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Review: Winterman Comics #3

Winterman Comics

Muscle memory to me is a fascinating thing. There may be things you have done since childhood that you automatically remember right away. I’ve seen this throughout my life in multiple situations. It’s kind of cool and kind of spooky, but nonetheless intriguing.

One time I saw in the military, where something somebody I worked with had not done something in ten years but he remembered how to do it like riding a bike. Then one time, my Dad drove to a place he had not seen in 20 something years but knew the way like it was nothing and this was before GPS. Memory recall goes with those actions, as the person remembers exactly when they last did it.  Geoff Thorne unravels our hero’s origins in the third chapter to his book, Winterman Comics.

We’re taken back to Other Country, where our hero is still in the fight with the Merk but is soon overwhelmed. . As we find Kally waking up as her younger self, naïve and untested.  Kally eventually sees her sister and her brother, who both are reticent of what has happened. By the issue’s end, we find out our hero is in some type of dream state as her present is converging with her stasis.

Overall, a great third chapter which raises the stakes for our protagonist. The story by Thorne is delightful. The art by Thorne is graceful. Altogether, a story that seeks to be unique.

Story: Geoff Thorne Art: Geoff Thorne
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Winterman Comics #2

Winterman Comics

When it comes to horror anthologies, some of the best are on television. The HBO adaptation of Tales from the Crypt was a prime example and oozed brilliance. Its success meant that similar revivals were possible. We soon saw the revitalization of both The Outer Limits and Tales from the Darkside.

The revitalization of the genre on television also led to some original programming. Back in the 2000s, Showtime introduced Masters Of Horror. The debut episode, Incident On and Off The Road, was especially haunting. The episode told the tale of a woman who seemed like she was destined to be a victim but we would find out she was escaping domestic abuse and would exact her vengeance. Geoff Thorne unravels some of our hero’s story while showing how her life has given her the skills to fight a new threat much like the protagonist in that Masters of Horror episode  in the second chapter to his comic, Winterman Comics

We’re taken back to Other Country, where our hero comes ot face to face with the new threat, a beast known as a Merk. As we find out how Kally trained and the weight she bears on her shoulders because of who her family is. Eventually a lesson she learned by trial and error while training becomes useful in defeating the Merk. By issue’s end, just when it seems the threat is neutralized, a bigger threat is at the gate

Overall, an excellent second issue that gives us some background on our protagonist. The story by Thorne is charming. The art by Thorne is elegant. Altogether, a story that remembers to give context fleshing out its world and characters.

Story: Geoff Thorne Art: Geoff Thorne
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Winterman Comics #1

Winterman Comics

Who doesn’t like to read about new heroes, people that capture our imagination?As most heroes are simply extensions of their creators. As their imaginations lead them to some fun places. Though we have enjoyed the many different created universes throughout comics, it is alarming, the marginalization of POC creators.

The mere absence of the many creators who could have crafted worlds we would have enjoyed for years is simply sad. Even the most well known Black comic book character right now, Black Panther, was created by 2 white creators.  As we never saw the mainstream vision of Black heroes by black creators until 1993, when Milestone Comics was founded. Geoff Thorne unleashes a new universe of heroes starting with a fierce water-friendly hero in the first chapter to his book, Winterman Comics.

We are taken to a place called Other Country, where our hero is looking for some R&R. We find her in her natural habitat and spending time with old acquaintances. She finds out that her once peaceful home has come under attack from one of her neighbors forcing her into action and a search for vengeance.

Overall, a great first issue that shows heroes are also needed at home. The story by Thorne is mesmeric. The art by Thorne is graceful. Altogether, a story that boils with excitement.

Story: Geoff Thorne Art: Geoff Thorne
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall:9.0 Recommendation: Buy