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Monday, April 16

Teddy Bears and Zombie tags

Boom! Studios has my attention with two titles: Tag, and Mr. Stuffins.

Tag 2

Keith Giffin, Mike Lieb, art by Chee
It's years later, and Ed can't live with the guilt of passing along the curse. So he decides -- to stop it? How can one ordinary man hope to halt the advance of a curse that crosses centuries?

I was in a bit of a comic rut, but reading Tag 2, with a well-plotted story and interesting sad-sack in Ed, I was jazzed again. Ed tries to track the zombie tag, and find out how people have lived with themselves after passing the Tag on. It was good to see more background on how once tagged, you get visions of who to pass it on to...often those who you feel wronged you or deserve to be punished.

Andrew Cosby, Johanna Stokes drawn by Lee Carter

I was a bit confused at the beginning of Mr. Stuffins, and believed the scientist who placed the chip was the same as the dad who bought the bear. The art is good, but the coloring is a little drab for this story-- it's not all fun with divorce and bullying and more, but it's not so dark to warrant the color scheme.

The dialogue is hilarious-- imagine a teddy bear in a nine year old's room saying things like "secure the perimeter". There is danger, literally, outside the door at the end. Very interested to see where this goes.

Mr. Stuffins review at Comics Should be Good

From the Minx line in July- Josh Howard of Dead@17 illustrates and Andi Watson.

Kirkman comes to NY

New Book:
The Feminine Mistake
Its basic message is passionate and unflagging: Women who depend on men for economic stability do so at their own considerable peril.

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At 9:12 AM, Blogger ShoreTurtle said...

I'm with you on Boom! Studios. Tag and Mr Stuffins are great.

"Is Mr. Stuffins supposed to be looking for guns?"

At 6:19 PM, Blogger Swinebread said...

Boom is great! Check out their other stuff too, like Talent, Enigma Cipher, Hero Squared, and X Isle.

At 4:11 AM, Blogger Dave Carter said...

Apropos of nothing (except that you commented on my Boom post...), I seem to have misplaced your email addy. Can you email me again? Tnx.

At 10:19 AM, Blogger redlib said...

swinebread- heard good things about Talent, but wow, you really have read all the Boom! stuff!

At 9:37 AM, Blogger Swinebread said...

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At 11:02 AM, Blogger Swinebread said...

Yeah, I've bailed on most of the titles from the big two


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