announcing my first ever review of a STH issue. Hokay here goes.
"Kids of the Spider Woman"
art - you will never ever ever here me criticize the art in a
comic book unless it looks like I could've drawn it. The day that happens hasn't been scheduled yet as pigs will need to fly first.
story - Lets go page by pageof criticism and comments(NO ONE WILL EVER READ THIS)
first page has Amy and Rob o' racing back to Knothole and Amy tripping into some spider webs. I like the way this introduces not only the plot of this story, but also sets up the second story.
Page 3 - Tails is sent out as a messenger boy to round up the FF's. King Acorn, time to divert the money from Knothole High school to get a hotline to the FF's. Doesn't make sense really how long Tails takes. Also I'd like to say once again how ridiculous the royal guard look. Why? I don't know.
Page 5 - I really like the positioning in this shot. The ninjas are up in the try looking very loud, yet the guards are remarking how quiet it is. Shows you how serious these guys are.
Page 7 - Sonic hears something "Big Time" I'm sorry but the whole issue has been building on the ninjas stealth, I really don't think Sonic heard something "Big Time" .
Page 9 - I like here how Sonic gets the snot beat out of him. It shows how much he realies on his speed and really doesn't have many fighting skills that don't involve running very fast.
Page 10 -Why does Sally call them children. Even if she knows who they are why would SHE call them children.
Page 11 - I don't buy how easily she gives away the sword. Even more so I don't buy how easily the sword gives up. "Please don't give me away" seems kinda short since the Source is all hyped up on Sally really.
"I'll shoot the Sheriff"
Art - Notice I didn't criticize the last story. Allow me to complement this one. I love the expression, particularely on Rob o'. I also love the detail Axer puts on characters in the distance rather than just an outline.
Story: Didn't love it, actually I hated it the first time through but on a second reading it gets better. Three stories in one ish kinda brings down the quality of the others though IMHO.
Only a few probs with this one.
Page 3 - first of all, who are the muscle bound bodies in the second panel down here? They look like the royal guard on massive massive massive steroids. Second, wouldn't he electrecuote if he's a robot and he takes a shower.
Page 4 - Some people may have noticed I'm not too found of anime. Thus its no big surprise that I wasn't crazy about the rising sun around Rob as he won the card game. The scenery up until then had been magnificient. Why hide it behind a silly wild take like that?
Page 5 - another thing I don't like from anime. I really don't need snot bubbles to tell a person is snoring. In fact it wouldn't bother me if I never had to look at snot ever.
"Trouble with grrrls"
art - I hear that the artist on this story is an old time Sonic artist. Well I like it. Yeah it does look like segasonic, but I never had trouble with the segasonic art. Also, and excuse me for being blunt, he drew Sally with a huge rack in the pond reflection. Just pointing out an observation.
Story - cute and really captures Sonic's attitude correctly for once. I Like.
A pleasent read all in all, particularely on the LIRR. I Like.
Ok, I'm done, throw your stones.