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Dark Horse Presents (1986) #40


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 response to “Dark Horse Presents (1986) #40”

  1. 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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