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Dark Horse Presents (1986) #118


I thought the other Monkeyman & O’Brien stories were bad. Here, Adams seems to forget how to draw with perspective and scale. It makes the story a hideous curiosity, but not much else. The script’s incomplete at best.

Then Trypto finishes up and it’s probably be Leialoha’s best installment as an artist… and Mumy and Ferrer’s worst script. Trypto apparently isn’t from space. No, he’s an inter-dimensional ghost dog out to do something. Get back with his original family. How he got the new family in this story is never explained. There’s also a talking raccoon. It’s a very strange finish for the series, which started so strong.

As for Dorkin’s Hectic Planet? I liked the art a lot. The story’s about Dorkin making fun of this character, both in plot with supporting cast mocking him. It’s exceptionally mean-spirited and not aware of it. Still, it was compelling enough.

One response to “Dark Horse Presents (1986) #118”

  1. Sadlt, Art Adams never caught on with me, just everybody else. Got to hand it to Dark Horse though. As wildly inconsistent as the quality of their anthology is, at least it’s probably the best regularly published one with perhaps the widest range of stories presented. Too bad they waste time and pages on Frank Miller. He stopped being interesting about halfway through the third Sin City for me.

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