Topic: Comic Books - New
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3698 - For those that have been reading this blog for the last few weeks... Here's yet another comic graphic novel that I found recently from our five days at the 2012 Comic-Con International: San Diego, (aka San Diego Comic Con or SDCC).
Here is what this graphic novel is about per the publisher's promo on their Facebook fan page:
"Also available Comic-Con 2012, MONSTER CANDY: A VERY ALIEN HALLOWEEN. Join Timmy as he uncovers an alien plot to invade earth on Halloween!"
Not much to go on... So I'll start my review next...
Front Cover - The front cover looks pretty sharp! Both Brian Phillipson & Alex Murillo have the top credits, above the graphic novel's title, but there is an even larger credit: 'Art by Alex Nino' at the bottom!
Inside Front Cover - Artwork by Alex Nino....
Splash Page - This page has the title and that it is from 'Bliss On Tap'... So it's not a splash page.
Interior Pages - There is a 'credits page' which is nice to see, and then a facing splash page, which is actually an 'intro' to Timmy Locks, a ten year old. Nice start for this graphic novel! Turning the page, I see a two page spread, which is nice, and which also tells me that Alex will be using more than just regular sized panels in this graphic novel. Indeed, there are more single page panels as well as the story goes on. The interior pages are printed in black & white only, but Alex's artwork flows well with this approach. All too soon, the story is ended... but wait... What's this? A 'To Be Continued In... Goldie Locks and the Three Monsters'. I didn't see that coming!
Inside Back Cover - More artwork by Alex Nino.
Back Cover - An illustration of what I now know to be 'Goldie Locks and the Three Monsters'...
My take on this graphic novel?
Well... Quite honestly, I was pretty pleased while reading this graphic novel... Until the final page, when it announced 'To Be Continued In...'. That wasn't too cool, IMO. However, I was pleased with the storyline, the script, dialogue, and artwork up to that point. I'm not for sure why the storyline stopped there, to be continued in 'Goldie Locks and the Three Bears' graphic novel... So I'll take the whole presentation into account for my comic book grade...
My rating for this comic book? A Very Fine / Very Fine Plus (VF/VF+) 8.25 out of a possible 10.0 comic book grading scale. Thanks to Brian for bringing this graphic novel to my attention at his booth at the 2012 Comic-Con International: San Diego!
You can find this comic book for sale at the Bliss on Tap web site.
Plus, be sure to check out what the Publisher is doing at their Facebook Fan Page!
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