By PS Hayes
Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Idolized #1 Written by David Schwartz
Pencils by Micah Gunnell
Colors by David Curiel
Letters by Josh Reed
Editor Vincent Hernandez
Cover by Arthur Adams, Michael Schwartz and Joe Benitez Aspen Comics
Release Date: August 8, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99
I’ll be the first to admit, I didn’t think that Aspen Comics would stick around long after the unfortunate passing of founder Michael Turner. But, they’ve done a good job keeping the fire burning and I was actually surprised at how much I liked Idolized #1!!!
Writer David Schwartz does a FANTASTIC job writing this comic! I’m guessing that he watches a lot of reality TV, because to me, the dialogue, premise, and execution of the issue was almost perfect. And he knows how to combine it perfectly with the superhero genre. From start to finish this is a great comic. It’s a perfect blend of reality and super heroics and a really fun read. It’s got a great shock ending, that I honestly didn’t see coming. There’s an origin that takes up about a quarter of the book, and that’s a little standard, but it read well and was entertaining. This book was a VERY pleasant surprise.
I’m not familiar with artist Micah Gunnell, but that’s about to change. He’s got a really nice style, and it fits nicely into the “Michael Turner Universe.” He does a really great job mixing the “reality” segments with the superhero action, and both are REALLY top notch! One of the things that he does so well at is faces, they’re full of life and expression and look very real. He also doesn’t skimp on backgrounds, which is one of my pet peeves. A very nicely drawn comic!
I have to admit, I really wasn’t excited about reading this comic going it, but I wasn’t dreading it. I just chose it this week because it was something different and I was VERY surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I happily recommend this comic, I think you’ll all enjoy it, too!