Topic: Comic Books - New
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3695 - 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).
That comic book is actually a "TPB" that I found at the Falling Rock National Park booth at Comic-Con.
Here is what this TPB is about per the publisher's promo:
"Falling Rock 2012 – Welcome to Falling Rock National Park, Book 6 (2012)
So I'll start my review next...
Front Cover - The front cover has an interesting illustration on it... Enough to make me want to dig right into the the inside front cover!
Inside Front Cover - A welcome page stating that this is based on a daily comic strip by Josh Shalek, along with a link to his web site for this property.
Splash Page - This page starts right into the storyline... Not a splash page, but actually a page from the web comic itself!
Interior Pages - Starts right off with each day's one page web comic. The storyline is what brings me into this web comic. As this is the sixth book in the printed series.. I guess that the creator has decided not to introduce the characters... There are 32 interior pages to this published work.
Inside Back Cover - A 'thank you' page, with a brief paragraph of thanks.
Back Cover - One of the daily strips, along with a review...
My take on this TPB?
Well... As per most web comics... The printed version of this feature is a little odd sized when printed / published in hard copy. However the format for this hard copy is just fine when printed. The colors on the front and back covers blend in very well, as the interior pages are black and white. Although I had not read the previous five pubished works, nor read the web comic before, I found that reading this TPB was enjoyable.
My rating for this TPB? A Very Fine Plus (VF+) 8.5 out of a possible 10.0 comic book grading scale. Thanks to Josh Shalek for bringing this TPB to my attention at his booth at the 2012 Comic-Con International: San Diego!
You can find this TPB for sale at the JoshShalek.com web site.
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