Topic: Comic Books - New
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3689 - Well... Here's yet another comic book that I found recently from our five days at the 2012 Comic-Con International: San Diego, (aka San Diego Comic Con or SDCC).
That comic is 'Life in the 1940s'. As seen at Alison Doran's booth at the Comic-Con, as pictured above!
Here's what the publisher has to say about this comic book:
Written and Illustrated by Alison Doran
Aspiring jazz horn player finds himself inducted in the U.S. Army, and lost in Europe. Based on a true story.
Okay... Here's 'My Take' on this comic book:
Front Cover - I first walked past the booth because there was very little at the front table. However, I did a 'double take' on the front cover, not knowing what it was about. To me, this simple illustration with the large title caught my eyes.
Inside Front Cover - Has the 'Forward', which is okay... pure and simple.
Splash Page - Not used... The first page goes right into the storyline, dated December 1942 in Attica, New York.
Interior Pages - The pages are all black and white... Yet this black and white coloring fit the 1940s scheme of things, so I was okay with it. The storyline seemed to wander just a bit, but by the time I reached page 24, (the end of the story), I was caught up in the story!
Inside Back Cover - A color presentation of Volume 2 is shown, along with the url to IndyPlanet.com where you can pick up this issue, and the mailing address of the Publisher.
Back Cover - The Ka-Blam Girl's ad page for the printer.
All in all, I found that this period piece of the early 1940s, along with the war in Europe, made a good story. The lack of color interior pages did not matter to me. Alison Doran appears to have done all of the work on creating this first issue, as I don't see any other credits. A fine job, and I would be interested in seeing the second volume when it comes out...
My rating for this comic book issue? A Very Fine Plus (VF+) 8.5 out of a possible 10.0 comic book grading scale. Thanks to Alison Doran for bringing this issue to my attention at her booth at the 2012 Comic-Con International: San Diego!
You can find this item for sale at Indy Planet!
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