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Kit’s Comics In Review – Mara and Colder!

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Mara #3
Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Ming Doyle
Publisher: Image
I reviewed Mara #2 last month and I absolutely loved it. I was eager to find out the secret behind Mara’s life and what is happening to her. With issue #3, I haven’t found the full answer to Mara’s abilities, but I was given more of an insight to her life and the powers she posseses. The controversy over Mara and her abilities have heightened, and the media and world now know of her healing abilities. Mara is offered a suspicious contract at the end of the issue, and more questions form about Who Is Mara?
I really like this series so far, but the questions about Mara keep rising. Who is this company that wants to work with her? How did her powers come to be? How is the world reacting to Mara’s strange life? It seems that even Mara does not know the answers to those questions, but I am very interested to see where this comic goes. It has pulled me in and I am ready for the story to unravel even more. My only complaint is that the two issues have left me with cliff-hangers and with more questions than answers. I guess I will have to learn patience when reading this series.
Let’s see where issue four takes us! I give this issue 4 out of 5 Nerdskulls.

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Colder #5
Writer: Paul Tobin
Artist: Juan Ferreyra
Publisher: Dark Horse
Getting ready to read issue 5 of Colder, the front cover has a quote from FamousMonsters.com saying, “Basically, if you aren’t reading COLDER, you’re missing out. Hugely. Don’t make that mistake.” This caught my attention right away and I was ready to dive in. Boy, did this comic take me for a spin!
Colder is a short series of only five issues and I already wish it was longer. Juan Ferreyra has such a beautiful and detailed art style, I want to frame this story and put in my studio. With Ferreyra teamed up with Tobin, this story kicked ass and took names. With issue five being the wrap up of the series, I don’t want to give too much of the ending away, but Dark Horse has a winning piece of art and story with Colder. The story is just the perfect mix of creepy, twisted, and absolute gorgeous execution of both story and character. If you like the psychosis and eeriness of the Joker, you will love the character of Nimble Jack. I can’t get over the reality and life brought to this comic, and I hope to see more work from Tobin and Ferreyra in the future.
I am a little disappointed this series had such a short issue span, but the art definitely makes up for it. If you are looking for a new series to pick up, this is one of my top picks for a reader. Since the series ran its course, you can pick up the five issues and read it in one sitting. I have to say Colder and Saga are my top two comics to recommend to people.
You know how I gave Saga all the Nerdskulls last week? Well… maybe Colder can have some of them. 5 out of 5 Nerdskulls!