Publisher: Aftershock Comics
Writer: Justin Jordan
Artist: Juan Geddon
Release Date: 27th January, 2016
From the brilliant, anarchic, ultra violent mind that brought you Luther Strode, 2 strangers face-off against a titanic fire spewing monster in an old west fantasy tinged post-apocalyptic wasteland…
Yup. Overload is definite problem here, straight out of the gate. It’s like the rule of pirates, monkeys, robots and ninjas: any two is cool, three is silly, all four is unbearable.
It doesn’t help that the art style tries and fails to ape that of Tradd Moore, Rob Guillroy, et al. It’s big and bluff but ultimately unsatisfying and, like so much here, feels derivative.
I’m trying to be positive here. There’s no denying that it raised a smile here and there, but at the same time, I have reread the same page five times now and still don’t know quite how Strayer, the apparent superantihero, ends up in jail.
Maybe I’m expecting too much of a first issue, but honestly, there’s both too much and not enough going on here. Somewhat disappointed, to say the least.
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