Wednesday, June 08, 2005

New Comics Day

Some decent offerings.

Tom Strong
Rann-Thangar War
Age of Bronze Vol 2

The package Eric Shanower presents with Age of Bronze is a beautiful example of everything that is great about comics. The story is packed to the gills with history, drama, and artistry. The individual issues, which I am somewhat ashamed I don't buy, are fine pieces, but the collections are where the book really shines. I try to make up for not supporting the periodicals by buying multiple copies of the trades for friends and spreading it's gospel whenever possible.

The most appealing aspect of Age of Bronze from my perspective is it is accessible. To anyone. The stars of the book align with the writing, style of art, and presentation to be non-threatening to book readers as well as appealing to weekly comics buyers looking outside the superhero glut. Well I don't want to be too irresponsible... perhaps the younger tykes wouldn't appreciate it, or more-so their parents, since the Trojan War does have a sprinkling of romance. But even those scenes are done with such taste and style that its hard to see any reasonable objections to their inclusion.

Johanna Draper Carlson has a nice wrietup over at Comics worth Reading.

You can also visit the official site of Age of Bronze.

Hell, order the damn books yourself at Amazon.

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