Archive for January 16th, 2013
ChrisDeneen on Jan 16, 2013
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There is a lot of action in this issue and a lot of development character wise. We really start to get a feel for the earth the group is stranded on and it is a stark contrast to the regular Marvel universe. It’s not yet clear what happened that caused the schism between all these heroes but it’s obvious it has changed the face of the New York and the planet. So far the Dark Avengers have had little impact but it’s obvious we are building toward a huge conflict.
Things for this series are really starting to look up. I was very apprehensive when the book split from the Thunderbolts but now I’m starting to come around. I’m really hoping that U.S. Agent steps in as team leader and points the group in the right direction or maybe manipulates them whatever works. It’s obvious this world needs heroes, and these villains may just be the right ones for the job.
TommyHancock on Jan 16, 2013
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Writer: Brian Daniel
The first thing I said when I heard about this project was “It kind of sounds like something Joss Whedon would come up with”. Two issues in and I still feel that’s the closest comparison as far as comic bigwigs go(coming from me, a Whedon comparison is a HUGE compliment).
According to Google, the only other comic project I’m seeing by writer Brian Daniel is a webcomic called “Shifter”. Honestly, the storytelling, pacing, and dialogue in Tomorrow Jones feel like they were written by someone with a lot more experience. This should bode well for Daniel’s future in the industry.
I found even less while searching artist Johan Manandin, whose style I am loving so far. The art of Tomorrow Jones, both the appearance and the sense of storytelling, seem like a marriage between the American comic and a Japanese manga. It works really well with the overall tone of the story.
I hope to see more from both of these creators.
Lately, there has been a giant outcry for diversity in comics(namely for more representation of “real” women, minorities, and the LGBT community), and while I agree with the outcry in general, the majority of comics I read that attempt to answer that outcry feel like they’re forced and/or pandering to specific groups for sales. Tomorrow Jones in definitely an exception. While there is no strong representation for LGBT or minorities(so far at least, this is only issue 2, after all), there is a strong female lead who, for better or worse, is going to do things her way. She’s not over-sexed and doesn’t feel like a male fantasy. She feels real.
Bottom line(cause Stonecold said so): Tomorrow Jones is a fun comic. It mixes real emotions with a lighthearted tone. The pacing is perfect and the dialogue flows amazingly. If this sounds enticing, consider scrolling up and clicking the publisher’s website. If this sounds enticing to you and you’re one of the folks who have been a part of the outcry for better female representation in comics, don’t consider scrolling up and clicking, just do it. A better comic will be hard for someone with this agenda to find.
StephenJondrew on Jan 16, 2013
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In this Stephen-less (and partially Steve-less) episode, we start off with a discussion about what makes not-so-good actors ok, and just terrible actors bad. After that we roll into the news to discussion Warner Brother winning big in the Superman legal case and how some fans have a created a petition to cancel Avengers Arena. This segues perfectly into our Issue to Issue where we review Avengers Arena #1, Green Lantern #15 and Superior Spider-Man #1. In a special edition of the CCL Pick of the Week, Steve reviews Star Wars #1 by Dark Horse. Finally, JS concludes the show with another fashion-driven episode of Cocky Cosplay. Call us at 239-244-2899 and leave us a voicemail or tweet @fanboybuzz.com!
Show Note 1: Cocky Cosplay this week.