With Illuminati Transport the Fillbach brother have conjured up what I feel is a love letter to the somewhat schlocky, but highly entertaining, B horror/fantasy movies of the late 1980's and early 1990's.
Back in the day the highlight for many newspaper readers was the Sunday comics section and millions across the U.S. turned to the four color strips as a way to escape the ever increasing horrors found on the front pages of the 1930s and 1940s.
Sometimes I think if Cormac McCarthy penned comics those books would read a lot like Matt and Shawn Fillbach’s non-Star Wars work. Ok… Maybe McCarthy wouldn’t delve into something like the Fillbach’s Tales of the S.S. Chunky Star, since that’s aimed at kids, but much of the Fillbach’s other recent work does possess a serious McCarthy vibe; heavy on imagery and tone while including great stretches with minimal dialogue.
Continuing their fight now at near-earth orbit as they drift away from the wreckage of the failed Vine invasion, Aric and the Alien (Malgam) continue to go at it. You'll find Malgam is equipped with some kind of partial X-O armor himself and is able to regenerate, which makes this tricky for Aric.
Mission: Improbable, and the Archer & Armstrong crossover, concludes in this release and the fun stats right off the bat with Bloodshot and Armstrong going at it. After being knocked unconscious, Archer wakes up and may finally get his chance to take down Kozol once and for all and maybe Project Rising Spirit while he's at it?
As far as this collection is concerned, I recommend this set to any of those who love the raw original comic form. If you read comics in the 70's or 80's and yearn for down to earth classics, with a thirst for history, this is your ticket. If you’re a fan of the individual characters then this is must have.
Overall, I found the art book and amount of concepts to really hit the spot. It makes me want to play through the game again just to look more at details I may have been blinded to. I am a big fan of the BioShock games which were worth the time and bucks to buy. The price of the book may be enough to buy you a discounted game on its own but for the amount of content I'd say you'll get what you pay for, especially if you are a fan of the game.
The Star Wars universe can be many things but one of those things should never be “boring.”
I’ll preface this review by mentioning I’ve had the distinct pleasure of meeting both Matt and Shawn Fillbach at C2E2 as well as SDCC and kicked it having a few beers...
I remember the beginning, when Valiant published Magnus, Robot Fighter back in 1991, then came Solar and Harbinger. The giant Solar panel you assembled...
Having seen the 30 Days of Night film back in 2007, and reading a few of the comics, I have been looking forward to exploring this other venture of Steve Nile's work...
Overall, the collection is on the correct side of fun, but it doesn’t have much of a spark to make it a must buy. It has its moments, it sometimes drags and feels tedious, it’s not in the least bit complex or thought-provoking…but sometimes simple is good.
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