Stop Clownin’ Around and Get This Book!
Space Circus (synopsis): Cosmo Niditch doesn’t want to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a military man. No, he dreams of becoming a great clown in the Cyrus Brothers Intergalactic Travelling Space Circus. But running away to the circus is only the beginning of the adventure that will take him across the galaxy, to Earth, in search of the legendary Flying Berrendo Brothers.
So right away Space Circus obviously has clowns in it which to those who know me, clowns freak me out just a little. I’ve always found them disturbing. Anyway, I digress… Space Circus, brought to you by way of Viper Comics, seems to be something that many of us are quite familiar with, following in the footsteps of our parents or following our dreams. The artwork is pretty cool and I feel that is has a very unique quality to it. The characters are very animated and show a range of emotion which is something many artists still struggle with today. The storytelling is spot on and I can guess at what is happening in the story just by looking at the panels. The camera angle and distance moves around from panel to panel which keeps your interest as well. The characters are easy to like and you care about what happens to them. I also kinda dig the textured backgrounds that almost resemble construction paper cutouts. I think that give the book a very unique feel and helps to push the characters to the forefront. I think anyone from a young reader to old jaded comic nerd would enjoy reading Space Circus. Go Buy It!
Art by: Ivan Escalante
Colors by: Zac Atkinson
Letters by: Tony Garza
Written by: Eric Hutchins & Matt Anderson
About Viper Comics
Viper Entertainment Inc., Dba Viper Comics, has been publishing comic books and graphic novels since July 2003. Our debut title, Dead@17 was an instant hit and was noted as a top 10 Hot Comic in Wizard Magazine. Viper has since released a number of successful books, including Daisy Kutter, a critically acclaimed series that was nominated for a Harvey Award in 2006 and was also noted as a top pick for young adults by the American Library Association. Viper has published over 100 comic books and 45 graphic novels. Viper has had four graphic novels recommended by the American Library Association, The Middleman (TV show on ABC Family), Daisy Kutter, Emily Edison, and Oddly Normal.
The Viper comic book product line is distributed by Diamond Comic Distributors, and can be found in over 4,500 specialty retailer shops across the United States. Viper’s graphic novels are distributed through Diamond, Ingram Books, Baker & Taylor, Inc., and various other book distributors. Our graphic novels are available at major retail locations such as Barnes & Noble, Borders, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Target.com, Books A Million, Hastings Books, as well as many other book retailers and libraries around the country. Viper Comics products can be found throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, Australia, Italy and Germany. Various Viper titles have been translated into several languages.
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