Comic Review: Full Bleed Comics & Culture Quarterly HC Vol 02 (IDW)

Woodworks, a new imprint from IDW, says their books are intended for smart people! Let’s see how Full Bleed, Volume 2: Deep Cuts, fares! From the grizzly bear roaring at […]

Woodworks, a new imprint from IDW, says their books are intended for smart people! Let’s see how Full Bleed, Volume 2: Deep Cuts, fares!

From the grizzly bear roaring at us from the magazine’s front cover, to the massive table of contents, we know right away that we are in for something unique!

There is sooo much to read in this issue! Here’s a brief glimpse of those contents: there are LONG interviews with comic creators the Hernandez Brothers, and Walter Simonson; several self-contained comic stories, and some short fiction. There is a travel diary account of a visit to Iceland, and a profile of Nnedi Okorafor. Then a “requiem for a comic shop”. Throw in a conversation with Sam Coomes from the band Quasi, add stories about art gallery owners and artists, and you’ve got the picture. We’ve only scratched the surface of this eclectic collection of arts and music content.

For my money, the serialized black and white horror comic story “The Lost Boys of the U-Boat Bremen”, by Philip Kennedy Johnson and Steve Beach (art) is worth the price of admission alone This tale about the undead aboard a German U-Boat is creepy, unsettling, and brilliantly played! Can’t wait for part 3!

It’s bound to find its niche, this Full Bleed. The ‘smart people’ will gravitate to it; in fact, they are reading this review!

IDW Woodworks: Full Bleed Vol 2. $25.00 for 206 pages, Not rated

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!