Curse #1 Written by Michael Moreci & Tim Daniel
Art by Riley Rossmo & Colin Lorimer
Letters by Jim Campbell
Covers by Colin Lorimer (A) & Riley Rossmo (B) Boom! Studios
Release Date: January 15, 2014
Cover Price: $3.99
Cursed #1 would have been a lesser comic all together if not for the tool of storytelling used by the creative team. In fact, I don’t think I would’ve liked it at all otherwise.
Writers Michael Moreci and Tim Daniel make use of their talents to make what could have been a mediocre story fantastic. This isn’t “OH MY GOD! THEY’RE PUTTING AN ALL-NEW SPIN ON THE GENRE!,” but what they DID do was use a very unique way to tell this story. I can’t stress that the way they tell this story is SO FUN! It starts with an aftermath of sorts, and the issue ends on a huge reveal that, even though you knew was coming, really knocks you for a loop. Amidst all of that, we get some great information about what’s going on, where the story is headed, and what the purpose of this book is.
Forgetless Written by Nick Spencer
Cover by W. Scott Forbes
Art by W. Scott Forbes, Marley Zarcone, Jorge Coelho
Colors by W. Scott Forbes, Eric Skillman, Marley Zarcone
Letters by Johnny Lowe Image Comics
Release Date: May 09, 2012
Cover Price: $14.99
At first I was nervous to jump into Forgetless, the new trade paperback from Nick Spencer, of Morning Glories fame, about a New York City dance party that he has said in interviews is openly influenced by the films Go! and Igby Goes Down. On the one hand I’m a big fan of his work on Morning Glories, and on the other hand I really hated those movies. What I ended up with was an interesting comic about uncompelling New Yorkers which, if you stick with it, has a surprisingly rewarding ending.