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!
“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.
Taking 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.
“Alex + Ada #2”
The 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.
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.