Johnny Monster #1

Feb 2009 | Image

Writing: Joshua Williamson
Art: JC Grande
Colour: Owen Hunter
Flats: Leif Giese

Monster sightings are commonplace and the government has had to contract hunters to take care of them.

Johnny Monster is America’s newest monster hunter that prefers more pacifist methods of hunting monsters as opposed to others in his field. But just where is Johnny taking these captured monsters and why? And how does he speak monster?

I had an idea at the  beginning which was partly right, after reading the journal entries. I knew he had some sort of friendly connection with them. I’m also glad he’s a good guy, in a good guy way. I love monsters and it makes me happy that he’s capturing them and taking them back home.

What I know I won’t like is the bad press. I always hate that in everything I read or watch. It’s up there right next to the bad-law enforcement card. Our miss reporter is denied interviews and stumbles upon something that will change her career for the better. When she spills the news, it destroys the person and she’ feels bad and wants to make things right. Bleh. I really don’t want to have to read that, so I’m going to hope it goes differently.

I also love how one of the little monsters likes listening to heavy metal.

I really liked this issue a lot and it’s only a three-issue run, so I’m going to keep going. I like the monster designs and writing and despite the probably predictability of the plot, I’m going to keep on reading.

I Hate Gallant Girl #3

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Jan 2009 | Image

Story: Jim Valentino
Script: Kat Cahill
Art: Seth Damoose
Colour: Kanila Tripp
Letters: Jason Hanley

Gallant Girl a genius? Who knew. It turns out all that technology was invented by her and she wants everyone to know who’s running the scene. And guess what. She has no super powers. But that changes later on with the use of one of her devices and she soon declares herself the new super-villain.

I had hoped to see an epic confrontation, but there was nothing more than your average high-school super-powered cat fight. I had also hoped to find a laugh in there somewhere, but no. Nothing’s changed. Disappointing.

I’m officially dropping this series. It’s not good enough for me to spend anymore money on. I’m done.

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