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Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Keith Giffen's latest from Boom Studios is another installment in a long tradition of humorous hyper-violence in comic form. It's a genre that Giffen and his writing partner on this project, Alan Grant, have worked extensively in before, to great success. Their expertise with the style and approach gives this project a nicely familiar feel. It's almost like a flash-back to the height of the tongue-in-cheek mayhem of Lobo.
The first issue moves along at a brisk pace. World and character background are largely dispensed with, and the story moves immediately into an explosive prison escape and massive planet-side carnage, pausing only briefly to introduce the title character and set him up with the vaguest of motivations for revenge. The story moves at a brisk pace, from moment to moment, upping the mayhem in an enjoyable way.
The art of Rael Lyra is a tremendous asset to the story at well. His figures are elongated, with deep folds and wrinkles. His work gives the story a grungy, grimy look, an alien look, that accentuates the story. The book is about bad people doing terrible things, and Lyra's visual communication of that is superb.
Jeremiah Harm is in stores now, and it's a strongly entertaining book. If you were a fan of Giffen's and Grant's Lobo stories this comic is especially recommended for you.