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The Saturday Comics: GUARDIANS OF THE BLUE

2 May

May 2, 2017

 

Welcome to my review of the first issue of Guardians of the Blue!

I think you are going to like it. It’s by our talented friend, Mac of BIOnight. He’s already shown his prodigious ability in the world of music, and he’s demonstrated his talent with photography, and now he’s beginning his conquest of the comic book world. 

I’m going to keep this spoiler-free so you can discover this on your own.

It’s hard to know where to start, with the writing or the art. Like all the best comics, this is a synthesis of both. Art and dialogue. Panels and plot. Both contribute. Take this layout for example:

That’s not a blank page, not missing art. That’s a bold decision that, within the context of the story, adds to the feel in a way that mere words can’t convey. A good artist tells the story the best way he can, even if it means minimizing the art. But that doesn’t mean Mac has skimped on the art.

That’s a pretty dense panel and notice the sidebar. That’s not just a way of leaving the beautiful art uncluttered, it also adds to the tone and feel of this title. It is very well thought out.

But before you think this is all artsy, there is plenty of traditional comic goodness too.

Guardians of the Blue is a great comic with interesting characters and a plot that draws you in. It is not only very well done, it is very well thought out. Obviously, a lot of care has gone into this. Mac isn’t exactly new to comics. He’s been in this arena before, and he can explain it better than I can. You get behind the scenes peeks with this title, and Mac even shares one of his very, very early creations, Formicus!

 

 

You can find the first issue right here. Click this link to support Guardians of the Blue at Patreon. This is a great way to keep up with the next installment and also to support a great artist and writer.

 

There’s also an accompanying music collection of Mac’s own tracks which all the patrons on Patreon will receive, and it can also be bought – with the comic included in the download – from Bandcamp, here: https://macofbionight.bandcamp.com/album/guardians-of-the-blue-comic-book

And don’t forget to visit macvibes.com!

 

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Exclusive Sneak Peek! April 2017

9 Apr

April 9, 2017

Here it is! Your exclusive sneak peek of the blogs that The Editors and Staff of Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride (our motto: Hey, we’re trying) are hard at work on. What makes this exclusive? The fact that “exclusive” is an attention-getter and we are shameless in our attempts to get more views around here. 

First up will be our exclusive review of Guardians of the Blue, exclusively seen here and only here. Trust me, you’ll enjoy it. I exclusively guarantee it.

It is not a pop and does not contain pizza. We’ll take a look at this and some other food that has lost its way. 

Way back in 2010, we profiled Shigeo Tokuda, a 76 year old Japanse pron star who, at the time, had appeared in an incredible 350+ films. Well he has nothing on this guy. Meet the 86 year-old who has 1,300 kids. 

Keep a sharp eye out for these exclusive posts brought to you exclusively from Mr. Blog’s exclusive Tepid exclusive Ride exclusive.

 

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