Tyrant Comics Presents #5

4

Poor

Soldiers and Zombies and WItches. Oh my. 

Jumping in at issue five and not reading any of the previous  Tyrant outings, I’ve not much to go on bar this issue. At first glance it appears to be an anthology title, bringing together short stories and a single chapter of a larger tale.
Written by Chris Ryahn, showcasing an array of story telling styles from a heart warming take on a family torn apart by war (told in a throwaway way) ‘Epitome of a Hero’ to a very anti-guns manifesto set in the Zombie apocalypse (which I’m assuming was meant to be funny but fell very flat) ‘Gunfree’ and ending on a rather odd (and grammatically poor) story set in Salem staring, who I can only guess are stars of other titles in the Tyrant range ‘Tyrants in Salem’
The art for the first and third stories is done by Nestor Tantiado, who does a rather good job with the later story, using an almost funko pop style to make it very cartoony.
However the best drawn is ‘Gunfree’ the Zombie story, done in the Walking Dead style of black and white and lacking shading by Ivan Arnal, its very well done if let down by the story.
If it were to be a serious title, with art like that I would be back for the next part, unfortunately this isn’t a book I will be returning tooit’s meant for a younger reader or one that doesn’t look too deeply into the meaning of every panel.
I’m sure for some it’s a great title and I hope it is, smaller publishers need all the fans they can get and some truly deserve it.
Over the years smaller publishers have given me some of my all time favourite stories and fingers crossed this title serves up something in the future that I love.
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I've been collecting comics since I was 13. A comic shop near where I lived was closing down and selling all their back issues for 25p. My cousin and I had a look around. I had £5 and spent it all on Wonder Woman comics. For the next decade I picked up a few more here and there but nothing serious until I spent the day in the centre of London and saw half a dozen comic book stores. It didn't take long after that to complete the whole 226 issue run. While collecting Wonder Woman comics, several more titles peeked my interest including Supergirl and Young Justice by Peter David which to this day have been my all time favourite comic runs. Now I'm almost 8,000 comics deep into my obsession and have been lucky enough to review comics for the past couple of years and now have my own site to share my passion.

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