inside back cover was also left blank. I would have finished reading this comic book with a more 'finished' or 'to be continued' feeling, if those last two pages had some mention as to what was coming next, and when, or how...
There are Facebook and Twitters urls to follow, so there was some follow-up an interested reader could check out online, but since this was a 'printed' floppy coomic book format, I would have preferred to see a 'printed' blurb in the comic itself.
My review rating for this comic book is a VERY FINE / VERY FINE PLUS (VF/VF+) 8.25 out of a 10.0 possible comic book grading scale.
To purchase this comic book please see the following link: Purchase Trigger Men comic book here.
You can also 'Like' the Facebook Fan Page for this publication via this link.
Thre are a lot of credits to the making of this comic book series.
Written by: Mike Andersen. Interior Art by: Heather Brinesh. Lettered by: Rachel Wells. Cover Art by: Greta Schimmel. Additional Cover Art by: Heather Brinesh. Cover Editing by: Casey Straka. Edited by: Stephanie Flint. With Additional Editing by: Kyle Winters and Nick Fisher.
Again... My thanks to Kyle Winters and Mike Andersen, for bringing this comic book to my attention!
~Michael D Hamersky
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