Monster Attack Network
's Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman submit to Tim O'Shea's tender ministrations: "For us, M.A.N. is like a big mash-up. It has the obvious Toho influences but I think you can see a little Buckaroo Banzai
and Big Trouble in Little China
in the way the core group interacts. I also love the simplicity of the premise. Describe 24
in a sentence, or Battlestar Galactica
(no slight to either)...now pitch me Manimal.
"A guy who can turn into animals.” Automan:
“A cop has computer program for a partner." Genius! Point is - don't take it too seriously. Just get lost in it. Enjoy the ride."
Jon Proctor's pick for The Black Diamond Review of the Week:
"I would give this book an 9.5; it wasn't perfect, but it was really freaking good. It had a little too much 'Car Jargon' to the point that I didn't know if the car had really existed outside the world of comics, but I liked the fact that I stopped paying attention around the time the Main Character did, too... The art is amazing and the team chooses interesting angles and panel designs that really fit and make the book stand out. Honestly the quality of this book was not independent. It far surpassed the norm of Indie comics; if it had been printed on better paper (which may have been intentional as a throwback to early comics) I wouldn't be able to tell it apart from Marvel Icon's Criminal
in comparison to quality."
My pal Lance Eaton
looks at The Homeless Channel:
"[Matt] Silady delivers a story that has great tendrils of reality. None of his characters are perfect. Their struggles are real and go beyond the simple formulaic love story. While his black and white art is commendable, it is his manipulation of panels that is most appealing. Occasionally, through the use of arrows, Silady takes readers on a different route through the panels rather than the typical left-to-right and down rhythm."
+++++The Contra Costa Times
on THC: "Silady's satisfying dramedy bursts with originality -- perhaps too much." Yep; that's right. We're publishing books with perhaps too much originality. That explains everything.