Monday, July 2, 2012

Fatale #1, iZombie #1, America's Got Talent #1, Saga #1

Fatale #1: Sexy ladies and hard-boiled detectives get mixed up in a cthulhu cult. Competent, albeit not particularly fresh from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips.

iZombie: A sexy undead woman works as a gravedigger to ensure easy access to brains. Her best friend is a sexy ghost. Silly fun from Chris Roberson and Mike Allred.

America's Got Powers Jonathan Ross and Bryan Hitch: Super-powered teens are forced to compete to the death on an American idol type tv show. The costumes mimic the weakest designs from Hitch's run on The Ultimates, and the predictable story is only spiced by the possibility that the creepy politician is supposed to be Sarah Palin.

Saga #1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples: Romeo and Juliet in a scifi/fantasy universe. One of the best first issues in a new series I've ever read. Strong characters, creative designs, and a constantly surprising story. The issue was absolutely bursting with characters and locations and action, yet I never felt lost. Can't wait to read more.