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REVIEW: Plot Holes #2

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REVIEW: Plot Holes #2

4.20/5.0 Stars
Rating if the Book Were a Movie:  PG-13

Creative Team:

Writer: Sean Gordon Murphy
Artist: Sean Gordon Murphy
Colors: Matt Hollingsworth and Dave Stewart
Letters: Andworld Designs
Cover: Kit Wallis
Editor: Clay McCormack
Publisher: Massive Publishing 

Ratings:

Story: 4.4 Stars
Artwork: 4.4 Stars
Cover Artwork: 4.3 Stars
Dialogue: 4.1 Stars
Mechanics: 4.0 Stars
Editing: 4.0 Stars 

About the Book:

Cliff Inkslayer has gone from being rescued from his book by the Plot Holes team  to becoming part of the team. He’s questioning if he is in the same class as his compatriots. They’re experienced veterans, primarily action characters in their previous stories. He’s a comic book writer. To make the transition more gradual for him the Plot Holes take him to a historical book for a nice, easy edit…. Until they discover a Bookworm in 1776.

Reader’s Notes:

First and foremost, I must commend Mr. Murphy’s ability to weave together a story that can have George Washington and an evil space worm on the same page and make it work. This story makes the reader feel like they are on the Knight Bud from “Harry Potter”. We zoom from one situation to the next at breakneck speed, all the while yelling, “Faster!”

The character development has been outstanding. After only two issues some of these characters feel like old friends. I appreciated the focus on how Cliff feels about his role on the team. Many of us are unsure of ourselves until the moment of need arises.

I am very fond of this cover. Wallis’s depiction of Kevin is astonishing. He looks like a wild man that is ready to destroy anyone or anything that gets in his way. It makes you want to read the book to see who has invoked his wrath.

I enjoyed the artwork on the interior pages. While the way Murphy changes artistic styles to let the reader see we are in different books is impressive, it’s his attention to detail that caught my eye. This was especially noticeable in the panel with the fire in the Caribbean.

I would be remiss if I didn’t talk about the coloring on the interior artwork in this issue. The coloring makes it all happen. It’s like realizing you can get a cone for your ice cream. I loved the dot style that was used during Kevin’s origin story.

“Plot Holes” is unlike anything that I’ve ever read. The originality of its premise coupled with an outstanding cast of characters makes this geek on a budget believe that this is a must read story. 

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I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.

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