Written by Ian Thomas Healy.
Has been 80s porn star John Irish is on the verge of taking gigs just so he can afford to eat cat food. Taking a job where is is the creepy old dude getting enjoyed by Mindy Copperhead he finds out that that there is a planet of women who need him to provide genetic material. The fact that he got himself snipped as protection in his hay day doesn’t seem to be a factor.
The further he gets away from the one gravity of earth the less ancient he feels and some of his hormones are leading him to make interesting choices. Let’s just say that the planet that “lost” all their men to a conquering enemy…is a little bit shady as the unfolding plot will reveal.
I got this work in paperback form from the Author at Fort Collins Comicon. He saw me and of all his works he picked up this one. Not sure what that says about me. The writing and editing was very well done. The storyline is unique…except in several B soft porn movies. I’m giving this 4 out of 5 enjoyment points.
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind
Written by Zack Whedon.
Art by Georges Jeanty, Karl Story, Laura Martin and Dan Dos Santos.
The first three volumes of this series I found the artwork to be superb yet I felt that the last pages of each were fluff with extra art, letters from the cast members and left the story telling kind of anorexic. Volume 4 still has great artwork but now it has a lot of content and no fluff…thank you very much.
We’ve reached the point now where Zoey Washburne is giving birth but without certain types of medical equipment the crew of Serenity is forced to make a decision they would have rather not. They have to get Zoey to Alliance for medical care. The problem is that the Alliance is not done messing with Mal and the crew of Serenity and a resurgence of Brown Coats also want him for their leader. Add to that the Alliance has an inventory of River’s they are now using as operators and you get quite the action packed adventure to rescue Zoey. It’s enough to make an old Brown Coat angry enough again to…misbehave!
This one gets five stars for storyline and art. Great job!
Lantern City Issue One
Written by Paul Jenkins.
Illustrated by Carlos Magno, colored by Chris Blythe and lettered by Deron Bennett.
Sander toils daily under the oppressive guards ruled by the Greys in order to keep his wife and young boy fed. There seems no end to tribulation and no way to improve one’s lot in life. His nature is to bend and endure, thinking that will keep his family safe.
After a rebellious assembly at a church that is explosively broken by the guards Sander comes to the realization that his only means of keeping his family safe and improving things is to infiltrate the system above worker status. I do not want to spoil this for any I might hook into reading it. It is a magnificent start to what should become an epic story line.
This could very well turn into a futuristic, steam punk, Les Miserables at this point. I hope as the story fills out that it grows in depth. This is definitely issue one and really needs no flashbacks in future issues. The concepts, art and story are excellent. Read this. Enjoy this. Five comic communication enjoyment stars are thereby awarded! Good Job.
Sorry, I wanted to put a link to get it and the only one I could come up with readily was Amazon.
I will keep trying to find other Colorado based retailers.