The Edge of Extinction is… well, on the edge of extinction. Some of the art early on in the first issue captured my interest, but as the story progressed it seemed as though less and less care was given to each new panel.
I’d hoped at least for an interesting space odyssey, but unfortunately I felt the story lacking as well. It was like reading a late night, sci-fi B movie in comic form. I didn’t feel for any of the characters, I didn’t worry for their well being, or hope for their safe return.
While it’s certainly possible that the art and story might redeem themselves in future issues, I can’t say I particularly care to know what happens at this point, having read up to issue three.
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This months reading list is:
Freeform is venturing into the Marvel universe.
The younger-skewing Disney-owned network has greenlit “Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger” with a straight-to-series order.
Described as a superhero love story, “Cloak and Dagger” is based on the titular comic book duo (also known as Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson) who have appeared in Marvel Comics classics, including “Spiderman” and “X-Men” stories.
The live-action interracial romance follows the duo, two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while falling in love — Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart, but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging. Continue reading
After bringing Garth Ennis’ Preacher to the screen with the upcoming AMC series, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Neal Moritz are tackling another dark and violent comic book by Ennis on cable television. Cinemax has put in development The Boys, from the Preacher team of Rogen and Goldberg’s Point Grey, Moritz’s Original Film and Sony TV. Continue reading