One of the things I've said about Big Box publishers vs Independent Publishers is my preference for one's storytelling over the other. Whenever I pick up something new from Marvel/DC I instantly feel a little dumb sometimes, because I don't always know all of the backstory, canon, lore...whatever. But with any independent publisher, you can instantly dive into whatever universe they are actively creating in front of your very eyes, without needing a bunch of background knowledge! Both of these books excel at hooking the reader from jump!
I really enjoyed reading this title for a couple of reasons. First, the sources of inspiration seem connected to several famous tales of death. For example, the depiction of "crossing the sea of eternity to find the hand of genesis" is reminiscent of any myth which references crossing the river Styx. As James has the opportunity to fly some additional aerospace vessels (I can't give them all away....) its a different feel of someone taking on "life flashing before their eyes. The second reason I enjoyed this title is some of the escalated repetition throughout the narrative arc. "one day you will be able to...", "no matter what is..." helps build a feeling of both pressure to meet high expectations paired with hope of being able to make everyone proud.
This title was my introduction to Cromartie et.al's work, and it makes me especially excited to check out Cromartie's next title: Hoops Academy #1 which will be released by Ashcan Comics Pub. in July!
Miskatonic High #1
As 21st century philosopher, Gwen Stafani, once said "This shit is bananas B-A-N-A-N-A-S." That is the only way I can attempt to summarize the events of Miskatonic High #1, and ironically enough, how I doublecheck the word bananas whenever I put them on our shopping list.
The quickest way to summarize this book is to think of any random cluster of private schools, in a pseudo-Breakfast Club grouping, meets the Temple of Doom, meets some Lovecraftian world. If it sounds odd, then remember...B-A-N-A-N-A-S.
You can check out this book and patiently wait for book 2 to release in November at: www.ashcancomicspub.com
From what I have found on the creators' summarization of their kickstarter efforts, is they have a 5 book arc completed, and a second arc in the works, so I'm ready to go! If you enjoy Lovecraftian horror, give this book a go!
The journey of a 30-something father of three who's trying to break into the world of reviewing comics after a loooooong hiatus...
Rimmey is a high school history/government teacher & speech and debate coach in Kansas. He has slowly been rediscovering his love for comics since June of 2019.
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