Saturday, November 16, 2013

Critic Corner: Gladstone's School For World Conquerors

An Issue Cover That Would Serve As The TPB Cover
On our last two outings of the Critic Corner, I was negative. So, I decided to review something I liked.
What's the plot? In this world, superhero and villains battles are stage like pro-wrestling. The zealous Kid Nefarious, intangible shape shifter Ghost Girl, the super genius alien Martian Jones, Ghost's best friend Mummy Girl (who has loose bandages that she can manipulate like Doc Ock does his tentacles) and the troublemaker Skull Brothers are among the next generation of villains. However, they don't know that battles are faked.
What's the good? It has a good superhero and cartoony style similar to the Teen Titans cartoon. The plot is compelling. The characters are creative. The premise (while it has been used) is good for story telling engine. The battle at end of issue 6 was good.
What's the bad? Despite the title, Gladstone's School For World Conquerors isn't a huge part of the plot and is only prominent in the first two issues. Kid Nefarious, Ghost Girl and Mummy Girl have vaguely defined powers.
Despite the flaws, I found Gladstone's School For World Conquerors entertaining. I give it 4 out of 5. If Gladstone's School For World Conqueror 2 ever gets off the ground, I would probably buy it.

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