Nathan Edmondson

Genesis (April 2014)

GenesisPlease excuse the colloquial expression, but what a piece of utter crap. Did anyone read Nathan Edmondson's script? Maybe it's just me. Maybe I don't like terrible plays from twelve-year olds, so I don't like Edmondson's script for Genesis. I can't even imagine if I'd paid seven dollars for this tripe.

It's about a minister who can't save people so he tries to kill himself and one of the guys from Blue Man Group tells him he isn't dead and he's got all sorts of powers. He can refigure reality. Edmondson goes on and on about it. It's a long comic and about half of it is back and forth with the protagonist.

Except, Edmondson doesn't do anything with the religious stuff. He's not thinking about it from that angle; the plot's inane and possible there facilitate artist Alison Sampson's drawing desires.

It's an exceptional comic. The script's indescribably bad.

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CREDITS

Writer, Nathan Edmondson; artist, Alison Sampson; colorist, Jason Wordie; letterer, Jon Babcock; publisher, Image Comics.

Grifter 3 (January 2012)

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Grifter is, again, okay. It’s all of a sudden got Cthulhu references, which is sort of odd, and Edmondson is really confusing about Cash Cole and his brother.

Last issue it seemed like his brother, this issue it seems like they’re both Special Forces and therefore “brothers” but it turns out they’re definitely real brothers.

Maybe.

It’s an all-action issue though, whether it’s Cole or his girlfriend, who’s fighting some new bad guys in Gotham City. Edmondson tries real hard to integrate the comic into the DC Universe geography–Gotham City here, Green Arrow’s city at the end. Grifter, a paranoid sci-fi thriller, doesn’t really belong in continuity, yet it has to be in continuity. It’ll probably lead to some terrible crossovers.

The Cafu art is still all right.

Edmondson recovers from his lame cliffhanger last issue by using it for melodramatic purposes. But he does still recover.

CREDITS

On-Ramp; writer, Nathan Edmondson; penciller, Cafu; inker, Jason Gorder; colorist, Andrew Dalhouse; letterer, Wes Abbott; editors, Katie Kubert and Bobbie Chase; publisher, DC Comics.

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