blogging by Andrew Wickliffe

Stray Bullets 8 (February 1996)

Stray Bullets #8The interconnected thing is exhausting because Lapham has to take time out from the story to fill the reader in on the connection. For example, Orson the high school kid is now on the run with the girl he met at the end of his first issue for stealing coke from crime boss Harry. At least I think she’s the girl from the end of that issue. Anyway, it probably takes Lapham three pages to get that information out of the way.

Is three pages too much? Well, when it’s split between panels throughout the whole issue, yes, yes it is too much.

It turns out the whole issue is actually about Orson and the girl having relationship problems. They resolve them at the end of the issue after a crazy public outburst, but it’s supposed to be cute.

The whole thing’s kind of cute. Stray Bullets cute is ugly.



Lucky To Have Her; writer, artist, and letterer, David Lapham; editor, Deborah Purcell; publisher, El Capitán Books.

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