The Image Round Up column aims to get some words down on Image Comics book published for the week. This week's review is handled by Ricardo Guajardo. He'll be dropping a non-spoilery review so you can best make up your mind whether to buy or not. We offer this service because Image has been putting out some amazing content lately and it will be nice to shine a light on every single title they produce.
Hello folks! This week I'll be taking a look at The Saviors by James Robinson and J Bone.
Also, from all of us at The Weekly Crisis Image Comics Round Up. Have a very happy holiday!
The reviews are graded according to the following scale:
Must Read. -- Do not miss this hot piece of comic action!
Buy It. -- For memories sake.
Check It. -- This is a toss up. Up to you really.
Byrne It. (skim it on the rack). -- Look at it but don't leave with it.
Avoid It. -- Steer clear.
The Saviors #1
Anyway, after checking out the preview pages I was concerned that the character designs and art, it wasn't what I expected. I wasn't familiar with J. Bone's work. Rest assured, the simple cartoony designs help out setting up the world in The Saviors as I actually dug it more and more as I continued reading.
If I give away too much in terms of plot, it is only because it is one of those comics where I had a smile on my face due to the characters actions and when things got real dark I kinda rooted for them to make it out of their dilemmas.
Is it the next Walking Dead in terms of high quality storytelling or the next big thing in comics? Who knows? But it's certainly another fun title that while it's not going to change a reader's perspective on what makes creator owned books awesome, it will make what to check out more.