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Review Round-Up 8/21

Posted on August 23, 2013 by Jamie Parreno

Every week, Image publishes a bevy of creator-owned comics that our fans are eager to enjoy and the press is eager to review. We’ve got a fast round-up of a few reviews that caught our eye this week, so if you’re on the fence for any of our titles, take a look at this selection of reviews and see if anything piques your interest.

THE BOUNCE #4 by JOE CASEY & DAVID MESSINA
Joey Caswell of Read Comic Books likes how THE BOUNCE blends classic superheroics with something new: "Every issue of The Bounce has been absolutely wonderful thus far, and the latest installment is no exception. This series has a very familiar overall feeling to it, but some of the ideas and their execution feel incredibly unique and new."

CHIN MUSIC #2 by STEVE NILES & TONY HARRIS
Jen Aprahamian of ComicVine is impressed by Tony Harris's work in CHIN MUSIC: "Within those artfully-designed panels is a lush and beautiful world, populated with characters that feel deep and weathered and storied. It's heavily stylized, in the best way possible -- I'm struggling to find better modern examples of deco style, especially in the comics medium. Every tiny detail, from Shaw's heavy eyelids to the way Ness dangles a cigarette, begs to be seen, yet doesn't fight with the flow of the page."

I LOVE TROUBLE #6 by KEL SYMONS & NATHAN STOCKMAN
Russell Johnson of Unleash the Fanboy loved the time he spent with I LOVE TROUBLE from start to finish: "I Love Trouble was an all too short series that packed it’s fair share of punch. This was a title that stood out for it’s look and it’s style all while telling a fun, action packed story with a tremendous female lead. Felicia deserves to go out on a high note and Symons makes sure she does. That said I would “love” to see Symons have the opportunity to bring her back in some fashion because the comics industry is better off because of the characters and the creators of I Love Trouble. Felicia, I miss you already!"

REVIVAL #13 by TIM SEELEY & MIKE NORTON
Dustin Cabeal of Comic Bastards is so into REVIVAL that each issue feels like an event unto itself: "Here’s how much I enjoy this series; I started to read it and put it back down… twice. Not because I thought it was going to be a bad issue, but because I was too excited to read it. It gives me chills when I start a new issue and that’s incredible. There are few other series that can do that, but Revival manages it every month."

THIEF OF THIEVES #16 by ROBERT KIRKMAN, ANDY DIGGLE, SHAWN MARTINBROUGH & FELIX SERRANO
Greg McElhatton of Comic Book Resources digs THIEF OF THIEVES #16 in a big way: "'Thief of Thieves' #16 is another strong installment of a fun series. There are lots of little bits peppered throughout -- double-crosses, the increasingly dire situation that Augustus is in, and the big question on how Conrad's ex-wife is involved in it all -- and it sets everything up perfectly for the next chapter. "Thief of Thieves" continues to provide fun from start to finish."

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