Baltimore: Dr. Leskovar's Remedy #1 (of 2)
Writers: Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden
Artist: Ben Stenbeck
Lord Baltimore has found himself on the shores of Croatia, in a small fishing village populated by refugees from a nearby city. They've fled due to the work of Dr. Leskovar, who is seeking a cure for vampirism. But in the process he has created something far worse than the vampire.
The artwork and story telling are consistent, and Mignola's story telling ability shines again. Lord Baltimore is determined, deliberate and deadly, as Dr. Leskovar's creations find out the hard way. But the cliffhanger at the end of the issue leaves us waiting to see how the second part of the story wraps up.
Fanboys vs Zombies #3
Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Jerry Gaylord
The fanboys (and girls) explore some more of their inter-relationships as Rob and Kyle continue to fight over the bro code and how it applies to their relationships to the gorgeous Jenna. Meanwhile, we see Jenna doubting herself as the leader of the group, and someone learns that the first rule of surviving the zombie apocalypse is "don't get separated from the group".
I'm still getting the feel (not the mention the names) of each character as of the third issue. I love the artwork, and it's not a question of mistaking characters for others. It's more of a case of the characters being a little too formulaic and none have really taken on a third dimension. It's not a bad series, it just hasn't gotten to the point yet where it's breaking new ground and found its own unique story to tell.
Planet Of The Apes #15
Writer: Daryl Gregory
Artist: Carlos Magno
Julian and Sully finally meet after 10 years. Voice Alaya finds out who has betrayed her. And the camps are about to come down!
Magno's artwork never ceases to be beautiful and well crafted. Gregory's story telling as well is well-done, keeping me fully engrossed in the story.
The story has suspense, a little bit of humor when the self-centered Casimir composes an epic poem about himself rather than waiting for history to do it. It has all the elements that make for a great story. And the bigger picture is still developing and involving.