Silber Mini Comics Review

Writer Brian John Mitchell has come together with many differing artists to produce matchstick size comic books. Built by Brian John Mitchell and Joe Bradon is the story of a robot fighting his programming and his masters. Lost Kisses by Brian John Mitchell is the beginning of a weird time travelling arc. Ultimate Lost Kisses drawn by Dave Sim, follows a teenage girl who is pregnant. She is wondering what she should do next. Extreme Lost Kisses drawn by Nick Marino carries on the kind of humour you expect from Lost Kisses with a healthy dose of 1980s action film star thrown in. Monthly follows the dark side of relationship, drawn by Eric Shonborn. Poit drawn by Dave Sim is a series of stick figures that have been given added dialogue to create two stories. The Small Art Series is a collection of paintings by Mitchell with words added to have them make more sense. Star drawn by Kurt Dinse follows a rock star who is trying to beat his demons. Vigilant by Brian John Mitchell and PB Kain. It is a quick snippet as to what the media see as youth justice in Britain today. XO drawn by Melissa Spence Gardner explains why the anti-hero has no luck with women. Super Haters by Nick Marino and Justique Woolridge follows Destruct-O-Tron and Mind’s Eye. They are two ineffective heroes who can barely fight crime and never save the world. A satire on the typical comic book hero.

Brian John Mitchell’s dialogue flows well, feeling almost poetic. It is funny, and quirky. Marino and Woolridge’s script is tight and funny. It works well as do the jokes. The two lead characters play off each other well. It is fast paced, firing joke after joke. This could be a worrying thing to hear with many writers using so many jokes to cover up that only one or two that are funny. Yet this is not the case here. They are a well crafted, humorous take on the hero. For example, Battle Pixie is a hilarious portrayal of what a fairy would look like.

The artwork varies with each of Mitchell’s stories often looking almost rushed that compliments the way in which the story is meant to be read. The artwork of Super Haters is simple but this is to its credit. It compliments the satirist style of the book interestingly.

Often the panels in Mitchell’s work are a marriage with the words. Some panels however could have been left out for example in Vigilant. Further a problem with Monthly is that sometimes the panels are nothing but words. For a novel or the like this would not be a problem but in the comic medium I expect to see something that expressed these words instead or at least has something that links the two together.  They vary in quality, yet Mitchell and the various artist’s work is worth checking out. They only take a couple of minutes to read and they will keep you entertained. Super Haters is a funny take on a super hero’s life and worth checking out.

GS Ratting: 3 out of 5

GS Reporter: Luke Halsall

One comment

  1. Thx for checking out the comics, Luke!!!

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