October 23, 2014

A Review: MEMETIC #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of MEMETIC #1 from BOOM! Studios. James Tynion IV writes, Eryk Donovan draws and Adam Guzowski colors.

The so-called “Good Times Sloth” appeared across the internet at 7am, and at 7pm the incident began. Aaron and Marcus couldn’t see the sloth image (both have vision problems), but most of the rest of the country saw it. And now the country lies in ruins. Aaron the college student is just trying to make sense of it all. Marcus the former soldier is more concerned with stopping the effects, whatever they are.

Two things make this story cool for me. First, it shows how social media works in a very real and disturbing way. And second, it takes the seemingly harmless concept of a meme and shows how horrible it can be in the wrong hands. The art is really nice, especially in some of the tricks for giving the sloth its “screen time.”

This is a book that can both teach us something about our own society and also drive the conspiracy nuts crazy with its implications. What more could you want in a comic book? Definitely check this one out.

MEMETIC #1 is available now at your FLCS or at boom-studios.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )

Halloween ComicFest 2014 Reviews

Halloween ComicFest is coming up, and The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain copies of this year’s selections. Not sure if your store is participating? You can find out here. Without further ado, here are a few reviews of the nineteen comics that will be available…

1. RACHEL RISING (ABSTRACT STUDIOS)
(W/A) Terry Moore

Rachel is a young woman who finds herself dead and buried. She must dig out of her grave and try to figure out who killed her and why. And what exactly is going on in the town of Manson?

RACHEL RISING is one of the best titles out there. Each month is filled with interesting characters, snappy dialogue, and mystery and suspense that will keep you coming back for more. I can’t praise this book enough. If someone asks me what title they should try, this is the first one I mention.