Kit’s Comics In Review – Buzzkill and Whispers!


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Buzzkill #2 (of 4)
Writer: Donny Cates
Artist: Geoff Shaw
Publisher: Dark Horse
On Sale Date: October 16, 2013

A man who gains his powers through alcohol and substance use, Ruben has found himself in a terrible situation. All of his past enemies form a group and want him dead in this issue of Buzzkill. After being taken under Doctor Blaqk’s wing, Ruben will be sponsored by him and take the next step with his life.

I absolutely love the raw and bold form the art takes with this series; the intense colors and unique line qualities make this comic memorable. The panel composition is appealing and keeps the content fresh with stimulating characters and environments. The storyline is just as strong with Ruben’s mysterious past and even more curious abilities. The characters are witty and remarkable, especially Doctor Blaqk with his mystical powers and quirky lazy eye.

Buzzkill is definitely a story that keeps you on your toes. I am nervous of how the story will wrap up with this only being a 4 issue series, but I have high hopes for it. Buzzkill is another beautiful blend of story and art, this series will definitely be on my shelf.

I am giving this issue of Buzzkill, 5 out of 5 Nerdskulls.




Whispers #6 (of 6)
Writer: Joshua Luna
Aritst: Joshua Luna
Publisher: Image
On Sale Date: October 16, 2013

This is the wrap-up for the Whispers series. After reading the ending I am very curious about the rest of the issues. I’m not quite sold on the story, but this issue was a very interesting read. The main character, Sam, gets into an argument with a woman named Lily. Sam feels betrayed and cheated by Lily’s lies of her dreams interfering with his life.

The issue reads more like a dramatic made-for-television version of Donnie Darko than a comic and it quickly lost my interest. The art is strangely different, with exaggerated facial features and dramatic angles. It was a tad too melodramatic for me. This series has a dark and ominous feel to it. I am surprised this is a one-man series, Joshua Luna has a distinct style in art and storytelling.

With this being the last in the series, I am slightly curious to check out the rest of the issues. I don’t love issue six, but I don’t hate it. I’d like to put it on the back burner and come back to it at another time.

For now, I am giving Whispers #6 3 out of 5 Nerdskulls.

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