Topic: Comic Books - New
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3758 - Back to comic book reviews!
Here's another comic book that I found at the recent 2012 Long Beach Comic Con in Long Beach, California.
The title is 'Giant Monsters A-Go-Go' Issue One.
I'm always interested in this genre, especially if the front cover is a cool one, which this one is!
The inside front cover is about the creators, Rafael C Gonzalez, and Mark Rivers.
The splash page is the first page of the first story title: 'The Life and Death of Talos The Bronze'. With Rafael Gonzalez doing the story and art, and Philip Clark doing the script and letters.
The Splash page shows an art style that I immediately like, and turning the page I start enjoying the story line.
Twelve pages in... The story ends...
There is a pin-up page, and then an early design sketches page for Talos.
Following that, there is a ten page story on the second character shown on the front cover, the one-eyed being.
There isn't a splash page, or title, or credits to this story... Why? I don't know.
The story is an interesting one, and when reading it, I figured that this was Mark Rivers contribution to the issue. Mark is shown at the top right of this blog post, holding the comic book.
I have previously review blogged one of Mark's own comics, Freaks, Mutants, and Monsters #1.
Then there is the inside back cover page, an in house print ad for Ka-Blam printing.
Then the back cover page, samples of art shown at Rafael's and Mark's Deviant pages.
So... Here's my comic book grade for this comic...
A Very Fine Plus (VF+) 8.5 out of a possible 10.0 comic book grading scale.
You can contact Rafael at his Deviant page to find out where you can purchase this comic book, as I don't see it on IndyPlanet or elsewhere.
My thanks to Mark Rivers for bringing this comic book to my attention at the recent LBCC!
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