Here’s the next bunch of reviews! This time, I had a look at three very different comics! Keep in mind that I’m not really an artist so you’ll have to check out these stories yourself if you want to know more about the art styles. You can tell me in the comments what you thought about them! If you’re an author and want to get a review for your work as well, you can sign up here. On to the reviews!
Cute Cat on a Mission
Title: Real Human Bean
Summary: Legend has it that cats used to be human. Fueled by the love for his owner, a young cat embarks on a quest to seek out the source of this legend and discover how to become human again.
The banner is great, I really like it! The cover looks cute but the cat might be a bit too small. I’m saying this because the title says “human” and having a big cat on the cover could make it more interesting to a reader, get them to wonder why there’s a cat on the cover while the title says “human”. I also really like the thumbnails and that they aren’t all the same. The summary is good and shows me what I can expect, but it doesn’t make me want to start reading immediately. However, what I get to see of the art already makes the comic seem worth my time!
Would I continue reading?
I’m really sensitive and emotional when it comes to animals in stories, that’s why I often try to avoid them when I notice they’re sad or anything. However, this story changed from sad to happy so quickly, that I wanted to continue reading right away. The art is great and the cats are really cute. If you decide to start reading this story, I’d recommend reading it in batches to get the best experience! It’s really worth it if you like cats and comics.
Pirates in Science Fiction?
Title: Space Pirate
Author: CrystalRook Arts
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Fantasy
Summary: In the distant future, Earth’s destruction has led to the space colonization age. A totalitarian empire by the name of Blue Sun rules over the cosmos. While mankind exists among its alien neighbors mostly in harmony, a sub-species of humans known to the masses as space pirates has evolved. This supernatural human is feared among even the strongest of creatures. Blue Sun’s number one priority? Destroy the space pirate threat at any cost so peace and order can be maintained.
To me, the cover looks like it’s a mix of two different comics. That could be intentional but might drive some potential readers away. After reading the summary, I think that the style of the banner and the top of the cover fit the general theme of the comic most. The summary itself has a lot of details that I wouldn’t put there but it makes the story seem interesting. The thumbnails show some of the art and aren’t all the same which I really like. I’m just missing something that really catches my attention.
Would I continue reading?
I don’t think so. It’s a nice comic, the art isn’t bad and the story could get interesting. It just feels a bit rushed at some parts while other scenes are really long and don’t have any text or any special details that could be interesting. I didn’t get enough information at the beginning to really enjoy it. Only after the third chapter, I understood partly what was going on. However, for people who love science fiction and action stories, there’s definitely a lot of that! It’s just a personal preference but I was missing more information on what’s going on and got bored sometimes. A good thing about this comic is that the main character acts realistically which makes the situations relatable. Readers who don’t just stop after the first few chapters can probably build a connection with him after some time.
Friends in Colours
Title: Tokyo Star Memories
Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy
Summary: Enjoy the everyday life of three best friends as they go through some awesome and funny antics. Some good and some bad; but let’s just see what they get into.
The summary of this comic seems rather short, I think it’s too short. A bit more information on why the reader should want to find out more about the everyday life of the three friends could improve the first impression. I’m also not really sure what I think of the cover. It doesn’t really tell me much about the characters, the story or the world it takes places in. The thumbnails are very colourful and they aren’t all the same which I normally like. However, when I look at the comic, there’s just so much going on and I don’t get much information from it. Additionally, I don’t know how the title fits into all of this.
Would I continue reading?
In the beginning, I just planned on reading the first few pages and thought I wouldn’t want to continue. However, because I got through them pretty quickly, I continued and got surprised! The comic improves a lot after the first 26 pages. I’d still like to see some introduction of the characters and their relationship but I feel like the creator is improving a lot over the story. Right now, I don’t even know why they are best friends and where they are in life. It’s a comic I’d come back to when I want some colourful, sometimes relatable, fun stories.
That’s it for this blog post! Are you going to read any of these comics? If you do, let me know what you thought while reading! It’s always interesting to see other people’s opinions and compare them to mine. You can also check out the other reviews I did here.