Although it doesn’t even hit stands until December, reviewers are already in love with the new Image Comics series MELTDOWN. Early rough draft copies of the book that have made it into the hands of reviewers have received some of the most overwhelmingly positive reviews in recent memory.
Astoundingly, no reviewer has given MELTDOWN anything less than their highest rating. It has garnered 5 out of 5 bullets on SilverBulletComicBooks.com, 5 out of 5 stars on ComicCritique.com, and Comic Buyerâ€™s Guide made it their Pick of the Month with 4 out of 4 stars.
MELTDOWN tells the story of a reluctant super-hero whose own fire-based powers are killing him; melting him down from within. He’s only got 7 days left to put his life in order, and to make amends for all of his regrets. The script is by David B. Schwartz, artwork is by Sean Wang (creator of the smash-hit indie comic “Runners”), colors by Guru-eFX, with covers by industry superstars Chris Bachalo and Greg Horn.
“These reviews have been absolutely astonishing,” said David B. Schwartz. “Itâ€™s always scary to send your work off to the critics. You just kind of keep your fingers crossed and hope for the best. But, to have this kind of over-the-top praise is really more than we could ever have possibly hoped for.”
MELTDOWN has been called “one hell of a good read” by ComicCritque.com, while Comic Buyerâ€™s Guide lauded it as “absorbing,” “masterful” & “stunning,” with “striking” artwork, and PaperbackReader.com says “superhero comics do NOT get better than this.”
SilverBulletComicBooks.com hailed MELTDOWN as “a slick, involving, emotional tale that is only made better by Sean Wangâ€™s awe-inspiring artwork… MELTDOWN delivers the goods, creating a super-hero epic with true heart and passion… Hopefully, people will take heed when I say that this is a must-buy once this series hits the comic stands.”
MELTDOWN is a two-issue prestige-format mini-series available for pre-ordering in the October Previews (on sale now!). Each issue of this full-color series will retail for $5.99 and issue 1 is scheduled to be in stores on December 6th, 2006.