Dark Horse Presents (1986) #40

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You know, I think Matt Wagner’s Aerialist is homophobic. Every man is forced to be gay. Anyway, it’s not at all impressive, a Rollerball knockoff. When his characters aren’t in costume, Wagner’s art is rather weak. I guess the hot air balloons look good.

Bob the Alien is absolutely amazing as a) Bob moves to a black neighborhood in Brooklyn and b) discovers God. It might be the funniest installment so far. I can’t believe this comic isn’t more appreciated.

The Argosy is a really wordy retelling of Jason and the Argonauts. It’s fantasy, introduces about forty character names in eight pages. It’s a waste of time.

Randall continues his good art on this Trekker installment. Still bad writing–some really silly developments here.

The Wacky Squirrel story’s a waste of pages, but I guess Bradrick’s art is good.

Campbell’s Bacchus features the (presumably true) story of Dom Pérignon. Fantastic.

One Comment

  1. Vernon Wiley

    As horribly uneven as this book could be at times, I still think it’s one of the more memorable of anthologies. Monthly like clockwork, diverse material from many sources, and a good value for the ampunt of pages. Just think of the logistics of putting this out every thirty days…believe it or not, I still miss it.

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