Indiana Jones Adventures
If you’re like me, you’re getting anxious for the new Indiana Jones movie – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. However, I thought it worth pointing out another cool Indiana Jones item on the horizon. On June 11th, Dark Horse Comics will be publishing Indiana Jones Adventures Vol. 1. This is a pocket-sized 80-page comic that is kid-friendly and should be fun for adults and children. The cost is only $6.95, which is a bargain for an 80-page comic!
Dark Horse describes it as “a story for anyone looking for stunning visuals, thrill-a-minute storytelling, and one unmistakable archaeologist!” Dark Horse is following the same model they used for their Star Wars Clone Wars Adventure series (based upon the popular cartoon mini-series). That model being cartoon-style art, digest format publication, and targeting the book for adults and children.
I realize some of you will automatically dismiss this as “kid’s comics”. However, I gotta tell you some of the most fun comics being published today are these kid-friendly books. Many really convey the excitement of comics, capture the colorful dynamic action, and have straight-forward plots without talking down to the reader. As a comic reader, I find these types of books fun, refreshing, and adventurous. Just a few examples of great kid-friendly comics on the market today include Power Pack, Marvel Adventures Spider-Man, and Franklin Richards. Just remember how much you loved “Batman: The Animated Series”. That’s a good example of an action-oriented series targeted at adults and children.
Gotta run. No time for love, Doctor Jones!