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Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Vinnie's Take On: Space Punks #2 from The Blas Studios
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Books - New


Michael D Hamersky On Comics  

Today, It's Vinnie's Take On: 

Space Punks #2 from The Blas Studios

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Above Photo: The Front Cover of Space Punks #2. Published by the Blas Studios. Photo to the top left: Josep Blas at the 2010 Long Beach Comic Con (LBCC)!



TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3339:

(Vinnie) Today I will be reviewing Space Punks issue #2. I was visiting my dad this weekend, so I asked if I could do some review blogs for him.
When going through the box of comics and graphic novels to review, I came across this comic book title that I remembered doing a blog on, but for issue one. So, I read it and I enjoyed it, just as I did the first one.
Well, I looked in the comic, on the website, and on the SpacePunks FaceBook Fan Page, yet found nothing on what the creator wanted Space Punks issue two, to represent. So keep in mind when reading this review that I am not basing it from what the creator wanted it represented it as.
The art was it's cartoony self, so I found that enjoyable. The story was interesting, and I did feel the continuation of the first issue. The lettering was pretty plain, but I do think highly of the letters being bigger, in bold, and capitalized when a character is yelling.
Overall, I liked the art and the story, and the previously mentioned part of the lettering. Any previous reader of my writings in my dad's blog may know that I enjoy cartoony art.
Well, this comic, Space Punks issue #2, is full of this art style. The story was interesting, and I definitely felt the continuation in issues that I think most comics should do, but don't. As the lettering was prettyplain, I was happy that they spiced it up by doing the aforementioned to the text.
The only thing that I didn't like was that it was in black and white. The previous issue was in black and white as well, which was kind of disappointing. When I was reading the first issue, I thought that maybe because the comic was new, and they didn't know if it would be liked or not, that they didn't want to put a big endeavor, and if it was not liked, than for nothing.
But since issue two was still in black and white, than I don't know. I just hope that when I read issue three, it will be in color.
Overall, I did enjoy Space Punks #2, just they need to work on getting it in color, (IMO). I give this comic a Very Fine Plus (VF+), an 8.5 out of a 10.0 grade scale.
(From Michael:) Here is the info needed for you to be able to find this comic book and the earlier issue #1 for possible purchase:
Retail Price $4.00   Page count: 24 pages

The web site to buy from is at: SpacePunks.com 

Update!  Josep Blas has started a 'Facebook Fan Page' for himself as of January 21st of this year.  The earlier blog post on issue #1 of Space Punks didn't have that link, as it was posted a month before in December of 2010.  

Note: Vinnie makes it to as many comic cons with me as he can. He collects the 'Amazing Spider-Man' comic book series, but is open to read other titles from publishers that print titles that are age appropriate for him.  He also has been attending 'behind the scenes' events, such as the one he blogged about ht here: Vinnie's Special 'Look at The Captain Rochester Party for the Artists' at the recent 2010 Comic-Con International: San Diego! He really had fun meeting and having dinner with Sergio Aragones, Bob Burden, Scott Shaw! and others there at this exclusive after hours Comic-Con Party in San Diego!

Also...If YOU liked Vinnie's guest review blog today, you may also enjoy reading Vinnie's other reviews on: Fraggle Rock Vol 2 #1Mouse Guard - The Black Axe #1 of 6Bear and Fox #2Space Punks #1The Daughters of Merlin #1Sea Ghost #1Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard #4 (of 4)Clutch Cargo DVD, The All New Super Friends Hour Season 1 DVDThe Ultimate Underdog Collection Volume 1Planet HulkCoraline, Ponyo, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Sonic the Hedgehog TPB Vol 1, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, The Possum #1 comic book, Vinnie's Take on Berona's War: Field Guide, just to name a recent few! 

Thanks Vinnie, for guest blogging here today!

(Addendum to Vinnie's article - Please note that my youngest son, whom I believe is part of the 'target market' for this comic book series, is not a complete 'color snob', in that he only reads color comics.  However, as he points out in his review, he would have expected it to be in color by the 2nd issue, and was disappointed that it wasn't.  I find that several non-comics readers to whom I mention that I review comics are totally surprised that several of the comics that I receive to read and possibly review are with black & white interior pages... They are actually floored!  So comics creators, keep that in mind when you targeting your markets for sales!  I do realize the economics of b&w versus color, but that is where you need to figure 'marketing' into the costs of producing and actually selling your comics!)

~Michael D Hamersky On Comics

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