Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Review: The Pound, issue #1


The Pound, issue #1. Written by Stephan Nilson, art by Karl Waller. Published by Frozen Beach Studios. Created by Stephan Nilson and Charles Pritchett. FREE DOWNLOAD! :D

Animal control's dangerous enough when you're dealing with plain old dogs. Two laid-off dog catchers go into business for themselves. Just as the full moon is getting close.

The story starts with action right off the bat, and then we meet our heroes. Followed by some more action and end with a question. A good, solid structure for a first issue.

For a comic and a horror comic at that, a lot of work is put into developing Scott. That's worth mentioning. That work includes a strange moment, though. I can understand being offended by unrequested charity. Going out and starting a business because of unrequested charity threw me for a while... I guess I see the connection now, but he sounded pretty sure they were financially stable.

Unfortunately, there are a few places where the sequence of events is unclear and one place where the dialogue seems to be out of order. On the whole, the art's good and there are nice compositional details.

It's a start, though, and I do tend to be forgiving when it comes to first issues. I'd definitely look at #2 when it comes out.

Two and a half weeblies out of five.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with this. Something else -- I sometimes wonder if a lot of horror comics should be classed as something else, because most of the time they're not actually scary :S

    I didn't really like the character designs either, they looked like a pair of secondary characters had been given the spotlight xD But all in all it was an okay read :)