April 23, 2015

A Review: KAPTARA #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of KAPTARA #1 from Image Comics. Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod are the creators, and Becka Kinzie colors.

Keith is a bioengineer who managed to talk his way onto a manned mission to Mars. The crew of the ship finds a sort of tunnel in an asteroid field, and when it mysteriously sucks the ship into it, the ship takes damage and the crew has to take to the escape pods. Fortunately they’re close to a planet and can land safely. The local flora is rather strange, but has nothing on the local fauna, and when Keith wakes up from that, he’s in a place he could never have imagined.

Keith is a good lead character for this book; there’s obviously a lot to learn about him, and he hides it behind snark and attitude. He’s not much of an action hero, though, so he should probably keep being funny and smart. He’s also presented several mysteries by the end of this issue, and unraveling them will make for cool stories. The art is really well done, too, with some great wide shots and nice alien landscapes.

Now Keith has a strange new world to explore. Pick up this book and learn about it along with him.
                                                                                           
KAPTARA #1 is available now at your FLCS or at imagecomics.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )

A Review: UNCLE SCROOGE #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of UNCLE SCROOGE #1 from IDW Publishing. The stories are written by Rodolfo Cimino, Alberto Savini, Romano Scarpa and Luca Boschi. The art is by Romano Scarpa, Giorgio Cavazzano, Andrea Freccero and Sandro Del Conte.The colors are by Digikore Studios, and Disney Italia (with David Gerstein), and lettering by Tom B. Long. Translation and dialogue is by Jonathan H. Gray, David Gerstein, and Joe Torcivia.

“Gigabeagle: King of the Robot Robbers” – It’s been a long time since the Beagle Boys have tried to rob Uncle Scrooge, he’s become paranoid. Donald and the boys think a camping trip will soothe Scrooge’s nerves. But there is something out there in the woods with them…

“Pure Viewing Satisfaction” – Donald doesn’t understand Uncle Scrooge’s “unique” appreciation of his brand new television.

“Tinker, Tailor, Scrooge, and Sly” – Someone is VERY interested in Uncle Scrooge’s coat and will do anything to get it. But what is so special about this coat? It’s not that valuable…is it?

 UNCLE SCROOGE marks the return of the Disney characters back into comics. There are some fun, enjoyable stories that anyone of any age can enjoy! It’s so great to see them back and I can’t wait to read the other books.

 UNCLE SCROOGE #1 is in stores now, or available for ordering at www.idwpublishing.com.