I promised you all a Moloch review quite a while ago. Now that I have internet access and a small amount of time, I thought it was necessary to fulfill my promises. That being said, I have seen Skyfall, and will give you an extensive review. Could be out tomorrow, but more likely it will be out monday (I am seeing it again tomorrow).
Moloch was announced only a few months ago, but was shipped rather handily. Moloch was a series I had wanted ever since the announcement of Before Watchmen, and my early complaint was that it focused mostly on the known point of view characters. Moloch not only breaks that trend, but does it with the deft pen of JMS. Here is what I liked about Moloch #1
1. It exists. Probably not a great way to start a review, but it’s a story that needs to be told.
2. He’s a redeemable guy. The issue is mostly flashbacks, thus the apologetic Moloch is narrating some of his nastier deeds.
3. The dude is dark. The perfect villain for the Watchmen universe.
4. It’s entirely character driven. The comic focused solely on his journey.
Rating before reading: 7
Rating after reading: 8
While I had problems with the art at times, specifically the way Moloch was drawn, the comic blew me away. JMS delivered a powerful script that feels like it was ripped straight from Alan Moore’s idea book. The story has never been told, emphasised, or explained. Now one a mere plot feature of the Watchmen series has depth, character, and a purpose.
Until the next time, do you see anything?