Funnybook Babylon

January 4, 2008

Nightly News

Filed under: Blurbs,Reviews — Pedro Tejeda @ 3:54 pm

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Jonathan Hickman
Nightly News
Image Comics

There is a lot of negative things going on in Nightly News. It’s heavily photo referenced art, nearly every alternate page features an info chart, a heavy handed political message, the ending feels very underwhelming and a little cliche, even down to the “it was me all along moment”. It’s very similar to the reasons of why I don’t care for Brian Wood’s debut work on Channel Zero. However, Hickman does a lot of good stuff here that overcomes these shortcomings. The opening issues were strong and told a type of story that I haven’t seen done elsewhere. His admits to the photo referencing but makes each of the shots his own. A contest he runs to find a scene referenced from a movie proves tough. In the end, there is more promise in this book than I originally thought. I wouldn’t recommend this at the full price, but cop it off amazon and also keep an eye out for other work by this writer.

Nightly News is pretty decent.

and Pax Romana is awesome

Preview available here.

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