Monday, June 3, 2019

Review: Chimera Strikes! webcomic

Hello bloggy thing. I'm back!

I was reading the new Chimera Strikes! Webcomic on the site "webtoons" and I thought it time to get back to writing some decent stuff on my blog. I do like to talk about and promote things I like, after all.

I'm sure sometime in the past I've written about Mike Indovina and Paul Schultz's comics work. I've been a fan since I was going to the small press room at Mid-Ohio con of their various works. Paul's done some great retro-super hero comics with his Serial Squad and related works, and Mike has plenty of cool Greek Myth- related stuff with his Satyr comics. They have also worked together before on comics, which I seem to remember including Chimera.

The "original" Chimera was a gadget-wielding hero in the days of WWII. The "current" Chimera is somehow connected to this character. In this story the original Chimera was only a character in pulp magazine. Maybe. Because something weird and mystical has turned an otherwise ordinary man into the crime fighter from the comic.

Instead of telling you more, I'll tell you to read the comic. The style and format are very different that a typical comic, using the vertical space of the webpage and having the action flow downward. I like this a lot! And Mike and Paul are excellent storytellers.

Anyway, I give it two big thumbs up! Check it out, please!