ADVANCE REVIEW: The Woods #11 – Nothing Left to Lose

ADVANCE REVIEW: The Woods #11 – Nothing Left to Lose

Written by: James Tynion IV Art by: Michael Dialynas & Josan Gonzalez Published by: BOOM! Studios $3.99 “The Woods #11” is another build-up issue for writer James Tynion IV and artist Michael Dialynas. The pacing is slowed down by an influx of dialogue but the book is far from boring, just a bit plodding at times. Stakes must be raised for the inevitable action to have any real emotional pay-off. The greatest strengths of the…

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REVIEW: The Woods #9 – Out of the Frying Pan

REVIEW: The Woods #9 – Out of the Frying Pan

The Woods is a comic lovers’ comic. It’s the kind of story whose characters thrive on the rich medium of the comic panel and the spaces in between. Writer James Tynion IV and artist Michael Dialynas are taking the series in an exciting new direction and yet they continue to capitalize on the strengths they’ve built from the start. The characters are vibrant and filled with personality, yet Tynion and Dialynas cleverly move the goalposts…

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REVIEW: The Woods #8 – Sweetheart Like You

REVIEW: The Woods #8 – Sweetheart Like You

Written by: James Tynion IV Art by: Michael Dialynas Published by: BOOM! Studios $3.99 I wasn’t sure about The Woods at first and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I couldn’t see how the characters were going to fit together, who they were, or why they were that way. Series writer James Tynion IV has done an amazing job of fleshing these characters out with each successive issue and this installment is by far the…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: “The Woods #5” Or How a Made-Up Language Saved My Life

ADVANCE REVIEW: “The Woods #5” Or How a Made-Up Language Saved My Life

Written by: James Tynion IV Art by: Michael Dialynas & Josan Gonzalez Published by: BOOM! Studios $3.99 “The Woods #5” serves as a great jumping on point for BOOM! Studios latest indie hit by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas. I know this because this was my first issue of the series and I was able to follow the story with little difficulty and, more importantly, was able to connect with the characters. Dialynas’s art…

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