Today I’m back to my reviews of comics I picked up at the SPACE convention. I have three more to review, so I shall begin now with no further delay!
Kevin Carrier’s Fantasy Theater #22 features two tales written and drawn by
Kevin Carrier (of course!). The first
is about the sword wielding Glorianna, who is hired to save a young noble from
an assassination attempt! There are
surprises and lots of action in “The Art of Murder”! The second story is about
Capella who is a half-alien super-powered girl who gets airsick when
flying. In this story Capella’s mind
has been switched with a villain and she must find a way to get her
(half-alien) body back! I am a big fan
of Kevin’s work. His art is cartoony
and fun, and his stories always entertain.
He doesn’t do anything spectacular in this issue’s plots, but the
stories remind me very much of older comics, when things were more fun and
wrapped up neatly in the end. I highly
recommend Kevin’s work. I have
previously mentioned his webcomics,
which include regular installments of Glorianna and mother/daughter super-tea,
Lady Spectra and Sparky. If all goes
well, I’ll have my own Lady Spectra story done soon too!!
#36 is a western-themed anthology comic.
There are about 50 pages of stories and illustrations so forgive me for
not reviewing them all. But here are
some of the highlights: Magnet Man
& Smokey Gunn by Brian Wayne Powell is a joke strip that uses only 2
visuals. A format like this means the
story must be good. And it is! Not great…but good! RIP in “Weird Western Falls” by Michael
Anthony Carroll tells a story about Death in the old west. It has a clever ending I won’t spoil! Notches by Roger Keel, Tony Lorenz and Scott
Shriver is well told, though kind of predictable and has very nice art with
very effective gray tones. Counting
Coup by Robert J. Sodaro and John Lambert was my favorite story in the
collection. The story is good and I
really really like the art style!
*PPFSZT! Is worth checking
out! With so many contributions, you’re
bound to find something you like! Look here for
Scavengers by Bill Volk is a 24-hour comic. Which means it was done in less than 24 hours. It is only 12
pages though, not 24. Anyway, it tells
the story of a ragtag group of heroes including Octo-Lincoln, The Hodag,
Chixon, and Kevin Costner. It reads
almost like a jam comic, probably because Bill was making things up quickly as
he created the story. It’s a funny
story with goofy artwork. Lots of
fun! See more stuff by Bill on his website!
that’s it for this week! I’ve got lots
of artwork to do and hopefully I’ll be able to show some stuff here soon. See you back here soon!