Topic: Comic Books - New
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3839 - Recently I received a package in the mail from Jericho Projects. In it were four comic books. One was a 'one-shot publication', and the other were three out of four issues of a mini-series.
The One Shot was the first one I chose to open. And I was quite surprised! I had no idea that this was a 'fumetti' style comic book! I couldn't tell it from the front cover, (see top left photo), and had not read any publicity on this comic book. So I proceeded to start reading it... (page 7 is shown at the top right).
Before I go into 'My Take' on the comic, I want to present what the publisher says about this comic book:
Introducing...Avörya! Now at indyplanet.com in a One shot all cosplay story!
Written and Illustrated by Adrian 'Asia' Petty, Stacy Petty
Which doesn't really say much without seeing / reading the comic book itself.
As I was saying... I figured I would read the 'one shot' comic first. And was totally surprised after turning the front cover.
What the publisher calls 'cosplay story' is actually 'fumetti'. Here's the link to what 'fumetti' is.
Okay... Back? Well, I found myself turning page after page, and enjoying what I was seeing and reading. I didn't know the background of the characters or the storyline, but it was enjoyable to read anyways. Besides, it was just a 'one shot' anyways, right?
So besides the photo-novel inside, there was the inside front cover which was the credits page, and then the inside back cover, which was a letter from the publisher, Adrian 'Asia' Petty. With a list of links about Jericho Projects, Inc.
The inside back cover also had the history of this comic book, which made good background reading.
Which by the way covered the fact that Adrian had not yet finished the fourth issue of the mini-series that I referred to at the beginning of this blog. The three comic book issues that came with this one-shot. At least as of February of 2013.
Adrian also mentioned that he... "did not want a photographed cover and decided to enlist the help of his friend, Marcel Zero, to create a cover". Although the cover is fine on its own, it hides the fact that this is a 'fumetti' / 'cosplay' comic book. That would kind of throw me when looking for something to read and then discovering what the interior pages looked like after viewing the cover.
My gut feeling is that the comic book one shot should have had a photo cover. So that the reader would not be surprised when opening to the splash page. I found the comic book to be very readable and enjoyed the format. The only negative, for me that is, is the illustrated front cover. But again, that front cover would have been fine if the interior pages were also illustrated.
For that reason I'm giving this a Very Fine / Very Fine Plus (VF/VF+) 8.25 out of a possible 10.0 comic book grading scale.
You have several links to check out for this comic book and company. Here they are:
IndyPlanet web site to purchase the comic book
My thanks to Adrian / Stacy for bringing this comic book to my attention!
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