Image Comics reviews for 10-25-17

Glitterbomb: The Fame Game #2

Glitterbomb: The Fame Game

Sixteen-year-old Kaydon just wanted to famous. Unfortunately for her, when her former friend killed a large number of Hollywood elite and is left a survivor of the tragedy, Kaydon is then thrust into the spotlight and asked many questions. In Issue #2 of Glitterbomb: The Fame Game after defying her mother’s punishment and taking back her cell phone, Kaydon is thrown back into the eyes of the public as a recorded surprise meeting is set up for her. Meanwhile, a malevolent force is close to unveiling itself as an ally to Kaydon.

A dark cloud hangs over the reader as they read this series for it feels like something horrible is about to happen. Writing by Jim Zub and art by Djibril Morissette-Phan gives a heavy ambience to every page and the ugliness of glamorizing fame is slowly getting exposed. This issue is setting up the stage for what feels like another bloody death after the final panels towards the ending of the issue. Another interesting point is Kaydon’s relationship with her mother is a strong parallel to the welcoming arms of money and attention.


The fact that her mere two seconds of fame already changing Kaydon and the world around her makes this issue and series appealing for what could happen if she stays in the limelight longer? I am highly anticipating the next issue and I’m even going to check out the original Glitterbomb series after researching that Glitterbomb: The Fame Game is a sequel series.

Original, tense, heavy, and strong social commentary towards the core of fame makes Image Comics’ Glitterbomb: The Fame Game a story that is not to be missed. – Pierre Brown

Rating: 9 out of 10