Chris Sprouse

Rocketeer Adventures 2 3 (May 2012)

Did IDW run out of people to hire for Rocketeer Adventures? The Kyle Baker story, done a little like a serial episode, is great, but it’s Kyle Baker. He doesn’t just get how to do comic action, he can actually write Betty. And his Shadow cameo is rather fun too. But besides Baker, this issue’s […]

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Tom Strong 14 (October 2001)

Moore has a great time with this issue, featuring Tom Strong and his family on an intergalactic vacation. It also shows how much Moore’s willing to change Strong to keep himself engaged. The issue is split into three stories, all set during different points in the vacation. The first story, dedicated to a sick Tom […]

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Tom Strong 13 (July 2001)

While this issue features some incredibly cool writing from Moore (more on it in a bit), it also has amazing art. It’s a five-part story, with Sprouse and Gordon on for the prologue. Then it’s Russ Heath (doing a teenage Tom Strong), Kyle Baker (doing the bunny Tom Strong analogue) and, finally, Pete Poplaski doing […]

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Tom Strong 12 (June 2001)

Moore does a really nice job finishing up his Tom Strange two-parter, especially given how much material he brings into it. The issue opens with the two Toms unfreezing all of Terra Obscura’s heroes and introducing them. They aren’t quite analogs to popular superheroes, but it’s hard not to see Batman in the Terror, who […]

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Tom Strong 11 (January 2001)

Moore really brings in the weight this issue. Not emotionally, but in terms of complexity. He introduces Tom Strange and Tom Strange’s whole alternate Earth. The complexity comes in with the explanation it’s not really an alternate Earth but a duplicate one, albeit with some differences, elsewhere in the galaxy. It’s hard to comprehend, which […]

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Tom Strong 10 (November 2000)

“What about people who don’t read America’s Best Comics?” “They’re just scum.” Moore closes the issue with a joke ad for the comic line and it overshadows the rest of the issue. It’s just too funny. Once again, there are three stories. The first, illustrated by Gary Gianni, is sort of a period horror thing. […]

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Tom Strong 9 (September 2000)

The issue’s a family affair, with Tom, Dhalua and Tesla each getting their own story. Paul Chadwick handles the art on Tom’s story. His style mimics Sprouse quite a bit. If I hadn’t seen Chadwick’s name, I’d have no idea. It’s a nice little story, with Moore mixing jungle adventure with positivist sci-fi. It ends […]

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Tom Strong 8 (July 2000)

There’s no feature this issue, just three short stories. The first, with art by Alan Weiss, is a throwback to “The Twilight Zone” as Tom and Solomon find themselves in the Old West. All the residents have three eyes, eat weird things and no longer identify colors with the same words. It’s a fast little […]

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