Jun 17 2009, 10:44 AM
Alex Haas was kind enough offer his two cents on The Faustians #1 and Gothic Romance #1, combining both issue's into one review. It's not the most favorable review PDP has recieved to date, but I thank Alex for taking the time to give the books a look.http://indycomicreview.com/
Jun 18 2009, 06:57 AM
Don't neccesarrily agree with the review, especially concerning Gothic Romance. The first two stories of that book are incredible and felt the pacing was dead on.....especially Fool Moon.
As I mentioned the stories are predictable to an extent. You do know where they are going to go (once again the first two more than the third) but it's like watching a car hit a tree from a distance. You know it's going to happen. You can see it's about to happen....but you can't turn away and the impact still hits you hard.
As for the Faustians I believe you get just as much background on the group of characters that you need as much as any other first issue of a new series. I remember reading Night Force #1 years ago and coming away feeling pretty much the same way I did after reading the Faustians.
Wanting to learn more about the cast of characters was part of the appeal of that book for me and kept me coming back for months as Marv Wolfman slowly gave up more details about the charactes over time.
I will refrain from becoming too "protective" of these two books, it's good to see you are handling the criticsm well and one has to be able to do just that in this business because not everybody is going to like everything.
But you are occasionally going to get a person who reviews something and who appears to be out of touch will comics....and the true drive of an anthology book where a writer is challenged to write a solid story with as limited space as possible. Independent comics are a different beast to an extent than main stream books and many ways. What makes a good independent book at times are not the same factors as what makes a good main stream...which is frightening because this guy is supposed to specialize in Indy books.
I'm going to keep this as nice as possible (I have deleted my last line four times now) and just end this train of thought right here.
Jun 23 2009, 07:50 PM
I thank you Bill ! I know you've got my back brother, and I appreciate it!
I thought the reveiew was off the mark, but for the most part, Alex seems to deliver his opinions without totaly scewering the creator.
I have issues of my own with the books that I could get into, but I've always felt they were both pretty sharp for a freshmen effort.