Topic: Comic Books - New
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3754 - Now it's time to get back to comic book / graphic novel reviewing!
I have received many comics / graphic novels in the past few months, both at the comic cons I've attended, and those that were mailed in...
One that grabbed my eyes was the one that Michael Aushenker is holding in the top right photo of this blog.
That comic book magazine was called: 'The Nive Loves of el gato Crime Mangler'.
The front cover looked pretty good, and encouraged me to open up the magazine.
The inside front cover was a pin-up page, which Michael signed for me.
The splash page was another pin-up style page in this comic book sized magazine.
Following that were pages from the publisher, 'The Genesis of Nine Loves', and a page on the pin-up artists that presented pages in this magazine.
Then the stories were presented...
The first one, with art by Lisa Strouss showed that this would be an anthology.
The next story, with art by Jim Wheelock, was a vastly different style than Lisa's.
Following were stories with art by Kent Myers, Javier Hernandez, Amarpal Khanna, Rafael Navarro, Ted Seko, and others.
The mix of topics in the stories presented were pretty good. The differences in art styles was at times, a little unsettling when reading straight through, but then again, it was an anthology presentation.
For an anthology... I thought this was a pretty good mix of stories. Anthologies are always the hardest publication to review blog, but upon second review for this blog... I believe it is a worthwhile publication to read and keep for your comics collection.
My comic book grade for this publication is a Very Fine / Near Mint (VF/NM) 9.0 out of a possible 10.0 comic book grading scale.
You can find this publication, and others that Michael has self published at this link at the Cartoon Flophouse web site owned and run by Michael.
More reviews to follow in the day to come...
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