Blackbeard Legacy #1 Review

By | Friday, June 02, 2006 Leave a Comment
As I mentioned yesterday, I picked up Blackbeard Legacy #1 this week. I read it this afternoon and...

I wasn't very impressed.

I did scan through the interior before buying it, so I was fully expecting the interior art to be different than the gorgeous cover. The story was reasonable enough -- basic character introductions and whatnot: getting the basic plot underway. And the actual artwork was kind of cool. The problem was in the storytelling itself. The illustration style, while interesting, got in the way of the story itself. There were several pages where it was very difficult to tell what was happening. In one case, I had to stare at the page for half a minute to figure out where to start.

See, as I see it, a comic book that's trying to tell a story should tell a story. Anything that gets in the way of that is a detriment to the overall quality. I had much the same problem with Steampunk. I liked the illustrations, I liked the concept, I liked the story -- but the artwork got in the way of telling the story. I feel pretty much the same way about Blackbeard Legacy -- I like the illustrations and I think I'll like where the story's headed, but I'd like to actually read the story.

Needless to say, I won't be picking up #2.
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