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Comic Review: Forgetless
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ForgetlessForgetless
Written by Nick Spencer
Cover by W. Scott Forbes
Art by W. Scott Forbes, Marley Zarcone, Jorge Coelho
Colors by W. Scott Forbes, Eric Skillman, Marley Zarcone
Letters by Johnny Lowe
Image Comics
Release Date: May 09, 2012
Cover Price: $14.99

At first I was nervous to jump into Forgetless, the new trade paperback from Nick Spencer, of Morning Glories fame, about a New York City dance party that he has said in interviews is openly influenced by the films Go! and Igby Goes Down. On the one hand I’m a big fan of his work on Morning Glories, and on the other hand I really hated those movies. What I ended up with was an interesting comic about uncompelling New Yorkers which, if you stick with it, has a surprisingly rewarding ending.

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Comic Review: 27: Second Set #1
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Image Comics: 27: Second Set #127: Second Set #1
Written by Charles Soule
Art by Renzo Podesta
Cover by W. Scott Forbes
Image Comics
Release date: September 14, 2011
Price: $3.99

Guitarist William Garland is back to playing music once again, but not to the level of fame where he once was.

In 27: Second Set Issue #1, William Garland returns to his former life: playing guitar and being passionate about the music. Unfortunately, Garland isn’t as famous as he once was. He thinks his life is just as bad as when he couldn’t play guitar at all. Garland craves the fame of being known and wants it badly. When an accident happens with the magical contraption built into his chest, Garland uses its power to catapult himself back into the limelight but unknowingly catches the eyes of a villain.

The previous 27 miniseries was a favorite of mine earlier this year and I was hoping for another volume of the series. I got my wish. 27: Second Set is an excellent start to what seems to be another thrilling ride. William Garland seems to be obsessed with getting back to his famous status that he once claimed, but is causing a lot of road bumps along the way.

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Comic Review: 27 #3
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27 #327 #3
Written by Charles Soule
Art by Renzo Podesta
Cover by W. Scott Forbes
Price: $3.99
Image Comics
Release date: February 9, 2011

27 is a 4-issue miniseries written by Charles Soule and drawn by Renzo Podesta. The series focuses on famous guitarist Will Garland, who has just turned 27 years old. Significantly, 27 is also the age in which many high-profile musicians have died. Will’s left hand has developed a nerve disorder leaving him unable to play guitar again. Will searches for a way to play again through unorthodox means, which leads to a device that allows him to play again for a short time but ultimately leads to a whole other world of creativity.

27 #3 unlocks some of the mysteries of the series. Many secrets are revealed and Will takes an interesting ride to figure out the meaning behind a secret entity that has a tighter hold on his life with every click of the device.

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