Thomas Alsop 1 (June 2014)

Thomas Alsop #1

Thomas Alsop is one confused comic. Not the art from Palle Schmidt, it’s excellent throughout. But Chris Miskiewicz’s story ranges from annoying to outstanding. Outstanding is when he flashes back to the titular character’s ancestor on Manhattan in the 17th century. Annoying is all the modern stuff.

Miskiewicz writes the modern stuff as the lead character’s obnoxious blog posts. They’re based on the idea he’s a charismatic guy. He’s not. Thomas Alsop is a tool. His adventures as the mystical protector of Manhattan are ill-defined too (especially given the events of 9/11, something I don’t know if I’d even want Miskiewicz to attempt discussing).

The modern stuff jumps around to show the reader Alsop hasn’t always been a tool–in the present-most time, he’s a rock star tool. Before he was just a buffoon. Miskiewicz is bad at writing the narration.

Still, the art, and flashbacks, intrigue.



The Hand of the Island, Part One; writer, Chris Miskiewicz; artist, Palle Schmidt; letterer, Deron Bennett; editors, Jasmine Amiri and Ian Brill; publisher, Boom! Studios.

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  1. Sorry you didn’t like this first issue! Glad you like the art tho 🙂 You’re absolutely right that Thomas is a bit of a buffoon – hopefully you’ll like him better by issue #2. Don’t give up on him yet!


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