The Adventures of Augusta Wind #1
Writer: J.M. Dematteis
Artist: Vassilis Gogtzilas
The Adventures of Augusta Wind is a whimsical and dark comic about a young girl who gets taken to a magical land and finally remembers who she is by the help of a fun character named Mr. Snabbit. This comic is very Alice In Wonderland styled, the way Mr. Snabbit is drawn reminds me of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. I usually do not like the sketchy or messy art style in comics, but this issue’s art did not bother me. My main complaint about this comic is some of the panels have these cyan/baby blue boxes with white font and it makes the comic very hard to read. Regardless, I love the line work and character creation in this issue. The storyline is laid out plain and simple for the reader; I am excited for the adventures Agusta goes on and for her to remember who she is. The creatures and monsters in this world are intriguing and appealing, and the Wonderland whimsicality is worth a read. Hopefully they fix those horrible blue boxes in the next issue! I give this comic 4.5 out of 5 Nerdskulls.
The Crow #5
Writer: John Shirley
Artist: Kevin Colden
In this issue, Jamie takes a trip to Hell to try and save Haruko’s soul. I enjoyed seeing the different layers of hell this issue had to offer, and the variety of demons shown was cool to see. This is not the most detailed issue IDW has to offer, but the storyline is interesting enough. I feel that the stakes for the characters may have not been as high as intended; if the issue had just a few more pages the ending would be more satisfying. Overall, it is an alright comic, I am interested in seeing where Jamie and Haruko end up in issue 6. I give this issue 3.5 out of 5 Nerdskulls.