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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Review: STARBORN #1: Stan Lee Presents, Boom Studios

Rating 3.9 out of 5

From the moment I opened Starborn #1, my thoughts were, 'I want this art team for Batman Beyond.' It's perfect futuristic art. I'm ga ga over it.

Out of the three Boom studio titles presented by Stan Lee in the past three months, Starborn is by far the best.

At this point, the plot seems too simplistic, or done before, but the characterizations were very enjoyable, and dialogue was smooth, so.. I also want Chris Roberson to write Batman Beyond.

I can't wait to get  the next issue.

Full Review, and Spoilers below:

BOOM Studios should have had this title out first, because I almost didn't pick this up. I had been following the Stan Lee presents titles, but Traveler was meh...and even though the first issue of Soldier Zero was intriguing, the second issue was just okay. If this had been a big week at DC, like it had been in October, I would have cut it out of my pull list.  I'm sure others felt the same way.

I"m glad that didn't happen, because the art and the writing were great, and even though this storyline seems over done, I'm excited for the title.

Even if it has been done before, I think Roberson could possibly pull off a new take on the same old story, after all he did write the  Vertigo's Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love, which I haven't read, but I have heard good things about it.

Major spoilers:
A geek writes a book. He finds out it is similar to another book written years ago.  He gets attack at his office cubical by...the characters from the book that he wrote. Yeah, I kinda saw all this coming.
I guess I'm kinda jaded by movies like The Matrix, and Inkheart.
BUT to be honest, I haven't seen this plot device in comic form. I can only remember movies that...Wait wasn't Cool World a comic... no just about a cartoonist being pulled into his own created world.

Lets face it, NOT many stories haven't been done. AND some stories we beg to be done again and again because they are so... good.  Batman's story has been told over and over, in various kinds of ink.  Since... it's that time of year... lets remember a good one... Christmas Carol. It's been retold in varies different ways and we could always use one more, with our own favorite actor, maybe even with Ryan Reynolds.

 Just about every one of Shakespeare's plays have been done over and over, in different ways and in different eras.

Coming soon is the new Tron Movie, but ah... technically its Tron II, not a redo.

What about the Green Lantern Movie, any of you going to see it? Oh I am...Ryan Reynolds makes me smile... or was that giggle. 

Grand Poobah: Stan Lee
Writer: Chris Roberson
Art: Khary Randolph
Colors: Mitch Gerads
Letters: Ed dukeshire
Cover A: Gene Ha, Cover B: humberto Ramos with edgar Delgado, Cover C: Khary Randolph with Etienne Midtown comics Exclusive Variant: Paul Rivoche
Graphic Designer: Brian Latmer
Editor: Bryce Carlson
Editor-in-cheif: Matt Gagnon
Publisher: Ross Richie
BOOM studios, Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment
December 2010


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