Comic Review: Isola #9

Isola #9

Image Comics

Writer: Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl

Artist: Karl Kerschl and MSassyK

Isola returns for its #9 this month, but fans can’t help but feel a wee-bit detached from a comic with such a staggered release. While I usually wouldn’t comment on the release schedule of a comic, I do here, because this release schedule is certainly part of the experience. It changes the way I read this comic. Every two months I have to remind myself–oh, yeah, Isola comes out soon. Then I go through the previous issue to refresh my memory. The drawback is that my excitement and investment in the story has to be put on hold for two months after every issue. That’s sadly just part of the experience of this comic.

Read the whole review on Sequentialplanet.com

Comic Review: DIE #7

Die #7

Image Comics

Writer: Kieron Gillen

Artist: Stephanie Hans

Die, #7 picks up the other half of the story readers left behind after the dramatic conclusion of the first arc. Since that sequence of events all transpired way back in #6, some months ago, recall Chuck “the fool” and Isabelle, or Izzy, “the godbinder.” Both decide to stay in the land of DIE, though for different reasons. This #7 sheds light on these characters’ motives.

Die #7

Story:

Izzy can barely hold it together. She journals about the debt she owes to the gods. Sure, she might be a godbinder, but that comes with a price, one that will someday need to be repaid. The problem is, she just keeps asking more of the beings above, and when Chuck acts like–well, like Chuck–a complete asshole, Izzy calls in another favor from the Mistress of Woe. The consequences are unintended and perhaps catastrophic.

Read the full review here

Comic Review: Outpost Zero #9

Outpost Zero #9

Image Comics

Writer: Sean Kelly McKeever

Artists: Jean-Francois Beaulieu & Alexandre Tefenkgi

 

Somewhere, deep below Outpost Zero, is a secret. It causes anomalies in the form of power dips and gravsync distortions. But why? Sam and Alea won’t rest until they find out.

Story:

Sam flies through the air, dropping down below the inhabitable parts of the outpost, to a lower level. The gravsync anomaly lets him glide down without harm. A moment later Alea follows him. They take their time exploring a ruined part of the outpost. Deep below the inhabited sections, they find a path to where the anomaly originates. . . at least they think. At the same time Alea’s favorite team, Discovery Team, disbands, leaving her uninspired about the future other than her adventures with Sam. Discovery Team is abolished due to the dangers people face, in #8, Kanaan was killed. Alea makes a promise to Lyss: No matter how much she and Sam explore, nobody will get hurt. But that’s not the type of thing you can promise someone when you live at the edges of the known universe.

Read the whole review on Sequentialplanet.com