Mini Reviews: Go Starward, Deal with Zombies, Survive a Train Crash, and more!
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 reviews of the comics, or graphic novels, we just didn’t get a chance to write a full one for.
These are Graphic Policy’s Mini Reviews and Recommendations.
Task Force Z #7 (DC Comics) – A fun issue that’s a bit of a step back as the next arc begins. The rosin is running out which puts the team in a bind as they need to figure out what to do next. This is a concept which just shouldn’t work as good as it does but each month it delivers a hell of a lot of fun with it’s over the top concept of a zombie Suicide Squad. Overall Rating: 7.75 Recommendation: Read
Giant-Size X-Men Thunderbird #1 (Marvel) – I wish the comic worked better than it did. John Proudstar has been returned due to mutant resurrection and wants to see what he’s missed over the years so he heads home. It’s a comic that works better if you’re really invested in the character but the main series has done a lot to really get readers invested yet. There’s some solid concepts here that aren’t delved enough into and his history and why he’s important isn’t laid out as well as it should be. Overall, a missed opportunity. Overall Rating: 6.0 Recommendation: Pass
Starward #1 (Heavy Metal) – Stephanie Cohen’s birthday is today and as soon as she turns a year older, she discovers there’s much more to her life than she knew. An interesting concept of former warriors who protected the world from chaos mixed with fantastic art makes for a hell of a debut. This is a great comic so far and one to keep an eye on. Overall Rating: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy
The Panic #1 (comiXology Originals) – I really wanted to like this one and I did for the first 3/4 of it. A train derails underground and a group of survivors must figure out what to do… but one person there might not have been on the train. The setup and concept of strangers having to rely on each other to survive is good. But, there’s this mystery individual thrown in there that just feels like it’s out of left field. Maybe it comes together in the second issue but the first is a little bumpy. Overall Rating: 7.5 Recommendation: Read
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 (**).