Angry Birds #1 Written by Jeff Parker
Art by Paco Rodriques, Marco Gervasio, and Cesar Ferioli
Colors by Digikore Studios, David Garcia Cruz, and Julie Gore
Letters by Rovio Comics, and Pisara Oy
Covers by Paco Rodriques, Pilot Studios, Jose Holder, Jon Sommerive, and Andrea Freccero IDW Publishing
Release Date: June 11, 2014
Cover Price: $3.99
Angry Birds #1 is 100% less frustrating than the game is. BUT is it as much fun? Let’s find out…
Writer Jeff Parker is the PERFECT fit for this comic! He gives us three shorter stories in the issue that remind me a lot of some old Looney Tunes or Tom & Jerry cartoons. He gives each and every bird a unique and different personality, and every single one of them is pretty funny. The pigs, obviously, play the villains of each story. The best part about the book is that it’s FUNNY. I’m not sure that I’d want to read a serious, superhero-like Angry Birds comic — in fact, I know I wouldn’t. This comic keeps the tone of the game, which is light-hearted, joke filled, and FUN!!
BOOM! Studios ran a straw poll of sorts for the first time in comics history. In September, they stated that they would judge the winner by the quantity of comics ordered, even saying that any candidates or potential candidates with less than 1500 orders would not be printed. And the winner was: Decision 2012: Barack Obama #1.
Other qualifying candidates that made the cut were Sarah Palin (#2 even though she isn’t running), Ron Paul, and Michele Bachmann.
Poe Trade Paperback Edition
Written by J. Barton Mitchell
Art by Dean Kotz
Colors by Digikore Studios
Letters by Marshall Dillon & James Dashiell BOOM! Studios
Release Date: April 14, 2010
When I first heard that there was going to be a book where Edgar Allan Poe was going to help his policeman brother solve crimes, I was on board. I really enjoyed this exploration of the invention of detectives and detective stories through the eyes of the original inventor of the genre.
The story follows Edgar Allan Poe, who is dealing with his wife’s passing, and his brother William, the cop who is having trouble solving the murders of local citizens. While Edgar is with William at one of the crime scenes, he points out clues to the murderer, so William realizes he could use Edgar’s skills to help him solve the question of who the killer is. Of course being a story involving the Poe family there is a supernatural twist to the tale.