Review: Marvel Comic Book Creator


Marvel Comic Book Creator
Planetwide Games

Reviewed On: PC
Street: 11.2006

I can’t tell you how many times I have cursed my un-artistic hands and their complete lack of cool comic-book creating abilities. Let’s face it, my life is in need of some spicing up and what better way to embellish it than to cast myself at the heart of an action packed comic book. Previous attempts have resulted in what would appear to the average reader as either the unsteady handiwork of a drunken five year old or possibly something used to scare animals away from crops. Luckily for me someone has created a tool for the chronically ungifted artists to allow us to pretend that we can draw more that just stick figures. Marvel Comic Book Creator let’s you chose from hundreds of page layouts upon which you drag and drop from an array of backgrounds, characters, dialog boxes, text and animations. Every image can be scaled and customized once on the page. There doesn’t seem to be an abundance of backgrounds or text fonts so don’t plan on spending days and days with this thing because you’ll run out of content very quickly. Upon installing the Comic Book Creator I entered my Activation code not once or twice but three different times. There also seems to be a problem with the updates in that it thinks it needs one every time I start it and then the program just disappears. Maybe that is Comic Book Creator’s super-power. If you love comic books you may want to pick this up, it might be worth while to create just a few custom images for your personal library. However, with the problems I’m having with the updates and the seemingly too few provided illustrations my Spidey-sense a little shy of tingly. If you have the ability to create your own art-work on the computer and are looking for a lay-out editor in the comic book style then this is probably your best choice. 2.5 out of 5 funny names for sounds. -Jesse Kennedy