Transformers vs G.I. Joe makes the Mental Floss 25 Most Interesting Comics list
Praising Tom Scioli and John Barber’s work on a title that drew mixed reaction from fans, IDW’s Transformers vs G.I. Joe has managed to secure a spot on the Mental Floss list of the 25 Most Interesting Comics of 2014.
From Mental Floss:
It’s a great time for licensed property comics and more and more are coming out every month—many boasting quality creative teams. Still, even good creators can be hobbled by the restraints of a licensed brand, and that’s why Transformers vs. G.I. Joe is such an unexpectedly creative and mind-blowing comic.
Tom Scioli is a bit of an oddball who is not the first person you’d expect to see given free rein on a comic like this. His quirky, “naive” outsider-art style may be in vogue with the art-comix crowd, but he is far from what the average G.I. Joe or Transformers fan would want to see in a comic like this. Inspired by the over-the-top layouts of Jim Steranko’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. comics from the 1960s, Scioli loads each issue with some of the most innovative page compositions you’ll see this year. It all looks like it was drawn by a sugared-up twelve-year-old using his toys for model reference, but Scioli makes so many brilliant creative decisions in this delightfully strange read.
Transformers vs G.I. Joe shares the list with some great comics this year, including Saga, Ms Marvel, and Afterlife With Archie, which is better than a comic about zombies in Riverdale has any right to be. Check out the rest of the list HERE at Mental Floss and then hop on in and discuss it HERE in the Allspark Forums!
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