Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Fear Agent, Next Wave, Sea of Red

Yesterday I went to the Comic Shop before work (I work second shift) and I picked up 3 books. The books were Fear Agent #3, Nextwave #2, and Sea of Red #8. I could have got much more, but I had to get to work, and I was trying to limit my spending. Yasee, I had just recently purchased Showcase Presents the House of Mystery, and had also bought the best of the Spirit trade paperback that DC put out. I haven't finished the two graphic novels, but I eagerly devoured the three single issues. (Nextwave I read before work, Fear Agent and Sea of Red I enjoyed after, in the wee hours of morning.) Perhaps this is why the old 20 page pamphlet form hasn't, and won't go away. There's something undeniably satisfying about reading something so convenient, as well as short and sweet. I know I'm not getting a real story, and merely a chapter instead, but that's okay. (Nextwave came close, but there's a difference, however small, between a two part story and a done-in-one.)

Fear Agent and Sea of Red both seem committed to the 6 issue+ arc length, but each single issue also delivers something of a satisfying unit. I came in cold near the end of a Sea of Red arc, but I enjoyed it anyway (Of course, you're mileage may vary. I'm the only person I've ever met with such a strange method of reading comics.) It prbably doesn't hurt that all three comics had very, very enjoyable art. Nextwave and Fear Agent feature some great light hearted action cartooning, and Sea of Red is great with the slightly confusing, yet very moody scribblings of Paul Harmon. Now if only I can get those GNs finished, so I can buy some more comics!!!


Blogger Naomi said...

Hi, It's Naomi...Dave's friend. Even though I don't know much about it comic books, what you write always makes curious about it. It seems like an interesting world...I have a few friends who are amazing illustrators, but have never really spent time understanding that part of their lives...n'way, just wanted to say hi.

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