Archive for October, 2007

Clockwork Reviews Are In…

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

This book is best served with a cup of hot chocolate and some freezing winds outside. I vote this as one of the best all age comics in recent years…

Let me throw a headline at you:

“Blam! Pow! Comics Aren’t Just For Kids Anymore!”

Chances are, if you’re an adult who’s at all passionate about the medium of comics, you just flew into a homicidal rage and threw your computer monitor across the room…

There are three problems with kids’ comics these days. First, there aren’t enough of them. Second, they aren’t sold where kids are shopping. Third, kids can’t afford them. Well, there isn’t much one title can do about #2, but The Clockwork Girl #1 from Arcana Kids does its darndest to solve #1 and #3…

I won’t say kid friendly comics are easy to find. The trick is to find kid friendly books that are both kid friendly and quality reading. They’re out there if you look. The Clockwork Girl is a strong contender for inclusion on that list…

Eve: First Look

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

If you’re in the mood for a light-hearted vampire story with plenty of action and humor thrown in too, then I’d definitely say it’s well worth your time checking this one out.

Paperback Reader
I’m not normally a big fan of vampire comics, but this one surprised me. The main character or “star” of the series, Jessica Evelyn Murphy or “Eve” as she is simply known amongst her friends and foes, is a popstar singer that believes in her music and her job where she fights supernatural forces undercover…

FireFox Interview with Frank LaPerch and Eve: Vampire Diva
Frank LaPerch found that artist when he hooked up with Ash Jackson. Together, the pair has created their own independent action/horror/comedy series, Eve: Vampire Diva. The series, published by top independent company Arcana, will hit shelves this December…

Eve Online Trailer

Eve Interview with Jaded Expressions
In an industry chockfull of bloodsuckers, the vampire genre has been a main staple of comic books since its inception. In December, Arcana Comics releases Eve: Vampire Diva, a vampire comic book that takes the genre on a completely different turn. Lighter in tone than the gothic horror of most vampire stories, Eve combines a contemporary phenomenon to the mix: reality television…

JadedExpressions: Move Over Buffy Summers…
Light-hearted and remarkably free of the angst that so often drives other vampire tales, the dynamically illustrated Eve is poised to sink her teeth into a comic book genre that has recently seen something of a rejuvenation. 

Clockwork Girl gets Recommended

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Dave’s Unspoilt Capsules and Awards
The Week’s Picks and Pans, plus Awards of Dubious Merit

Standard Disclaimers: Please set appropriate followups. Recommendation does not factor in price. Not all books will have arrived in your area this week.
Diabetes diagnosed a year ago this week. Rants, Capsules can be found on my homepage,

The Clockwork Girl #1 (of 4): Arcana – Between the 25 cent zero issue and this one being 99 cents, this has got to be coming out of someone’s
advertising budget, there’s no way a small press book like this could make up those kinds of “give it away” numbers with three issues to go, even if the
price goes up to $4 an issue after this. Even counting the fact that the #0 story pages are repeated here (mostly, I think a few were changed). Tesla
count: 1. Anyway, the story’s set up here, if scantly, of two creations clearly destined to love one another despite the rivalry of their creators.
Although, to be honest, it looks like more of a one-way hatred here rather than a Montague/Capulet situation…the mad biologist seems more resigned
than anything else, it’s the mad mechanist who’s got the hate on. The pacing of the story feels off, like this is supposed to actually be excerpts from an
even larger #1, much as #0 was excerpted from this. Still, I’m willing to give O’Reilly and Hanna time to get the kinks out. Recommended.