Topic: Comic Books - New
TODAY'S FEATURE IS (GUEST) BLOG #3943 - Catching up with my comic book reviews this week...
The above comic book was received at the recent 2013 Comic-Con International: San Diego, (aka SDCC).
At the top right is a photo of Randy Reynaldo holding a copy of Rob Hanes Adventures #14, the latest issue in Randy's comic book series!
I've previously blogged about this series in blog #3687, where I reviewed issue #13 that I received at the 2012 SDCC.
So what's this series & issue #14 about? Here's what the publisher says on the web site:
"High adventure is alive and well in the 21st century! Rob Hanes Adventures is an all-ages comic-book series about a globetrotting private eye and troubleshooter that has been described as "Tintin meets Indiana Jones!"
Okay... So what's 'My Take' on this issue?
Well, the front cover grabbed my attention, as 'regime change' seems to be happening more in the world at this time.
The inside front cover has a 'primer' to the series, which is very helpful if you are 'new' to this comic book series.
The splash page gets the story started off very well. Please note that the interior pages are in black & white only.
Randy tells the story vividly, and while also being the artist, the whole story runs smoothly with the artwork.
The 24 page story ends with a good finish...
Liner Notes fills out the background of the story presented in this issue.
Hanes Briefs is the letters page...
Review: Genius, Isolated is a reprint of Randy's blog on a book on The Life and Art of Alex Toth.
The inside back cover is the Ka-Blam house ad, as Ka-Blam is the printer of this comic book.
The back cover is a good presentation of what Rob Hanes Adventures is about, if a person was to pick this comic book up at their LCBS to think about buying it.
I personally enjoyed this latest issue. Randy has a good style in writing and illustrating. I've liked all his issues in this series so far. Good 'Old School' story & art that is 'done in one' issue, without having to buy a five issue spread to read a complete story arc like in many other comic books in mainstream comic book publishing. Definitely worth the $3.99 cover price!
As for my comic book grade for this issue... I'm giving it a Near Mint (NM) 9.4 out of a possible 10.0 comic book grading scale.
You can try your local comic book shop to see if they have this issue in... It has been published already. Or you can check out Randy's own web site for purchase, at WCGcomics.com for direct purchase.
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