Thursday, May 06, 2010
Newsarama's Best Shots Reviews Artifacts #0
Artifacts #0 (Published by Top Cow; Review by Lan Pitts): Oh Top Cow. It's been a long time coming, but you finally have a mega cross over event that spans thirteen issues. The cool thing about the starting off point is that this issue was for free, so it's a whisper of a hint of the things to come and we can expect. Knowing that Ron Marz is behind it, is enough for me since the guy knows story structure and how to tell a compelling one at that. Now he's handled Witchblade for some five years or so, and he's gotten the supernatural cop mom angle down pat. He's writing Angelus and Magdalena now, and that's currently unfolding. It's going to be interesting to see how he handles thirteen plus major characters in this event and I can't wait to see how it all goes down. In this issue, the cyborg Aphrodite basically has all the data, or at least what is available, about the bearers into her database. So it's cool that you're learning as a reader what she's learning as a character. Stjepan Sejic brings his A game in panel construction and not his usual style, it's a bit edgier. Now of course the best part about this issue is that yes, it was free. So non-Cow readers can get an idea of what is going on because it sums it up pretty well.