Sometimes, the staff at Graphic Policy read more comics than we’re able to get reviewed. When that happens you’ll see a weekly feature compiling short reviews from the staff of the comics, or graphic novels, we just didn’t get a chance to write a full review for. Given the lack of new comics, expect this weekly update to begin featuring comics that we think you’ll enjoy while you can’t get anything new to read – only new to you.
These are Graphic Policy’s Mini Reviews and Recommendations.
Dark Blood #1 (BOOM! Studios) – There’s a lot of potential for this series and the first issue is a nice setup for everything. There’s a lot teased and some solid moments but overall it feels like the issue is a bit too decompressed and dragged out. Still, it shows this is a series to really pay attention to and keep an eye on. Overall Rating: 7.5 Recommendation: Read
Snow Angels Season 2 #2 (comiXology Originals) – Each issue of this series continues to surprise. The twists and turns of this issue not only keeps readers on their toes but teases out the bigger world we’re learning so much about. What’s great about the comic is you never know what’s coming up and where it’s going to go. Add in beautiful art and this is a series that’s a must read digital release. Overall Rating: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy
Syphon #1 (Image) I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one; the cover art drew me in, but the comic didn’t really do enough to make me want to come back for more. The story felt a little rough and definitely could have benefitted from a little exposition, but the art was solid throughout the comic. Not a bad read, but it wasn’t particularly memorable for me. Overall: 6.7 Recommendation: Read
Gods Of Brutality #1 (Black Caravan/Scout) A rock star is about to retire and so tells the true story of his death and subsequent rescue from Hell by Thor and Hercules. Nothing I write will describe the comic better than you’re now imagining it, and it’s just as good as you hope it is. Cartoonish, violet and gory with demons who like crude jokes, this is the kind of comic you read to not think about things. Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy
Well, there you have it, folks. The reviews we didn’t quite get a chance to write. See you next week!
Please note that with some of the above comics, Graphic Policy was provided FREE copies for review. Where we purchased the comics, you’ll see an asterisk (*). If you don’t see that, you can infer the comic was a review copy. In cases where we were provided a review copy and we also purchased the comic you’ll see two asterisks (**).