Dark Horse Presents (1986) #130


Wow, so Presents dropped Shane Oakley’s Stiltskin, one of the best things it’d published, before it finished? Swell.

For a replacement, we get the endless Wanted Man, from McEown. McEown is a good cartoonist, though his writing is self-indulgent and seems only to serve putting topless little cartoon girls in his story. It’s a waste of time.

Cooper’s Dan & Larry this installment expands the story’s world, which is cool. It’s not as disturbing as usual, just vaguely creepy at times. There’s still a lot of solid humor and Cooper’s art is excellent.

Murray and Gregory’s do a biography of Mary Walker, who was a Civil War surgeon. It’s okay… Gregory’s art is nearly up to par. Murray’s script concentrates on the Army’s misogyny, so it comes off poorly at times. Weak (non-factual too) ending.

Weissman’s Phineas Page is rather amusing (crossing over with the Marquis de Sade’s Justine).

One Comment

  1. Vernon Wiley

    Dave Cooper is easily one of the most disturbed artists in comics, period. He has also gotten a fine arts tag as a painter and you should look him up for more inspired art. Good stuff. God, where has Roberta Gregory been all these years? Ooops, I forgot, this is a review of an old comic, but not as old as her Fantagraphics comic from a while back. Good writer, fair cartoonist, worth reading. Weissman, while interesting at the first few exposures, kind of wore off of me after a while. This issue has a heckuvalott of indie cred. Didn’t remember DH being that involved bewfore.

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