“This second issue is as packed as the first, perhaps more so. The world expands and the plot gets thicker. There’s some real twists and turns and a cliffhanger ending. Really it’s a very solid second issue all around. It’s what you want from a second issue. I enjoyed it possibly more than the first issue.”
“People often talk about page turners. Well Time Before Time has always been something of a page turner for me. That’s especially true this issue. The tension! The action! The politics! The ending! There is so much in this I dare anyone to try and put it down for more than a minute. Things this issue did not let up and goodness. What I love is that amongst the tension and action there’s still decent character moments and little bits of world building.”
“This is a solid take on the character and one that holds a lot of potential. It’s drawing on some of the classic X-O history and tropes and very much understands both those things. I’m looking forward to more and hopeful of what we’ll see in future issues.”
“It’s hard to say just where Local Man is heading after only one issue, but with a great creative team and an interesting premise I’m eager to see where Tim Seeley and Tony Fleecs will take Jack’s story.”
The first Thursday of March is World Book Day in the UK. The whole idea is to promote reading for pleasure for kids. Schools are pretty active with it many doing events and encouraging dressing up as book characters. Of course many of these characters turn out to be those from comic books but how do you encourage kids to read comics? Or why should you?
February 2023 marked the 30th anniversary of one of Valiant’s most enduring and popular characters, the nanite infused programmable killer turned anti-hero Bloodshot! He’s a favourite here at Bigger Than Capes, so we wanted to take some time out to shine a spotlight on the character and draw attention to some of his greatest hits.
Book of Shadows has been a decent team up book. The conclusion worked for me. It also left me interested in seeing more. It’s a shame we’ve had to wait awhile for the conclusion but it ends satisfyingly. Now all four issues are put I’d say that reading all of them back to back would be of benefit. Either way it’s worth taking a trip on the supernatural side of Valiant.
This is a solid second issue with a lot of highlights. I enjoyed learning more about Phaedra, more clues in the murder case and the hints of further intrigue. Black Cloak is shaping up to be a solid mystery in a fantasy setting book with an interesting central protagonist.
If you want to read a fun alien take on fantasy with well drawn characters and some intriguing plot then this is the book for you. The setting is interesting and the world building solid. It’s throwing around details that draw you in. For me this was a really good first issue and this is another world I want to see more of. The Last Barbarians is a great first issue.
This arc continues to be so strong, adding more layers and twists. Everything just works. Writing both characters and plot. Art with bold choices and great colouring. And lettering just finishing things off perfectly. This is such a rich book to dive into and this issue is worth reading and rereading. Time is precious but this issue is worth some of yours.
This is a solid introduction to the comic book world spin off of a popular animated show from the 90’s. The sun may have set on the old canon but that just means the new can break out of the stone sleep and try something new. Judging from this it should be good.
We at Bigger Than Capes are big fans of Cavan Scott’s creator owned work and Angela was lucky enough to interview Cavan about Shadow Service, The Ward and Dead Seas, with a few tangents here and there.
I’m so glad to be back in the world of Barbaric. All these volumes run into each other building up an epic story that doesn’t skimp on the characters at the heart of it. There’s some interesting developments of older plot threads and to have such strong continuity is a bonus as the world feels so fleshed out. I am excited to see what happens next in this arc.