November 3rd, 2005

Ariel Union

WildSiderz #2

Now I remember why I don't review more comics: I don't have a scanner, and a scanner would come in really handy...

I've read the WildSiderz #2 I bought yesterday, and and I gotta say the main draw here is the art.  This comic book looks nice  -- expressive and cartoony, but not simplified. And the "solid holograms" that give the kids their powers are an arresting visual. But the story -- first it seems cliched but competent, stealing from teen movies (which creator J. Scott Campbell admits).  But then, when the good guy scientists destroy their valuable & highly beneficial technology after one half-assed theft attempt, you can really see the plot needs overruling common sense...