Silver Surfer #1 written by Dan Slott and art by Mike Allred.
I was really excited for this to come out. I’ve been a big Silver Surfer fan for a long time. His comics have been hit or miss over the years, but even still, I got really excited for this new series to begin.
Okay, so here is my review:
The writing seems pretty solid, though it will take at least another issue to really determine if it will be good or not. It seems to be on a good path though.
I don’t like the artwork. I just can’t get behind it. It’s kind of bizarre and at times, weirdly geometric. Allred did the art for iZombie, and it worked there, so maybe I just don’t think it’s really suited for Silver Surfer. That’s okay though. For me, a comic has always been more about the story than the art. I prefer a comic to have good art, but it’s not a requirement.
For a first issue, I’d give it a 7/10. I’m probably being generous here, because I really dislike the art, but the writing at least made me want to continue reading, though that might just be my love of the Surfer.
THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #3 DELAYED, SERIES SHIFTS TO ‘SOME MONTHS’ SCHEDULE
The second issue of Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III’s Vertigo series The Sandman: Overture hit comic shops and digital storefronts this week, despite reports that it would be out in February. The issue was originally slated for December.
Now, it appears as though the series’ third issue won’t be making its scheduled release next month, even though April 30 remains DC Comics’ solicited release date. In an interview with CNN, Gaiman said issue three won’t be coming out until sometime in July.
Here’s Gaiman’s full quote: “July will be issue three and then probably some more months then issue four, issue five and issue six.”