Daily Archives: November 22, 2012

History Channelled

Mankind: The Story of All of Us Volume One
Writers: Marv Wolfman, Nathan Edmondson, Shawn Brock, Neo Edmund, Devin Grayson and Joe Brusha
Artists: Tom Derenick & Bill Sienkiewicz, Dennis Calero, Giovanni Timpano, Lara Baron, Javier Aranda, and Matt Triano & Mike DeCarlo & Wes Huffor
Colors: Dash Martin, Dennis Calero, Falk, Stephen Downer, Vanessa Banos, Alberto Muriel, Marc Reuda and Josera Bravo
Letters: Jim Campbell
Cover artists: Neal Adams, Bill Sienkiewicz & Dennis Calero
Editors: Joan Hilty & Shawn Brock
Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment
Price: $14.99 US

Zenescope Entertainment has developed a reputation for and a niche market with its bad-girl comics, offering buxom heroines and villains from fairy tales and fantasy, so it’s easy to overlook it when the publisher offers something outside of that milieu. This anthology — spinning out of the History Channel’s documentary series of the same name — features a nice mix of experienced talent and newer creators. The overall tone of the storytelling suits the brand nicely. There’s a matter-of-fact approach to the narration and dialogue throughout the book, but some of the stories offer a strong, personal tone that makes it easier to relate to characters that are far removed from the audience, both in terms of time and culture.

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