Friday, October 19, 2007

Weekly Comic Reviews for October 17th, 2007 -- SPOILERS

It was another really slow week for me with only one book coming out, Elephantmen #11. So let's get to the review shall we.

Elephantmen #11 -- I had been wondering why it was so long between issues and it turns out the artist had carpal tunnel syndrome which meant he had to take some time off. I'm glad to see he's back and I hope he remains healthy. As for this book, the art continues to be really beautiful stuff. The colouring in particularly really brings the art to life. And the writing continues to be strong. This issue still serves as a character piece and perhaps it doesn't move the current story along (the meteor crash landing) but it does show more of the histories of Dr Nikken and Serenghetti, and how their paths crossed. In Nikken's case, we have him standing before the UN where he stands proud of his accomplishments and places himself above them and their morals. And Serenghetti looks back on his life as an "Elephantmen" brings him "corpse markers" to sell. Both storylines add depth and are told in such a way that these two monsters almost seem human (Serenghetti more so than Nikken). This definitely makes my recommended reading list and I can't wait for more.

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