Carbon Grey: Volume #2, Issue #3
Writer: Paul Gardner, Hoang Nguyen, Khari Evans
Artist: Khari Evans, Hoang Nguyen, Kinsun Loh
I wanted to give this series another chance because of how gorgeous the art is. I read the first run of Carbon Grey and I wasn’t too thrilled about it. I felt the story had too much going on and I never fully understood the relationship of the four Grey sisters. Seeing this on my list of comics to review, I decided to give issue three a try.
I can’t say my opinion has changed much with this second volume. I love the art and was hoping it would carry me through the entire series, but it just hasn’t caught my interest. Volume two has peaked my interest slightly more than volume one since it showed a few panels of story for each character, but issue three had an overwhelming amount of story in it. I may go back to try and trudge through volume one and read it as one chunk of story, but for now Carbon Grey is going on the back burner (again). I feel the writers are trying to hard to relate these characters together, and I feel that I may have missed a clue or two along the way.
If you are purely interested in the art style and how the story is portrayed, this comic is definitely worth picking up. I love the art and genre of piece, but the story is not holding my attention and I haven’t quite figured out why. If any of the Nerdlocker readers can give me a synopsis on why Carbon Grey is worth reading and what I am missing, please feel free to contact me! I really want to give this series a chance. For now, my rating is 2.5 out of 5 Nerdskulls.
The Answer #2
Writer: Dennis Hopeless
Artist: Mike Norton
Publisher: Dark Horse
Fun fact about me, I love reading independent comics and seeing what super heroes or villains they have up their sleeves. Of course I love my mainstream companies with their X-Men, Avengers, and Batman, but sometimes it’s fun to see what else the comic world has to offer. If you’re looking for a fun, witty comic, The Answer should be the next series you pick up.
In this issue, Devin is pressured to join Brain Trust, an organization that wants to use Devin’s mind to try and tell the future. While Devin is pondering if she made the right choice, The Answer is captured and put into a mental institution. I am ready for the ball of yarn to unravel and see what role Enter the Apeiron has in the upcoming issues as well. I also love the witty chemistry between the duo of Devin and The Answer. The comic is very clean and well rendered, keeping a fun animated style. This unique blend makes it familiar, yet fresh.
The Answer definitely has the wit and humor of Peter Parker and the foul mouth of Deadpool, but the story itself is exciting and stimulating. Issue #3 comes out at the end of March, and I am eager to see where The Answer and Devin end up. Giving this issue 5 out of 5 Nerdskulls!
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