By PS Hayes
Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 10:00 pm
Hoax Hunters #7 Story by Michael Moreci & Steve Seeley
Art by Axel Medellin
FLats & Color Assists by Charo Solis
Letters by Jim Campbell
Design by Sean Dove
Cover by Axel Medellin Image Comics
Release Date: February 13, 2013
Cover Price: $2.99
In Hoax Hunters #7 we get a nice payoff, and we also get thrown for a giant loop with a twist ending that you won’t see coming. It’s a very satisfying issue, but it does have a couple of things that drove me a little crazy. Sink or swim? Let’s find out!
Writers Michael Moreci & Steve Seeley turn out a great story/script this issue. It picks up where last issue left off, and includes a nice recap page for those who might be picking up this book for the first time. There’s all the trademark Hoax Hunters goodness. Mystery, monsters, hoaxes, and more. As I stated earlier, this book has a great surprise ending, and there’s a cliffhanger on almost every page. This book is really starting to mature. It bares almost no resemblance to the earlier issues in the series, and I’m NOT saying that those early issues were bad, I’m just stating that Moreci and Seeley have grown as storytellers.
In my opinion, the one thing that hurts this book is the art. Artist Axel Medellin hits all the basics, but he really misses the great opportunity for some great mood pieces. Hoax Hunters is a book that every artist should be lining up to draw. It’s got everything that a budding artist needs to prove himself in today’s comic industry. It’s a book that’s written FOR artist to really vear from the norm and show off there creative talents in any number of way. Unfortunately, Medellin doesn’t take advantage of that here.
Bottom line, this is a really good book to read, but not that great to look at. It’s a shame, because this book has SO much potential, that it’s a shame that it’s wasted. I say buy it, you’ll like it, despite my opinion of the artist. And hey, to each his own, right? You might love Axel Medellin!