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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
My Take On: So Buttons #4 by Jonathan Baylis
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Books - New


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Michael D Hamersky On Comics Presents His Take On:
So Buttons #4
by Jonathan Baylis

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3697 -   For those that have been reading this blog for the last couple of weeks... 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). 

Here is what this comic book is about per the publisher's promo:

"Autobiographical sequential art storyteller Jonathan Baylis announced today that the issue of SO  BUTTONS #4 to be sold at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival (MOCCA) will have a special edition cover with the creator standing on the new One World Trade Center, in a tribute to the 1976 King Kong movie poster. Recently featured on AMC's The Comic Book Men, Baylis realized just how much his fans appreciate his love of New York and he wanted to do something to give to comemerate New York rebuilding such an important building. This issue contains artwork from Noah Van Sciver (Fantagraphics), Fred Hembeck (Marvel), Thomas Boatwright (Slave Labor Graphics), and many others. The cover art is courtesy T.J. Kirsch (She Died in Terrebonne)."

So I'll start my review next...

Front Cover -  The front cover is pretty sharp!  A great take off on King Kong!

Inside Front Cover - A credits page... along with info on where to find the author and the comic book.

Splash Page - This page starts right into a one page story... So it's not a splash page.

Interior Pages -  Several stories in this comic book!  All written by Jonathan, with art by different creators.  I haven't seen all of these artists before, so there are definitely some differences in art styles...  There are 32 interior pages to this published work. 

Inside Back Cover - A one page story as a 'bonus strip' by Noah Van Sciver..

Back Cover - An illustration of Jonathan Baylis, along with a link to his web site...

My take on this comic book? 

Well... For an anthology comic book, it is pretty good.  Yes, it is hard to review blog anthology comics, but in this case the author is just one person, Jonathan.  There are several short stories placed in this autobiographical comic book, so there are several to chose from to point out how good it is.  Of course, there are a couple that are so-so, but then again it is an autobiographical comic book, so the author / editor chose what he wanted to present.  For the most part, I've got to go along with the choices he made. 

My rating for this comic book?  A Very Fine Plus  (VF+) 8.5 out of a possible 10.0 comic book grading scale.  Thanks to Jonathan for bringing this comic book to my attention at his booth at the 2012 Comic-Con International: San Diego!

You can find this comic book for sale at the SoButtons web site.

~ Michael


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Updated: Thursday, August 9, 2012 1:14 PM PDT
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