Vinnie's 'Take' On:
The Possum #1
From Possum Press!
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Above Photo: The Front Cover to The Possum #1 from Possum Press!
At the Top Left: Blair Kitchen at His Possum Press Booth at the 2010 SDCC
At the Bottom Left: The Logo for Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC)
TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3290:
During this week I've been busy getting prepared for whom I was going to blog about in my 'Whom I'm Thankful For' annual blog, Thanksgiving, and then the 2nd Annual Black Friday Comics Event on Facebook, where I gave away 10 Free Prizes, PLUS a GRAND Prize to the lucky winners!
Whew! Just thinking of all of that makes me just a little bit tired this morning... Yet I was up at 4:30 AM as I couldn't sleep as usual with so much more to do!
So thankfully my youngest son has given me the latest installment of his 'Vinnie's Take On: series', that I can add the photos and format this morning for all of us to read here. Thanks, Vinnie!
This review is "My Take" on the Possum Press' "The Possum" comic book. This is issue 1, and to quote, it is a"72 Page Action Packed 1st Issue."
The author and illustrator of this book is Blair Kitchen, an "up-and-comer" artist and writer!
My dad and I got this when we visited the San Diego Comic Con's Small Press Pavillion, and as explained above, my dad read it, but never got the chance to blog about it.
So, when he asked me to pick out a comic from his 'To Read & Possibly Review Stack' to blog, as I normally do everytime I come to his house... This book looked like one of the most appealing of the bunch, per my taste.
I pulled it out, read it, and my original thoughts were proved true - it was fantastic! Also, in the picture seen above, Blair is holding issue #2, but I wanted a better understanding of the character so I read issue #1 first. Now, enough of all the information and onto the actual review...
The Front Cover, by Blair Kitchen, depicts the evil villains in this issue. It also has a teaser you wouldn't normally see on a 1st issue of anything- "The Possum, DEAD?!".
The Inside Front Cover has an interesting story of how the charater and story of the Possum came to be, as well as Blair's life - the good and the bad.
The Interior Pages, of course contain the 72 page story of the Possum. There were great illustrations, and I was happy to find that they were cartoony, and not the realistic stuff I see all too often. This cartoon look brought goofyness, which I enjoyed as well as the great, strong story. He made sure to slowly tell the tales, and characters personalities. It would be horrid to get everything out in the first couple pages and just retell it over and over, in different ways for the rest of the 70 pages.
The Inside Back Cover has a place where he'll put fan mail in later issues, as well as advertisements. He is advertising the Possum T-Shirts, as seen worn by Blair in above picture, as well as his brother, Mike Kitchen's comics, "Spy Guy" and "Spud & Harry".
The Back Cover has an advertisment comic of the Possum and Possum T-Shirts. I found it funny, and wished all advertisements could be like this. In fact, it almost makes me want to buy one right now!
Overall, I really loved the comic "The Possum" by Blair Kitchen. I would give this comic a comic book grade of Near Mint (NM), a 9.4 out of a 10.0 grading scale.
You can purchase this issue #1 or The Possum's other issues, now up to #4, at his web site: PossumPress.com. And now you can become 'interactive' at The Possum Facebook Fan Club!
Thanks Vinnie for guest blogging here today, and giving us your thoughts on this publication from a tween's POV!
BTW, If you liked Vinnie's 'Take' on this publication, he's also review blogged several other publications so far this year!
Including the graphic novel as shown to the left. Here's his review blog on this publication: Vinnie's Take on Berona's War: Field Guide. After reading that and thinking that this is something YOU would like to read or give as a gift for this Holiday Season, here's a link to where you can purchase it online! Berona's War: Field Guide!
Also...If YOU liked his review today, you may enjoy reading Vinnie's other reviews on: Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard #4 (of 4), Clutch Cargo DVD, The All New Super Friends Hour Season 1 DVD, The Ultimate Underdog Collection Volume 1, Planet Hulk, Coraline, Ponyo, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Sonic the Hedgehog TPB Vol 1, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, just to name a recent few!
Plus check out his '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 and others there at this exclusive after hours Con Party!
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