Day 3 (30 Day Comic Book Challenge)

A comic that is underrated.

There are many I could choose from, I think, but the one that leaps to mind now is Xombi.

Xombi #1

However I’m not basing this on anything but the lack of “buzz” surrounding this book when it was being published. I loved it, and in preparation for these 30 Day Challenge posts I saw that some other, more prestigious blogs liked it as well (it just showed up in CBR’s Top 100 of 2011 at #83), but hardly anyone I interact with was enjoying this series. This I did not understand. There was so much to like in this series. Weird and grand ideas from John Rozum that were bigger than the main character (sort of like Planetary, only stranger). An art style by Frazer Irving that fit the tone of the story very well, though admittedly it took me a couple issues to dig. I can’t help but think that if the sales had been better (it averaged under 7500 copies per month), we might have seen this as part of the New 52 The Dark line. Go read my reviews of the issues for more of my take on this interesting, short-run book.

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