Digital Comic Reviews From IDW Publishing: Ragnarok,The Bigger Bang & More

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Short reviews of the IDW Publishing digital comics out this week!

Ragnarok #3

Ragnarok #3

The Quick and the Deadly: Thor departs the Fortress at the Edge of the World to enter the Dusk Lands, a twilit realm haunted by the lawless and the neo-dead, and inhabited by the scattered remnants of a humanity both protected and enslaved by evil. Mjolnir strikes for the first time.
This return for Thor is as confusing for him as it may be for us, but as we learn more, so does he. There was a lot more action in this issue, with Thor getting his licks in, and building up to another big battle next month. The art and story are excellent, and I’m really getting into this post apocalyptic nordic tale! Thor is a little bland, but there is more to him as he recalls what has been lost, and he is building on it!
Rot & Ruin #4
Rot & Ruin #4
Faced with the terrible realities of Farmer John’s community, Benny, Nix, Lilah and Chong know they have to escape. But they are caught between guards armed with assault weapons on one side of the fence, and an endless legion of zombies on the other. There’s a saying in their world: “In the Rot & Ruin, everything wants to kill you.” NY Times best-selling author and multiple Bram Stoker award-winner, Jonathan Maberry and artist Tony Vargas ratchet up the action as Benny and his friends are forced to make terrible choices in order to survive.
The build up to this initial story arc reaches its high point, with the zombies making an attack, and the humans attacking our team on the other side. Doing a zombie story from the perspective o these kids is excellent, and I’m really enjoying it here. I especially like the cover!
The Bigger Bang #2
The Bigger Bang #2
Is the most powerful being alive ready for… friendship? Cosmos’s adventures in the multi-verse continue as Extermination Bots are battled! The monsterous King Thulu is bossy! Trust is questioned! And a new feeling Cosmos has never felt comes into focus (*Spoiler Alert: It’s love.) in this breakneck second issue from Kirkbride and Gogtzilas!
This is a sci-fi with extras. No humans to worry about, this is a really enjoyable read. Someone born with a built in guilt and reputation we really get a look into his thoughts. I just hope there’s a challenge out there for him to get his teeth into! This is my favorite IDW title this week!
 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures #18
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures #18
The conclusion to New Animated Adventures first two-part adventure! Will the Turtles be able to escape the grasp of Stockmanfly?? It may all be up to none other than Casey Jones!
The first time we’ve had a two part story conclude in this series and I think it’s just enough. I used to like it with animated shows which were usually one-shots when they occasionally do a two-parter. It works every so often (as it does here) and it makes it feel special. Following that is a Christmas themed story involving a secret Santa for Raph – a very funny conclusion!


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