Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Review- Time Bomb

TIME BOMB(Radical, 2011; Softcover)

Collects Time Bomb Nos. 1-3 (cover dates July- December, 2010)

Writers: Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti

Artists Paul Gulacy

Colorist: Ranier Baredo

Vampires, Nazis, time travel and zombies. That's what creator owned comics have come down to these days, kids. This mini-series employs Nazis and time travel, both foolproof crowd pleasers. We always seem to come back to the Nazis because they are the ultimate villains. There is no gray area in their motives, no sympathy on the part of the reader. They are just evil bastards who make the perfect foil for any hero(es). I disagree with the blatant disregard of the timestream, and of history, that the good guys employ here. It's a miracle that they didn't create a divergent timeline or something. 

All in all, this was a satisfying read with solid artwork and superb coloring that is worth the investment of your time and money. I bought the 'prestige format'/ graphic novelette Issue 1 when it came out nearly two years ago, and can hardly believe how long it took for A) this book to be released and B) how long it took me to reach it in the backlog after that. There has to be a better way to keep up on my reading. It's really a wonderful problem that I have, though...too many good comic books to read. I'll catch up someday.

The OCD zone- Another high quality trade paperback from Radical Publishing. Laminated cardstock cover, thick coated stock paper...this one has it all. 

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