Robin Greycastle Of Mayhem
Thanks for making our 10 year anniversary month a wonderful time full of fun and celebration! Nothing new going on for the forseeable future, so I guess it's on to the reviews!
See You Around The Shop--Ed
"Galactic Rodents Of Mayhem" Scout: So this is shaping up to be a lot of sci-fi fun. What really sells it is the art, Sebastian Navas's character designs are great. Uncomplicated, iconic, and unique. Some are bland, consisting of a tishirt and jeans but it works in the context of the world they're building. My personal favorites are his rendition of the [Redacted]. Due to the anthropomorphic nature of the story and the "guest appearance" I wonder if this project started life as a pitch for a certain pre-existing property.Tiago Barsa's colors never amaze or astonish but are instead the quiet workhorse of this story. There are dark and moody shadows in one panel and in the next it's a neon wanted sign. The story is serviceable and the dialogue is snappy without being overly quippy. 6 what's a capybara out of 10
"Robin" DC: Do you like a "Mortal Kombat" or "Enter The Dragon" cause thats what this book is and it does it well. I really enjoyed the opening pages highlighting the Bat Family on the hunt for Damian. The art shines during fightsd and is only rarelt lack luster during quieter moments. That cliffhanger though! The end is gripping and surprising. If you haven't read the Robin back up stories in Batman and Detective comics this will feel like you're picking up in the middle of an ongoing story. I think this does hurt the story somewhat, but it isn't such an involved plot to be jarring, it's just surprising how quickly Damian gains access tot he tournament. 7 Fatalities out of 10
"Helm Greycastle" Image/Top Cow: The story gets confusing near the end almost like there are missing pages. The Art is pretty good. I considered it serviceable, whereas Paula described it as gorgeous. That just goes to show how deeply subjectve art is, but we both agree that we don't know what's happening in the story. Coolest part about the book is that the back matter is an Aztek/Mayan RPG supplement!