With Image comics blasting their mark on the industry as of late it is not a surprise I inevitably end up throwing my money haphazardly at everything they release. My wallet seems to hate this monthly ordeal and it is bound to hate it more now that three more titles have been revealed for July.
We all love Image comics. Or at least that’s the impression giving the ever staggering prices of their back issues, with Walking Dead hitting a crazy £1000 minimum and the more recent Peter Panzerfaust issue #1 achieving an equally impressive £100 minimum price tag given it’s age. So it is understandable that those who missed out of the first issue and don’t have a spare few hundred pounds waiting to be thrown on eBay would want to know what the fuss is about.
In a twist that has surprised us all the recent teaser images for the new Brian K Vaughan and Marcos Martin project weren’t teasers for long. Only a few hours since they hit the web and already we have not only the reveal but the full release.
Coloured by Munsta Vicente the title of this series is “The Private Eye” and is available now as digital PDF, CBR, or CBZ with both a positive and a negative to that.
A chromium cover? I don’t think I have bought one of these since the 90′s, and it brings forth both a pleasant trip down memory lane and an embarrassed chuckle. There’s just something about it that feels quite tacky to me but I am unsure why. Visually it works and I can’t help but take greater care with it as though the shine coincides with value. Still, it’s an interesting throwback that reminds me of how long it has been since I read a comic with Ultron in it.
The world of music and comics make regular collisions and sometimes with amazing results. It’s strange to think that even if you hate a persons music you can still enjoy their comics. For me this was “Umbrella Corporation”. Nothing against “My Chemical Romance” but they are not for me. But when “Umbrella Corporation” came out I was totally side-swept. Hopefully this one will fair as well as some of it’s predecessors. “Raised By Raptors” is a comic written by “Bring Me The Horizon” front man Olli Sykes and drawn by illustrator and graphic designer Ben Ashton-Bell.