Review Roundup: “Lazarus #5”, “Drumhellar #2”, and “Alex + Ada #2”

It was a busy week here on Capeless Crusader! Our crack team of writers had some serious opinions on a wide range of titles!

Here’s what they had to say!

Mai Byers
“Lazarus #5”

000_2969.jpeg.size-600_maxheight-600_square-true“Lazarus #5″ wasn’t exactly what I was expecting from this series. For the most part Lazarus has been pretty linear from points A to B to C, etc.—storytelling that mainly focused on Forever, the Carlyle’s regenerating bodyguard/family member, and the backstabbing Carlyle family. This one, however, jumped around.

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Alex Smith
“Drumhellar #2”

drumhellar_02-1Taking an even deeper turn for the weird, we meet up with our titular spirit detective as his search for the bog man gets increasingly complicated. Drumhellar is a constant explosion of color and crazy, even if the hard-to-follow story goes nowhere.

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Asaph Bitner
“Alex + Ada #2”

Alex + Ada #1The characters of Alex + Ada aren’t as well developed as of yet, but issue #2 definitely improves in that regard. Dialogue sounds better and Alex’s characterization is starting to take hold, with his personality and emotions coming to a brighter light once Ada is presented. The build-up to Ada’s arrival in issue #1 was marred by character writing that felt fairly weak when compared to the strong world-building. “Alex + Ada #2″ seems to flesh out our characters more, possibly because they have more interesting circumstances in which to interact.

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Josh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He also hosts the weekly Infinite Crossover podcast in cooperation with Fanboys Inc. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-life Smallville. Opinons expressed in this piece reflect only the opinion of the writer and not of any employer.

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Josh Epstein

Josh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.

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