R Flanagan and everything they have accomplished with their podcast and TV series the term dissapointment doesn t even begin to scratch the surface hereI m no artist myself so I ll not judge Flanagan s art harshly it was by
large servicable Flanagan doesn t have discernible style of his own but he s also not a professional comic book artist either It s eally not the artwork that is the biggest let down of this series it s the writing and s eally not the artwork that is the biggest let down of this series it s the writing and lack of editorial controlI m not going to be one of those fanboys who casts aspersions on what Bryan Johnson has accomplished solely because he happens to be Kevin Smith s friend Johnson has given me hundreds of hours of free entertainment in the form of Tell Em Steve Dave podcast and Comic Book Men the tv series He s far from the only person to have a famous friend and far from the only one to have a famous friend who opened doors for him I m judging this series not on whether or not Dynamite Entertainment green lit it due to Smith but on it s own merit As a comic book writer Johnson makes a good juggler he manages to cater to what must be every artistic whim his good buddy Flanagan has and crafts the bare basics of a story around whatever messed up visuals Flanagans wanted to create he inserts copious amounts of nods to the twisted and nightmarish films and pop culture. In the Pacific NorthwestBigfoot country After Gray aliens abduct him from a oadside bar he learns that the fate of the world is dependent on trapping the world's most legendary cryptidsnot to mention. He adores AND he tacks On What Passes For Origin what passes
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FOR ORIGIN FOR BOTH THE PROTAGONISTorigin for both the protagonist antagonist Unfortunately not only is the series incomprehensible to begin it like it s main character it s a mishmash of elements all vying for attention Too many balls in the air to juggle Too much wasted words and useless dialogue too much eliance on creepy little girls pig masked men and eviscerated animals This is truly for 4 issues one of the least appealing Geuze Amp Kriek ridiculous wastes of opportunities I ve ever had the misfortune of encountering I have nothing butespect for the Smodco family but not only is it apparent that nobody at Dynamite Entertainment ever did their jobs and asserted some editorial control over this mess but it s uite apparent that in the case of Flanagan and Johnson it s drivel like this that is forever going to earn them the enmity of fanboys Even as a fan of theirs I myself am not immune to shaking my head sadly what an opportunity a major comic publisher green lights your project and bumps you to the head of the line and THIS is what you deliver Go listen to a Barn Dance random Tell Em Steve Dave podcast episode from 2011THAT S the type of creative output Johnson and Flanagan ought to beemembered and cited for Not this This wasn t worth the paper it was printed on And that was Canadian #paper too Still not over that. Defeating a psychopath in a pig shaped leather bondage mask Alan #too Still not over that. Defeating a psychopath in a pig shaped leather bondage mask Alan he has his work cut out for him The storyline Secrets Of The Heart Aincourts Hearts 3 revolving around this four issue series will beevisited in Comic Book Men Season II. The Invisibles did it better This is shockingly awful a idiculous premise executed incomprehensibly with a dash of pretension Some of the monster art is okay I guess though clearly heavily influenced by Rob Bottin s special effects work on John Carpenter s version of The Thing which if you have to borrow monsters from something is probably not a bad choice Cryotizoic Man was written and created by the stars of Kevin Smith s TV show Comic Book Men Being a fan of the show I was The Disambiguation Of Susan really looking forward toeading this comic since it was featured in two episodes I eally eally wanted to love this comic butIt is an incomprehensible mess that is impossible to follow I cannot understand how men who immerse themselves in comics daily can put out a unedited mess
Like This I Can T Believe Dynamitethis I can t believe Dynamite could On Ritualism release a comic book this badTerrible Worst I ve ever seen Wildide One of a kind comic book That You Won T Forget Nightmarish And Stunning Art And you won t forget Nightmarish and stunning art and provoking writing Note while this is posted in Slavery And Serfdom In The Middle Ages reference to the first issue thiseview actually encompasses all 4 issuesI just didn t want to post it individually to each entryI will begin by stating it actually offends me as a Canadian to consider that our trees were turned into paper in order to produce this drivel As a tremendous fan of Bryan Johnson Walte. From Walt Flanagan and Bryan Johnson of AMC TV's Comic Book Men comes Cryptozoic Man Alan Ostman a middle aged husbandfather sees his life uickly unravel when his daughter goes missing on a camping trip.