Saturday, August 28, 2010

CBR Review: Ani-Max #1

I recently reviewed Ani-Max #1 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "While Max’s story is very similar to that of Ben in Ben 10, Ron Marz does a good job of imbuing the character with playful charm, especially when everyone’s first reaction to him is one of fear. Max is somewhat confident in his abilities, but it comes off as putting up a tough front as he struggles to play the hero at such a young age. The part where he tells his origin to two classmates that recognize him despite his animal features is something of a drag on the issue, but a necessity. It doesn’t really work given that it’s told in the middle of a crisis. The reactions of his friends are well done as they simply accept what they’ve been told and go along with Max’s request for secrecy, a seemingly unrealistic response, but I attribute it to the idea that kids have seen so many stories just like this that they would naturally fall into the pattern of ‘friends to the hero.’"

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