This series had my attention before I saw that Before Watchmen debuted yesterday. Image Comics has released a magazine. Basically, the two comics features are at the front (American Muscle, then Triggergirl 6) then the interviews, essays, etc. I didn't like that format. Someone could still do the "five minute read" then skip all the words. Maybe readers will see the Gaiman interview or see the real-life cosplay babe in the Triggergirl costume.
The stories: AM is post-apocalyptic and having survivors roaming to a new destination. TG6 is about an operative carrying out a mission. TG6 has an action sequence involving our heroine and airplanes. IMO, both stories aren't great in the art or plot department in some ways, but I want to see where these stories go next month.
I appreciated the effort to bring us a magazine, but the magazine format needs tweaks. The non-comics stuff should've been spread out. The page design varies from feature to feature. Maybe page design experts would complain, but I read so many EGM and GamePro mags from the 90s that it didn't bother me.
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #36 right pissed me off. I don't care about Ben Reilly coming back or not, I was just primo annoyed at what is, to my knowledge, the worst depiction of Boston and Bostonians ever in comics. Spider-Man?! Here?