Quick Ratings: @ImageComics @TopCow Mighty Skullkickers, Ten Grand, Aphrodite IX


Here are today's "Quick Ratings". Included are Image Comics'; Mighty Skullkickers (#21) #1, Ten Grand #1, and Aphrodite IX #1If you have any questions about my rating or want to discuss anything just leave me a comment.


See the Review Rating Overview page for more information on how I rate each comic


Mighty Skullkickers #1 - Eighty Eyes On An Evil Island Part Three


MIGHTY SKULLKICKERS: A classic relaunch that blazes a new trail with familiar fan favorite sensibilities. A bold, new direction, a continuing story and a brand new adjective! Our twenty-first issue is brand a new #1! Our B cover is a variant with the original numbering, in case readers want their issue super-duper "old school."


P.S. Retailers: Shelf this numero uno alongside other "Mighty" comics you may have hanging around the shop. Tell them it's the latest and greatest thing, because it IS!

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Cover & Solicit 3/5
Art, Colors & Inking 4/5
Layout & Flow 5/5
Story 5/5
Verdict 4.4 - (Buy Mighty Skullkickers (#21) #1)


Ten Grand #1 - Blood Oath


Joe Fitzgerald was a mob enforcer until the day he met Laura, who convinced him to leave that world behind. Before quitting, Joe agreed to one last job, little realizing that the man he'd been sent to kill was deeply involved in demonlogy. He survived Joe's attempt and came after him, fatally wounding Joe and killing Laura. As he lay dying, an angelic force (who may or may not be what she appears) pointed out that where she is going, he can't follow, and where he is going, he wouldn't want her to follow. But if he will agree to work for them as a different kind of enforcer, they will bring him to life and keep on bringing him to life every time he is killed in a righteous cause. The reward: for those five minutes of death, he will be with Laura again. Would you endure an eternity of pain and death, dying over and over, to be with the woman you love for just five minutes each time you died? Most people might say no. But Joe Fitzgerald isn't most people.


A bold new era begins with the long-anticipated return of Joe's Comics, the imprint that brought you MIDNIGHT NATION and RISING STARS. All-new stories from J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI (Babylon 5, Jeremiah, Thor, Amazing Spider-Man, Superman: Earth One) return in 2013 with an action packed line up featuring everything from superhero action to supernatural thrillers. Watch this space as a new wave of exciting, challenging and experimental stories begins!


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Cover & Solicit 3/5
Art, Colors & Inking 2/5
Layout & Flow 4/5
Story 4/5
Verdict 3.3
 - (Buy Ten Grand #1)


Aphrodite IX #1


Aphrodite IX returns for Free Comic Book Day! This first free issue launches a new ongoing series of Top Cow's fan favorite, memory challenged, green haired, questionably human heroine. Hundreds of years after a cataclysmic event scorched the surface, Earth and its inhabitants have been forever altered and a new landscape and political struggle has taken hold with three distinct factions fighting for control. Aphrodite IX is both anachronism and advanced technology in a world that she no longer recognizes. No aliens, just humans and their genetically and technologically altered descendants in a mixture of the best Sci-Fi and Fantasy has to offer!

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Cover & Solicit 5/5
Art, Colors & Inking 5/5
Layout & Flow 4/5
Story 5/5
Verdict 4.9 - (Pre-Order Aphrodite IX Rebirth TPB Vol. 01 Save 20%)

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