Merry Merry, all! I hope you’re having a great holiday season. If you didn’t make it to the comic book store on Wednesday, being Christmas Eve and all that, breathe easy – your books will be in your pull file, and BOOM!’s Capture Creatures #2 may even be on the shelves, if they haven’t sold out. But you should probably go grab one right now, to be on the safe side.
When we last left Tamzen and Jory, two of the human stars of Capture Creatures, they’d discovered Bon-Bon Fire, a cute little creature with some pretty wild abilities. Now, we get a little more information about the catastrophe that led to these “reclamation zones” we read about last time. Jory mentions an “old island, before the war… before we lost all the animals” – so now we have a little clearer idea of why things are the way they are. Teddy, Jory, and Tamzen are on the island that Tamzen’s dad and his team have been working to build up, hoping to bring Bon-Bon back to his kind, when they encounter some more local wildlife, including the latest Featured Creature, Axipoddle, a plant creature who weighs about a dozen sesame bagels.
I’m enjoying Capture Creatures, and can’t wait to collect this in trade paperback to put on my shelves here at the library. The kids are going to love it. The combination of adorable collectible creatures paired with a pretty intriguing post-apocalyptic tale that’s accessible to younger readers is always appreciated.
Capture Creatures #2 hit shelves on Christmas Eve, so make sure to scope out a copy for yourself and any kids in your life when you go pick up your books! Have a look at the variant covers and a few pages from the latest issue.
CAPTURE CREATURES #2
Writer: Frank Gibson
Artist: Becky Dreistadt
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
On-Sale: December 24, 2014
Diamond ID: OCT141179