Thursday, July 01, 2004

Rapid Reviews - Free Comic Book Day - Part X

PLEASE NOTE: Copies of these comic books will be available in participating comic shops on Saturday July 3rd 2004.

Reggie-12: A young but powerful robot running around saving the city, a smart-mouthed cat, and the other robots and creator they live with. There is some mild scatalogical humor, lots of cartoon violence, and not a lot to make me want to seek out more of this character. This is a little anthology of the character, so as a sampler I guess it's ok. 3 1/2 starfish Silver Sponsor Book/This book is All-Ages.

Dungeons & Dragons: Crisis in Raimiton: Barely passable art which isn't complimented by absolutely worthless lettering. The intent of this book is apparently to show people how to run a D&D campaign, starting with the DM regurgitating the guide at a poor new player while he tries to make a character. If it were a little worse, it would be funny. As it is, it's just a book to avoid unless you are really curious about D&D and want to see how it is supposed to happen (but never does). 2 1/2 starfish This book is for Older Readers (13+).

Slave Labor Stories: a sampler of various characters from Slave Labor, including Street Angel, in two to four pages each. As a sampler it's quite nice, giving a good feel for each property in the space allowed. I'm not keen on most of the stories, myself. They were a bit off my usual type. However, the book was very readable and nicely designed. 4 starfish Silver Sponsor Book/This book is for Adults (18+).

Not available to me for review: A Bunch of Baboons. Apparently Cancelled: Delicious Seasons.

Already reviewed: Alternative Comics, The Ballad of Sleeping Beauty, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, Archie, IDW Sampler, Dr Chaos' Comic Cornucopia, Teen Titans Go, Marvel Age Spider-Man, and Image Comics Summer Special, Duel Masters, Adhouse Books Free Comic Book Day Comic, Astonish Comics, Best of Dork Storm Press, Del Rey Manga Sampler, Keenspot Spotlight 2004, Wild About Comics, Johnny Raygun Classics, Sore Thumbs Election Special, Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse, Arcana Studio Presents, and From Pixels to Paper 2004, Amelia Rules!, Top Shelf Tales, Adventures of Barry Ween, NBM Sampler, Love Fights/Everest, and Back in Black: Brian Pulido Unleashed at Avatar.

Coming tomorrow: A summary of all the Free Comics I was able to get.