Fame Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be in the Glitterbomb – The Fame Game #2 Review
Kaydon Klay learns a hard lesson about what it’s like to be famous and a new player enters the fame game.
Jim continues with his great commentary on society and the toxicity surrounding fame. The character driven writing sets up their motivations and development perfectly. They are compelling and engaging to the issue as each character is peals back another corner in the world of fame.
This issue has a huge emotional hook, that Jim uses well to catch the readers where it matters. Kaydon and Marty’s emotional connection is explored in an interesting fashion as Jim presents the same situation with different perspectives and motives. This results in the emotional reunion having multiple perspectives that challenge the integrity of the emotions at play.
This is brilliant writing from Jim as Kaydon’s connection to Marty is the catalyst to the rest of the issue. This also leads to the reveal that Kaydon is not alone in a world that leaves you isolated and disconnected from the ‘real’ world.
The pacing is great as Jim knows how long scenes should read for before they drag and loss the reader’s interest. This is helped through the dialogue which has a wonderful flow thanks the letterer Marshall Dillon. Their speech balloons are statically placed to provide a steady flow throughout the pages.
Djibril does yet another wonderful job with the line art. Emotions are a key factor in issue two & Djibril conveys these emotions beautifully. The facial expression perfectly showcases the mood of the scene. The gestures and posing of the characters brilliantly uses body language to tell the narrative.
Colors by K. Michael are wonderful as they bring the pages to life and add to the emotions on display. The hues and tones used in the backgrounds that create a wonderful and tense atmosphere. The detail of K. Michael’s colors are subtle but effective to add shape and tone to the characters and settings.
Glitterbomb The Fame game continues to be an interesting commentary on the dark side of fame. The horror elements work perfectly and Jim continues to be a fantastic writer. Djibril and K. Michael have a wonderful partnership resulting in beautiful artwork.