Sunday, February 22, 2015
A new comic fancy - "Manifest Destiny"
So I've added yet another comic series to what I'm reading. Like I've said before, I'm eccentric and my tastes vary. I don't like superheroes or other nonsense and I don't think of comic books as "kids stuff" ... comics are, to me, an art form. Growing up in the 1970's and being subjected to adult sci-fi and fantasy like "Heavy Metal" I took on an appreciation for illustrated stories. Pepe Moreno, Richard Corben, Angus McKee ... all of these taught me that "comics" could be adult and hard hitting. The only problem is that not until the last ten to fifteen years have comics not only matured to an adult level but they've also reached a point of not being kids stuff any more ... oh, no they're not.
I like my comic art adult and I like it strange so when I pick up a comic and read it and then decide to buy it that comic has something I'm interested in.
Let's be honest here ... I like weird shit. There's just no other way to say it than that and my latest comic pick pretty much nails that category head on. In spades.
MD is a high aspiring historical revisionist tale of Lewis and Clark's famous expedition. As they travel through an unknown America they battle monsters and weird shit every step of the way and I love it. Giant plants, plant zombies, deep lurking river monsters, centaur bisons living in tribes ... some of this stuff is amazing in concept and the execution does not fail.
The first trade paperback is out and collects several of the first run comics. I highly recommend it especially since the second trade paperback is due out soon. Give it a looksee and chances are, if your tastes are like mine, you'll be a lot of not unhappy.