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Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Jeremiah Harm #3 continues with the black comedy and ultra-violence that marked the previous issues of the Keith Giffen, Alan Grant and Rael Lyra series. The high-light of this issue is the flirtation through bloody violence that goes on between Jeremiah and alien killing machine Ayoma. The cast of hangers-on continues to grow, looking to Harm for some salvation in an overly optimistic manner. Something tells me they're all going to end up as happy and healthy at the end of this as a puppy in a Joe Kubert comic. And the less interesting characters continue their search for the Macguffin, which leaves lots of room for that dark humored flirtation I mentioned earlier.
Meanwhile, in the third issue of Michael Nelson's and Chee's War of the Worlds: Second Wave, the characters continue to search for someplace safe and try to avoid the alien invaders. It's essentially an issue devoted to moving the characters from one point to the other, and establishing the next cliff-hanger and series of reveals, though some significant back-story on Miles, as well as at least one rather significant clue regarding the aliens, are cleverly and seamlessly communicated to the reader without having to resort to clunky and implausible expository scenes.
The first ongoing issue of Hero Squared by Keith Giffen, JM DeMatteis and Joe Abraham continues the mix of broad humor and relationship melodrama, seen through the filter of parallel universes and super-heroics. Much of the issue is devoted to quickly catching readers up to speed on events from the previous specials and mini-series, while adding a few new complications onto the already convoluted, yet funny, mess.
The premier of Keith Giffen's and Kody Chamberlain's Tag is, broadly, another in the line of post-modern, alternative takes on zombies that Boom has made a critical success of. Kody Chamberlain's art is moody and atmospheric, and the premise of the story, that the childhood game of "tag" is in some way connected to a supernatural living dead curse, is a marvelously sinister and original idea for horror fiction. For zombie comic fans, this is going to be another "can't miss" title, but for those looking for clever and original horror comics this is also too good to pass by.