Publisher: IDW Publishing
Writer: D.J. Kirkbride
Artist: Vassilis Gogtzilas
Release Date: 12th November 2014
Lafloura was built on a volcano, As it starts to erupt threatening to kill the Laflourians, a caped man rises out of the magma and save the planet. Laflourian children scream for a cape to play at being this mysterious caped crusader – hmmm, that seems familiar. King Thulu – hmmm, that also seems familiar – is angry that his volcanic disrupter was thwarted. Imagine Jabba the Hutt angry and with lots of spiky fangs. With a crown. And lots of red eyes.
Post the Big Bang that created Earth and its people came the Bigger Bang that created Cosmos – the most powerful creature in the universe and…gosh, it’s all too much for me. The comic book convention of emboldening the nuts and bolts of the story is very tiresome and almost ridicules the very dialogue it is emboldening. It’s everything that’s cheesy and ridiculous about space stories and I just couldn’t bear it. It’s Superman without the krypton and family drama. Shudder.
The artwork though, I liked. What begins sketchy and indecipherable becomes frantic and exciting. Like the worlds in tries to portray it comes from nothing to become something. The very opposite of the story really.